National Lacrosse League (NLL) Retro Game Of The Week

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Philadelphia Wings vs. New Jersey Storm

January 20, 2002

Philly heads to Jersey to battle the Storm at the Prudential Center

The Wings were coming off their championship season in 2001, and were looking to continue the success in their storied franchise.

Philadelphia boasted a potent lineup of Tom Marechek, Jeff Ratcliffe, Jake Bergey, Mark Millon, Kevin Finneran, and Tom Ryan.

New Jersey had a strong offensive lineup of Cam Bomberry, Matt Panetta, Scott Stewart, Bill Lefeuvre, Grant Johnson, and Travis Kilgour.

The goaltending matchup was Chris Sanderson for the Wings facing Derek General for the Storm.

The Wings boasted one of the strongest powerplays in the league, while the Storm’s penalty killing was very efficient as well, already scoring a few shorthanded goals early in this season.

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, Mr. Groob had 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).

Mr. Groob 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.

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