Delco Devils Drop Decision

The fledgling Delco Devils drop a 14-8 decision. The Delco Devils put up a great fight but went down to a 14-8 defeat at the hands of Defending Champions, the Philadelphia Phunk in New Jersey IBLA action.

Many of these players play together in a Philadelphia box league so, they certainly are no strangers to each other. 13 different players hit the scoresheet for the Phunk who started Joh Yuan in the nets. George Downey led the way with a three-goal contest. Downey had help from a cast and crew including Cabrini University’s Mike Gerzabek with his three-point game with a pair of goals and an assist.

Mike Mauricio beat Devils netminder, Connor Atkinson, twice as did Cam Leach (2g,1a)with singles from Pat Gizmondi, Mitchel Phillips, and Colton Padget. Matt Horton, Ian Crowell, Pat Richardson, and Jake Morris all registered a point with Gordie Herr assisting twice.

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Delco scoring was not quite as efficient with four players doing the scoring damage and were led by Seth Miller and Bobby Brennan who each acquired hat tricks. Wilson Smith and Charlie Friend also hit rope. Assistant General Manager and Head Coach of the Devils, Jim Glielmi was candid and upbeat after the game. Delco Devils drop a 14-8 decision.

“Today we played the champs and they showed us why they are the champs. We got within three and we did push them. But they came back and showed us what it takes to play in this league. My guys are strong both physically and mentally. They will get over the loss and move on to our next opponent. We will practice, play and move forward.”

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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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