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

2 comments

  1. Hey ,Lance. I have been pretty good lately since I graduated from the Othc safety certification class LOL, btw our mascot Stew used to tell us if we’re down 2 goals , we would only need 2 shots to tie the game, I didn’t know what he meant back then. lol

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