Colorado Gets 100th Win for Coach

Colorado College gets the 100th win for coach, Sean Woods. History was made when the Colorado College Tigers (4-0) took on the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves (1-2). The Tigers put on an impressive offensive display with an 18-8 victory that secured Head Coach Sean Woods with his 100th win. I don’t know what to say about the milestone other than I love coaching for Colorado College,” Woods said. “Our department, our alumni, our parents. It’s just special here.

“For the past nine-plus years I’ve gone to work every day with great appreciation that I get to coach the greatest group of young men out there. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a part of their lives and my 100 wins here are simply just a milestone. I take much more pride in the relationships and the role I’ve played in all the Tigers I’ve coached. This truly is a special lacrosse family that we have here at CC.”

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A closely played first quarter saw each squad scoring twice. Anders Erickson (4g,3a) kicked started things for the Tigers but, Trenton Steele (5G) and Skylar Wearhers (3g,1a) put the Thunderhawks up, 2-1. With :40 to play, Declan Maguire (2g) closed the curtain on the opening stanza.

Dylan Wells (2g,1a), Noah Beecher (1g,2a) followed by Elliot Nelson (2g,3a) put the Tigers in a lead they would not surrender.
Weathers made it 5-3 but Nelson had an answer. Steele nailed two just :27 apart and we had a one-goal game at 6-5. Beecher set up Jacob Smith (1g) with :35 on the clock and the clock hit all zeros and the half was upon us with the Tigers in front, 7-5.

Colorado College put it in another gear and outscored Colorado Pueblo, 7-1 in the third. It took :13 seconds for Erickson to hit the net. Erickson then had the helper on the EMO when Malay Hansen (4g) got his first. Winston Chodnocki (1g) won the ensuing faceoff and took it to the house.

Weathers stopped the uprising but the Tigers growled and went right back to work thanks to, Dylan Wells, Nelson assisting Declan Maguire on another extra-man tally, Hansen and Erickson notching his 17th closed the third with the Tigers just looking to close it out holding a 14-6 advantage.

Hansen tacked on his 11th before Weathers hit Steele to make it 15-7. The usual suspects, Erickson and Hansen countered before Steele answered with 1:05 to play. This game needed an exclamation point and Jack Murdock (1g) supplied it and Coach Woods had his 100th, 18-8.

Dis and Dat

Shots were very one-sided with the Tigers firing 67 to CSU’s 36. On goal was the same. 35-27. Ground balls also went the Tigers way, 44-34. Turnovers were fairly even with Colorado holding an edge at 23-22. Despite the score, the goaltenders were impressive with Ben Anastos making 18 saves in 55:26 for the Tigers with Garret Breelin stopping 17 for the Thunderwolves. Winston Chodnicki had a goal and went 15 of 20 from the “X”. Colorado College gets the 100th win for coach.

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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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