National Indigenous History Month

With June being National Indigenous History month in Canada, today’s video is…

A History of Lacrosse in Minnesota as explained by Alan Childs.

Roseville, MN – December 21, 2015 – Epoch Lacrosse opened the doors to its state of the art lacrosse and research development center recently to host a book signing for “Minnesota Lacrosse A History,” written by Alan Childs.

“Most people are unaware of Minnesota’s rich history in the foundation of lacrosse said James Miceli, principal and founder of Epoch Lacrosse.

“Alan has done a tremendous job compiling the information and telling the story of lacrosse in Minnesota through captivating stories and remarkable archival photographs

Lacrosse in Minnesota begins with the arrival of the Ojibwe tribe who brought the game of lacrosse with them to Minnesota to the white series who led the state to it’s 1st National Championship. This books documents these events and more about the story of lacrosse in Minnesota. The book also includes the origins of lacrosse rules; the evolution of women’s lacrosse, lacrosse Timeline taste of all the US Olympic teams and the role boarding schools played In the evolution of lacrosse. Doing a book report on lacrosse? This is your source for the history of Lacrosse.

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Several notable Minnesota lacrosse pioneers attended the event: Dave White, Founder of the Twin Cities Lacrosse Club: Mark Hellenack, Founder of the Minnesota Lacrosse Chapter Steve Jensen of Twin Cities Lacrosse Club; Matt Myers, President of the Minnesota LacrosSE Association (MLA), Deb Mau of Youth Lacrosse of Minnesota (YLM); Aaron Lipkin, Homegrown Lacrosse and John Hunter, Twin Cities Native Lacrosse.

Again, the purpose is to give information to get a better understanding of the game, and the people who play it.

Gary Groob

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.