National Lacrosse League (NLL) Retro Game Of The Week

Edmonton Rush vs. Washington Stealth
January 20th, 2013.

The Washington Stealth had been on top of the league the last few years. They faltered however in 2012 with only four wins, and were looking to rebound in 2013. Edmonton had made it to the finals in 2012 and were looking to win the championship this year.

This battle for West supremacy would have Mark Matthews, Corey Small, Zack Greer, Curtis Knight, as well as Aaron Bold in net for Edmonton, going against a Stealth team of Rhys Duch, Athan Iannucci, Lewis Ratcliff, Brett Bucktooth, with Tyler Richards in net, in a who’s who of professional Lacrosse.

This was a Sunday matinee played in Everett, Washington at the Comcast Arena.

*As a side note…

The Washington Stealth made it to the finals this year, but couldn’t secure their arena for the championship game. They went to the Langley Events Centre in Langley, B.C. to play the game…moving the franchise to Langley the following year, changing their name to the Vancouver Stealth.

The Edmonton Rush would spend three more seasons in Edmonton before moving the franchise to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in time for the 2016 season, becoming the Saskatchewan Rush.

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.