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Lance Johnson To Be Inducted Into Blast Hall Of Fame

 

For Immediate Release

February 20, 2015

 

LANCE JOHNSON TO BE INDUCTED INTO

BALTIMORE BLAST HALL OF FAME

 

 

Baltimore, MD – The Baltimore Blast announced today that former player Lance Johnson will be inducted into the Baltimore Blast Hall of Fame.  To date, Kenny Cooper, Stan Stamenkovic, Mike Stankovic, Bruce Savage, Tim Wittman, Joey Fink, Dave MacWilliams, Heinz Wirtz, Keith Van Eron, Dominic Mobilio, Billy Ronson, Richard Chinapoo, Pat Ercoli, Cris Vaccaro, Doug Neely, Danny Counce, Rusty Troy, Earl Foreman, Tarik Walker, and Denison Cabral have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Lance Johnson will be honored in a ceremony during halftime of the first Blast playoff game at a date to be determined. 

 

Johnson is ranked 13th on the all time scoring list with 285 points. He has recorded 105 goals and 68 assists in 372 games while serving as a team captain from 1996 until his retirement at the end of the 2002-03 season. He was captain of the 2002-03 championship team.  Johnson is still the teams all time leader in games played with 372 and is the all time leader in blocked shots.

 

Johnson said, “I’m very excited to be inducted to be in the hall of fame. I live in Baltimore; I’m a season ticket holder and still go to the games to support the team.  I worked hard during practice and games to help the team be successful and it’s an honor to be recognized. Thank you to my teammates, the Blast organization, Kevin Healey, Ed Hale, Blast fans and current Hall of Fame Members.”

 

Baltimore Blast owner Ed Hale said “Lance was an exemplary player, leader, and captain of our team when we won our championship in 2003. Equally important is that Lance is a loan officer at 1st Marnier Bank and has developed into a top rated banker. Lance has distinguished himself in both of his careers. I congratulate him and welcome him to the Blast Hall of Fame.”    

 

 

 

Lance Johnson, Defender

 

Current Franchise: 1993-2003

·         As a defender, ranks 13th on the current Blast’s all-time scoring list with 285 points

·         Recorded 105 goals and 68 assists in 372 games

·         Served as the team captain from 1996 until his retirement at the end of the 2002-03 season

·         Was a member of the Blast’s 2003 MISL Championship team

·         Was a First-Team All-Rookie Selection after the 1993-94 season

·         Represented Baltimore in four All-Star Games (1994-95, 1997-98, 2000-01 and 2001-02)

·         Johnson is still the team’s all-time games played leader (372)

·         He was the first Spirit/Blast player to play in 300 games (and is still one of just four)

·         He is still the team’s all-time blocks leader, and ranks eighth all-time in two-point goals and shots

·         The Spirit drafted Johnson with the Territorial Pick in the 1993 draft

 

Current Blast Regular Season:

GP

3PG

2PG

1PG

TG

Assists

Points

372

7

98

0

105

68

285

Current Blast Postseason:

GP

 

3PG

2PG

1PG

TG

Assists

Points

 

35

0

6

1

7

6

19

 

 

 

 

 

 The Blast, are 14-2 and in first place in the Eastern Division, will finish the regular season with home games tomorrow and Saturday before traveling to Harrisburg (2/27) and Rochester (3/1).  Single-game tickets cost $40, $30, $22, $19 and $16 and are on sale at the Royal Farms Arena Box Office, by calling TicketMaster at 410-547-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.  For additional information on all Blast tickets, call the Blast office at 410-73-BLAST.

 

 

 

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