National Lacrosse League (NLL) Retro Game Of The Week

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NLL 1998 Championship Series Game 2 Philadelphia @ Baltimore

April 28, 1998 Baltimore Arena – The Wings look to win the National Lacrosse League Title in Game 2 in the best-of 3 Championship Series.

These teams finished one, two in the league standings this year, and it was only fitting that they would play eachother for the championship.

The Wings with their power offense of Steve Govett, Jake Bergey, Kevin Finneran, Scott Gabrielsen, Chris Flynn, and Peter Jacobs were looking to sweep the best of three series after winning game one in Philadelphia 16-12.

Baltimore countered with Gary Gait, Jeff Klodzen, Chris Panos, Paul Cantabene, Bob Martino, and Tom Ryan to try and bring the series back to the Spectrum in Philadelphia for game three.

The goalie match-up was Dallas Eliuk for the Wings vs. Derek Collins for the Thunder.

The coaching match-up was John Tucker vs. Tony Resch.  These two had much different styles with Resch running three set lines, while Tucker would take the freshest five players continuously throughout the game.

Let’s see which style would prevail!

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.