This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Sid Smith
Drafted #1 overall in the 2009 draft by the Rochester Knighthawks.
2010-2018 Rochester Knighthawks
Was appointed Captain in the 2013 season .
Won three Champions Cups with the Knighthawks (2012, 2013, 2014)
GP 138, G 4, A 24, Pts. 28, PM 165, LB 622.
GP 19, G 0, A 6, Pts. 6, PM 18, LB 74.
Drafted 6th overall by the Toronto Nationals in 2009.
2009 Toronto Nationals
2011 Hamilton Nationals
2013 Hamilton Nationals
*was on the Toronto Nationals Roster in 2010 but appeared in no games.
MLL Champions in 2009 (Toronto Nationals)
2010-2018 Six Nations Chiefs
*did not appear in any games in 2018.
G 76, G 4, A 16, Pts. 20, PM 134.
G 90, G 1, A 11, Pts. 12, PM 160
MSL Champions in 2013, 2014, 2016.
Mann Cup Champions in 2013, 2014, 2016.
There was never an official retirement statement from Sid, but with Knee injuries, he hasn’t played since 2018.
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.