This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Scott Ranger.
Ranger was drafted by the San Jose Stealth in 2003, but only played nine games over two seasons. Ranger signed with the Calgary Roughnecks before the 2007 season, and led the team in scoring in his first season.
Ranger was also the team captain for the Victoria Shamrocks in the WLA. Scott was named league MVP in 2011, and team MVP in both 2011 and 2012, when he led not only his former Nanaimo Timbermen team but the league in scoring.
National Lacrosse League (NLL) Career:
2004-05 San Jose Stealth
2007-14 Calgary Roughnecks
NLL Regular Season Statistics:
GP 127, G 176, A 241, Pts. 417, LB 356, PM 68.
GP 17, G 27, A 26, Pts. 53, LB 28, PM 6.
Won Champions Cup in 2009 with the Calgary Roughnecks.
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.