This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Colin Doyle.
- 1998 Ontario Raiders
- 1999-2006 Toronto Rock
- 2007-2009 San Jose Stealth
- 2010-2016 Toronto Rock
Won 6 Champions Cups all with the Toronto Rock (’99,’00,’02,’03,’05,’11)
NLL Regular Season Statistics:
GP 266, G 527, A 857, Pts. 1384, LB 1023, PM 305.
GP 33, G 60, A 82, Pts. 142, LB 145, PM 16
Major Series Lacrosse/Western Lacrosse Association Career:
Doyle has been a Mann Cup winner with both a WLA team and an MSL team.
- 2001 – Member of Coquitlam Adanacs, winners of the Mann Cup, WLA champions
- 2003 – Member of Brampton Excelsiors (MSL), finalists in the Mann Cup, MSL champions
- 2007 – Member of Coquitlam Adanacs, finalists in the Mann Cup, WLA champions
- 2008 – Member of Brampton Excelsiors (MSL), winners of the Mann Cup, MSL champions
- 2009 – Member of Brampton Excelsiors (MSL), winners of the Mann Cup, MSL champions
- 2013 – Member of Six Nations Chiefs, winners of the Mann Cup, MSL champions
- 2014 – Member of Six Nations Chiefs, winners of the Mann Cup, MSL champions
Major League Lacrosse Career:
- 2008 Rochester Rattlers
- 2009 Toronto Nationals
Won Championships with both teams
- 2002 – Member of Team Canada, finalists in the Heritage Cup and World Lacrosse Championship
- 2003 – Member of Team Canada, winners of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Hamilton, Ontario
- 2004 – Member of Team Canada, winners of the Heritage Cup
- 2006 – Member of Team Canada, winners of the World Lacrosse Championship in London, Ontario
Awards and Acknowledgements:
- NLL Rookie of the Year 1998
- NLLFirst Team All-Star 2009, 2012
- NLL Champions Cup MVP 1999, 2002, 2005
- National Lacrosse League MVP 2005
- Named Captain of the Toronto Rock 2010-2016
- Rock Jersey Number Retired in 2017
- Co-offensive coordinator of the Toronto Rock with Rusty Kruger – 2021/22
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.