This week is Colin “Popeye” Doyle
1998 Ontario Raiders
1999-2006 Toronto Rock
2007-2009 San Jose Stealth
2010-2016 Toronto Rock
266 GP, 527 G, 857 A, 1384 Pts, 1023 LB, 305 PM.
33 GP, 60 G, 82 A, 142 Pts, 145 LB, 16 PM.
1998 Rookie of the Year
Won 6 Champions Cups with the Toronto Rock (99, 00, 02, 03, 05, 11)
Named Captain of the Toronto Rock in 2010.
MVP of the Champions Cup Game 3 times.
League MVP in 2005.
Selected 10 times as an NLL All-Star.
2008 Rochester Rattlers (Won Championship)
2009 Toronto Nationals (Won Championship)
Colin was in 7 Mann Cup finals, winning 5 of them:
2001 Coquitlam Adanacs
2008 Brampton Excelsiors
2009 Brampton Excelsiors
2013 Six Nations Chiefs
2014 Six Nations Chiefs
International Lacrosse Career:
Member of Team Canada
2002 Finalists in Heritage Cup and World Lacrosse Championship
2003 Winners of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Hamilton, Ontario
2004 Winners of the Heritage Cup
2006 Winners of the World Lacrosse Championship in London, Ontario.
Retired from Professional Lacrosse November 9th, 2016.
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.