Month: March 2017

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