1. Paris RiverWolves (7-1)
With their victory over the previously undefeated Whitby Steelhawks, Paris has shown they are ready to challenge for the ALL Cup. Great defense, and solid goaltending will bring them a long way.
2. Whitby Steelhawks (7-1)
A very decisive win over the Peterborough Timbermen on Friday night had them looking unbeatable, but suffering their first loss to the RiverWolves have shown this team, while still a powerhouse, can be beaten.
3. St. Catharines Shockwave (3-4)
A strong win over the Oshawa Outlaws has this team moving up in the rankings. Good work by their special teams, as well as a balanced attack has them moving towards the top of the league. The defense is starting to show signs of the way they played in their championship run of last year.
4. Peterborough Timbermen (4-4)
Two lopsided losses, as well as having trouble fielding a full team has had the Timbermen drop in the rankings this week. The loss of their captain and leader Mark Vradenburg has proved to be very influential in their misfortunes, and hopefully a new leader will step up to help right the ship.
5. Oshawa Outlaws (3-5)
The Outlaws split their two games this weekend. A convincing victory over the Monarchs showed the talent of the team when they didn’t get in penalty trouble. The next day against St. Catharines had them revert back to old habits, and were beaten by giving up powerplay goals as well as shorthanded goals.
6. Six Nations Snipers (1-6)
Finally the monkey is off their backs with a strong win over the Peterborough Timbermen. The Snipers have been close to victory on other occasions, but were never able to put together a sixty minute game, this time they were. A strong fourth quarter sealed their first victory of the year.
7. Toronto Monarchs (2-6)
The Monarchs had a another rough outing against the Oshawa Outlaws, and are looking for a more balanced scoring attack. Defense has been good, but not consistent, and with a few adjustments should get back in the win category.
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 10 years ago. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob had 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).
Mr. Groob 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.