The 1985 IBLA Super Series: Canada vs. USA 2nd Spectrum Game

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1985 IBLA Super Series game between Team Canada and Team USA from the Spectrum in Philadelphia.

This was the second game between Team Canada and Team USA in the Spectrum, and the last game of the Super Series, with the Canadians bolstering their lineup throughout the series, becoming more and more dominant.

An all out riot was narrowly averted, when fans showed there displeasure with the game by throwing chairs, full beers, and a host of other projectiles at the end of the game.

Canada took this Super Series 7-1 with the only USA win coming in game one at the Spectrum.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this game in it’s entirety.

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 10 years ago. Through the podcasts, he made an association with Kevin Neibauer of Lax Philly, who convinced him to come on board and write for them. The rest 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.

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’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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