The parking lot and street games are long gone, but the passion and desire to play competitive hockey resides in our hearts and minds.., now it's just played through aging, sore, and over-weight bodies.
"In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years."
The Over-30 league has now set up an official league e-mail address and going forward you will be receiving league correspondence from this new e-mail address. Any e-mails sent to the current misterman05@hotmail address will still be received. Please note that the primary form of communication by the Over-30 league will be via e-mail (sorry Ray Nickerson). The new email address will be:
Governor Baker has implemented a phased-in re-opening approach for businesses to resume operating as of May 18. The Over-30 league is currently working with Hockeytown management to obtain clarity, timelines and guidelines to follow affecting the league resuming operations. Once the league has answers to multiple questions, it will share this with all players and game officials.
Until this clarification is given no further action will be taken by the league on resuming operations.
Three points I want to make very clear to everyone are:
It is the intent of the league to make up ALL these impacted games of the Spring 2020 season at a later date/time TBD. The league has contingency plans in place of implementing a condensed make-up schedule. The league will NOT move on to the next season UNTIL ALL games of the Spring 2020 season are completed and a champion is crowned!
Players should understand that the league may resume play and finish the current season during the summer months or longer and for each player there could be a prolonged wait time before resuming play. Players should also be aware that once the rescheduled Spring 2020 season ends, the league will move right into the next season.
All players will receive a separate group email notification in mid-May requesting every player's playing status, shirt numbers and sizes as well as any changes in your personal contact information so that the new draft can be organized for the 2020-21 seasons.
The league will do its best to give all league participants as much advance notification as possible, pending how long this shutdown lasts.
The league will continue to provide updates on the home page of the website, as well as send out a group email notification, to keep all players, referees, timer and adminsitrative personel advised.
The health of every player, referee, timer and administrative personnel is of primary focus and concern of the Over-30 league.
Nicholas Shannon Memorial Jamboree
Nicholas Shannon Memorial Jamboree
Saturday, May 16 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm(round robin)
Sunday, May 17 from 9:00 – 11:00 am(playoffs)
$60 registration cost per player
(Paid up front and in full to guarantee a spot in the jamboree draft)
Pre-registration will take place during Over-30 league games taking place on April 4, 11, 18 and 25
4-on-4 playing format
4 teams with assigned captains drafting their teams
32 players chosen from an open draft format
(If you are not chosen in the draft for this jamboree, your registration money will be refunded to you in full once the jamboree draft has taken place).
Included in the registration cost will be a team shirt, 4 games guaranteed, jackets to the championship team, individual awards, Gatorade at check-in and more.
** All proceeds will benefit the Nicholas Shannon memorial fund **
2020 Spring Season Schedule
Week # 11
Saturday, March 14 (POSTPONED)
BYE - Snow White
New Weekly Award
When your turn 50 you get to look forward to two things.., a colonoscopy and your AARP membership card in the mail.
Now the Over-30 League is giving our senior players something else to look forward to each week with the new Over-50 players (only) weekly award.., with the new “Almost Approaching Retirement Player” of the week.
This small recognition is a two-fold award. One part is the recognition that you’re still competing at a recognizable level of play.., and the second part is you’re probably scared of retirement and social security income.., so we are awarding a $5 Scratch Ticket to the Over-50 weekly player with the hopes of adding to his retirement income. This could be your Over-30 League pension if you’re lucky enough like recently eligible defensemanMatty Iannello.
This single vote caster shall remain totally anonymous so as to not be bribed, threatened, coerced, or intimidated into voting for a particular player.., as we don’t want any collusion or potential meddling by the Russians.
Most of all.., these young “Whippersnappers” can’t win the award.., even if you 49-years and 364-days old.., you’re too young and you can’t win. You have to be 50!
A.A.R.P. Old timer award 3-7-2020
Over-30 Rules clarification
Attention all players
Clarification of the Lob Rule
Effective immediately going forward, clarification of the Over-30 league "Lob Rule" is as follows and the referees and timer have been made aware of this clarification.
The determination of a lob will be at the "discretion of the referee." The referee will base thier decision on the "intent" of the player making the lob and how they lifted the ball into the air. If the ball is shot "significantly" above the heads of players on the rink and "crosses two lines," the whistle will be blown resulting in a stoppage of play with a warning given to the offending team on the first offense. If said team commits a second lob offense in the same game, a delay of game penalty will be called.
Boston Bruins Raffle
Bruins Raffle Tickets
vs. Detroit Red Wings
Tuesday, March 24 @ 7:00 pm
Loge section, row 10, seats 3 and 4
Raffle tickets are $5 for 1 ticket or $10 for 3 tickets
Please see Naz or the Director to purchase your tickets. Tickets can be purchased up until March 14.
Raffle drawing will take place March 21, 2020
Zero Tolerance Policy
Zero Tolerance Policy
To all players in the Over-30 League:
This is a reminder that the league has a “Zero Tolerance Policy” in effect. When you participate in the league you acknowledge that it’s your responsibility to be respectful of all players, referees, scorekeepers, administrative support individuals and the facilities.
You are responsible for your actions, stick, and emotions at all times. The following are (some) examples of actions that will not be tolerated (along with minimum possible suspensions) and will lead to disciplinary action up to and including suspension along with possible expulsion from the league:
Verbal abuse of referees, players, scorekeepers and league administrators (misconduct, game misconduct, minimum of 1-2 games suspended)
Any physical contact with a referee, timer or administrator inside or outside the facility (misconduct, game misconduct, minimum of 2-3 games suspended)
Throwing or slamming of sticks agianst the boards or glass, rink floor, net, bench areas (minimum of unsportsmanlike conduct, misconduct or game misconduct and possible suspension)
Defacing or damaging the facilities (minimum of misconduct, game misconduct and suspension)
Abuse of facilities (minimum of game misconduct, 2-3 games suspended)
Any intent to injure occurrences (minimum of match penalty, game misconduct and suspension)
Continuous verbal outbursts whether directed at the referees, timer, opposing player, team mate or other individuals that becomes excessive
All incidents are reviewed by the League Director with input from the Board of Directors and all decisions are final. There is no appeals process.
Over-30 Board of Directors
Weekly website updates and published dates
Home Page Update
Team Player Stats
Weekly Top 3 Stars
P.U.T.A. Forum and Game Summaries
Dunkin Donuts "Player of the Week"
Five Guys weekly Award
AARP Old Timers weekly Award
Pink Shirt / Stick Bag Challenge
Spring Scoring/G.A.A. Challenge
Player Spotlight Winner
League Photos (Winter 2019)
Individual Season Award Winners
Career All-Time Stats (regular season & playoffs)
Championship Jacket Winners
Championship Teams Photos
Historical summary of the Over-30 league
Season Milestone Acheivers
Players Of The Week
Dunkin Donuts Player Of The Week
Five Guys Player Of The Week
DUNKIN DONUT PLAYER OF THE WEEK 3-7-20
This week's Dunkin Donuts winner goes to Matt Farrell of Snow White. After missing half the season, out on IR with an upper body injury, Matt finally got rid of the invisibility cloak and announced he is back in dramatic fashion, factoring into four of the first five goals his team scored, with 1-goal and 3-assists in a rout of the opposition. His goal of waiting out the goalie on a breakaway and patiently scoring was a thing of beauty.
FIVE GUYS PLAYER OF THE WEEK 3-7-20
This week's Five Guys winnergoes to Chris Ducharme of Snow White. Normally playing center for his team, giving his team the best depth in the middle, Chris showed off his versatility by also filling in on defense to help out. Chris scored a goal and added an assist while also contributing the added factor of solid defense that completely shut down the opposition.
DUNKIN DONUT PLAYER OF THE WEEK 2-29-20
This week's Dunkin Donuts winner goes to Nick Doherty of Jake-O-Lanterns. With his team facing a three goal deficit after one period, Nick took it upon himself to get back into the game by scoring 3-goals (some would say 4) and assisting on another in the second period, then capping it off by scoring the game winner in overtime, for a total of 4-goals. Nick factored in five of his team's six goals scored while leading the way in snapping that five game losing streak.
FIVE GUYS PLAYER OF THE WEEK 2-29-20
This week's Five Guys winnergoes to Todd Bryson of Jake-O-Lanterns. Todd broke out offensively with some timely play making as he set up three goals in a fiver goal second period scoring outburst for his team. Todd playe a key role in his team coming back from an early three goal deficit. Todd may not be the fastest player on the rink but his rink awareness and passing made a big difference in the outcome in his game.
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