Riggers star keeps streak as starter

TY PILSON -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:40 AM ET

For the third year in a row, Calgary Roughnecks captain Tracey Kelusky has been named a starter for the National Lacrosse League all-star game.

The 30-year-old Peterborough, Ont., native is one of three forwards -- along with Arizona's Craig Conn and Colorado's Gavin Prout -- selected to the West Division team in a vote by media, coaches, GMs and fans.

The game will be played Feb. 25 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

"I'm thrilled," said Kelusky, the MVP of last year's all-star game held at the Saddledome. "Especially since, to this point in the season, I don't feel I've played as well as I should have. You have to be accountable and look yourself in the mirror and I know I'm not doing what I should right now for this team."

Kelusky, second in Roughnecks scoring with 14 goals and 13 assists in six games, will be joined by defenders Jay Jalbert (Colorado) and rookie Brodie Merrill (Portland) along with goalie Anthony Cosmo (San Jose).

Forwards John Grant Jr. (Rochester), John Tavares (Buffalo) and Colin Doyle (Toronto) will start for the East, along with defenders Steve Toll (Rochester), Thomas Hajek (Philadelphia) and goalie Pat O'Toole (Rochester).


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