Recap Of Day 3 Of The Minto Cup

Game One:

Burlington Blaze (3-0) vs. Coquitlam Adanacs (2-1)

In a battle of the heavyweights, Burlington got off to a fast start jumping out to a 3-0 lead 8:00 into the game.  Jack Cask was spectacular in net for Coquitlam making 17 saves in the first period.  Coquitlam pushed the tempo in the second getting within one goal before Zack Thompson and Cameron York restored Burlington’s three goal lead.  Deacan Knott was equally as impressive in the Blaze net making 16 saves in the second.

Coquitlam pushed hard in the third but Deacan Knott and a strong Burlington defense were able to hold off the Adanacs charge, for the victory.

Final score, Burlington 10 Coquitlam 8.

Shots on goal favored Coquitlam 52-44.

With the victory Burlington heads to the Minto Cup final, while Coquitlam will head to the semi-final.

Game Two:

Edmonton Miners (1-2)   vs.   Calgary Mountaineers (0-3)

The Edmonton Miners qualified for the semi-final against the Coquitlam Adanacs by defeating the Calgary Mountaineers 12-10.

Calgary got off to a good start jumping out to a 5-1 first period lead before the Miners would mount a comeback.  The second period saw both teams match each other stride for stride with Calgary still with a two goal lead.

In the third period Edmonton’s Kean Moon scored a natural hat-trick en route to a 5-1 period, and a Miners 12-10 victory.

Shots on goal were 58-51 in favor of Calgary.

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.