National Lacrosse League (NLL) Retro Game Of The Week

Colorado Mammoth vs. Portland Lumberjax

January 21 2006 – The high scoring Colorado Mammoth visited the Rose Garden and the expansion Portland Lumberjax for the Home Opener of their inaugural National Lacrosse League Season.

Little did anyone know that the expansion Portland Lumberjax would be such a force, but sporting a lineup of Pete Morgan, Mike Hominuk, Brodie Merrill, Ryan Sharp, Del Halliday, and Bruce Alexander, you knew they were destined for success.

The Colorado Mammoth had Gavin Prout, Dan Carey, Brian Langtry, Jay Jalbert, Chris Gill, and Dan Stroup.

The goalie match-up was Dallas Eliuk for the Lumberjax vs. Chris Levis for the Mammoth.

Season Notes: The Colorado Mammoth went on to win the 2006 NLL Championship. The Portland Lumberjax were the first expansion team in league history to win their Division.

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.