Category: Alert!

OTHC HOCKEY UPDATE- Winter 2018 week #7…Games are 30 mins Earlier!

OTHC Members,

SCHEDULING ALERTAll Games are moved up by 30 Minutes!  Referees & Scorekeepers are already in place for the 5:00pm start for Tonight, and Captains of Early games are amenable, so we can get everyone an earlier start, since so many folks were already following an incorrect time change See Schedule below ->

 Doug and The Vipers are all set for Hosting Tailgating tonight, so we welcome everyone to join in. A lot of guys wanted us to ring back the Food, and the Vipers are showing us how it’s done. Please keep it to the Lobby and don’t take food all over the building and into the Locker Rooms. Please lend a small hand in keeping things clean and not leaving messes that ruin a good thing for everyone. Besides Cleaning, The whole idea is to socialize as a Club and promote camaraderie in OTHC.

Remember there is always one team dedicated on Clean-up, which if the whole teams pitches in, take only 5 mins…Thanks for Listening!

 

SCHEDULE:  (to April)

SCHEDULING ALERT: The Schedule below in RED indicates the change has been made & confirmed by Refs & Rink

Sunday

3/11/2018

5:00pm

Storm

at

Vipers

6:30pm

Storm

Misfits

8:00pm

Brewins

at

Loons

9:30pm

Blue Squid

at

Steelheads

Sunday

3/18/2018

7:15pm

Brewins

at

Blue Squid

8:30pm

Steelheads

at

Misfits

10:00pm

Loons

at

Storm

Vipers

Sunday

3/25/2018

5:30pm

Blue Squid

at

Misfits

7:00pm

Vipers

at

Steelheads

8:30pm

Vipers

Loons

10:00pm

Brewins

at

Storm

Sunday

4/1/2018

Easter Sunday– No Games

Sunday

4/8/2018

Playoffs Begin (Placeholder Schedule, Actual is TBD)

5:30pm

7th Seed

3rd Seed

Bye

8:45pm

5th Seed

1st Seed

10:15pm

4th Seed

2nd Seed

6th seed

TailGating:

Blue Squid on CLEAN_UP DUTY Tonight, Then they will Host Next Sunday.
Loons will take Clean-up Duty next weekend.
Thanks for everyone’s Cooperation in bringing back a great Tradition in our league. It’s a unique privelidge and a fun time to socialize and catch-up with other teams. We really want to get players out of secluded locker Rooms and share a Beer with Club members across the entire league!

 

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

Old Time Hockey Club Commissioner

[email protected]

We have ICE!

OTHC Members,
 
Welcome Back to Hockey for the Fall 2017 season. The Cooling Tower is back up, and the Ice is going down! The first 3 weeks of the Schedule is all set and listed below, but the Rosters will depend on You. We need to hear from all of our Members so that we can get your Roster spot reserved and the Teams all set. All new Players must show up to the Draft Skate, Returning players are recommended to get Registered at the Draft; and Must send an Email to League Commissioner by Labor Day. We expect to have 7 teams, and will play some Double-Headers in the 1st half, with much earlier Timeslots, and then conveniently serve some Byes for nights off.
 
Please Register at the Draft Skate on Sept 6th, if you cannot attend, you can fill out the Attached Registration Form and Email it, along with USA Hockey proof directly to:  [email protected]
 
Here are more Registration details>>>
 
 
REGISTRATION:
 
 USA Hockey expires on 8/31, so make sure you renew at:                  https://www.usahockeyregistration.com/

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

 Fall 2017 OTHC Registration Form to be Completed for Week #1. This Form is Attached for your convenience.
It can easily be filled out and brought with you on Draft nights. That will save time. In addition, Players must register for the new year which begins/ends August 31st with USA Hockey.
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
 
 
Refund/Credits from Summer League:
 
The Rink needs to settle any outstanding Refunds/Credits remaining from unplayed Games during the Summer session. Please take care of this ASAP.
 
  •    Refund Deadline is Friday Sept 1st
 
 
DRAFT:
 
OTHC DRAFT Skate will be held Next Wednesday. Any new players and some of the newest players joining last Winter session will be assigned a team after a Draft meeting with Captains. The Draft is an Open Hockey Format, and we’ll need a few Goalies to attend.
 
  •  Draft Skate is Wednesday, Sept 6th at 8:00pm, $10.
  •  Draft Skate is Free if you Complete all Registration & Payment!
 
 
 
SCHEDULE: (3 week view)
 
Sunday
Times
9/10/2017
Bye
Extra
5:30pm
Storm
at
Loons
 
7:00pm
Storm
at
Brewins
8:30pm
Blue Squid
at
Vipers
10:00pm
Misfits
at
Steelheads
Storm
Sunday
9/17/2017
5:00pm
Steelheads
at
Blue Squid
6:30pm
Steelheads
MisFits
8:00pm
Loons
at
Brewins
9:30pm
Vipers
at
Storm
Steelheads
Sunday
9/24/2017
5:00pm
Blue Squid
at
Misfits
6:30pm
Blue Squid
Loons
8:00pm
Storm
at
Steelheads
9:30pm
Brewins
at
Vipers
Blue Squid
 
 

Summer 2017 Season Cancelled

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OTHC Members,
 
ATTENTION- OTHC Games for this Season have been Cancelled. The Rink won’t have Ice restored until August 15th, so it is not possible to fit anything in. You can be issued a Refund or Credit Forwarded to the Fall for remainder of Summer Season by contacting Revolution Ice Center(as posted in message from Rink, below).
 
Our teams are expected to return as they were Rostered in the last Winter season. There is no Draft/Mix-up of teams planned at this time. We did pick up a few new players in the Summer season that are looking to continue with the League, so teams are based on the Final numbers of participants that commit to playing by the Draft. We ask that you send an Email of intentions by Draft Date (Aug 27th), so we can plan Rosters and Schedule in advance of Sept 10th Start date for the Fall Season. …. Thanks, CB [[email protected]]
 
Message from Revolution Ice Centre
Announcement: We regret to inform you all, but we are looking as we will be down throughout July at Revolution Ice Centre. The good news is we are in the process of procuring new equipment to be installed ASAP and that is taking place shortly. This will allow us to be back up and running by mid-August.
A few have asked for refunds for leagues, programs, etc. We ask that you contact our main office during the hours of 10 AM – 2 PM, MondayFriday to discuss this. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience during this time, and we can’t wait to see you all on the ice soon!
Contact Marge at: 570-883-1100

Update Winter 2017- Playoffs Schedule

OTHC Members,
NOTE: Rt 315 is Closed at 84 Lumber, You must take Oak Street down to Pittston Bypass and come back up to Rt 315 just South of FNCB and Rt 315 Donut shop. Leave extra 10 Mins to take the Detour. Can’t find recent News on this, but last Year’s report still applies:  Section of Route 315 in Luzerne County to Close for the Weekend.

Moving on to round #2 Qualifier, and then Round #3 in back-to-back fashion.  Our 4/9 Make-up game will take place this Monday for a special edition of OTHC Playoffs, NHL-style. Then on Sunday, May 7th, the Teams will play through an Elimination round, with the winners moving on to the Final round. Overtime will only be played during Elimination rounds, since we need winners, and will have more time available.
You can track Standings and see the Brewins have taken their first 2 wins in the Double-Header, at:           http://www.othc35.org/index.php/standings/
 
Tailgate Fund Raiser:
 
I have gotten to know a lot of the Little Knights parents well, and all good folks there. You know many of them: Ravs, Dan Moore, Ken Gearhart, Rick Malcolm, Angel, etc… to name a few. They had been trying to brainstorm to get Fundraisers put together, and asked for my help. I just threw out– “bring us Food and our guys will support you”.
 
Well, they took me up on the offer. They want to make up a lot of Dishes, and our guys can take a night off from Hosting. The Benefit would work best if All of our guys would just Buy a plate from the Hockey Parents that would do all of the work(we just eat). Hopefully, with all of our teams combined with some of their Friends & Family it would be profitable, and we get few extra OTHC Fans.

SUNDAY May 7thLittle Knights Host Tailgating
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!
  • OTHC Draft-  Sunday 5/21, 5:30pm (Sign-up and play Open-Hockey Draft skate free)
  • Games begin- Sunday 6/4,  6:30pm & 8:00pm
  • Sundays only- Except for July 2nd, August 6th, done by late Aug.
  • Email- [email protected] by Draft Deadline 5/31
Thanks Guys!
 
 
 
SCHEDULE:  (Remainder of Season View)
 
Sunday
4/30/2017
5:30pm
Blue Squid
Vipers
6:45pm
Red Storm
SteelHeads
8:15pm
Brewins
SteelHeads
9:45pm
Loons
MisFits
 
Sunday
5/1/2017
Makeup from 4/9
Bye
6:30pm
Loons
Steelheads
7:45pm
Vipers
Misfits
9:00pm
Red Storm
Blue Squid
Brewins
 Playoffs TBD (Teams Re-seeded based on Points total of 1st three rounds)
5/7/2017
Bye
5:30pm
7th
at
6th (KNIGHTS to Host)
Game 1
6:45pm
5th
at
4th
Game 2
8:15pm
3rd
at
2nd (Brewins Clean)
Game 3
1st
Sunday
5/14/2017
Mother’s Day- No Early Games
6:45pm
winner Game 2
at
winner Game 3 (Storm Host)
Game 4
8:15pm
winner Game 1
at
1st
Game 5
Sunday
5/21/2017
5:30pm
Summer 2017 DRAFT/Reg. (Free Open Hockey if Reg.)
6:45pm
loser Game 4
at
Loser Game 5 (Steelheads Host)
Game 6
Spam Cup
8:15pm
winner of Game 4
at
winner game 5
Game 7
Keilbasa Cup
 
 
 
 
 
Tailgating:
 
The Loons have served up their typical dish of awesomeness!  Thanks to the Coles for waiting through the entire net to help with Clean-up and get their Crock pots back. The Blue Squid will host this Sunday 4/30; and then the Steelheads will move their hosting to one of the Final weeks of choice.
 
Thanks & Good Luck,
OTHC Commissioner
Chris Becker

Schedule change for tonight!

SCHEDULE ALERT:
 
The Original 10:15pm game (Misfits vs Loons) has been moved up to an Earlier 6:00pm slot. Refs and Scorekeepers are all notified and ready to begin at 6:00pm. The other two games after that will remain the same.
 
Sunday
2/26/2017
Bye
6:00pm
Misfits
at
Loons
7:30pm
Blue Squid
at
Brewins
8:45pm
Steelheads
at
Vipers
Storm
 

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.

All Games are Cancelled for Tonight!

All Games are Cancelled for Tonight!

goal-light-animated
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