Tavares, Vyse All-Star Reserves
News | 2/19/2009 12:43:17 PM | Bandits.com

The National Lacrosse League today announced 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. Individual tickets, starting at $18 pre-sale, are still available for all remaining home games including next Saturday against Minnesota. To purchase tickets or for more information call 1-888-467-2273 or log on to www.bandits.com.

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