Ratcliff and Beers named as replacements to West All-Stars

The National Lacrosse League announced three substitutions for injured players for the 2012 NLL All-Star Game on Tuesday.

Washington Stealth forward Lewis Racliff will replace his injured teammate Rhys Duch. Matt Beers of the Stealth was also named to the team, replacing Chris Corbeil of the Edmonton Rush.

Scott Self of the Buffalo Bandits was also named to the East All-Stars replacing Colin Doyle

Ratcliff is making his sixth all-star appearance. He is tied for the team-lead in goals with Duch at 14 and is second on the team in points with 29.

Beers is making his first all-star appearance. He has collected 17 loose balls for the Stealth this season and has also scored three goals and dished four assists.

The All-Star game will be held at 4 p.m. in Buffalo this Saturday.

The updated All-Star Rosters are listed below.

West All-Star Team


Starter: John Grant Jr. (Colorado Mammoth – 8th)

Starter: Adam Jones (Colorado Mammoth – 1st)

Gavin Prout (Colorado Mammoth – 8th)

Ryan Benesch (Minnesota Swarm – 2nd)

Callum Crawford (Minnesota Swarm – 2nd)

Shawn Williams (Edmonton Rush – 7th)

Jeff Shattler (Calgary Roughnecks – 4th)

Lewis Ratcliff (Washington Stealth – 6th)


Starter: Andrew Suitor (Minnesota Swarm – 1st)

Geoff Snider (Calgary Roughnecks – 5th)

Curtis Manning (Calgary Roughnecks – 1st)

Paul Rabil (Edmonton Rush – 2nd)

Jordan MacIntosh (Minnesota Swarm – 1st)


Starter: Rory Smith (Colorado Mammoth – 1st)

Starter: Kyle Rubisch (Edmonton Rush – 2nd)

Matt Beers (Washington Stealth – 1st)


Starter: Goaltender – Chris Levis (Colorado Mammoth – 2nd)

Goaltender – Aaron Bold (Edmonton Rush – 1st)

Selected but unable to play due to injury:

Chris Corbeil (Edmonton Rush – 1st)

Rhys Duch (Washington Stealth – 2nd)

Head Coach: Chris Hall, Washington Stealth

Assistant Coach: Derek Keenan, Edmonton Rush

East All-Star Team

(Player, Team and # of times player has now been selected to NLL All-Star Game)


Starter: John Tavares (Buffalo Bandits – 10th)

Starter: Cody Jamieson (Rochester Knighthawks – 2nd)

Luke Wiles (Buffalo Bandits – 2nd)

Dan Dawson (Philadelphia Wings – 6th)

Garrett Billings (Toronto Rock – 2nd)

Kevin Crowley (Philadelphia Wings – 1st)

Josh Sanderson (Toronto Rock – 7th)

Johnny Powless (Rochester Knighthawks – 1st)


Starter: Brodie Merrill (Philadelphia Wings – 6th)

Max Seibald – (Philadelphia Wings – 2nd)


Starter: Billy Dee Smith (Buffalo Bandits – 1st)

Starter: Pat McCready (Rochester Knighthawks – 3rd)

Chris White (Buffalo Bandits – 4th)

Sandy Chapman (Toronto Rock – 2nd)

Mike Kirk (Rochester Knighthawks – 1st)

Scott Self (Buffalo Bandits – 3rd)


Starter: Mike Thompson (Buffalo Bandits – 1st)

Matt Roik (Toronto Rock – 2nd)

Selected but unable to play due to injury:

Colin Doyle (Toronto Rock – 10th)

Head Coach: Troy Cordingley, Toronto Rock

Assistant Coach: Darris Kilgour, Buffalo Bandits

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