Major Indoor Lacrosse League (MILL) Retro Game Of The Week

NY Saints vs. Philadelphia Wings

January 25, 1997

The New York Saints ended the 1997 season with a record of 6 wins, 4 losses, finishing second in the MILL, and compiled a postseason mark of 0-1. Vinnie Pfeifer coached the team. The 1997 New York Saints lost in the Semifinal

The Philadelphia Wings ended the 1997 season with a record of 7 wins, 3 losses, finishing first in the MILL, and compiled a postseason mark of 0-1. Tony Resch coached the team. The 1997 Philadelphia Wings lost in the Semifinal.

The Saints had a strong offense with Mark Millon, Vincent and Stephen Sombrotto, Eric Seremet, Tyson Leies, Darren Lowe, Jason Mulder, Brian O’Keefe, Roy Colsey, and Matt Panetta.

The Wings had an All-Star offense in Gary Gait, Tom Marechek, Kevin Finneran, John McEvoy, Paul Deniken, Steve Govett, Chris Flynn, Scott Gabrielsen, and Jim Rogers.

The goalie match-up was a Hall of Fame battle….Dallas Eliuk for the Wings vs. Sal LoCascio for the Saints.

This was a real barnburner of a game!   Did I mention double OT??

This is an arena feed, so there aren’t any broadcasters, but plenty of crowd noise!!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this game in it’s entirety.

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.