National Lacrosse League (NLL) Retro Game Of The Week

A big thanks to Dallas Eliuk for originally posting this game on his YouTube channel.

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Colorado Mammoth vs. Portland Lumberjax

January 21 2016 – The high scoring Colorado Mammoth visit the expansion Portland Lumberjax for the Home Opener of their inaugural National Lacrosse League Season at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.

Game Notes: The Colorado Mammoth went on to win the 2006 NLL Championship. The Portland Lumberjax were the first expansion team in league history to win their Division.

Both teams lineups were stacked, making this one of the MUST SEE games of the year.

Colorado had Captain Gavin Prout, Chris Gill, Brian Langtry, Dan Carey, and Dan Stroup for offensive power.  Portland answered with Mike Hominuk, Peter Morgan, Del Halliday, and Ryan Sharp with Brodie Merrill vacuuming up loose balls, as well as being a huge force in transition.

The goaltending battle had Dallas Eliuk for the Lumberjax against Chris Levis for the Mammoth.

This was an intense game that went right down to the wire, with the outcome not determined until the final horn!

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 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.



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