The one hundred and first installment of Legends of the Game is from the “Legends of our Game” magazine from 1993, put together by the Committee of OLA Jr. “A” governors.
Here is the article in it’s entirety…
After coming up through the Mississauga Minor Lacrosse System, Brian showed his leadership qualities with the Junior “A” teams.
Brian, at only 5′ 8″, showed his desire and determination by not only being one of the top scorers on the teams he played for, but was also one of the better defensive players.
His ability was recognized by other teams as well. In 1982, his final year of Junior, Brian was picked up by Peterborough and helped them win a Minto Cup and a Mann Cup in the same season.
Later, in 1986-87, Brian was voted the M.V.P. in Senior lacrosse with Owen Sound.
Currently playing with the Buffalo Bandits in the M.I.L.L., Brian still possesses his aggressive style. As witnessed by his achievements he is surely a welcome addition to their program.
From the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame…
Brian Hall won a Minto Cup in 1983 with Peterborough and a Mann Cup the same year as a pick-up on Peterborough’s Senior team.
Hall won a second Mann Cup in 1987 as a pick-up player with the Brooklin Redmen; a Presidents Cup with Owen Sound in 1991; a Nations Cup in ’91 with Guelph of the Canadian NLL Pro Series; and Nations Cups in ’92, ’93 and ’96 with the Buffalo Bandits of Major Indoor Lacrosse League.
Inducted to the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2007.
Inducted to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2018
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.