Official Newsletter of the Old-Time Hockey Over-30 League
24 Years and counting
Article 299 November 14, 2015
Game results and Player(s) of the Week
Week of November 7 (Game 1) – Holy crap Batman, who woke up the sleeping giant Consigliere? This team has suddenly become relevant again, as only two weeks ago they were on the precipice of being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs to now right in the thick of the playoff race! In the upset game of the season, Consigliere shocked the HABitual Complainers team 3 – 2, showcasing their special team play in the process.
In the first period, only two minutes into this game, Consigliere’s captain Mike Luise sent a clear message that his team would be for real this game as he converted a penalty shot, giving his team the early lead. In the second period, HABitual Complainers upped the attacking pressure on goalie Alby Luise, but Alby and the defense held their ground and wouldn’t break. What was evident throughout this game was the positioning of the defense for Consigliere and only allowing HABitual Complainers the first shot on net and no scoring flurries.
Only eighteen seconds into the third period, HABitual Complainers Tony Medeiros evened the score as he was set up by Dominic Defrancisco on the right wing. This game’s outcome came about during the middle of the third period in a span of two minutes as Consigliere scored two goals from their special teams, one short-handed, the other while on the power play. First, Gino Tammaro showed off his explosive speed by going up against three opposing players and beating the goalie. This was followed by Mike Hollingsworth being set up on the power play by Joe Mancinelli at the point whose goal gave his team a two-goal lead. A minute later, Tony scored again as he was once again set up by Dominic to make this a game. However, the team defense of Consigliere stepped up in the final three minutes to preserve this big win.
Week of November 7 (Game 2) – With a chance to move back into first place overall in the standings, Labatt Blue’s Shawn Miville left little doubt this would happen on his watch as he did so quickly and often, scoring 4-goals and setting up another to lead Labatt Blues to an impressive 5 – 2 victory over Broken Promises. Welcome to the Shawn Miville highlight show, part II.
This game did not start out as the final outcome showed. A minute and a half in, Broken Promise’s Niko Vramis converted an in close scoring chance as he was set up by Nick Romano and John Colucciello. Before Broken Promises could gain that confidence, Shawn Miville very quickly changed this game around. Only a minute after Niko scored, Shawn was left open on the left wing boards, taking a pass by Dan Broderick, and scoring. Only twelve seconds after that, Shawn scored again from the left wing, set up by Mark Stickney and Walter Maslak.
Labatt Blues, or should I say Shawn Miville, broke this game wide open as Shawn scored his third goal on an unassisted effort. Late in the second period, two minutes later, Walter scored out front as he was set up by Shawn and Ray Dow.
Heading into the third period, Labatt Blues was sitting on a comfortable lead, controlling this game. With just under three minutes to play, Mauro Colucciello scored, set up by Nick and John Kelleher, giving Broken Promises hope. Yet, that hope was short-lived as Shawn scored his fourth goal of this game into an open net ending any comeback thoughts.
This game featured two teams heading in opposite directions as Labatt Blues won its fourth straight game, while Broken Promises has now lost three straight after a promising start to the season. Heading into the last third of the season, Broken Promises may have to play some desperate hockey if they want to qualify for the playoffs.
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The “Pretender” Patient
First and foremost this week… We want to send an Over-30 collective “Get Well Soon” to Scott “No Mas Pretender” Young.
Rumors and rumblings throughout the league on Scotty’s noticeable absence are beginning to fly around. Scotty is officially out on indefinite medical IR. Initial medical reports diagnosed Scott with “Pretender Syndrome”, but after Doctors researched the Over-30 Website archives and read about his last Three-pete Championships, he was sent to Boston for additional testing.
As to not taint any future draft picks or rankings for himself… we would classify his IR as an undisclosed internal ailment.
We reached out to Scotty and to quote him… “I will be back, not going away that easy”
Until then… Rest up and we all look forward to seeing you back on the dek in the near future.
Jason Glista and Jon Picard for their recent selections to represent the country in the 2016 Master’s World Cup of Ball Hockey. Jason will be playing for the Team DC and Jon will be returning for another run with Team USA.
Good luck to both and let’s hope for a Team DC vs Team USA Finals.
The Romano Touch
We have a new nickname in the making… Brian “Breakaway” Kehoe (No relation to Jamie “Drive for 5” Kehoe)… is becoming the new Nicky Romano of breakaways.
Last week we watched Brian Kehoe break through (or almost break through) the defense multiple times to send himself in on breakaways. The only problem… He’s got Nick Romano moves (or lack of) as all of his attempts failed to bury a goal.
Pink Stick Bag Challenge Violation
Part of the Pink Stick Bag Challenge is the actual the carrying of the ”Pink Stick Bag” to every game.
Tony “I didn’t score 12 goals” Medeiros made a grand entrance on Day one to receive the bag… but it mysteriously went missing shortly after. The rules clearly states “Lose this challenge and you would have to live with shame of carrying the pink stick bag, as well as wear the mandatory (and visibly showing) item of pink!”
So Tony… make sure you have your pink item and more importantly make sure you are taking your sticks out of the “Pink Stick Bag” before every game.
Dominic “Don’t call me frustrated” DeFrancisco must have heard teammate Tony Medeiros say to him a dozen or more times… “Stop getting frustrated.” Dominic’s competitive nature and Portuguese Frustration was getting the best of him in the 3-2 loss to Consigliere.
We can’t help but wonder if the “Codfather” John Leite was there if Dominic’s frustration wouldn’t have shown itself since he’s probably still in a probation period with the “Codfather” and his blessings to marry John’s sister.
The price of a penalty shot
Dunkin Donuts charges $2.29, Starbucks $7.85 and if you go to Cumberland Farms you can get one for $.99 cents… what is it? Why a Large Tea.
Looks like Mike Luise spent $2.29 as we saw Over-30 Referee/Over-40 Men’s 2016 USA Team player Jon Picard sipping a Large Dunkin Donuts Tea just moments before he awarded Mike a penalty shot on a “marginal” call.
For any Referee to think Mike Luise (at age 52) was (as per the rule) “to have lost a clear scoring chance on a breakaway by way of a penalty infraction by an opposing player” should turn in their stripes. I assure you Mike cannot beat anyone with his speed.
30 for 30
He’s not enough of a legend yet to have his own ESPN 30 for 30 segment… but Ray Dow is throwing down the gauntlet for teammate Shaun Miville as Ray is predicting Shawn will post 30 Goals in the Over-30 league either this season (or next, or both).
Joe Shannon’s 65-point season record may never be touched… but his 35-Goals certainly is attainable. Sitting on 20 with 4-games to go (and remember he scored 5 on Billy Sr)… Shaun’s next goal is to break his personal best 28-Goals that he posted in the Spring of 2004.
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Not being able to stop a breakaway… Priceless!!
Fresh off his hiatus Jeff Deharo had to face a rare and “marginal” penalty shot just 2-minutes into the game. The second goal Jeff allowed was courtesy of Gino Tammaro who beat the newly appointed Over-40 Team DC Defenseman Jason Glista as the speedy little Pisano toasted Jason like a “toasted ravioli” and beat Jeff for another of the rarest of goals… the dreaded “Shorthanded Goal”
No Lady Bing For…
Mark Stickney can throw out his Lady Bing nomination papers. Mark lost his bid late in the 3rd period when he was called for slashing on Niko Vramis.
Though we don’t have the facts to back up the following statement… Unconfirmed sources say that was probably Mark’s 3rd penalty in last 15-seasons.
We’d like to give a BIG welcome back to Pete Walters. It was nice to see Pete back refereeing the Over-30 League… Wait WHAT??? That wasn’t Pete Walters… It was Mike Naz (are you sure?)
Well now we know the answer to what happens to all the Girl Scout Cookies that the Over-30 Players order and fail to pay for. They go to collections… and by collections we mean Mike’s belly… “Get in my belly” ~Fat Bastard (Austin Powers)
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