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Minnesota Swarm vs. Chicago Shamrox
April 26, 2008
The Swarm were having a good season in 2008 finishing with a 10-6 record (second in the Eastern Division).
For the Shamrox this was the second and last season of that team, whose ownership group had hemredged money almost from the word go. Two identical seasons out of the playoffs.
On the floor Jamie Batley (Coach and GM for the Shamrox) had Jason Clark, Mat Giles, Jonas Derks, Cody Jacobs, Josh Wasson, and Callum Crawford on offense.
The Minnesota Swarm countered with Andy Secore, Ryan Ward, Craig Point, Sean Pollack, and Chad Culp.
The goaltending matchup was Nick Patterson for the Swarm vs. Brandon Miller for Chicago.
The feed is from the Arena scoreboard, and the announcer is the In-house announcer for the Shamrox.
This is another game that went right down to the wire.
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 10 years ago. Through the podcasts, he made an association with Kevin Neibauer of Lax Philly, who convinced him to come on board and write for them. The rest 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.
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’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.