National Lacrosse League (NLL) Retro Game Of The Week

Philadelphia Wings vs. Buffalo Bandits from Jan 3, 1998.

A new League, and a new look for the Philadelphia Wings.

Losing Perennial All-Pro Gary Gait in the off-season to Baltimore has left a big enough hole for Wings General Manager Michael French to announce the 98 Season – “a year of rebuilding”. Little did he know the “rebuilding announcement” inspired Team veterans to dig deeper and allowed room for new faces to excel.

Buffalo had John Tavaras, Darris Kilgour, and Troy Cordingley, to name just a few, while Philadelphia answered with Tom Marechek, Kevin Finneran, Steve Govett,  and Jake Bergey.

The goaltending matchup…Dallas Eliuk  for Philadelphia vs. Ross Cowie for Buffalo.

This game took place in the Marine Midland Building in Buffalo.

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.