Official Newsletter of the Old-Time Hockey Over-30 League
21 Seasons and counting
Article 219 October 20, 2012
Game results and Player(s) of the Week
Week of October 6, (Game 1) -The Wanna Be’s stay perfect with a 3-1 victory over Midas Touch. This was the first game back for net keeper Jeff Deharo if not for the fill in defenseman who will be named at a later time this game would have been closer.
Midas Touch was on the board first scoring 8:03 in the first period but after that it was all Wanna Be’s from there. Coming off a two goal game last week Nick I found my scoring touch Romano had a hat trick. Before the game Nick was awarded the Dunkin Donut player of the week from Assistant League Director Michael Naczas. Yes Mr. Naczas was the fill in defenseman would cough up the ball twice leading Midas Touch with two easy goals. In his defense he was at the rink at 4:00 getting website training for Jeff Deharo and he had no clue that he would be filling in. His was thinking about all the information that was taught to him by Jeff and his mine was on the website not hockey. The Jim Barber goal total is still stuck at one he has a long way to go if he is going to win his bet. Please watch the start of the new season and keep an eye on Jim with his new pink stick bag.
Week of October 6, (Game 2) - The team of On My Own got in the winning column for the first time this year thanks to the return of John Mastrocola. John was sideline for the last couple of season with different injuries, but he has made his way back and gave his new team a big jolt of lighting getting them back on track. John scored two out of the five goals betting Portuguese Pumpkins 5-2.
Missing from this game was the anchored on defense Dan Brodeick. Not sure where Dan was but as assistant league director I should have been notified about this. Scott Rosato had his best game so far this season stopping 33 shots out of 35. Could someone please tell me what has happened to Ray Dow so far this season he has only played two games with zero points. I would like to challenge Ray to score more goals then Jim Barber this season this should not take long since Jim has played every game this season so far.
Week of October 13, (Game 1) -Portuguese Pretenders against In Shannon We Trust. The Pretenders started the game by clearing the ball in the defense zone of Shannon We Trust Alby played the ball and serviced it up on a plate to Tony Medeiros for an easy open net goal and the route was on. Tony scored the next two goals giving him a first period hat trick. With three seconds left in the first period
The Great One (aka) Mattie I scored his team’s first goal cutting the lead to 3 to 1. The second period was all Pretenders scoring two more goals and adding two more in the third period. When the horn sounded final score Pretenders 7 and Shannon We Trust 1. Tony Medeiros ended with 4 goals one assist. Shannon We Trust will have to come up with some new ideas to get back on track.
Week of October 13, (Game 2) - A great back and fourth game between Midas Touch and On My Own. The first goal was scored by fill in player Nick Romano playing for Midas Touch giving them an early one goal lead. Midas Touch took the lead in period two with a goal from wait for it Jim Barber.
The next three goals came from On My Own from Anthony Laulette, Joe Mancinelli, and Ray Dow. Before the period was over Midas Touch added one more goal wait for it Jim Barber cutting the score to 4 to 3. Period three started with Midas Touch adding a goal tying the game at 4 four a piece. With three minutes left in the game wait for it Jim Barber had the game winner.
Trash Can Talk
Welcome back John Mastracola.., and from your playing against Portuguese Pumpkins, it looks like you haven’t missed a beat. First game back and you score two goals to help a struggling On My Own post their first win of the season… and you get the Dunkin Donuts Player of the Week award. Congrats and welcome back.., the league needs more talent and characters (like you) in it.
Dunkin Donuts Player of the Week award… Seems there was a little controversy on Week 5 as Nick Romano (week 4 winner) was in position to win it again with hattrick performance… However, Scotty Rosato had a lock on it with only 7:06 to play in the third while cruising towards the first shutout of the season.., when Portuguese Pumpkin Sergio Costa finally put one in the net on you. Then all of a sudden a new candidate was emerging. John Mastracola helped spark On My Own to their first win on the season by posting 2-goals. Assistant League Director Mike Naczas had a tough decision to make.., award Nick Romano for his goal scoring touch, or reward John Mastrocola for his momentous and inspiring play. Knowing Naz was going to screw up his decision and award Nicky (against the advice of his board member peers). Both the League Director and Webmaster congratulated Mastrocloa on being Week #5 Player of the Week which prompted an immediate photo shoot and presentation to John Mastracola… which was the right choice.
Hey Carlos… Nice matching shorts, those Italian colors look good on you. How is that Own My Own keeps getting more and more Ginny’s? With the exception of Ray Dow.., every player on that team ends their name in a vowel.
Terrible call of the week… How do you call Jim Barber for unsportsmanlike for whacking the boards after his stick was blatantly stuck into Hockeytown’s lack luster dasher maintenance? Jim’s act of frustration for the horrendous board’s condition is the total opposites of say; Ray Nickerson smashing the boards after teammates Joe Shannon or Matty Iannello fail to get him a pass when he is wide open.
Seems Mike Naczas has his own version of a “European Carry All” aka a “Man Purse”… with his Vogue camera purse or “Murse” that he uses to take photos for the league’s website. Sure Naz will try and say its “His Wifes”
Paging Mr. Desmond… Mr. John Desmond… where are you this season? Last year you were the co-7th Player Award with 10-goals and 9-assists. This lead to a first round pick in the Over-30 Fantasy Draft (6th pick overall) and now you decide to slump. Let’s go Dez.., your team needs you to start burying some goals and your Fantasy Commissioner (who’s in 5th place out of 6) needs you to start producing.
Hit the showers Pat Pirone! The first player ejection of the year goes to non-other than the “Chop Master General” himself. Pat’s ejection came after getting 3 penalties during two shifts.., or what are calling the Dale Hunter Hattrick… with an (Interference, High Sticking & Hooking) penalty.
Have you seen my talent?
Alby Luise and Scott Rosato both semi-recent Championship Goalies..,
Scotty also winning the Hockeytown D2 playoffs over the summer… and Alby playing net with the top 4 leading scorers of all-time in front of him have yet to find their groove in this early season. Both goalies are battling to keep their team out of the cellar.
So if you see their "talent" hanging out on a street corner , lying in the gutter… or just sitting at the end of a bar hustling for drinks.., please tell them that Scott and Alby miss them deeply.
Hey Assistant League Director… “Let me speak on this” as you would say! The Dunkin Donuts Player of the week award… AWESOME Idea! However, the selection committee needs a reality check. It’s not the small token $10.00 gift card… it’s the prestige and recognition that compliments the (4) cups of coffee you can purchase with the card.
These last (3) weeks we are beginning to question your decision making process.
Week 4 Winner Nick Romano (2-goals) while overlooked candidate Matty Iannello also scores (2-goals, plus 1-assist) which includes the GWG and Matty factored in all (3) goals for his team (a true leader!)
Week 5 Winner John Mastrocola (2-goals) wish was almost awarded to Nick Romano (again) because Nick scored a hattrick. Thankfully that was thwarted by the Webmaster and the League Director who both congratulated John on his comeback 2-goal game performance to help post the 1st win for On My Own.
Week 6 Winner Tony Mederios (4-goals, plus 1-assist) which is a great individual effort.., Bravo!, however is was done during a 7-1 lopsided (lack of defense) game while overlooked candidate Jim Barber also posted a hattrick (plus 1-assist), and played a major role in the total team effort win for Midas Touch. Jim factored in 4 of the 5 goals scored (and the only reason he didn’t factor in the fifth goal)… was because he was getting a much needed rest on the bench. A true “Player of the week” effort that shall go un-recognized (on a player) who has a bounty on his head in the form of the newly created; Pete Lodi Stick Bag Award.
So Mr. Assistant League Director… Thank you for the corkboard and the great idea of the new “Assistant League Dunkin Donuts Player of the Week Award”… let’s just work on your decision making process. One day you’re going to called on to make tough decisions and if these previous choices are any indication of your leadership… Well, I’ll let the current acting League Director “Speak on that!”.
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