Black Fish Take Down Grizzlies, 12-6

In Arena League West action, The Black Fish won their 3rd in a row. With the Grizzlies dropping their third in a row.

“I Iiked our composure at the end of the third quarter. We were under a little bit of pressure, so we brought the guys in and had them refocus on putting in a really good effort in the fourth quarter,”

“We talked about keeping the score under 10 and Geddie had a phenomenal game. Our defence played really well, kept them to the outside for the most part and he was able to see the ball really well. Defence is always a team effort, but when you have a back-stopper like Geddie, it is incredible to have that kind of comfort where you can take some risks on the back-end and take off.” Black Fish Head Coach, Dave Pym.

To The Action

The Fish did all the scoring in the opening quarter with Laszlo Henning (3g,1a) on the man up, Nick Jensen (2g, 1a), Greg Lunde (2g, 1a) also on the advantage and a third man up from Chase McIntyre (1g 5a).

To The Second.

How dominating were the Fish? The Grizzlies could only muster 6 shots on goal in the first. Ryan Jensen (1g) pushed it 5-0 on yet another power play.

After nearly 20:00, Mitch McDole (3g) got the Grizzlies on the board.

The Fish had an answer with Connor Abrams (1g) and, stop me if you heard this, a man up tally from Henning switched the score to 7-1.

The Grizzlies caught their wind and climbed back in the game courtesy of Harrison Smith (1g) and McDole. The first half was over with the teams in a 7-3 affair.

Things Changing

With new confidence, the Grizzlies began to chip away with McDole bagging his third followed by James Baker.

Nick Jensen countered to get to an 8-5 contest.

Sekawnee Baker (1g) closed the curtain on the third with an 8-6 score.

Could Be a Wild Ending

Henning, Tre Mason (1g), and power play tallies from Lunde and Nathan M’Lot (1g) made it a 12-6 final.

Notes

Black Fish goalie Justin Geddie returned from his NLL call-up from the San Diego Seals and made 31 saves.

Shots on Goal were 61-37 for the Fish with Brandon Humphrey stopping 49 of the 61.

Austin Robinson went 10 of 11 from the *X* for the Grizzlies

The Fish we’re an astounding 7 for 11 with a shortie on the power play with the Grizzlies posting a 3 for 5.

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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