Throwback Thursday #tbt
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
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, he made an association with Kevin Neibauer of Lax Philly, who convinced him to come on board and write for them. The rest 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.
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’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.