Official Newsletter of the Old-Time Hockey Over-30 League
24 Years and counting
Article 292 September 26, 2015
Game results and Player(s) of the Week
Week of September 19 (Game 1) – In a game that featured multiple lead changes and featured two high powered offensive attacks, Labatt Blues emerged victorious with a 5 – 5 overtime win over Consigliere. Shawn Miville continued his early season multiple goal production and increased his lead atop the leading scorer page, while a team mate emerged from the shadows to score the game winner, his first goal of the season. But, it was the play of a rookie that made a lasting impact on this game.
Three minutes into the first period saw the game’s first goal come from an unexpected source as Labatt Blues Gary Goodwin scored his second goal of the season unassisted. Three minutes later, Kato showed up as Angelo Deluca of Consigliere tied the score, set up by Gino Tammaro and Rick Cassano.
In the second period, the team’s each scored again as first rookie Gino Tammaro scored his first-ever goal in the Over-30 league, two minutes into the period. With less than a minute to play in the period, Mark Stickney scored his first goal of the season.
The third period saw each team take the lead only to have the other team comeback and re-tie it. Four goals were scored quickly and often in a span of 3 1/2 minutes. Kato scored first as once again he was set up by Gino and Rick, which was followed by Labatt Blues Shawn Miville scoring the next two goals. On a power play, Gino scored his second goal of the game, to go along with his 2-assists.
In overtime, Anthony Lauletta (playing injured last season) found himself open in the high slot and buried his chance to give his team the victory.
Week of September 19 (Game 2) – In a game that featured one team outhustling and out chancing the other throughout the game, it all came down to some fortunate bounces and timely goals, as Island of Misfit Toys somehow came back from a late two goal deficit to emerge with a 4 – 3 overtime win over HABitual Complainers. What stood out in this game was that HABitual Complainers was all over Island of Misfit Toys the entire game with a smothering fore-checking game, not giving Island of Misfit Toys any room to move out there. They were in complete control of this game with a two goal lead late in the game. Yet, somehow they managed to lose this game.
The only goal scored in the first period was by HABitual Complainers defenseman Jason Carrien.
In the second period, Island of Misfit Toy’s Carlos Machado scored out front halfway through the period. Two and a half minutes later, HABitual Complainers Dominic Defrancisco took the ball strong to the net past two defenders and his shot initially stopped by the goalie came loose as the goalie went down making the save and rolled into the net. With eighteen seconds left in the period, Dominic struck again on a partial breakaway that found the lower far side of the net.
Late in the third period, Carlos from the right wing managed to improve his shooting angle as his shot out front deflected off a defender past a surprised goalie. With less than two minutes to play, a defensive turnover cost HABitual Complainers as Mike O’Neil found the ball on his stick in the left circle and patiently waited out the goalie to score top far corner (a goal sniper’s shot). In overtime, with Matty Iannello holding the ball down the right wing and drawing out the defenseman, team mate and defenseman Jamie Kehoe jumped into the attack down the middle and took a velvety pass from the Great One and buried his chance to earn Island of Misfit Toys a much needed win and cap off an unbelievable comeback!
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New Over-30 Stat
Thanks to Shawn Miville the Over-30 League has new stat to track… but it’s only for him.
With his high goal production and absence of “goaltending” (for lack of a better term), Shawn has earned an impressive 3.0 GFA (Goals For Average). With 9-Goals in just three games, Shawn and company are making four nervous goalies around the league.
I wouldn’t be surprised if opposing goalies don’t start calling in sick vs. Shawn. That way their GAA is not in jeopardy of increasing since those goals wouldn’t count against them, or for the “fill-in” goalie.
We wanted to check in on Joe Mancinelli for an updated injury report.
Hey Joe how you feeling?
Looks like he’s getting better… but no telling when he’ll be back on his feet.
It took OT but…
Finally… it took a little extra time but in OT Billy Gardynski Sr finally to put “2-points” in the win column and “1.5 points” off his GAA. Perhaps watching his son win in overtime the game before him and the inspirational photos from last week has given the big man and his team of Misfits something to build on.
How could you describe the new Cosigliere rookie Gino Tammaro? He’s a combination of Rick Cassano and Angelo Deluca.
Rick is “All Speed” and no stick stills… while Angleo has “All stick skills and scoring” with moderate speed. Take those two Goomba’s and follow the “Family Secret” recipe
Recipe for a "Fast Hockey Playing Ginney" with stickhandling skills and a scoring touch.
1-Part Rick’s Speed
1-Part Angelo’s Stick Handling
2-Parts Soccer of Italia
1-Teaspoon of Oregano
2-Tablespoon of Olive Oil (cause all Italians are grease balls)
3-Sprays of Acqua Di Gio (4 if you own an IROC)
Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake for 42-years
Top with 1-Stocking Cap and serve
That secret Italian recipe serves 4-points (2-goals and 2-assists) during his Over-30 debut… but it’s a “Family Secret”, right Whitey?
The race is on to add/drop
After watching rookie Gino Tammaro turn the defense inside out a few times… the undrafted (unknown) fantasy pick is now going to be the hottest free agent in the Over-30 Fantasy League. We have a sneaking suspicion that this webmaster is going to be dropped and replaced with a younger and faster version of his former self.
(Update)Before the above story was even published there is already a conspiracy surrounding Gino’s eligibility in clearing the waiver process. The Commissioner/Fantasy Owner is doing a pretty good Roger Goodell impression about being the one to hear his own appeal case. Most of you won’t get this storyline… but (6) of us will and thus this story is for them. #JayGotScrewed #GoingToNYForAnAppeal
Rookie of the Year?
Attention Rookies… There is a rumor floating around this season could see a first ever “Rookie of the Year” award. With such an influx of fresh meat… we could be awarding one of you a very prestigious piece of hardware based on your overall performance (not necessarily points based) and get your name etched into the Over-30 History Books.
Rookies are not allowed to;
Two things Rookies are not allowed to do:
Rookies are not allowed to score the first goal of the season according to Nick Romano and they are also not allowed to win side bets and yet both have happened so far in this young season.
Rookie Walter Maslak scored the first goal of the season and Rookie Jay Carrien won the first official wager of the season in the form of “Who’s going to score the next goal - $1 wager”. Jay sprinted to his car to grab his ante and thanks to a Mark Stickney’s dribbler of a goal… won himself a little bowl of lettuce.
Now the Over-30 League does not sanction betting… but, we always have a Bookie and Odds Maker on hand and several addicts looking to get in on the action.
Cash only: No – “IOU’s”, No – “my money’s in the car”, and No – “let me borrow a dollar”. Cash is King!!
On the Take
It seems we have our own version of former NBA referee Tim Donahue.
Jon “Pic” Picard witnessed the dollars flowing in the corner and wanted in on the action. “Pic” wanted to “Pick” a player for the “Who scores the next goal?” lottery.
The only problem is Jon is on the payroll and admitted that he would immediately start awarding penalty shots to his chosen player. The other problem is that if “Pic” “Picked” Nick… we would be there all night because Nick can’t bury breakaways (or penalty shots) no matter how many chances Pic gives Nick.
Gambling is illegal...
Another psychic prediction
For the second straight week our own Webmaster’s Psychic predictions have come true. First we mention Pierre McGuire for the first time ever and he shows up at Hockeytown. Then we mention Christine Leite (first time ever) and then she shows up to support her once “Co-Leading Points Scorer” Dominic DeFransico. Well Dom we checked out the future Mrs DeFransico and she didn’t appear to be desperate or blind.
We also predicted that Mike O’Neil would show up… and he showed up big-time scoring the game tying goal late in the 3rd.
This week we will predict either Billy Gardynski Sr brings his “A” game and/or AlbyLuise brings a “W” for his team in the standings
The “Cod” Father
In light of John Leite’s piece on being the Portuguese Godfather… he has since earned himself a new nickname. He briefly held the nickname “Don John”… but after last week’s game one of his trusted brother’s in law (or soon to be) gave John a more fitting and appropriate Portuguese nickname… John Leite will now be known as the “Codfather”
Was it a coincidence that John and company had a cute Portuguese harem surrounding them after the game? A few Over-30 players were spotted lingering trying to get into John’s good graces to see if they too were worthy for the Portuguese matchmaker and newly appointed “Codfather”.
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