National Lacrosse League (NLL) Retro Game Of The Week

March 20, 2004 – The Anaheim Storm travel east to battle the Philadelphia Wings.

There are no commentators on this recording only the in game host.

The attendance was 13,153 screaming Wings fans.

The Wings were led by Jake Bergey, Tom Marechek, Jeff Ratcliffe, and Keith Cromwell with Dallas Eliuk in net.

The Storm were led by Casey Powell, Teddy Jenner, Shawn Cable, and Ryan Powell with Matt Roik in net.

The Wings were coming off a five game losing streak, and were battling Buffalo and Rochester tooth and nail for the final playoff spots in the east division. Anaheim had just moved from New Jersey that year, struggling mightily with only one win all year.

A side note…the New Jersey/Anaheim Storm was owned by former NBA Superstar Jayson Williams…the same Jayson Williams who served 2 years for manslaughter (2010-2012) for the accidental fatal shooting of his limo driver in 2002.

The team lasted one more season before folding on June 3rd, 2005.

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.