National Lacrosse League (NLL) Retro Game Of The Week

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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
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.