Month: December 2016

Fall 2016 Playoff Update Dec 18th

OTHC Members,
Playoff STANDINGS are Updated/ Posted Below->  All Games expected to be on time tonight.
Playoff UPDATE: The 3rd Points-Based round has one more Game(early Game for SteelHeads) to be completed. We have many close finishes in the middle of the pack, so the outcome of this last game could have implications on how the Squid and Loons will finish. Because the “Goals Allowed(GA)” becomes an important determining factor, it could change things if the Steelheads lose by 4 or more Goals.
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For Tonight’s schedule(below) you will see Two Options for the Teams playing in the 8:15 and 9:30pm games. 4th and 5th place depend on whether the Steelheads Win/Lose in the 6:00pm game.  The Blue Squid will be present for the 8:15 game and are prepared to wait if they must to play the Brewins at 9:30, as they earned the position to play the Lowest Seed. The Loons determine their own destiny and hope the chance to stay alive. Over-Time format will now shift in this Final Round(12/18 & 1/8) of play to a Sudden-Death format. Here is a good look at your Schedule for tonight:
SCHEDULE  (Total view)
SEMI-Finals ROUND (Teams Re-seeded based on Points total of 1st three rounds)
 
SEMI-Finals ROUND (Teams Re-seeded based on Points total of 1st three rounds)
Sunday
12/18/2016
Option-1 Steelheads win and stay in 4th
7:00pm
          Loons
 
Steelheads (2)
*Points not recorded for Loons
8:15pm
Vipers (3)
at
Steelheads (4)
Game 1
9:30pm
Squid (5)
at
Brewins (2)
Game 2
1st place (Bye)
Storm
 
Option-2 Steelheads Lose by more than 4 goals, moving them down to 6th
8:15pm
Vipers (3)
at
Squid (4)
Game 1
 
9:30pm
Loons (5)
at
Brewins (2)
Game 2
 
 
 FINAL ROUND
Sunday
1/8/2017
6:15pm
Winner Gm-2
at
Winner Gm-1
Game 3
7:45pm
Winner Gm-3
at
Red Storm
Championship
9:15pm
7th seed
at
6th Seed
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
D.       Total goal differential (GA minus GF)
E.        Least penalty minutes
 
 
 

OTHC – FALL 2016 STANDINGS

PLAYOFFS (ROUND 3)

Pos
Team
GP
W
L
OT
PTS
GF
GA
Diff
1
3
3
0
0
6
19
12
7
2
3
2
1
0
4
14
7
7
3
3
2
1
0
4
14
11
3
*4
2
1
1
0
2
6
9
-3
*5
3
1
2
0
2
8
13
-5
*6
3
1
2
0
2
9
12
-3
7
3
0
3
0
0
12
18
-6
 
*Pending outcome of early Game
 
 
Loons need a Goalie 
 
Please Reply to Captain Paul if you can help out in Nets, in the 7:00pm game!
 
Paul Bellucci <[email protected]>
 
 
Banquet / Awards 
 
No replies or interest shown… please bring your own Christmas Cheer… You get an award, and You get an award, … everyone gets an award for being awesome. In absence of our members voting, I have some of my own Awarding to do, that all will surely agree with:
 
 One Award that is an easy choice is Commissioner’s Appointment as IronmanTed Hosler, in his first season as a Captain he has kept the Steelheads swimming upstream. After picking up a broken team with 4 missing players, he managed to put all the pieces in place, in 2nd place for regular season…and dropping a few notches to 4th seed in Playoffs. While some of the team are out big game hunting and spawning around, #26 will rally the troops for a real challenge this week, in the face of elimination.
 
Honorable mention is a tie going to two Goalies- Jason Hoffman and Charlie-Chuck Ritchie. These guys helped get the Loons through a season with their regular Randy Heller. Not only that, but they back-up anyone else that can’t make it. Solid guys, they both can be counted on, to be at the rink Hours before the actual game.
 
“Goalie Who Always Shows Up” Guy
We all know that goalies and referees are a necessary evil in Beer League. Yes, goalies can be weird but it balances out. You put up with them being weird and they show up so you can play a weekly beer league game. In all seriousness, goalies put up with a lot of crap from players. Each game they likely see at least 4 breakaways, multiple 2 on 1’s, and countless giveaways to opposing snipers in the slot. Finding a goalie that always shows up and doesn’t threaten to kill every d-guy on the team each game is critical to becoming the ultimate beer league team. There is only 1 thing that’s more important than “Goalie Who Always Shows Up” Guy.
 
7th Man Award (Blue Squid)-In case you are unfamiliar, “great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice”    Daryl Speicher has been a big part of keeping the Squid alive. Playing through affliction, “Santa’s got the Gout” has been heard too often this season, so he hobbled into the locker room the last few weeks with tender, swollen feet. Then, was able to get the skates laced, only to step in front of a Clapper…taking it, where else? You guessed it, right on the “G” in his Grafs, or is that for the Gout? He is solid on the forecheck and gets in the way a lot…in a Good way, the Shot-blocking way.  Santa has a lot in his Lap, with busy schedule this time of year, but he’s the first one to type the “In” response back to Captain JK.
 
With the above announcements, I urge the Captains to follow suit and get back to me with their choices for “7th Man” on their teams. I will also ask that all members send me Votes for the following:
·        Lady Byng, most sportsmanlike=
·        Chuck Norris, best D=
·        Hatchell best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey=
·        Vezina, best G=
·        Calder, best R=
·        Rocket Richard, Top scorer=
·        Conn Smythe, MVP=
 
 
Tailgating / Locker Room Talk 
 
Well, maybe we should add one more to the above choices?
 
The “Always Brings Beer” Guy
Does anything need to be said about this guy? This guy is a cornerstone of the team. He loves hockey, he loves his team, and he shows his appreciation by bringing the adult league nectar of the gods…. Beer!  
 
Something was said, by ‘Danny Elbows’-    “Donated beer leftovers to the Brewins this week.  Some of these were in there.  Just sayin…”

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“A few years ago, I began noticing many of my friends and family members giving up traditional soda for flavored sparkling water,” said Canadian Mike, OTHC member and part of the innovation team behind Truly Spiked & Sparkling. “I started playing around with alcoholic versions as a side project over a year ago, realizing there was a need for something clean, crisp and sparkling, like traditional sparkling water, but for times when you want to imbibe! After much experimentation, we created the recipe for Truly Spiked & Sparkling and knew we had something great – refreshing, with a hint of fruit, but doesn’t fill you up or break the calorie bank.”
 
 
Thank You,
OTHC Commissioner
Chris Becker

All Games are Cancelled for Tonight!

All Games are Cancelled for Tonight!

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I called around to Captains, Goalies, the Rink and many were uncertain of what the right course was for tonight. Just a few last calls from others stating it is already bad by them; and the Snowfall rates expected to be up to 1 inch/Hr, could mean a dangerous ride home. Also being playoffs, we would prefer that all teams have their players, etc… Hence our safe decision to Cancel.
 
WEATHER ADVISORY

The winter weather advisory is now in effect for all of central NY and northeast PA.
The advisory ends at noon Monday. Flurries have started over the area now. Snow will remain light this afternoon with accumulations up to 5 PM of less than an inch. Snow totals are expected to be 3 to 6 inches falling mostly tonight. Snowfall rates will be half an inch to an inch an hour. This will cause slippery roads tonight into Monday.
For the latest forecast go to our web site. www.weather.gov/bgm Click on your location on the map or put in your zip or city/state in the top left box.
 
We will get back to you in a few days after we can figure out a backup plan. We will have Games in the expected TimeSlots for next Sunday, 12/18.
 
Thanks,
OTHC Commissioner
Chris Becker