Tavares and Vyse Named All-Star Reserves
BUFFALO, NY (February 19, 2009) --- The National Lacrosse League announced today that two more Buffalo Bandits will participate in the 2009 All-Star Game on March 7 in Denver, CO.
John Tavares and Roger Vyse were named as reserves for the East Division, joining starters Mark Steenhuis, Chris White and Ken Montour.
This is the sixth-straight appearance for Tavares. The most prolific scorer in NLL history is currently second on the Bandits in scoring with 36 points (16+20). Tavares leads the NLL with three game winning goals and is third in the league with eight power play goals. He enters this year's game tied as the all-time leader with 25 All-Star Game points (16+9). He is also tied with fellow teammate and All-Star Mark Steenhuis with 16 All-Star Game goals.
This is the first time in Vyse's career he has been named to the All-Star Game. He currently is tied with Tavares for sixth in the NLL with 16 goals, and has 24 points (16+8) on the year. He is also among the NLL shooting percentage leaders with a .390 success rate. Vyse set a new career high with six goals and eight points against Toronto last week.
Buffalo will be in action again on Friday night in Toronto at 7 p.m. Fans can listen to the game live on WWKB 1520 AM or catch the action on the NLL Network at nll.com by following the link at www.bandits.com.
The Bandits next home game is on February 28 at 7:30 p.m. against the Minnesota Swarm.
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