There were two games at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) on Tuesday night.
All four teams were fielding young lineups once again, seeing what their organizations had, and what they needed when regular play would begin again next summer. Both games were high scoring affairs, showing off some of the skill, and excitement that the MSL has to offer.
Austin Staats (5g, 0a), Kobe Whitcomb (4g,0a), and Brendan Bomberry (1g,9a) led the way for the Chiefs on way to a 15-7 victory. Jumping out to a 7-0 lead by the 8:20 mark of the first quarter, Six Nations cruised to the win. Cobourg tried to mount some offense in the second quarter with Brandon Robinson (3g,0a) leading the charge, but the powerful Chief lineup was too strong for the much younger Kodiaks squad in this game.
Owen Sound was able to hang around with the Brooklin squad throughout the first half, heading to the dressing room down just 8-7. The second half however, was a different story. Led by Chris Boushy (4g,4a), Dan Michel (4g,4a), Jonathan Donville (4g, 3a), and Connor Kearnan (3g,2a), with the play making of Ryan Keenan (1g, 8a), Brooklin ran away with the game that finished 19-10.
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, Mr. Groob had 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).
Mr. Groob 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.