Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) Canada’s premier box lacrosse league is pleased to announce the first 2020 Mann Cup partner, welcoming aboard VIA RAIL.
In making the announcement, Major Series Commissioner Doug Luey stated “Via Rail is a nationally recognized brand and we are extremely pleased to partner with them in presenting the 2020 Mann Cup this September. Having used their services numerous times I feel confident recommending Via Rail as a stress-free mode of travel for both short and long journeys”.
Details of the partnership will be released throughout the regular season as Major Series lacrosse clubs support and promote our league-wide partnership initiatives.
About VIA RAIL
VIA Rail Canada is an independent federal Crown Corporation that is mandated to operate intercity passenger rail service in Canada. Via Rail operates over 500 trains per week across Canadian provinces and 12,500 kilometers of track. The most recent data available indicates in 2017, Via Rail carried approximately 4.39 million passengers with the majority connecting the major cities along the corridor linking Quebec City to Windsor.
About Major Series Lacrosse
Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) is Canada’s premier box lacrosse league. Tracing our roots back to the early 1900’s, MSL was formed in 1932. Entering our 88th season MSL teams have claimed the Mann Cup, emblematic of Canadian Lacrosse supremacy 59 times. Major Series Lacrosse is currently comprised of six teams: Brampton Excelsiors, Brooklin Lacrosse Club, Cobourg Kodiaks, Oakville Rock, Peterborough Lakers, and Six Nations Chiefs.
Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.
An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.
Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.
In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.
Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).
Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.
Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.