Wings Year Deux

The National Lacrosse League has been in existence for many years. The Philadelphia Wings were the most dominating franchise in league history with no fewer than six Championships.

The franchise shuttled out of Philadelphia and went to Uncasville and were the New England Black Wolves.

A hotbed of lacrosse, the Philadelphia faithful suffered through five seasons without a team they could embrace.

The league is in a major expansion mode and opted to bring the brand back to Philadelphia.

An expansion team that suffered growing pains posted a 4-14 record in its inaugural campaign.

Season two is upon us and the roster has been released. So, let’s see how it breaks down.

Some of the biggest names in the game are on the roster. Starting with Trevor Baptiste.

A New Jersey native who was part of the University of Denver winning the NCAA title. Trevor has played in World Games and is regarded as the best face-off man in several leagues.

A few more local products do the roster. Anthony Joaquim, a St. Joe’s product, Kevin Crowley, a Canadian who lives and runs a business here in Philly.

Matt Rambo, a true Philadelphian, is a polarizing character. Always with a smile, a great ambassador of the “Creator’s Game”

Improvement should be their find… buoyed by what may be the most loyal fan base in any sport, the Wings put on the best show in pro sports.

Do you like basketball? Do you like hockey? Do you like to party? The Wings supply a mix of all those components.                   

Come to a game, show up for the post-game event, meet Coaches, players and meet the nicest athletes you will ever meet!

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

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.



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