Legends of the Game

In the thirty-second edition of “Legends of the Game” we look at the career of David “Boots” Succamore.

The article 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…

During his 16 years playing in the Rexdale/Etobicoke program, David won numerous Ontario Championships, was a Minto Cup finalist in 1983 and a sponsor of Junior “A” for three years.

Boots’ numerous accolades through Junior, Major and Pro lacrosse include – member 1982 Team Canada (Junior) Field Lacrosse; 1985 Rookie of the Year, 1986 M.V.P. with Brampton Excelsiors (Major); best defense, runner-up in team scoring with Peterborough Lakers 1988; Major All-Star; member 1985 Team Canada World Box Lacrosse Champions; member Detroit Turbos (M.I.L.L.), winning 2 division championships and World Championship in 1991; Seventh Man Award winner for Detroit Turbos in 1993; treasurer of Major Indoor Lacrosse League Players Association 1992-93.

David has been a major contributor to the sport off the floor and field as well. As a player coach at West Humber he helped organize the Etobicoke High School lacrosse programme, served as referee-in-chief, and even made five sets of goal frames. His patience and perservance were rewarded with an Ontario “A” High School championship.

Boots continues to give back to the sport that gave him so much, as coach of the Junior “A” Burlington Chiefs.

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.