Eduardo Curros – Field reporter for All Lacrosse All The Time
In the last game of week 11, the playoff picture was almost set. Chaos (5-5) were looking to end the season fifth in the standings, while Chrome (1-9) were all but officially eliminated.
To The Game:
Kyle Jackson got Chaos rolling converting a Dhane Smith pass at 2:25, but was answered quickly when Jordan MacIntosh finished a Jesse King feed with a qhick stick at 4:52.
Chase Fraser gave Chaos the lead finishing a Brian Minicus pass at 7:36, followed by Ryan Smith also converting a Minicus feed 0:31 seconds later.
Cole Williams scored for Chrome to narrow the lead to just one goal.
After one quarter, Chaos 3 Chrome 2.
The second quarter was all Chaos. Chris Cloutier firing a Dhane Smith pass in at 1:36, followed by Josh Byrne with a blast to the far corner at 4:40.
Brian Minicus added to the Chaos lead converting a Ryan Smith pass at 6:00, followed by Ian MacKay also finishing a Smith pass at 8:47.
At the half, Chaos 7 Chrome 2.
Michael Manley opened the third quarter scoring for Chrome at 1:27, but was answered by Ian MacKay converting a long lead pass from Blaze Riorden at 3:47.
Ryan Smith made it 9-3 Chaos before Chrome got on it’s run. Cross Ferrara scored at 5:16, followed by Sam Handley with a blast to the farside at 6:46. Handley got one more before the end of the quarter to narrow the lead to just three goals.
After three quarters, Chaos 9 Chrome 3.
If Chrome had any hopes of making the playoffs, a big fourth was needed, however Chaos had other ideas.
Brian Minicus opened the scoring off a Dhane Smith pass at 2:57, followed by Chris Cloutier also converting a Smith pass 4:16.
Ryan Smith blasted a shot for his third goal of the day at 5:02, followed by Josh Byrne’s Second of the day off a Dhane Smith feed at 10:13.
Ryan Terefenko scored once more for Chrome off a Logan Wisnauskas pass at 11:40.
Final score, Chaos 13 Chrome 7.
Dhane Smith (6a) continues to make a case for Midfielder of the year, as well as Blaze Riorden being lights out in this game making 13 saves (65%).
The Three Stars:
1. Dhane Smith
2. Ryan Smith
3. Brian Minicus
- Shots on goal were 28-20 in favor of Chaos.
- The faceoff battle went to Chaos 16-8.
- Ground balls were 42-33 in favor of Chaos.
- Both teams went 1 for 2 on the power-play.
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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.