In the one hundred and second edition of “Legends of the Game” we look at the life and career of Terry Lloyd.
From the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame…
Terry Lloyd had a great career as a Junior player in Oshawa in the 1970’s and won a Mann Cup with the 1984 Peterborough Lakers.
This prolific goal scorer netted 238 goals and 127 assists in 120 Senior games. But it was everything Lloyd did off the floor and field that helped numerous for many years. He was the team manager of the Oshawa Senior Field Lacrosse team from 1979-1991, and Junior manager from 1983-1986. Terry was the main cog in the Oshawa Field Lacrosse Club as the VP of Operations but also offering his time provincially as the Commissioner, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Ontario Junior Field League.
On the world stage, Lloyd has been the team manager of the Canadian U19 Men’s National teams in 1988, 1992,1996, and 2008.
From the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame…
NAME: TERRY LLOYD
– HAS BEEN THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE OSHAWA BLUE KNIGHTS FIELD LACROSSE ASSOCIATIONS GROWTH FROM 1 TEAM IN 1979 TO OVER 12 TEAMS TODAY.
– INVOLVED IN EVERY PART OF THE GAME AS MANAGER, COACH, AND EXECUTIVE MEMBER AND ORGANIZED EVERY DETAIL FROM BEHIND THE SCENES.
– ONTARIO JR. FIELD COMMISSIONER AND TREASURER FROM 1995 TO PRESENT.
– ONTARIO MINOR FIELD LEAGUE SECRETARY FROM 1998 TO PRESENT.
– INSTRUMENTAL IN GETTING FIELD LACROSSE STARTED IN DURHAM REGION.
– INVOLVED WITH CANADIAN JR. FIELD TEAMS FROM 1988 TO THE PRESENT.
– AIDED THE OSHAWA BLUE KNIGHTS WITH WINNING NUMEROUS PROVINCIAL AND CANADIAN FIELD LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPS.
– PRESENTED WITH THE KEN MURRAY AWARD FROM THE OLA, GIVEN TO THE MINOR LACROSSE INDIVIDUAL WHOSE UNSELFISH MOTIVATIONS ARE DEMONSTRATED BY THE DEDICATION OF THEIR EFFORTS TO “HELPING THE KIDS”.
From the Canadian Lacrosse Association magazine “Sticks & Stones” …
LONGTIME VOLUNTEER, TERRY LLOYD, NAMED 2015 LESTER B. PEARSON RECIPIENT
The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is honoured to name Terry Lloyd as the 2015 recipient of the Lester B. Pearson Award.
Considered to be the highest honour in the Canadian lacrosse community, the Lester B. Pearson award is presented by the CLA to an
individual in recognition of their outstanding contributions of sportsmanship and leadership in the game of lacrosse and to the
physical and mental development of our young athletes through unselfish dedication as a volunteer. A recipient of the Lester B.
Pearson award has made a significant contribution, enhancement or legacy to the game of lacrosse at the national or international level through a long term involvement of 10 years or more, at least 5 of which are at the national level as a volunteer. Through their commitment and dedication to the sport they have promoted a positive image and respect for the game of lacrosse.
Terry clearly epitomizes all of those qualities – a leader, a contributor, an advocate and relentless promoter of the game, giving his time, unselfishly, as a dedicated volunteer. A family man through and through, Terry is a true lacrosse advocate. He, with his wife Violet and three children Michael, Daniel and
Terry Jr. by his side, has given so much and put in so much time, effort and experience to give back to the game that has given him so
much. For over 30 years Terry has been a constant in the Canadian lacrosse community from his local contributions as co-founder of the Oshawa Blue Knights Lacrosse Association, to his role as National Team manager for Team Canada’s U-19 Men’s Field team at 6 world championships.
His volunteerism spans over 30 years from the local to the national level. This all in addition to an extensive playing career where he saw many success – player for the competitive Oshawa Green Gaels Junior A, Mann Cup champion with the Peterborough Lakers and player with the NLL’s Philadelphia Wings.
For the past 10 years he has run the Blue Knights bingo which supports lacrosse athletes from the local area, covering both box and field lacrosse players from local to national level competitors.
- Inducted into the Oshawa Hall of Fame in 2006.
- Inducted in the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2008.
- Inducted in the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame 2010.
– Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame
– Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame
– Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) magazine “Sticks & Stones” from October, 2015, volume 8 issue 2.
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 10 years ago. Through the podcasts, he made an association with Kevin Neibauer of Lax Philly, who convinced him to come on board and write for them. The rest 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.
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).
Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.