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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February 24th, 2001 and the Buffalo Bandits visit the Philadelphia Wings at the First Union Center, in regular season action. 

Philadelphia was looking for revenge after losing 26-18 to the Bandits a month previous. 

The teams were tied for 2nd place both with 5-2 records at the halfway point of the season, and were looking to get a leg up on eachother.

Both squads were tough, and talented, setting the stage for a barnburner of a game.

Buffalo had John Tavaras, Shawn Williams, Pat Maddalena, and Mike Accursi.

Philadelphia countered with Jeff Ratcliffe, Tom Marechek, Jake Bergey, and Kevin Finneran.

Phil Wetherup was in the net for Buffalo, while Dallas Eliuk was tending goal for the Wings.

There’s no love lost between these two teams, and with playoff implications?!?!

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, 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.

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