February 6, 2021

TORONTO, ONTARIO—The Ontario Junior A Lacrosse League (OJALL) Board of Governors met this morning to welcome Cody Jamieson as the new Governor of the league’s Six Nations franchise.

The captain of the Halifax Thunderbirds has spent his entire 10-year career in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) with the same organization after signing the longest contract in league history as a rookie. The four-time OJALL Iroquois Trophy winner won the Minto Cup with the Six Nations Arrows in 2007. That same year, he was selected as the playoff MVP, Minto Cup MVP and the league’s most outstanding player.

In the 2009 NCAA National Championship, Jamieson scored the game-winning goal in sudden death overtime to give Syracuse their second national championship in a row. The backbone of three-straight NLL championships with the Rochester Knighthawks and three Mann Cup championships with the Six Nations Chiefs—Jamieson’s list of lacrosse accomplishments are staggering.

Halifax Thunderbirds Head Coach Mike Accursi has described Jamieson as “a guy we can always count on when the game is at stake,” something the OJALL has experienced first hand. Prior to stepping up for Six Nations, Jamieson joined a distinguished group of well-known lacrosse leaders on the OJALL’s Advisory Board to provide counsel on lacrosse related matters and the league’s return to play plan.

“Cody’s commitment to ensuring Six Nations will continue to play in the OJALL and compete for the Minto Cup speaks volumes to his ability to show up in big moments,” said league co-chair Jeff Williamson. “He is one of the greatest in the game today and we are really excited to have him join the league’s Board of Governors.”

The league is set to make a number of announcements in the coming weeks. For the latest news and updates follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The Ontario Junior ‘A’ Lacrosse League (OJALL), founded in 1933, is a Canadian junior men’s box lacrosse league based in Ontario, Canada. The OJALL currently consists of eleven (11) teams located in Ontario and is widely considered the most competitive junior men’s box lacrosse league in the world.

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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.