Recapping the action of day three at the President’s Cup from the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario.
Edmonton Miners 5
Oakville Rock 14
After a convincing win the previous night over Kahnawake, the Rock kept rolling with a convincing win over the Edmonton Miners 14-5. Andrew Kew (6g,2a), Ryan Lanchbury (2g,5a) and Zack Kearney (2g,1a) led the way for Oakville, who jumped out to a 9-0 first period lead. The Rock made it to eleven goals before Edmonton was able to beat Nick Rose, who was stellar in net in this game. Mike Triolo (2g,1a), Darren Kinnear (1g,1a) and Matt Kristiansen (1g,1a) led the Edmonton offense.
Kahnawake Mohawks 10
Tuscarora Tomahawks 4
The Kahnawake Mohawks scored early and often in the first period en route to a 6-0 lead. The Mohawks bounced back from a 17-9 drubbing to the Ladner Pioneers the previous day with good pace and energy. Hare McComber (2g,1a), Caleb Wiles (3g,1a) and Reilly O’Connor (1g,5a) led the way. For the Tomahawks Nick Miller (2g,0a), James Chadwick (1g,0a) and Anthony Patterson (1g,0a) was the offense. Aaron Bold was superb in the Kahnawake net making 40 saves on 44 shots.
Ladner Pioneers 8
Six Nations Rivermen 3
In one of the two main event bouts of the day, the Ladner Pioneers faced the Six Nations Rivermen. Six Nations defense had been strong though their scoring was low. Ladner had a scare on day one coming from behind to beat Edmonton10-9, and steamrolling the Kahnawake Mohawks 17-9 on day two.
In what turned out to be a defensive struggle, the Ladner Pioneers outlasted the Six Nations Rivermen 8-3. Christian Del Bianco was stellar in the Ladner net. Troy Holowchuk came in relief of Dusty Hill for the Rivermen and was excellent in his 38:00 of work.
Oakville Rock 13
Snake Island Muskies4
Snake Island gave a strong effort, but the fire power of the Oakville Rock added up as the game wore on. Big games from Ryan Lanchbury (5g,6a), Josh Dawick (3g,3a) and Andrew Kew (3g,5a) staked Oakville to a big lead after two periods. Snake Island got into penalty trouble in the third, and the Rock made them pay with three more power-play goals.
Throughout the game Nick Rose was a brick wall stopping 41 of 45 shots on the evening.
Standings after Day 3
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.