Big Win in Arena League West

In Arena League West action, the Sea Spray fell behind 2-0 after just 90 seconds.
That may have been the highlight for the 0-2 Black Fish

“You have to have a short memory and forget about it or else it lingers all game,” said Sea Spray goaltender Matteo Tack on allowing goals on the first two shots he faced. “They (Black Fish) came better off the gate but we bounced back. Just stay calm and move forward, that’s it.”

To The Action

The 2-0 Sea Spray more than made up the deficit by posting 13 of the next 14 markers en route to a 20-6 victory.
Balanced scoring was the theme for the Sea Spray with Sam Clare hitting for 8 points with 4 goals.


Aidan Ellis also hit rope for 4 with John Hofseth and Tyler Kirkby nabbing 2 goals and three helpers.
Adam Dickson and Nick Preston posted 5 points each with both scoring twice.


Dalton Lupul picked up a pair with Curtis Dickson and Preston Lupul each getting a single.
Matteo Tact went thirty minutes stopping 23 of 26.
Lee Jackman finished up by turning aside 14 of 17 Black Fish tries
The Spray ended the opening quarter with a 6-2 lead. And, 11-3 at the half.

Pretty Dominating

For the Black Fish David Mather and Justin Gedde each saw action for a half with both stopping 26 shots.
Justin Roberts had a goal and a pair of helpers.


Anthony Buono and Jon Phillips had two points with one goal

“We are happy with our performance, not much else you can ask for,” said Sea Spray coach Russ Heard. “We had a slow start but played a really sold game at both ends of the floor.”

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

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.

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