President’s Cup – Day Two

Recapping the action of day two at the President’s Cup from the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario.

Game One:

Edmonton Miners 11
Tuscarora Tomahawks 9

A  big second period led by Levi Anderson (2g,5a) jettisoned the Miners to a 9-5 lead.  Edmonton added two more goals on the third, but Tuscarora made it interesting then scoring four unanswered goals, but the hole was just too deep to get out of.

Levi Anderson (2g,5a), Tyler Melnyk (3g, 0a), Mike Triolo (2g,1a) and Matt Kristiansen (2g,1a) led the way for Edmonton.  Nicholas Miller(3g,2a), Anthony Patterson (2g,3a) and Carson Rees (1g,2a) were the offense leaders for Tuscarora.

Game Two:

Six Nations Rivermen 6
Snake Island Muskies 8

After a shakey first period, the Rivermen settled in to play another defensive game.  Snake Island was up 6-1 five minutes into the second period when Troy Holowchuk replaced Dusty Hill in the Six Nations goal.  Holowchuk held the high powered Muskies to just two goals the rest of the way, allowing the Rivermen to get back in the game.  Although Six Nations pushed hard, the Muskies never let them any closer than two goals.

A balanced attack from Snake Island had seven different scorers in this game en route to an 8-6 victory.  Wayne Hill (2g,1a) and Winter Rivera (2g,0a) led the way for Six Nations.

Game Three:

Ladner Pioneers 17
Kahnawake Mohawks 9

In a game which was very close in the first period, Ladner put it in another gear come period two.  A seven goal run took this game out of contention.  James Rahe and Tyler Pace were at the fore front of the Ladner barrage.  Period three got chippy with a very frustrated Kahnawake Mohawks team losing their composure.  Ryan Benesch scored three goals in the period to go with the eight assists he already had in the game. 

Top Scorers for Ladner were Ryan Benesch (3g,8a), Austin Shanks (3g,4a), Tyler Pace (2g,5a) and James Rahe (4g,2a).  For Kahnawake the offensive leaders were Rob Hellyer (3g,4a), Justin Scott (3g,2a) and Reilly O’Connor.

Game Four:

Edmonton Miners 7
Six Nations Rivermen 5

For almost 45:00 Cam McLeod was perfect in the Miners net until the Rivermen finally solved him shorthanded in the third.  Edmonton jumped out to a 6-0 lead on the back of a pair of goals each from Mike Triolo and Levi Anderson.  In the third period Six Nations got rolling with a pair from Justin Martin and Layne Smith, but it was too little too late as Edmonton won the game 7-5.

Edmonton was led by Mike Triolo (2g,4a), Levi Anderson (2g,3a) and Matt Kristiansen (2g,0a). For the Rivermen the offense came from Layne Smith (2g,1a), Justin Martin (2g,0a) and Danton Miller (1g,1a).

Game Five:

Oakville Rock 16
Tuscarora Tomahawks 8

On the strength of goals from Andrew Kew, Marley Angus, Brandon Slade and Ryan Lanchbury, Oakville jumped out to a big lead never looking back.  Tuscarora keep working, and fighting to keep the game close, but the Rock never let the game get too close.  Oakville wins 16-8. 

Oakville was led by Andrew Kew (4g,2a), Ryan Lanchbury (1g,5a), Marley Angus (3g,2a) Dan Lintner (3g,2a) and Josh Dawick (2g,2a).  The Tuscarora offense was led by Hunter Lemieux (2g,3a), Marvin Curry (2g,2a) and Dan Kritkausky (2g,0a).

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.