National Lacrosse League (NLL) Retro Game Of The Week

It’s March 1st, 2003, and the Wings were looking to build momentum in the second half of the season.  Coming off a win, the previous week against the New Jersey Storm, the Wings were hoping to vault themselves into a playoff position with their second consecutive victory.

Philadelphia was facing a young Columbus Landsharks team at the First Union Center in Philadelphia in this battle.

Pat Maddalena led the Landsharks in their attack, with Kasey Biernes, and Kyle Arbuckle, while the Wings counterrd with Tom Marechek, Jeff Ratcliffe, and Keith Cromwell.

Dallas Eliuk was in the nets for the Wings against “Tiny” Mike Miron for the Landsharks.

This was an exciting back and forth affair, coming right down to the wire. 

You’ll need to stay to the end to find out the victor!

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.