Ralston Regally Stampede Aksarben

In action at the Off the Wall Sports Complex, the Ralston Regals got the best of the Aksarben Stampede, 14-9 in an IBLA Nebraska tilt.

The Stampede got on the board at the 2:20 mark Andrew Gleitz hit a breaking Tanner Lerdahl (1g,1a). The Stampede offense went dormant for the next 27:00

Ralston took full advantage and ended the first period with a 3-1 lead compliments of John Caruso (4g), and a pair from Miles Stading (3g) to end the opening 20:00 with the 3-1 score.

Stading got his hat-trick just :32 into the second with RJ Moffat (2g,2a) and Caruso pushing the Regal lead to five at 6-1.

Matt Shidlein (1g) followed with Lerdahl assisting on a Tyson Svoboda (2g) marker made it a 6-3 contest. At 16:58, Caruso struck again but it took all of fifty ticks for Svoboda to notch his second of the period and second of the game.

Jesse Wells buried a Kurt Carlson feed to end the middle period with Ralston holding a four goal lead at 8-4.

The Stampede stormed out in the third with a transition marker started by netminder, Ryan Grewcock (1a) who fired a perfect pass that Gleitz (3g,1a) fired behind Marty Gospordarki and with seventeen minutes to play we had an 8-5 affair.

Nigel Nelson (1g) followed by Moffat just :38 later erased the Gleitz goal and made it 10-5.

Cole Roth (1g,1a) buried an unassisted marker to change the scoreboard to 10-6 but, Ralston blew it open when Carlson (1g,3a), Grant Mallett-Bauerkemper (1g), Caruso with a power-play goal,and another from Moffat made it 14-6.

Gleitz would pick up a pair and Aaron Gosch (1g) closed the doors on the 14-9 contest.

A chippy game that featured a combined 12 penalties being whisted with 5 being the roughing variety.

Ryan Grewcock stopped 40 of 54 shots in the Stampede nets while Gospordarski went 23 of 32..

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.