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Charlotte Cobras vs. Philadelphia Wings
March 9th, 1996
The expansion Charlotte Cobras come to the Spectrum in Philadelphia to face the powerhouse Wings.
Philadelphia had a who’s who of talent on offense with Gary Gait, Scott Gabrielsen, Kevin Finneran, Steve Govett, and Tom Marechek.
Charlotte countered with Todd Karachik, Neil Bomberry, Russ Heard, and Pat McCready.
The goalie matchup was a battle of Hall of Famers…
Dallas Eliuk vs. Dwight Maetche
This was Charlotte’s only year in the league, and although they boasted the best logo, they certainly didn’t boast the best team, struggling mightily from start to finish.
There is no play by play, the feed is from the in-house scoreboard feed, and the in-game announcer is the only broadcaster you’ll hear.
See if you can keep score (there are a lot of goals!)
Sit back, relax, and enjoy this game in it’s entirety.
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.