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
110721154025157-2-1W1
210631136043176-3-1W2
310442103739-24-4-2L1
4103439363603-4-3OT2
51046083553-184-6-0L1
61035282529-43-5-2OT1
71036173846-83-6-1L2
 

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
 

Special Night out at the Lake

Please Join us at the former Ehrhardt’s/ Silver Birches-  The Dock on Wallenpaupack, Sat Feb 25th, from 7:00pm, and for the entire evening.

Poco ‘No’ Pond Hockey Outing:

Wally Ice Fest Crew
Hockey Week Across America continues through the Weekend. We may not have Ice to skate on, but we’ll still have Ice in our drinks for our “After-Party”
 
It’s WEAR YOUR JERSEY DAY!
$2 Draft Specials on Yuengling & Coors
Accuracy Shooting Contest on the Deck
Corn Hole Tournament on the Deck
Hat Trick Hockey will provide some Prizes for Contest winners
Our Ice Crew will be on-hand w/Information on next year’s plans.

Entertainment:

Eric Rudy is Rockin’ The Dock Saturday Feb 25th from 8pm – to Midnight
with special guest appearances by; 
Bob Tellefsen, Jim Simpson, Justin Sollenne, and our own Fan Favorite- Jason Hoffman! 
 
Stadium Series Game will be Televised-   Pen vs Flyers Game on @ 8:00pm
 

Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day encourages hockey fans across the country to throw on their favorite hockey jersey and share a photo on social media using #HockeyJerseyDay.


Sport your favorite jersey for inclusion in the night’s specials!
 
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Hope to see a lot of familiar faces,
CB

Hockey Weekend Across America

Hockey Week Across America begins Sunday (Feb. 19) and runs through Feb. 26. Typically a weekend celebration, USA Hockey expanded the initiative to a week this year in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Hockey Weekend Across America. Started in 2008 by USA Hockey, HWAA is an effort to celebrate the game of hockey and those involved at all levels and also expose the game to new audiences. This year’s week-long celebration includes a special theme for each day, including the traditional themes of Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day (Friday), Try Hockey Day (Saturday) and Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes (Sunday), but this year also includes individual days to salute players (Monday), coaches (Tuesday), officials (Wednesday) and local rinks (Thursday).Interested in hosting a Try Hockey for Free event? Click here for more information or to register.

Source: Hockey Weekend Across America

Special Bulletin- Pond Hockey invite & Wally Ice Fest Tournament

OTHC Members,
 
No Games this weekend, and nobody responded for a Super Sunday skate at Rink. So, Here is a Special Invitation to ALL Members, new and old. Come play some Pond Hockey at Becker’s place.  All details below…>>>
 
Super Bowl Sunday Skate:
 
CANCELLED– Lack of Participation…. Only Jay Baron & Tony Beaudry responded. Sorry guys!
 
 
 
Pond Hockey:
We’ll be skating both days this weekend(all afternoon, into darkness), and a lot of folks will be in/out. Come on your own Time/Terms to Becker’s Pond of Dreams in Pike County.
    Just drop-in, address is 226 Egypt Rd, Tafton.
BYOB, and bring a Snack something for Grilling…I still have some Dogs in Freezer from 2009!
Just in case anyone missed my Pond Report, Ice is Good and all are Invited. Last chance to make it out to Becker’s Pond of Dreams for this season. Skating Both days…. and Football is on, in the Shed…. After-Party too!
Becker’s Pond of Dreams added 2 new photos.
2 hrs · 
POND REPORT 2/3/2017: Ducks are gone, Game On!
  > Thickness is 6 inches overall, 3 to 4 on the new ice by shoreline
  > Quality is a a 7.9 out of 10, Smooth, Gray ice
  > 3-4 inches powder covering
  > 24 degrees now, 27 Sat, climbing to 34 Sun.
Playing Sat from 2:00pm to Dark, come sooner if you want?
Super Bowl Sunday– same thing, maybe earlier start? 
 
DIRECTIONS at this Site:
 
 
 
 
 Wally Ice Fest Pond Hockey Tournament:
Go to www.wallyicefest.com and get all the info on outdoor winter Classic style hockey. This is going to be epic, you will want to be part of the very first Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament on top of Lake Wallenpaupack(Feb 25/26)!
 
We announce Go/No-Go on one week, on Feb 10th.  If Go, we have 12 of 24 teams already signed up, will sell out fast… Stay tuned into Facebook Page: 
WALLY ICE FEST
 
 
 
 
 
SCHEDULE:  (12 week View)
 
Sunday
2/5/2017
Super Bowl- No Games
Sunday
2/12/2017
8:45pm
Misfits
at
Storm
10:15pm
Vipers
at
Loons
Blue Squid
Sunday
2/19/2017
7:15pm
Loons
at
Steelheads
8:30pm
Storm
at
Blue Squid
10:00pm
Brewins
at
Misfits
Vipers
Sunday
2/26/2017
7:30pm
Blue Squid
at
Brewins
8:45pm
Steelheads
at
Vipers
10:15pm
Misfits
at
Loons
Storm
                                   
 
 
Thank You,
OTHC Commissioner