National Lacrosse League (NLL) Retro Game Of The Week

January 31st, 2009

Portland Lumberjax @ Boston Blazers

The powerful Portland Lumberjax came to the TD Boston Garden to face the newest reincarnation of the Boston Blazers. 

This was the first year of the expansion Blazers sporting a dynamic lineup of Dan Dawson, Daryl Veltman, Brendan Thenhaus, Matt Lyons, Sean Morris, Jason Bloom, and Gary Bining.

The Lumberjax had Ryan Powell, Cory Conway, Peter Morgan, Derek Malawsky, Brodie Merrill, Pete Jacobs, Scott Stewart, Tim Campeau, and Dan Stroup.

You would expect with lineups like these, this would be a scoring extravaganza…


In net for Portland was Matt Disher going against Anthony Cosmo for Boston, and these two put on a show!

Four quarters wasn’t enough for these teams…you got it!  Overtime!

Unfortunately there was no audio on this recording, but a very exciting game to watch none the less!

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.