Phantoms Drop a Tough One, 2-1

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (23-25-8) went to Syracuse to challenge the 26-22-8 Crunch on Saturday evening.

Carsten Twarynski spoiled the shut out bid of Syracuse netminder, Spencer Martin was just :53 remaining to get the Phantoms within one goal at 2-1.

Martin and the Crunch closed the door and locked down the victory.

The story of this game was Lehigh Valley goaltender, Krill Ustimenko.

Game Stats
Game Stats

The 21-year-old was called up from Reading on Thursday and was sensational with 36 saves for the game.

The phenom kicked out 19 of 20 first period chances en route to being the Star of the Game.

Syracuse goals were supplied by Dominik Masin and Alex Barre-Boulet.

Lehigh Valley was tremendous with their penalty kill and went 7 for 7.

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.