Final week before playoffs!

Heading into the final week before playoffs.  Playoff schedule posted below.  Current standings can be found here.  This week’s schedule can be found on the right.  Don’t forget the make-up game at 11AM on Sunday!

Sunday

11/18/2018

Bye

5:00pm

7th Seed

2nd Seed

6:30pm

*7th Seed

1st Seed

*Points not recorded for 7th seed

8:00pm

5th Seed

4th Seed

9:30pm

6th Seed

3rd Seed

Sunday

11/25/2018

5:00pm

5th Seed

3rd Seed

6:30pm

6th Seed

1st Seed

8:00pm

6th Seed

2nd Seed

9:30pm

7th Seed

4th Seed

OTHC Welcomes New Owner

If you’re not aware, Revolution has a new owner this season.  You may have noticed the start of some improvements inside and outside of the rink.  Let’s show the new owner what OTHC is all about and remember to keep the locker rooms clean and throw out any trash.  Who knows, maybe we’ll get some better times in the future.

For updates on the rink, watch their facebook page.

 

2018 Summer Champs: The Wolverines!

Congrats to the 2018 Summer champions, the Wolverines!  It was a hard-fought game by both teams.  Wolverines were trailing in the 2nd but a comeback was sparked by not one, but TWO short-handed goals by Other Skursky.  Game winning goal scored by #8, Mike Mera (I think).

Missing from photo is Original Skursky due to being at ER getting his broken, cut finger repaired.

Enjoy your Labor Day.  Fall season starts on the 9th!

2018 Summer Championship

The season comes down to the Waterbury Wolverines facing off against the Charlestown Chiefs at 8PM on August 26, 2018!  These two teams met 3 times during the regular season with the Wolverines taking 2 of the 3 games.  All three games were close 1 or 2-goal games so we expect a game at the championship!

Details

Date Time League Season
08/26/2018 8:00 PM OTHC35+ Summer 2018 Championship

Waterbury Wolverines

Position G A H SOG PIM SA GA SV
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Charlestown Chiefs

Position G A H SOG PIM SA GA SV
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Back on the Ice!

OTHC back in action tongiht after a week of for the Burke tournament!

Just a reminder of the Old Time Hockey culture we are trying to foster, in giving the Rookies to the game a little extra room to make a play. Nobody will really remember who won the Beer league Cup in summer of 2018, but all of our members will know who the good-natured guys are, and have respect for how they play the game. That’s the Locker Room that guys want to be in, the one that is fun and shares each game as a real TEAM.

I wrote this in Summer of 2016 and it captures it best in serving as an example from how one of the Rookies that played on my team, saw the game after playing elsewhere:

“Congratulations to Brian Brown for Scoring  his first OTHC Goal last week, snapping a quick rebound in for Wolverines goal. Brian has only played for 3 years and is keeping up pace in this Summer’s high-skilled action. He spent some frustrating years playing in another league down the road and I wanted to share his enthusiasm about playing here. Letting Brian figure it out on his own, I was really happy to hear why he likes this league so much more. He went on and on about “Hotshots” and playing with selfish guys in that other league, so this was refreshing to hear.

What struck me as a breakthrough for ALL of our players here that I am proud to share with all of you, was what he said about You guys in OTHC. He said, “The better players will not be selfish and shoulder me off the puck EVERY time I get near the puck. They tend to give me a chance, where I can pass or shoot. I am telling my brother that it is worth the drive up from down Philly way.” Wow, Brian’s 3 week observation is exactly what we have emphasized in every discussion, meeting, and update over the years. So, when a complete outsider comes into our league and picks up on that, it is a tribute to our Captains and mostly our Players for playing by that standard and giving guys like Brian some room to make a play. Thank You for understanding and for also playing unselfish hockey without the drama. The refs and I have seen few penalties, and some great games….Thank You!”

          Please make sure you have a Matching Team Jersey, and a unique Jersey Number!

TONIGHT’S SCHEDULE:

8/12/2018

6:30pm

Rink 2

Charlestown Chiefs

at

Waterbury Wolverines

8:00pm

Rink 2

Hamilton Mustangs

at

Thunder Bay Bombers

TAILGATING

Chicken, corn and burgers will be supplied by the Wolverines tonight.

-CB

Summer 2018, week 3 update

OTHC Members,

 Hope everyone enjoyed their Holiday. Back to Hockey tonight at 6:30 and 8:00 for the rest of July. I would like to welcome ourRookies into OTHC summer season. We have a unique collection of newbies spread out on all our various teams and they have great things to say about the league. Announcing: Gary Myers & Rob Cruz of Mustangs, Gerald Shemanski of Chiefs, Wayne Frey, John Skursky & David Mooers of Wolverines, and Matt Considine, Chris Hartmann, and Lucas Mark(son of Alex) of the Bombers. Long-time member Alex Mark is appreciating a unique opportunity to play with his son. And speaking of long-time members, “Chewey” has made a come-back out of retirement with a new hip; to play between the pipes once again. A lot of great stories here…

This is Gary and Gerald’s first time ever playing organized Hockey. And I covered how proud I was that the Mustangs have embraced Gary and they work at developing and setting him up for big plays. Not to be outdone, we saw the Chiefs setup Gerald Shemanski the same way, and he came through with beuatiful Game-tieing & Game Winning goals under encouragement from Coach Santa & the boys in blue.

This is the culture we are trying to foster here, so please take note and give the new guys a little extra room to make a play. Nobody will really remember who won the Beer league Cup in summer of 2018, but all of our members will know who the good-natured guys are, and have respect for how they play the game. That’s the Locker Room that guys want to be in, the one that is fun and shares each game as a real TEAM.

          Please make sure you have a Matching Team Jersey, and a unique Jersey Number!

                   Stop in the Pro Shop, we may even have a Loaner…and if you borrowed one from us, PLEASE return it…Thanks.

                                A 2 min Minor for Delay of game can be called on heathens that can’t dress properly.

                                Team Captains:                    Team:         Color:

   Mike Mera-                        Wolverines    (Gold)

   Daryl ‘Santa’ Speicher-      The Chiefs     (Royal Blue)

   John Crognale-                    Mustangs      (Red)

   Vince Rodriguez-               Bombers      (Black)

REGISTRATION:

 Registration is closed. Please take care of all Payments directly Marge at the Rink Office. All Contact info is below, and you just need to Contact the Rink or myself if you have a unique situation.

 

Contact Marge at Rink if you cannot show up in person:

[email protected]

 

                 570-883-1100 (hit zero at each prompt to get a person)

PAYMENT & USA Hockey Registration MUST BE COMPLETED Before GAME #1.

Game Times are typically:Sundays, 6:30pm or 8:30pm

SCHEDULE:  (rest of summer)

OTHC Summer 2018 Schedule

cb1

Host team

Clean-up

Date

Time

Rink

Visitor

Home

7/8/2018

6:30pm

Rink 2

Charlestown Chiefs

at

Hamilton Mustangs

8:00pm

Rink 2

Waterbury Wolverines

at

Thunder Bay Bombers

7/17/2018

6:30pm

Rink 2

Waterbury Wolverines

at

Charlestown Chiefs

8:00pm

Rink 2

Thunder Bay Bombers

at

Hamilton Mustangs

7/22/2018

6:30pm

Rink 2

Waterbury Wolverines

at

Hamilton Mustangs

8:00pm

Rink 2

Charlestown Chiefs

at

Thunder Bay Bombers

7/29/2018

6:30pm

Rink 2

Hamilton Mustangs

at

Charlestown Chiefs

8:00pm

Rink 2

Thunder Bay Bombers

at

Waterbury Wolverines

Off For Dave Burke Tournament

8/12/2018

6:30pm

Rink 2

Charlestown Chiefs

at

Waterbury Wolverines

8:00pm

Rink 2

Hamilton Mustangs

at

Thunder Bay Bombers

** Playoffs (Single Elimination)

8/19/2018

6:30pm

Rink 2

4th Place

at

1st Place

Game 1

8:00pm

Rink 2

3rd Place

at

2nd Place

Game 2

8/26/2018

6:30pm

Rink 2

Consolation (Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2)

Game 3

8:00pm

Rink 2

Championship (Winner Game1 vsWinner Game 2)

Game 4

* Overtime:

5-on-5, for 5 mins of Stopped Time. Playoffs: 18 min Period of Running time, Sudden Death

** CRITERIA for Determining Playoff Standings

    2 points for a win        1 point for a tie        1 point for an OT loss

Tiebreakers:

A.       Most wins

In order of Priority

B.        Least goals allowed (GA)

(no head-to-head is considered!)

C.       Least penalty minutes (PIMs)

D.      Total goal differential (GA minus GF)

 
TAILGATING/FOOD:
 **NOTE: You may see Food assignments above, However we have not yet begun Hosting. Highlighting left in place for illustration to Captains of what Food-Hosting could be for One-Team-Each scenario if we begin on 7/17.
Many of the guys are missing the food, so we encourage everyone to bring a little something along until we can find a Food Truck or something of the sort. We are trying to get the Knights parents to come Host, and any ideas or connections to a Food Truck are appreciated. We may have each team Host at least one time. I know Danny K is ready to break out his apron.

League Chirps:

Feel free to send me anything you want to contribute anything to be shared with the rest of the Members. Even advertising for your Business, as our Members like to deal with Guys they know, and who won’t check from behind!

NOTE: For Summer season, we may not be sending regular Weekly Updates unless there is news or content to Report. If you see something, say something!

Thank You for participating in the Club,

OTHC Commissioner

Chris Becker

[email protected]

OTHC Hockey Update – Winter 2018 Finals

OTHC Members,

The Loons and MisFits face off in the Kielbasa Cup Final in this week’s 7:00pm game. These two teams have battled through 5 weeks of Playoffs to earn their place in this Game. OTHC is no cake walk on the long and winding Playoff road, we may enjoy some cake(and Sausage) after the game, but what happens on the Ice burns enough calories to stay after the game for a Slice. Earning “Beer of the Game” (incentive adopted from Brewin’s Bachman) for Loons, was Leslie Lyness who was a stone wall on D. Meanwhile in the other Semi-Final game, many different MisFits players were contributing. One of the prettiest Goals of the season was re-directed in by Joe Demanicor on a Jesse Benedict feed from the corner. The Table is set for a Great game!

All other teams are Scheduled to play in the Final week of the season for the Jerky Cup and Spam Cups. Teams have been plugged-in, so please check Schedule for May 20th  Below -> I really encourage everyone to show up for their Final game of the season, or tell their Captain if they can’t make it.

We’ll find a way to televise NHL Playoffs… so make it out for the Finals.

Good Luck Boys!

SCHEDULE:  (Entire view)

Sunday

5/20/2018

5:30pm

Brewins

at

Blue Squid

Jerky Cup

7:00pm

MisFits

at

Loons

Keilbasa Cup

8:30pm

Steel – Vipers

Mad Storm

Spam Cup

Friday

6/1/2018

8:30pm

Summer 2018 DRAFT/Skate

Sunday

6/3/2018

7:00pm

Summer 2018 season Begins

8:30pm

Same slots: No July 1st or Aug 5th


** Full Periods of Sudden death Play will take place during the Championship Game at 7:00pm

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 that is limited to 4 teams!

·         OTHC Draft-  Friday June 1st, 8:30pm (Sign-up and play Open-Hockey Draft skate free)

·         Games begin- Sunday 6/3,  6:30pm & 8:00pm

·         Sundays only- Except for July 1st, August 5th, done by late Aug.

·         Email- [email protected] by Draft Deadline 6/1

·         We are Keeping the Teams to just 4, so make sure you don’t get Shut Out?  1st that Notify, are the 1st that are Rostered and Safe

Thanks Guys!

TailGating:

Huge Thanks to all of the Teams this season that have provided Food!!!

Highlights:

Please let me know if you are interested in some extra Skating this summer.

Thanks for Participating & Enjoy the Club,

Chris Becker

OTHC Hockey Update- Winter 2018 Standings & Playoff Schedule

OTHC Members,

We have the final Standings figured out for the Seedings and the Schedule is updated with those Teams for the remainder. Tiebreakers had to be Used and “head-to-head” wins are prioritized over Goals Against and were used in determining our Standings as you see them below.

It’s the Playoffs! It’s a special time where the guys in the Locker room hold on the odds and keeping their fight alive, like the Monty Python Black Knight held on to his sword…until he had no arms. So, everyone has a good shot at an Upset and coming off a Loss with a mere Flesh wound. Hey, Best of luck to all our Teams. I came across some insightful words to take a little edge off things to get this party started:

http://www.beerleaguetalk.com/the-3-players-that-ruin-beer-league-playoffs-for-everyone-2/

(Be sure to PAUSE the Podcast Soundtrack at the top of Page, just under Menu button for “BLOG”)

The Closing line is one nobody can dispute:

“On the real…let’s all settle down & have a beer or three because at the end of the game, winning a trophy or not, it’s all about having brewskies with the boys (or ladies)!”

Speaking of the Boys, I want to Thank everyone for showing the colors and support for The Humboldt Broncos. Even the Refs wore green & gold armbands in their honor. Carl Karaska, Eric Pucilowski, Chris Novrocki, & Lance Tost all contributed ideas and helped us setup the NHL Playoffs Bracket. Track it at:

 https://bracketchallenge.nhl.com/leagues/nepa-hockey-leagues

It’s 10 bucks is all. This will be treated as a 50/50. The other 50% serves as a Donation to the Humboldt Broncos Junior Hockey players Go Fund me account. Again if you want in, set up your account, stop in and pay at the shop! Those who don’t pay just wont be included on the cash side of things. Hat Trick Hockey Pro Shop will also sweeten pot with some prizes for Paid participants like Hats, Sex Wax, Tape, Sharpenings, and T30 composite stick

LET’S DO THIS HOCKEY!

**Regular Season Standings:

Pos

Team

GP

W

L

OT

PTS

1

Brewins

9

6

1

2

14

2

Steelheads

9

4

3

2

10

3

Blue Squid

9

4

3

2

10

4

Vipers

9

4

4

1

9

5

Misfits

9

3

6

2

8

6

Mad Storm

9

3

6

0

6

7

Loons

9

2

5

2

6

** CRITERIA for Determining Playoff Standings

Scoring for each round robin game will be as follows:

    2 points for a win        1 point for a tie        1 point for an OT loss

In the event of a tie in points scored the following tiebreakers will be used:

A.       Most wins

B.        Head to Head of teams tied if applicable

C.        Least Goals Allowed (becomes important in Playoffs!!)

D.       Total goal differential (GA minus GF)

E.        Least penalty minutes

SCHEDULE:  (Entire view)

Sunday

4/15/2018

Food

Playoffs Begin (3 rounds of Points-based System)

Steelheads

5:30pm

Loons

Steelheads

Storm

7:00pm

*Loons

Brewins

*Points not recorded for 7th seed

8:30pm

Misfits

Vipers

10:00pm

Storm

Blue Squid

Sunday

4/22/2018

5:30pm

MisFits

Blue Squid

(Little Knights)

7:00pm

Storm

Brewins

Vipers

8:30pm

Storm

Steelheads

10:00pm

Loons

Vipers

4/29/2018

5:30pm

Loons

Blue Squid

Bye

Loons

7:00pm

MisFits

Brewins

SteelHeads

8:30pm

Vipers

Steelheads

6th seed

 Playoffs TBD (Teams Re-seeded based on Points total of 1st three rounds)

Sunday

5/6/2018

5:30pm

7th

at

6th

Game 1

Storm

7:00pm

5th

at

2nd

Game 2

MisFits

8:30pm

4th

at

3rd

Game 3

Bye

1st Seed

Weds

5/9/2018

9:00pm

(TENTATIVE) Summer 2018 DRAFT/Skate (see 6/1)

Sunday

5/13/2018

Mother’s Day- No Early Games

7:00pm

winner Game 1

at

1st Seed

Game 4

8:30pm

winner Game 2

at

winner Game 3

Game 5

Sunday

5/20/2018

5:30pm

Loser Game 2

at

Loser Game 3

Game 6

7:00pm

winner Game 5

at

winner of Game 4

Game 7

Keilbasa Cup

8:30pm

Loser Game 1

winner of Game 6

Game 8

Spam Cup

Friday

6/1/2018

8:30pm

Summer 2018 DRAFT/Skate

Sunday

6/3/2018

7:00pm

Summer 2018 season Begins

8:30pm

Same slots: No July 1st or Aug 5th

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 that is limited to 4 teams!

·         OTHC Draft-  Friday June 1st, 8:30pm (Sign-up and play Open-Hockey Draft skate free)

·         Games begin- Sunday 6/3,  6:30pm & 8:00pm

·         Sundays only- Except for July 1st, August 5th, done by late Aug.

·         Email- [email protected] by Draft Deadline 6/1

·          Thanks Guys!

TailGating:

Storm have Clean-up Duty this week…. Thanks to the Blue Squid for an awesome Hosting of providing 24 feet of glorious Cangiano’s Subs. Let’s see what the SteelHeads rustle up with short notice. The Schedule for Playoffs forces us to swap Loons & Steelheads Hosting.

On 4/22 Little Knights will Host. All teams take one turn, make it a good one….Thanks!

Highlights:

Please send me a brief description of exciting happenings and announcements related to our Games and League.

Thanks for Participating & Enjoy the Club,

Chris Becker