Phantoms Go Up, 3-0, Hold on for Big win,4-2

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (13-18-1) visited the high flying, Toronto Marlies (20-12-2) on a Sunday matinee non-conference tilt.

The Philadelphia Flyers AHL affiliate shook off the holiday festivities and stormed to a 2-0 first period advantage with lamplighters from Gerry Fitzgerald and three and a half minutes later, Pascal Labarge pushed it to 2-0.

The first finished with the same score, as did the second.

Connor Bunnamon lit the lamp at the 1:01 mark and the visitors were in cruise control at 3-0.

The Marlies wanted to have some say in the matter and Timothy Liljegren and Gionani Fiore, hit the net to close it a 3-2 contest.

Toronto would pull netminder. Joseph Woll in effort to get the game even but, Morgan Frost put the frosting on the Lehigh Valley 4-2 victory.

Alex Lyon stopped 25 of 27 Toronto chances while Woll saved 30 of 33.

Neither team capitalized on the nan advantage and each was 0 for 2.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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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.



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