News | 2/10/2011 2:44:44 PM | Bandits.com

The National Lacrosse League today announced that Buffalo Bandits forwards John Tavares and Brett Bucktooth were selected to represent the Eastern Division at the 2011 NLL All-Star Game on Feb. 27 at Turning Stone Casino Arena in Verona, NY. Tavares and Bucktooth will join Bandits Mark Steenhuis and Chris White, who were voted in as starters for the Eastern Division.

Forward John Tavares was selected to his seventh consecutive All-Star Game and the ninth of his career. With the selection, he ties Colin Doyle for the NLL record (9). Tavares leads the Bandits with 21 points (7+14) in five games in 2011. The most prolific scorer in NLL history, Tavares holds the NLL career records for goals (699), assists (791) and points (1,490). In eight previous All-Star Games, Tavares has scored 29 points (16+13).

Brett Bucktooth will appear in his first career NLL All-Star Game. The fifth-year forward has eight points (4+4) and 13 loose balls recovered in five games.


This week, the Bandits travel to Philadelphia to face the Philadelphia Wings on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Their next home game is Saturday, Feb. 19 vs. Philadelphia at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for all Bandits home games can be purchased by visiting the HSBC Arena box office, online at Bandits.com or by calling 1-888-467-2273.


Check out the Bandits’ all-new online store at shop.bandits.com to see the selection of Bandits gear now available for purchase.

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