President’s Cup Recap – Day 4

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

Game One:

Ladner Pioneers 5
Tuscarora Tomahawks 4

In the first of two games this day, Ladner used a depleted lineup allowing their stars to rest for the main event against Oakville. 

Tuscarora played well enough to win this game.  With just 3:02 left in a scoreless third period, the Tomahawks tied the game 4-4.  However, at 17:57 Austin Shanks of the Pioneers dashed their hopes, converting a Zach Herreweyers feed to give Ladner the lead.  The Pioneers held on, and are still perfect in the tournament at 4-0.

Game Two:

Edmonton Miners 5
Snake Island Muskies 7

The Muskies were coming off a rough game against Oakville last night.  Playing a more inspired game, Joe Resetarits (2g,1a), Chris Attwood (2g,2a) and Skylar Thomas (1g,3a) led an attack that was able to stake them to a 7-4 second period lead.  The third period was a defensive struggle with only one goal scored through the period.

Special teams played a big part in this game with Snake Island going 2 for 3 on the power-play, while Edmonton went went 3 for 6.

Game Three:

Six Nations Rivermen 10
Kahnawake Mohawks 9

A game which the Rivermen finally got their scoring working, had them Outlast the Kahnawake Mohawks 10-9 to keep their slim hopes of playoffs alive.  Winter Rivera (2g,1a), Mason Kamminga (2g,0a) and Danton Miller (2g,0a) led the way for Six Nations. Troy Holowchuk played superb in the Rivermen net, making 40 saves.

Kahnawake had a well balanced attack with nine separate goal scorers.  Aaron Bold was just as strong in net with 39 saves in the game.

Game Four:

Ladner Pioneers 7
Oakville Rock 10

In a goaltending match-up for the ages, Nick Rose and Christian Del Bianco put on a clinic, showing two completely different styles.  The Rock got up 2-0 after one period with Lintner and Lanchbury finding the back of the net.  In the second period, Ladner came back to tie the game, but the Rock transition game came to life with Brandon Slade and Andrew Kew both scoring a pair. 

The third period had Ladner get moving quickly scoring a couple of shorthanded goals, but the Rock weathered the storm for the 10-7 victory.

Andrew Kew (3g,1a) and Brandon Slade (3g,0a) led the Rock offense.  Tyler Pace 3g,0a), Zach Herreweyers (2g,0a) and Ryan Benesch (0g,5a) led the offense for Ladner.

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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.