This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Cam Woods.
Woods was drafted 18th overall to the Boston Blazers in 1997.
2000-03 Albany Attack
2004-06 San Jose Stealth
2007 Chicago Shamrox
2008-14 Toronto Rock
Cam Woods tied with Taylor Wray for the Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2004, and was a four time all star (2002, 2004, 2007, 2009).
Cam was named captain in his second season with the Albany Attack and then served as team captain for the next 7 seasons (3 Albany, 3 San Jose, 1 Chicago) before being traded to Toronto.
Woods won his first NLL champions cup in 2011 with the Toronto Rock, to go along with his 2 Mann cups (2000 Brooklin Redmen, 2008 Brampton Excelsiors).
Woods announced his retirement from the NLL shortly before the 2014 NLL season, then came out of retirement to sign a practice roster agreement with the Toronto Rock on March 20, 2014.
Woods represented Canada playing in the World Indoor games, the Heritage Cup, and at the World Field Lacrosse Championships in Perth, Australia. Woods was known for having a shot of 110mph.
NLL Regular Season Statistics:
GP 207, G 57, A 118, Pts. 175, LB 1371, PM 414.
GP 12, G 1, A 6, Pts. 7, LB 61, PM 14.
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.