Throwback Thursday #tbt

This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Phil “Flip” Sanderson

Drafted 56th overall by the Rochester Knighthawks in 1997

  • 2000-03 Albany Attack
  • 2004-San Jose Stealth
  • 2005-07 Toronto Rock
  • 2007-10 Buffalo Bandits
  • 2010-12 Toronto Rock

NLL Regular Season Statistics:

GP 192, G 25, A 95, Pts. 123, LB 1266, PM 286

NLL Playoffs:

GP 17, G 3, A 2, Pts. 5, LB 88, PM 15

Sanderson won 3 NLL Champions Cups:

  • 2005 Toronto Rock
  • 2008 Buffalo Bandits
  • 2011 Toronto Rock

Won 2 Minto Cups with the Orangeville Northmen

Won 3 Mann Cups with the Brampton Excelsiors

Member of the 2009 Toronto Nationals MLL Championship team

Inducted in the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2020.

Don’t forget to check out Gary and his co-host Candid Frank Stanisci’s weekly Lacrosse talk show…”NLL Lacrosse Talk” . This past week’s guest was Amber Hill of Athletes Unlimited, Syracuse Orange, Syracuse University, and the Haudenosaunee Natoinals

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, 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.

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