February 10, 2011
Three Rock players added to all-star game
By DAN ILIKA, QMI Agency
Three more Rock players have been rewarded for their excellent play this year, with keeper Bob Watson, defenceman Sandy Chapman and forward Garrett Billings making the east all-star reserves, the NLL announced Thursday.
Watson, who was named player of the month for his tremendous play to start the season, will back up Philadelphia Wings backstop Brandon Miller.
The 40-year old Watson has a 4-1 record in six starts and is tied with Miller for fewest goals allowed in a game this season with five.
Watson has an .813 save percentage this season, allowing 55 goals on 294 shots.
Billings, playing in his second year in the NLL, has 11 goals and 18 helpers in five games for Toronto.
Watson and Billings will join Rock captain Colin Dolye in the all-star game, as Doyle was named to the starting lineup last week.
The east team will be led by Rock head coach Troy Cordingley.
The all-star game will be played on Feb. 27 at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York.