This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Stephen Hoar.
2004-2008 Rochester Knighthawks
2009-2014 Toronto Rock
2014 Philadelphia Wings
2016 New England Black Wolves
Won 2 Championships:
2007 Rochester Knighthawks
2011 Toronto Rock
GP 167, 51 G, 84 A, 135 Pts, 775 LB, 267 PM.
Regular Season: 1534-3125…47.93 %
20 GP, 4 G, 13 A, 17Pts, 95 LB, 15 PM
2006 Rochester Rattlers
2009 Toronto Nationals
Won Championship with the Toronto Nationals (2009)
21 GP, 10 G, 1 2ptG, 2 A, 13 Pts, 27 LB, 10.5 PM.
2004- 2009 Brooklin Redmen
2013- 2016 Peterborough Lakers
103 GP, 45 G, 80 A, 125 Pts.
65 GP, 12 G, 22 A, 34 Pts.
Won 1 Championship with the Peterborough Lakers (2015).
2006 – Won Gold at World Field Lacrosse Championship with Canada in London, ON
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.