Official Newsletter of the Old-Time Hockey Over-30 League
24 Years and counting
Article 294 October 10, 2015
Game results and Player(s) of the Week
Week of October 3 (Game 1) – In a span of 2 ½ minutes halfway through the second period, the HABitual Complainers turned a two-goal deficit into a two-goal lead in running away with a 7 – 4 victory over Consigliere and giving Consigliere their fourth straight loss to start the season.
In a wide open first period, Consigliere was intent on ending their losing streak and dictating how this game would be played. The appearance of defenseman John Lasala Jr provided the team with some added motivation. Halfway through the period, Angelo “Kato” Deluca of Consigliere gave his team the early lead as he was set up out front by his “Paisan” line mates Gino Tammaro and Rick Cassano. Three minutes later in a span of twelve seconds, HABitual Complainers took the lead on John “Codfather” Leite’s first goal of the season, set up by his Portuguese Power line mates Dominic Defrancisco and Tony Medeiros, followed by Tony’s shot from the point. With less than a minute in the period, Consigliere matched their opponent’s offensive outburst by scoring their own two goals in only sixteen seconds as Gino scored unassisted, followed by Joe Mancinelli scoring.
This game changed dramatically in the second period for Consigliere as Pat Pirone scored four minutes in providing his team with a two-goal lead. However, this was all wiped away in a span of 2 ½ minutes, as HABitual Complainers scored four unanswered goals led by who else but Dominic scoring himself, then setting up goals by Jason Carrien and two goals by rookie Joe Carlton.
In the third period, Jason scored his second goal of the game in garbage time (is he a defenseman or forward?). For Consigliere, they need a huge win soon or they can be watching their promising season fade away in front of them.
Week of October 3 (Game 2) – After last week’s embarrassing blowout loss, Broken Promises as a team, made a team commitment to show the rest of the league this was just a fluke and that they are a better team than that. Their plan worked as they jumped out to an early two-goal lead and scored late in defeating Labatt Blues by the score of 3 – 2.
In the first period, you could see that this was a different Broken Promises team on the rink as rookie Alex Leone scored his first goal of the season from the point, set up by acting captain John Kelleher and Mauro Colucciello. Two minutes later, Niko Vramis was set up out front by the hustle of Nick Romano. The hustle of Broken Promises and the play of Nick Romano throughout this game had a direct impact on how Labatt Blues was playing.
In the second period, Labatt Blues finally broke through as whom else but Shawn Miville scored his league leading tenth goal of the season as he was set up by Steve Iacoviello. For Shawn, he kept his goal scoring streak alive by scoring at least a goal in his first four games played.
In the third period, Labatt Blues tied the score only two minutes in, as rookie Walter Maslak found Shawn open on the left wing. As Shawn drew the attention of the defenseman, goalie and covering forward as he wound up to take his shot, he at the last moment froze everyone and smartly found a wide open Ray Dow crashing the net with a sweet fake shot pass, who buried his first goal of the season. With time winding down in this game, Nick Romano made a heads up individual hustle play driving to the net and shooting on net. Finding himself in the right place at the right time was Mauro Colucciello who jumped on the rebound giving his Broken Promises team a huge win.
Trash Can Talk
Thanks Tosh.O Disclaimer
Jeff vs. Michillen Man
The Michillen Corporation has demand an immediate retraction and apology to last week’s story comparing Jeff Deharo to their beloved Bib mascot.
The webmaster “may have” inadvertently mis-labeled the pictures below. The Michillen Corporation does not want Bib’s likeness associated with a two-time finals loser and furthermore Bib would not be seen shirtless after his commercial shoots are done.
Bibendum (aka Bib) Michelin Man
To Bib and The Michillen Corporation we apologize for any copyright infringements Jeff may have committed… and to the webmaster shame on you for the “mix-up.”
Maroon vs Red Experiment
If you notice the picture above of Jeff Deharo… this photo was taken moments before he went out and posted a shutout for HABitual Complainers… however he was wearing his Maroon shirt from last season. Was he reminiscing and missing his former Captain Matty Iannello and paying tribute to the “Great One?”
Last week Jeff wears the correct shirt and lets up 4-goals… This week Jeff can stay home and wear his customary “No Shirt” look in the privacy of his home.
Question is… What color Jersey is coming the following week Marron or Red and what will the Goals Against be? We’ll find out in 7-days... stay tuned.
Second Forum Apology
The Over-30 webmaster would like to issue a second forum apology to Scotty Rosato.
We mistakably referenced that Jeff Deharo posted the “first” shutout of the season and did not receive an award for his efforts… when in fact it was Scott who posted the “first” shutout when he left the “Great One” and the rest of the Island of Misfit Toys off the scoring sheet.
The reason we missed that accomplishment is because like Jeff’s shutout… it went unnoticed and unrewarded as two other schmucks won the “Players of the Week” Award in Week #2.
So to Scott we are sorry for not crediting you for the “first” shutout… and to both Scott and Jeff, we apologize for not recognizing your achievements.
Shirt off his back…
How nice is Joe Carlton… He’d give you the shirt off his back. No he’s not that nice.
He’s nicer… How nicer? When Ray Dow showed up last week without his shorts… Joe gave Ray the “Shorts off his ass.”
Fresh off a win and pre-warmed… Joe’s shorts posted 2-wins that day and in this reporter’s eyes should have been the “Player” of the week as Joe’s shorts officially had (3) Goals beating both Week #5 winners Mauro Colucciello and Nick Romano combined.
Call DSS or DCF
Can someone please drop a dime on the parents that thought it would be a good idea to let Nick Romano babysit and to take a kid to hockey. While Nick was running around and taking a 100 shots at Billy Gardynski Jr… the mystery kid he was “supposed to be watching” was seen crossing Route 1 South and starting to climb the fence to spend the $50 bucks Nick gave him at Walmart.
A look at someone's future
Every game Consigliere Rookie Gino Tammaro starts the game wearing his trademark stocking cap. Then as the speedy Pisano speeds up and heats up… he removes the cap and it allows us to speculate and see Gino in the future at age 70.
Gino Tammaro - Age 70
The most ridiculous ejection (Ever!)
So last week the HABitual Complainers Portuguese Power had his plug pulled in the 3rd as he was ejected from the game. So what was soooo bad that Tony Medeiros had to get the hook?
Did he violate the League’s “Zero Tolerence” policy?.... Nope
Did he get in a fight?... Nope
Did he throw his stick like the previous week… Nope
Tony got tossed out of the game for (get this)… Shooting the ball into the netting while in his own defensive zone (Three times). There were several moans and groans about the victimless and meaningless penalties that is now on Tony’s permanent record.
That’s what’s at stake in the “Who’s going to score first… Jim Barber or Tony Mastrocola” side bets.
Last week Jim had 3 Shots (that actually hit the net) and registered as a shot… and finished the game goal-less, while Tony registered 1 measly shot and a Breakaway and also finished the game with a goose egg.
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