Throwback Thursday #tbt

Throwback Thursday #tbt

This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Patrick Merrill.

1st overall draft pick of the 2002 entry draft by the Toronto Rock.

NLL Career:

2003-07 Toronto Rock

2008-10 New York/Orlando Titans

2011-17 Toronto Rock

Regular Season:

GP 194, G 18, A 65, Pts. 83, LB 813, PM 570


GP 26, G 4, A 10, Pts. 14, LB 103, PM 64.

Played Major Series Lacrosse for the Brampton Excelsiors and the Six Nations Chiefs.

National Lacrosse League:

Won 3 Champions Cups (Toronto 2003, 2005, 2011)

Major Series Lacrosse:

Won 4 Mann Cups… 3 with the Brampton Excelsiors (2008,2009, 2011) and one with the Six Nations Chiefs (2014)

2015 Named head coach of the OJALL Six Nations Arrows

2017 won the Minto Cup as Head Coach of the Six Nations Arrows

2017 Coach of the Year (Six Nations Arrows)

Named the first coach and General Manager of the San Diego Seals April 3rd, 2018.

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.