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