Month: January 2017

Update Winter 2017, Week #2

OTHC Members,
 
Registration period is closed; it will be up to you to contact the Rink on your own time in order to get reinstated. Thanks to all of the many Members that have completed things!
 
Safety First!  I have been lobbied by a few of our senior members playing OTHC since 2005, so in the words of Hill Street Blues Sergeant Phil Esterhaus, “Let’s be careful out there!”. We’re all getting older and fatter, some or our +50 yr old Goalies just don’t need a 250 lb load falling on them when they are stretched out and prone to injury. So, please understand this is why everyone is sensitive around the net and #1 cause of injuries and issues. USA Hockey has strict Goalie Interference rules to help keep them safe and our Refs have noted that they will be calling it to letter of the Law. If you wrecklessly run yourself into the Crease, you go to the Box. And you show absolutely no class by Disrepecting and Snowing a Goalie! Goalies have special priviledges, but they are also sternly warned about coming out and diving at Pucks, for their own safety and wellbeing. All Players are advised not to Dive or Slide-Tackle… for easy illustration, we’ll call this the “Price Chopper Ed rule”( he corrected his enthusiastic game, after it was pointed out). Nobody wants sharp skates coming at them, and it’s never intentional (not implying it is). But the odds of injury rise with the level of one’s skates rising from accidental falls and trips. Stay in Control and don’t skate into other players.
 
You didn’t learn to drive at 60 mph, so slow down if you don’t know how to pump the brakes. Whenever a player leaves his feet (even to black a shot), they become a major trip hazard and furthermore, you become a hazard to yourself. We had Jon Rosenthal almost have his arm completely severed when he went down to block a shot, and someone skated over it. Marty Moucha had to use a belt as a tourniquette, and it wasn’t pretty. We don’t want to change his nickname to “One-Armed Ed”. And never yank down another player with you. We just had Michael Gellatt from the Knight’s top Junior team lose 6 teeth and part of his upper jaw, when another player drug him down forcefully, hitting the top of the Dasher rail on the way down. We need to avoid unnecessary falls, so again, stay in control and stay on your feet.
 
 
Super Bowl Sunday Skate:
 
Since we have so many teams not skating for the first 2 weeks of February, I am proposing a Super Sunday Skate with hosts- Vince Rodriguez and Jason Crandall. Jay is nice enough to come in and work when they would normally close, please make it worth his while. Please Pay Vinder approx $10 to $15 (or bit more if Food involved) based on how many show. From a sample at last week’s game, I had counted 12 of the first 15 guys I asked.
 
Time would be 5:45 to 7:00pm, Please Speak with/ Reply to Vince directly, so he can plan accordingly at: 
Vince R(#16 Brewins).   [email protected]
 
 
Not one word from Ben Wettstein (#9 Blue Squid) or Joel Koos(#76 SteelHeads) on Jersey Retirement?  Guys, if you are still around, please contact me.
 


  
REGISTRATION:
  • Registration Period for only first weeks: (Draft & Week #1)
    • Strict requirement that each Member come early and complete forms
    • No Un-Registered Players will be permitted to take Ice after week #1
    • If unpaid balance after week-2 (and you have not communicated to Rink); you will be removed from the Roster, and cannot take the ice.
    • If you are Injured or have not shown up yet, you must contact the Rink at [email protected] to complete Registration process TODAY
  • You may Pay by Credit Card; Cash; Check directly: Pay at the rink.
    • Price is $270
 
·         All Players must be USA Hockey Registered before taking ice. Your USA Hockey # is required and Proof of Registation must be provided at time of League Registration.
  • Everyone has an individual responsibility to complete Registration and Payment Immediately so our Club can record Stats.
 
 
 
SCHEDULE:  (12 week View)
 
Sunday
1/29/2017
Bye
7:00pm
Storm
at
Steelheads
8:15pm
Brewins
at
Vipers
9:45pm
Blue Squid
at
Misfits
Loons
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
Sunday
3/5/2017
6:30pm
Vipers
at
Misfits
8:00pm
Loons
at
Blue Squid
9:30pm
Brewins
at
Storm
Steelheads
Sunday
3/12/2017
5:00pm
Brewins
at
Loons
Moved from 4/9
6:30pm
Loons
at
Storm
8:00pm
Steelheads
at
Misfits
9:30pm
Vipers
at
Blue Squid
Sunday
3/19/2017
6:30pm
Storm
at
Vipers
8:00pm
Brewins
at
Loons
9:30pm
Blue Squid
at
Steelheads
Misfits
Sunday
3/26/2017
5:30pm
Vipers
at
Brewins
6:45pm
Steelheads
at
Brewins
moved from 2/12
8:15pm
Steelheads
at
Storm
9:45pm
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
Sunday
4/9/2017
5:30pm
Brewins
at
Loons
Moved to 3/12
Playoffs Begin (Placeholder Schedule, Actual is TBD)
5:00pm
7th Seed
1st Seed
6:30pm
6th Seed
2nd Seed
9:45pm
5th Seed
3rd Seed
Sunday
4/16/2017
Easter- No Games
 
 
                                   
Highlights:
 
Please send me a brief description of exciting happenings and announcements related to our Games and League.
 
 
 
Thank You & Enjoy a great season,
OTHC Commissioner
Chris Becker

OTHC Hockey Winter/Spring 2017 Season – Schedule

** Apologies for the late post to the website — too busy with WallyIceFest page! **
OTHC Members,
 
Welcome to another great season of Sunday Night Hockey. The Rosters and Schedule is included below….along with a Rookie Introduction which is worth reviewing for all members. For Winter/Spring 2017, the OTHC will be sticking with 7 teams. This will mean we continue to get Byes and Double-Headers. We’ll take the Byes in the first half, to avoid playing Late; and Double up as we get into March when the times begin earlier and allow a 4th Timeslot that is not extremely late. A night off from time to time is not so bad, especially during winter travel.
And in case of inclement weather, please watch your Email for Cancellations or Delays up to 4:00pm every Sunday.
 
Your Captains have blessed the Rosters for Winter 2017 and all are anxious to get back on the ice. Our Teams are Full, and we are not accepting new players at this time. We will look at adding the 8th team in the Fall. The only incomplete part is how the playoffs will shape up. Our Captains will be discussing avoiding Double-headers in the Playoffs. In any case, it’s a fun ride and I hope you enjoy the spirit and comraderie of the Old Time Hockey Club.
 
Good Luck guys …take a look at the very bottom to see what team has contracted you ->>>
 
REGISTRATION:
  • Registration Period for only first weeks: (Draft & Week #1)
    • Strict requirement that each Member come early and complete forms
    • No Un-Registered Players will be permitted to take Ice after week #1
    • If unpaid balance after week-2 (and you have not communicated to Rink); you will be rmoved from the Roster, and cannot take the ice.
  • You may Pay by Credit Card; Cash; Check directly: Pay at the rink.
    • Price is $270.
 
·         All Players must be USA Hockey Registered before taking ice. Your USA Hockey # is required and Proof of Registation must be provided at time of League Registration.
  • Everyone has an individual responsibility to complete Registration and Payment Immediately so our Club can record Stats.
JERSEYS:
OTHC League jerseys have recently changed hands to now be managed by your Captains. New members should talk to your captain about purchasing a Spare. We do uphold a Strict Requirement that all Members in the League MUST WEAR A MATCHING TEAM JERSEY WITH A UNIQUE NUMBER. All players have participated in becoming a Team Member by investing in a Team Jersey, to be fair to them and our league it is expected that new players follow suit.
SWEATER SWAP:
ATTN: Please bring your old jersey to the Pro Shop and we will try our best to get you situated with swapping to someone else’s available jersey.
SCHEDULE:
Attached is a Confirmed Schedule for the first month of Season. We play only on Sunday evenings. Realize that we will begin a little later in Jan/Feb following High School League play. Please let me know if our OTHC, Private Rental, or Select Open Hockey would work.
TAILGATING:
Each team takes their turn of hosting for ONE week during the season. Each team fully voluteers all of it’s rostered members to contribute and each guy simply brings in a dish. That team will typically play the Early game and then setup their dishes and fire-up the Grill(or Cater in dishes) right after playing. Each team has taken pride in hosting and some teams have tried to outdo others in the Grilling category… Food Hosting begins in the 2nd half of the season(around Easter) and each team will take just one turn….
VOLUNTEERS:
Your captains help collect Fees, attend Meetings, keep order on the team, and get everyone scheduled for Food & Beverages, etc.. please help them. We could always use more volunteers. We need folks to send in game highlights, participate on Fun Police committee, take part in hosting our Summer “Dave Burke Tournament”, etc… This is your Hockey Club, it is what you make of it. We would like everyone to participate and hang around to socialize with Members from other teams to get the full flavor of a Hockey Night out within this great community of guys with the same love of the game.
Thanks for Participating & Enjoy the Club,
Chris Becker
Old Time Hockey Club Commissioner
 
 
 
 
SCHEDULE: (first month)
 
Sunday
1/15/2017
Bye
6:45pm
Blue Squid
at
Vipers
 
8:15pm
Misfits
at
Steelheads
9:45pm
Storm
at
Loons
Brewins
Sunday
1/22/2017
6:30pm
Loons
at
Brewins
8:00pm
Vipers
at
Storm
9:30pm
Steelheads
at
Blue Squid
Misfits
Sunday
1/29/2017
7:00pm
Storm
at
Steelheads
8:15pm
Brewins
at
Vipers
9:45pm
Blue Squid
at
Misfits
Loons
Sunday
2/5/2017
Super Bowl- No Games
 
 

Route 315 Road Closure and Detour

Luzerne County:

The below work will take place starting on Friday, January 6 at 6 p.m. till Monday, January 9, at 6 a.m.  Work will depend on the weather.

SR 315 under I-81 as well as the ramp from SR 315 to I-81 South will be closed in order to do demolition and remove beams from the old bridge on I-81 South from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday.  The closure will be from 84 Lumber to Oak St.  A detour will be posted.

OTHC Hockey Update- Fall 2016 Finals Night!

OTHC Members,
Happy 2017!  Due to a series of playing an extended fall 2016 season and Snowed-out games, it is time to get back to Hockey. The 2017 Winter Season begins next Sunday at 6:45. You need to let us know of change of status so we can properly adjust Rosters. Captains will meet for an initial discussion before the games start this week.
 
Playoff UPDATE: The 3rd Points-Based round was concluded and Steelheads Mucked & Grinded out both games of their Double-Header earning a spot to play on Finals night. Brewins showed a flash of Shock and Awe to keep their hot streak alive. Both these teams will play in the first game of the evening. We know it’s going to be a battle to the finish and the game has already sold out. Meanwhile, the red Strom have been stagnant for nearly a month due to Byes, and Snowed-out games. Who will be left standing, and strong enough to Raise the Kielbasa Cup?
 
OTHC Night Out
This just came together for a Special private viewing of World Junior Hockey Gold medal game tonightUSA vs Canada 8:00pm – NHL channel @ Sarah Street Grill. Thanks to Dave Lapoint for putting this together. We do have more Canadian Fan representation (about 7) than USA, at this time, on our own turf…. What would Herb Brooks say? Is Tonight, our Night?
 
SCHEDULE  (Total view)
SEMI-Finals ROUND (Teams Re-seeded based on Points total of 1st three rounds)
 
 FINAL ROUND
Sunday
1/8/2017
6:15pm
SteelHeads
at
Brewins
Game 3
7:45pm
Winner Gm-3
at
Red Storm
Championship
9:15pm
Vipers/Squid
at
Loons/MisFits
Draft/ Consolation
 
 
 
Next Season 
 
OTHC Begins the Winter/Spring season on Sunday, Jan 15th
Game Times are:
6:45pm
8:15pm
9:45pm
 
Please register Early. You can get that done this Sunday night All the standard procedures as the past will stand for registration. If you are new, Please see Chris in the pro Shop.
 
 
Registration 
 
USA Hockey Registartion Required, so make sure you renew at:                  https://www.usahockeyregistration.com/login_input.action

USA Hockey Registration MUST BE COMPLETED, you will NOT be Permitted to take the Ice without Current USA Hockey credentials….No Exceptions!

 Winter 2017 OTHC Registration to be Completed for Week #1.
Registration form and USA Hockey form along with payment should be presented at your first game.
Payment is $270 for Players and $135 for Goalies. Checks are payable to ‘Revolution Ice Centre
New Players must show up for Draft Skate (9:45pm). Contact Chris Becker, beforehand.
 
 
Labatt Blue- ‘Wally Ice Fest’ Pond Hockey Tournament 
 
Start getting the Boys together! You don’t want to miss this one….. We are on the Labatts National Tour of Pond Hockey, so it will be very organized. many OTHC guys have been working behind the scene for a year and a half on this event coming to your own backyard.
We are making Ice for the Wally Ice Fest- Pocono Pond Hockey Tournament is planned on both days, Sat/Sun Jan 28/29, with backup Date of Feb. 25th/26th.
 
We plan to have 6 ice rinks placed on frozen Lake Wallenpaupack with 4 in front of The Boat House along with 2 ice rinks placed in front of Silver Birches Resort (near the golf). Yep, there is Golf and Polar Plunging and Curling Demo…and Shuttle Buses for you to not worry about driving! It’s more than Something to do.  Please register at our awesome site:
 
Loons- Steve Schuman says, “Get a Room”  and you will want to look into the Silver Birches Hockey Package at Silver Birches Resort …you must call 570-226-4388 and mention Wally Ice Fest for $99 (40% off reg rates)!  There are also rooms at Greshams lakeside (570) 226-4621  
You could probably put your skates on, in the room at Silver Birches….of course, you’ll need some awesome walking Skate Guards from Hat trick Hockey(we’ll have a Pro Shop in one of the Rooms there)!
 
I will Repeat this message with a little more detail on a separate forthcoming Email ….
 
 
Thank You,
OTHC Commissioner