Summer 2017 Season Cancelled

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OTHC Members,
 
ATTENTION- OTHC Games for this Season have been Cancelled. The Rink won’t have Ice restored until August 15th, so it is not possible to fit anything in. You can be issued a Refund or Credit Forwarded to the Fall for remainder of Summer Season by contacting Revolution Ice Center(as posted in message from Rink, below).
 
Our teams are expected to return as they were Rostered in the last Winter season. There is no Draft/Mix-up of teams planned at this time. We did pick up a few new players in the Summer season that are looking to continue with the League, so teams are based on the Final numbers of participants that commit to playing by the Draft. We ask that you send an Email of intentions by Draft Date (Aug 27th), so we can plan Rosters and Schedule in advance of Sept 10th Start date for the Fall Season. …. Thanks, CB [[email protected]]
 
Message from Revolution Ice Centre
Announcement: We regret to inform you all, but we are looking as we will be down throughout July at Revolution Ice Centre. The good news is we are in the process of procuring new equipment to be installed ASAP and that is taking place shortly. This will allow us to be back up and running by mid-August.
A few have asked for refunds for leagues, programs, etc. We ask that you contact our main office during the hours of 10 AM – 2 PM, MondayFriday to discuss this. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience during this time, and we can’t wait to see you all on the ice soon!
Contact Marge at: 570-883-1100

Update Winter 2017- Playoffs

Sunday
5/21/2017
5:30pm
Summer 2017 DRAFT/Reg. (Free Open Hockey if Reg.)
6:45pm
loser Game 4
at
Loser Game 5
Game 6
Spam Cup
8:15pm
winner of Game 4
at
winner game 5
Game 7
Keilbasa Cup

 

Playoff Rules:
 
Since Tonight begins Elimination Round, we must have Overtime. As a Reminder, here is the format:
 
Overtime- Final Playoff Rounds
If a playoff game is tied after regulation time has expired, 18 min Running Clock periods of 5-on-5 will be played as Sudden Death until a winner is decided.
 
 All penalties incurred during the third period of regulation time will be in effect.
 
 
PLAYING FOR ANOTHER TEAM
Due to the balancing/Rostering of the teams and problems this presents, this cannot be allowed. You must play only your Rostered players. Penalty is a 1-0 Game forfeit. Exception would be allowed for League-Approved Goaltenders.
 
 
 
OTHC Awards:
 
We are making OTHC Great Again, and bringing back our Awards. In honor of some of our Greats that have retired from the League, we are proud to name our Trophies after them.
Due to Byes and Elimination rounds, Some of the Awards may be presented at the Dave Burke so our esteemed hosts can be there in person to hand out those Trophies.
 
Mr. Hockey/Iron Man:           The “Frank Valeski”
 (played most Decades, Senior, etc)
Voted:         (John Gabriesheski- Red Storm)
Voted:         (Jimmy Tubridy- Brewins)


Most Penalized:       The  “Goon”  
Voted:          (Bert Geoffrey- Red Storm)
 
 
Goalie or Vezina:             The “Dan Hudson”
Voted:         (Genero Passarella- SteeHeads)
 
 
Defenseman/Chuck Norris:     The “Paul Withee”  
Voted:         (Jesse Benedict- MisFits)
 
 
Best Forward/Scorer:    The “Rich Tomsho”   
Voted:         (Rick Malcom- Brewins)
 
 
Sportsmanlike/Lady Byng:      The “Paul Salvisburg”
 
Voted:         (Paul Belluci- Loons)
 
 
League MVP:          The “Heart Trophy”
 
Voted:         (Jeff Stackhouse- Squid)
 
 
7th Man:                The “Stewart Hatchell
 (Most Dedicated & Supportive)
Voted:         (Charlie Ritchie- Brewins)
 
 
Grill Master/Golden Spatula:          The “Mark Ceaser”
 
Voted:             (Ed Maghemez, aka ‘Price Chopper Ed’ – Vipers)
 Honroable Mention:   (Chris & Jamie Cole- Loons)
 
 
 
 
 
OTHC Summer Season:
Please begin letting me know that you would like to play the Summer Season….just Email me! It will be done the same way we do every fun Summer season of the past; as a Complete Re-Drafting of players by Captains. The Age limit is relaxed to +21(with all new Players mandatory Attendance at Draft). It always works out in the “Summer-Mixer” that we get to play with some different Teammates and get to know new teammates. Please let me know if questions, so I can get you on that precious Draft List!
·         OTHC Draft-  Sunday 5/21, 5:30pm (Sign-up and play Open-Hockey Draft skate free)
·         Games begin- Sunday 6/4,  6:30pm & 8:00pm
·         Sundays only- Except for July 2nd, August 6th, done by late Aug.
·         Cost is $220/$110 for Goalies.
 
 
Thanks & Good Luck Tonight!
CB
PS: anyone leaving a “P&G” Jacket behind, Marge is getting bids on it at the Rink?

Update Winter 2017- Playoffs Schedule

OTHC Members,
NOTE: Rt 315 is Closed at 84 Lumber, You must take Oak Street down to Pittston Bypass and come back up to Rt 315 just South of FNCB and Rt 315 Donut shop. Leave extra 10 Mins to take the Detour. Can’t find recent News on this, but last Year’s report still applies:  Section of Route 315 in Luzerne County to Close for the Weekend.

Moving on to round #2 Qualifier, and then Round #3 in back-to-back fashion.  Our 4/9 Make-up game will take place this Monday for a special edition of OTHC Playoffs, NHL-style. Then on Sunday, May 7th, the Teams will play through an Elimination round, with the winners moving on to the Final round. Overtime will only be played during Elimination rounds, since we need winners, and will have more time available.
You can track Standings and see the Brewins have taken their first 2 wins in the Double-Header, at:           http://www.othc35.org/index.php/standings/
 
Tailgate Fund Raiser:
 
I have gotten to know a lot of the Little Knights parents well, and all good folks there. You know many of them: Ravs, Dan Moore, Ken Gearhart, Rick Malcolm, Angel, etc… to name a few. They had been trying to brainstorm to get Fundraisers put together, and asked for my help. I just threw out– “bring us Food and our guys will support you”.
 
Well, they took me up on the offer. They want to make up a lot of Dishes, and our guys can take a night off from Hosting. The Benefit would work best if All of our guys would just Buy a plate from the Hockey Parents that would do all of the work(we just eat). Hopefully, with all of our teams combined with some of their Friends & Family it would be profitable, and we get few extra OTHC Fans.

SUNDAY May 7thLittle Knights Host Tailgating
OTHC Summer Season:
Please begin letting me know that you would like to play the Summer Season….just Email me! It will be done the same way we do every fun Summer season of the past; as a Complete Re-Drafting of players by Captains. The Age limit is relaxed to +21(with all new Players mandatory Attendance at Draft). It always works out in the “Summer-Mixer” that we get to play with some different Teammates and get to know new teammates. Please let me know if questions, so I can get you on that precious Draft List!
Thanks Guys!
 
 
 
SCHEDULE:  (Remainder of Season View)
 
Sunday
4/30/2017
5:30pm
Blue Squid
Vipers
6:45pm
Red Storm
SteelHeads
8:15pm
Brewins
SteelHeads
9:45pm
Loons
MisFits
 
Sunday
5/1/2017
Makeup from 4/9
Bye
6:30pm
Loons
Steelheads
7:45pm
Vipers
Misfits
9:00pm
Red Storm
Blue Squid
Brewins
 Playoffs TBD (Teams Re-seeded based on Points total of 1st three rounds)
5/7/2017
Bye
5:30pm
7th
at
6th (KNIGHTS to Host)
Game 1
6:45pm
5th
at
4th
Game 2
8:15pm
3rd
at
2nd (Brewins Clean)
Game 3
1st
Sunday
5/14/2017
Mother’s Day- No Early Games
6:45pm
winner Game 2
at
winner Game 3 (Storm Host)
Game 4
8:15pm
winner Game 1
at
1st
Game 5
Sunday
5/21/2017
5:30pm
Summer 2017 DRAFT/Reg. (Free Open Hockey if Reg.)
6:45pm
loser Game 4
at
Loser Game 5 (Steelheads Host)
Game 6
Spam Cup
8:15pm
winner of Game 4
at
winner game 5
Game 7
Keilbasa Cup
 
 
 
 
 
Tailgating:
 
The Loons have served up their typical dish of awesomeness!  Thanks to the Coles for waiting through the entire net to help with Clean-up and get their Crock pots back. The Blue Squid will host this Sunday 4/30; and then the Steelheads will move their hosting to one of the Final weeks of choice.
 
Thanks & Good Luck,
OTHC Commissioner
Chris Becker

Update Winter 2017, Playoffs-Schedule

OTHC Members,
The Rink has issued this statement, related to this past Sunday’s closure:
“Revolution would like to thank everyone for their time and patience while we fixed our ice issues. So far, we are holding strong and the ice is back to normal!”
So, OTHC has been given some decent Makeup slots on Monday May 1st. The Schedule is adjusted below for those Makeup games that were originally to be held on Sunday, April 9th.
Also, One last chance to join us in sending off Andy with a Going-away Party(Tonight)…. Details are Below ->
 
 
 
SCHEDULE:  (Remainder of Season View)
 
Sunday
4/16/2017
Easter- No Games
Sunday
4/23/2017
5:30pm
Red Storm
Loons
6:45pm
Blue Squid
Brewins
8:15pm
Brewins
MisFits
9:45pm
Vipers
SteelHeads
Sunday
4/30/2017
5:30pm
Blue Squid
Vipers
6:45pm
Red Storm
SteelHeads
8:15pm
Brewins
SteelHeads
9:45pm
Loons
MisFits
 
Monday
5/1/2017
Makeup from 4/9
Bye
6:30pm
Loons
Steelheads
7:45pm
Vipers
Misfits
9:00pm
Red Storm
Blue Squid
Brewins
 Playoffs TBD (Teams Re-seeded based on Points total of 1st three rounds)
Sunday
5/7/2017
Bye
5:30pm
7th
at
6th (Storm will Host)
Game 1
6:45pm
5th
at
4th
Game 2
8:15pm
3rd
at
2nd (Brewins Clean)
Game 3
1st
Sunday
5/14/2017
Mother’s Day- No Early Games
6:45pm
winner Game 2
at
winner Game 3
Game 4
8:15pm
winner Game 1
at
1st
Game 5
Sunday
5/21/2017
5:30pm
Summer 2017 DRAFT/Reg. (Free Open Hockey if Reg.)
6:45pm
loser Game 4
at
Loser Game 5
Game 6
Spam Cup
8:15pm
winner of Game 4
at
winner game 5
Game 7
Keilbasa Cup
 
 
 
Andy’s Pro Shop Retirement:
 
Join us in giving Andy a proper send-off.
 
PENALTY BOX TAVERN, Moosic, PA, TUESDAY 4/11 (Tonight!) at 9:45pm
 
Andy’s last night in the Pro Shop… we are all watching the 7:30pm Penalty Box vs Shock Game at Revo and going to The Box for an After-Party.
 
Thanks to Kevin Connell of Loons for giving us Pens Tickets. Andy, Bryan, and I are going tomorrow night(Weds)…and Kevin still has 2 Tickets available next to us? Message him on Facebook, or let me know if you want to join us.
 
Anyone know how to get announcements on the Scoreboard?
 
 
Tailgating:
 
Tailgating is back! The Loons are up next.  Steelheads will move their hosting to: Mon 5/1 or Sun 5/21, your choice?
Thanks for everyone’s Cooperation & Enjoy your Easter break,
OTHC Commissioner
Chris Becker
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Games Cancelled Tonight!

I know it’s a little late.  Kid’s Lacrosse has had me out of the house all day.  Becker needs to learn how to post here!

Rink is having problems with the compressor again.  NO GAMES TONIGHT!

Update Winter 2017, Playoffs Round 1

OTHC Members,
 
All Games will begin at 5:00pm, with a Bye for the Loons in this first round.  We’ll have Off for Easter, and a later start for Mother’s Day.
 
Get your Beards on and Get ready for the Playoffs! We’ll be playing 3 Rounds of Points-Based Round Robin, where the Higher seeds are Scheduled vs the Lower Seeds. Then we play two more rounds that whittle down the top teams that face each other in May. Best of Luck to all….
 
Please join us in sending off Andy with a Party…. Details are Below ->
 
Here are the final regular season standings:
PosTeamGPWLOTPTSGFGADiffL10Strk
11595119554784-5-1L2
215852187455195-4-1L1
315762166267-55-3-2W2
415672144144-34-4-2W3
51455414514562-4-4L1
614671135767-106-3-1L1
714410085075-253-7-0L5
 

Andy’s Pro Shop Retirement:

Join us in giving Andy a proper send-off. What do I raise to the Rafters this time?
Andy is chasing his Girlfriend to Syracuse, NY. She was relocated there for job advancement, and he will be moving up next week. This will be his last Sunday night at the Rink. He has been our faithful Equipment Manager and a fellow player for the last 3 Summer seasons. He will still be back to visit/work during big tournaments, like the Dave Burke Memorial and our Pond Hockey outing.
 
He has been an awesome Right-hand man for me, working 6 days a week since he came here with Zero Pro-Shop experience over 5 years ago. So, the question I am getting asked now, “who replaces Andy?”, is answered like this: an Army of new hires… We’ll see who rises to the top and becomes an Ace. But, None are irresponsible High School kids that most shops hire and never bother training. Christine(OTHC) already has 3 weeks Training in so far and has done 70 prs of rental Skates, and I enjoyed skated on her Sharpening, and she has just completed Riveting/Profiling. We also have Brad Williams(OTHC) player & Ref and then Quinn Gilly and Matt Szmal practicing & training; along with our intern Laura Thonus returning from University of Alabama where she became a successful Equipment Manager(Sharpening & Repairing).
 
We will miss Andy, but rest assured you will be in good hands in our Shop!
 

Tailgating:

Tailgating is back! The MisFits Delivered with Pizza.  It made for an easy job for Loons on Clean-up duty … Steelheads will host us this weekend!

Winter 2017 Week 10

Playoffs will begin next week with 3 Slots as Scheduled: 5:00pm, 6:30pm and 9:45pm slots, with the 8:00pm slot Rented out.  By Weds/Thurs we should have an Email out to all with the Schedule. If any team wants to lead off with the Food, we can Guarantee that Early timeslot, regardless of seeding(please send an Email).
 
The Remainder of the Schedule is shown below. We’ll have Off for Easter, and a later start for Mother’s Day.
 
SCHEDULE:  (Remainder of Season View)
Kitchen duty
Cleaning Duty
 
 
Sunday
4/9/2017
 
Playoffs Begin (Placeholder Schedule, Actual is TBD & only times are guaranteed)
 
5:00pm
7th Seed
1st Seed
 
6:30pm
6th Seed
2nd Seed
 
9:45pm
5th Seed
3rd Seed
 
4th Seed
 
 
Sunday
4/16/2017
 
Easter- No Games
 
 
 
 
 
Schedule below is PLACEHOLDER (Teams shown as Example only), Playoffs TBD
 
 
Sunday
4/23/2017
 
5:30pm
7th Seed
2nd Seed
 
6:45pm
3rd Seed
4th Seed
 
8:15pm
5th Seed
4th Seed
 
9:45pm
6th Seed
1st Seed
 
 
Sunday
4/30/2017
 
5:30pm
3rd Seed
6th Seed
 
6:45pm
5th Seed
1st Seed
 
8:15pm
7th Seed
*5th Seed
*Points not recorded for 5th seed
 
9:45pm
4th Seed
2nd Seed
 
 
 
 Playoffs TBD (Teams Re-seeded based on Points total of 1st three rounds)
 
5/7/2017
 
5:30pm
7th
at
6th
Game 1
 
6:45pm
5th
at
4th
Game 2
 
8:15pm
3rd
at
2nd
Game 3
 
 
 
Sunday
5/14/2017
 
Mother’s Day- No Early Games
 
 
6:45pm
winner Game 2
at
winner Game 3
Game 4
 
8:15pm
winner Game 1
at
1st
Game 5
 
 
 
 Playoffs TBD (Teams Re-seeded based on Points total of 1st three rounds)
 
Sunday
5/21/2017
 
5:30pm
Summer 2017 DRAFT
 
6:45pm
loser Game 4
at
Loser Game 5
Game 6
Spam Cup
 
8:15pm
winner of Game 4
at
winner game 5
Game 7
Keilbasa Cup
 
 
Highlights: Tribute to a good Friend:
We had a few guys drive in to see Stew Hatchell one last time before he moved back to Canada. The Steelheads dug up his old jersey and we had it all prepared it for a proper Retirement-Raising. Doug Lazecki even practiced up on “Oh Canada”, and many brought gifts. But, the music never played, and the Jersey never lifted from half-mast. We thought Stew was dead!
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 …well, there was a late-night Iron-man tournament that Saturday night, keeping him out to 4am. That was part of it, he had slept into the evening. Stew did confide that if he had attended, he probably wouldn’t be able to hold back the emotions. He asked me to pass along a heartfelt, Thank You to all his past teammates and members in the league.
Stew is an OTHC Legend and will be missed…
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Tailgating:
Tailgating is back! The Brewins did an OUTSTANDING Job with Taco Night! Thanks to MisFits for a good job on Clean-up duty … MisFits will Represent tonight.
Thank You & Enjoy a great season,
OTHC Commissioner
Chris Becker
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Update Winter 2017, Week #9 (Jersey Retirement)

OTHC Members,
 
All Games are moved up 30 Mins earlier for this week (as announced in the last Update):
 
Kitchen duty
Cleaning Duty
Sunday
3/26/2017
Bye
5:00pm
Vipers
at
Brewins
6:30pm
Steelheads
at
Brewins
 
8:00pm
Steelheads
at
Storm
9:30pm
Misfits
at
Blue Squid
Loons
 
 
 
Jersey Retirement- Stewart Hatchell #8:
 
As Bobby Becker put it so well, “I feel like there was a death in the family” which really nails my feelings (and I know I speak for the masses here). So it is with regret, I must tell you that we will be missing one of our most Senior Members. Stew Hatchell is leaving us this week, to go back home to Montreal and care for his biological family.
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 For as long as there has been an Over35 league, Stew has been a part of our hockey Family. He is more like the founding Father, as Stew embraced the whole idea when it was presented at a meeting in 2005. He became my wingman, right then and there—told me, you can count on me. And I have ever since. He took on the ugly role of Disciplinarian, but put a positive spin on that too—naming it the “Fun Police”. Also, I asked him to serve as Captain (aka- “Captain Stew’bing”) and Stew has been a solid leader until his knees wouldn’t allow regular attendance, when he didn’t want to let the guys down. Captaining the SteelHeads, Vipers, & Chiefs; he had always picked the players up and left them with a positive impression and wanting to hear more. Hearing those Stories in the Locker Room, Jokes at the Bar, or Coaching from the Bench has always been a much appreciated part of our League. Stew-iscms and sayings will be showing up on T-shirts for years to come… but for now, things will be sadly quieter.
 
Please Join us (ALL Members welcome) this Sunday in our Send-off to the big guy. We’ll Retire his Jersey and share some Beers, great Stories, and some Laughs. I suggest you wear a #8, in his Honor.
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I am welcoming Stew to play in any Game he wishes during this special evening. The Blue Squid had caught wind of this and embraced him with an honorary Roster spot in the 9:30 game. So, Photo Opp and Ceremony will be held earlier at 7:45pm.
 
 
 
 
SCHEDULE:  (Reg Season View)
Kitchen duty
Cleaning Duty
 
Sunday
3/26/2017
Bye
5:00pm
Vipers
at
Brewins
6:30pm
Steelheads
at
Brewins
 
8:00pm
Steelheads
at
Storm
9:30pm
Misfits
at
Blue Squid
Loons
Sunday
4/2/2017
5:30pm
Storm
at
Misfits
6:45pm
Blue Squid
at
MisFits
8:15pm
Brewins
at
Steelheads
9:45pm
Loons
at
Vipers
 
Highlights:
 
Please send me a brief description of exciting happenings and announcements related to our Games and League.
 
 
 
Tailgating:
 
Tailgating is back! The Vipers did an OUTSTANDING Job! Thanks Doug and Viperz…. Food was plentiful and delicious. Blue Squid made out on Clean-up duty with all of the Extras that were leftover! Thanks Guyz!
 
Thank You & Enjoy a great season,
OTHC Commissioner

Schedule change for tonight!

SCHEDULE ALERT:
 
The Original 10:15pm game (Misfits vs Loons) has been moved up to an Earlier 6:00pm slot. Refs and Scorekeepers are all notified and ready to begin at 6:00pm. The other two games after that will remain the same.
 
Sunday
2/26/2017
Bye
6:00pm
Misfits
at
Loons
7:30pm
Blue Squid
at
Brewins
8:45pm
Steelheads
at
Vipers
Storm