National Lacrosse League All-Star Game
The National Lacrosse League All Star Game was a box lacrosse game played between two teams representing the two divisions of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The last game took place during the 2012 season.
1991 (Major Indoor Lacrosse League)Edit
The National Division (Detroit Turbos, New England Blazers, Pittsburgh Bulls) defeated the American Division (Baltimore Thunder, New York Saints, Philadelphia Wings), by a score of 25-20, at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
On Sunday, April 21, 2002, eight days after the 2001–2002 NLL Championship Game, the North (Calgary Roughnecks, Montreal Express, Ottawa Rebel, Rochester Knighthawks, Toronto Rock, Vancouver Ravens) defeated the South (Albany Attack, Buffalo Bandits, Columbus Landsharks, New Jersey Storm, New York Saints, Philadelphia Wings, Washington Power) by a score of 14-10 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
The 2005 NLL All Star Game was played on February 26, 2005, in the Pengrowth Saddledome, the home of the Calgary Roughnecks. For the first time ever, the game was on US national broadcast TV – on NBC. The NLL moved the date of the game from February 27 to February 26 to accommodate NBC's schedule. The East Division defeated the West in overtime 11-10 in front of 11,569 fans at Pengrowth Saddledome. John Tavares of Buffalo scored the winning goal. Tracey Kelusky of Calgary was named Most Valuable Player of the game. After the game, there was a youth USA vs. Canada lacrosse game and an NLL All-Star skills competition.
Lewis Ratcliff, a forward for the Calgary Roughnecks, was the MVP of the game. He scored 4 goals, one of which was the game winner with only 4.4 seconds left in the game.
The 2007 NLL All Star Game was played in Portland, Oregon, at the Rose Garden Arena on March 10, 2007. The East beat the West 20-16. Mark Steenhuis of the Buffalo Bandits was named game MVP with six goals, marking the first time an NLL player has been named All-Star Game MVP twice. Steenhuis also won the award in 2004.
The 2008 All-Star Game was held at Rexall Place in Edmonton on March 16, 2008. The East division All-Stars defeated the West division 17-16 in overtime, as Shawn Williams scored the winner 31 seconds into OT. Philadelphia Wings' transition player Geoff Snider was named MVP.
The 2009 NLL All-Star Game was held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, on March 7, 2009. The East defeated the west 27-21. Once again, Mark Steenhuis was named game MVP with seven goals and six assists. Steenhuis was also All-Star Game MVP in 2004 and 2007.
The 2011 NLL All-Star Game returned after a one-year hiatus, and was played at the Turning Stone Casino Arena in Verona, New York, on February 27, 2011. The East Division All-Stars beat West Division All-Stars 30-26. Rochester forward Shawn Evans was named MVP.
It was announced on September 26, 2011, that the 2012 NLL All-Star Game will be held at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo on February 25, 2012. The West Division All-Stars beat East Division All-Stars 20-18. Calgary Transition Player Geoff Snider was named MVP.
2013 to presentEdit
No All-Star game has been held since the 2012 season.
|1||February 24, 1991||National Division||25||American Division||20||-||7,658||Spectrum||Philadelphia, PA||-|
|2||February 28, 1999||Canada All-Stars||25||USA All-Stars||24||OT||9,070||Blue Cross Arena||Rochester, NY||-|
|3||April 21, 2002||North Division||14||South Division||10||-||-||Mohegan Sun Arena||Uncasville, CT||Steve Toll|
|4||February 22, 2004||East Division||19||West Division||15||-||16,742||Pepsi Center||Denver, CO||Mark Steenhuis|
|5||February 16, 2005||East Division||11||West Division||10||OT||11,569||Pengrowth Saddledome||Calgary, AB||Tracey Kelusky|
|6||February 25, 2006||West Division||14||East Division||13||-||15,924||Air Canada Centre||Toronto, ON||Lewis Ratcliff|
|7||March 10, 2007||East Division||20||West Division||16||-||12,856||Rose Garden Arena||Portland, OR||Mark Steenhuis|
|8||March 16, 2008||East Division||17||West Division||16||OT||9,750||Rexall Place||Edmonton, AB||Geoff Snider|
|9||March 7, 2009||East Division||27||West Division||21||-||13,380||Pepsi Center||Denver, CO||Mark Steenhuis|
|10||February 27, 2011||East Division||30||West Division||26||-||-||Turning Stone Casino Arena||Verona, NY||Shawn Evans|
|11||February 25, 2012||West Division||20||East Division||18||-||13,466||First Niagara Center||Buffalo, NY||Geoff Snider|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to National Lacrosse League All-Star Game.|
- "East Wins All-Star Game 20-16". NLL.com. March 11, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-11.
- "East All-Stars Win In Overtime, 17-16". NLL.com. March 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
- "East tops West in All-Star Game, 27-21". NLL.com. March 7, 2009. Archived from the original on March 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
- "Oneida Nation To Host NLL 2011 All-Star Game". NLL.com. January 20, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-05.
- "Buffalo To Host 2012 All-Star Game". NLL.com. September 26, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-06.