Official Newsletter of the Old-Time Hockey Over-30 League
24 Years and counting
Article 303 December 12, 2015
Game results and Player(s) of the Week
Week of December 5 (Game 1) – With Labatt Blues on their bye week, HABitual Complainers had the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the situation to clinch first place overall in the standings. With a spark right off the beginning from their second line, they did just that as they routed Broken Promises by the lopsided score of 7 – 3. HABitual Complainers used their running attacking fore checking game to perfection during this rout.
How quickly did HABitual Complainers make a statement in this game that Broken Promises had no chance? By scoring four goals in the first period as they quickly ran away with the momentum. This was mainly due to the play of the entire second line, taking the pressure of their big first line. Rookies Joe Carlton and Brian Kehoe each made a statement, scoring 2-goals apiece. In between this four goal explosion, John Colucciello jumped into the offense from the point to temporarily keep his team in this game.
In the second period, both teams matched each other for goals, with two apiece and Broken Promises made their push to get back into this game. Early in the period, Tony Medeiros scored to increase his team’s lead to five goals. However, late in the period, Broken Promises scored back-to-back goals in thirty seconds to pull within two goals and grab the momentum. But it would not last as Tony countered and grabbed the momentum back for his team, scoring an unassisted goal down the left wing with only eight seconds to play in the period. The goal deflated Broken Promises ending any thoughts of a comeback.
All that was left to do was play out the third period for HABitual Complainers as Jason Carrien scored halfway through the period to account for the final score. As previously mentioned, it was the second line of HABitual Complainers that led the offense with Joe Carlton scoring 2-goals, Brian Kehoe scoring 2-goals and 1-assist and captain Jim “Let’s have some fun out there” Barber recording 4-assists.
Week of December 5 (Game 2) – In the showcase game of the season, a winner take all game between Island of Misfit Toys and Consigliere, the winner advances to the playoffs while the loser of this game waits for the spring season to start. Missing three players did not factor into the outcome for Island of Misfit Toys as they received their offense from a surprising source and pulled out a huge 5 – 3 victory over Consigliere to clinch the fourth and final playoff seed.
In the first period, Island of Misfit Toys got the start they were looking for early as Ray Nickerson was set up on the left wing, scoring only twenty-one seconds into this game. Sticking with their game plan paid off for Consigliere as an open Mike Hollingsworth on the point scored off a slap shot to tie the game.
In the second period, this is where island of Misfit Toys grabbed the momentum and took control of this game, scoring three goals. For Island of Misfit Toys, Sergio Costa scored a natural hat trick in the period, coming out of nowhere to lead the offense for his team (where has this been the entire season?). It was the Sergio show as he ran wild on Consigliere and they simply had no answer to the question “what ya gonna do when Sergio Costa runs wild on you?”
Down two goals entering the third period, Consigliere needed to find their running game that had been missing the entire game. Unfortunately, some bad penalties late in the period did not help their cause. Gino Tammaro scored with just over two minutes to play but some bad time management and personnel decisions in crunch time allowed Matty Iannello to score into an open and seal Consigliere’s fate.
In Memory of James Anthony Rosato Jr.
We wanted to collectively pass along our heartfelt sorrow to Scott Rosato and the Rosato Family on the loss of his 8-year old cousin James this past week.
Many of you are friends with Scott on Facebook and read about his cousin who unexpectedly passed away in his sleep.
We all have family, friends and many of us have children… so take that extra time to appreciate the loved ones around you and treasure the moments you have together.
If you would like to donate to the "JJ" Rosato Memorial Fund:
Just last week we reported that Tony Medeiros was not a “Welcher” because he finally realized (through great peer pressure and “Codfather” silence) that Tony needed to fulfill his obligation and “Carry his sticks (IN) the Pink Stick Bag”
We’ll folks that lasted just 1-week… and now refer back to the court case Medeiros vs Welcher… and find Tony “GUILTY” of welching on a bet.
Another Prediction Comes True
There he goes again… the Webmasters continuing psychic predictions coming true.
We just talked about Mike Hollingsworth ability to score from the point… and BOOM!! Before the ink is dry on the PUTA Forum hanging on the corkboard… Mike scores a blast from the point with 2-minutes left to play in the first period.
We told you… The BIG man can still shoot.
2nd Line Domination
Fox 25 has Sunday Night “Animation Domination”… but if they are looking for a prequel that could run on Saturday Nights might we suggested: “Second Line Domination”… because that’s what happened last Saturday night to John Kelleher and the rest of his Broken Promises.
The combination of Joe Carlton, Brian Kehoe and Jim Barber proved to be too much for Scott Rosato and his defense or as Miley Cyrus would have sang “They came in in like a wrecking ball” and just destroyed their defensive zone.
What was Gino Tammaro thinking when he left for hockey without his “91” team jersey?
Everyone knows that you don’t break tradition or superstition when it comes to playoff hockey (or a must win game to be able to get into playoff hockey).
The result of Gino breaking superstition and showing up shirtless was evident by the wildly awkward series of events that ended the game and erased any hopes of a Consigliere comeback.
The Over-30 equivalent of “Where’s Waldo” came to life last week as what onlookers described as the “most ridiculous act” in Over-30 History… and Consigliere tried to defend it.
Down 4-2 with 4:42 to play in the 3rd… Someone taught Pat Pirone how to count and by the time he got to “6”… he quickly realized he was the 6th man on the dek and for unexplained reasons instead of sneaking back onto the bench… he jumped in the Penalty Box (probably instinct kicking in) and pretended everything was cool.
Then as the refs started to catch on… Pat then played a game of “Where’s Pat” as he tried to hide behind the penalty box, only to be ratted out by those in amazement of what was taking place.
Consigliere quickly went on the defense as team lawyer Joe Mancinelli argued that Pat (and were not making this up)… was “going to take a pee” downstairs.
Oh how proud Johnny Cochran would be, as Joe’s cry for justice is… “The Penalty can’t be… If the man gotta pee”
We’ll it was a penalty and the start of Consigliere’s ugly way to end the season.
Someone got an early Christmas gift from a Portuguese Santa… Mike Naczas proudly making calls using his new Fisher Price’s “My First Referee Whistle”
Now if he could just get the calls right
It’s come to this???
File this one under “Really???”
Fresh off their Thanksgiving “Ocean SprayCranberry Sauce Award”winners Kellie and Bill Abcunas have reached a new low for chasing the kids and spectators away.
Tied of telling kids to “get down” and chasing them away… they are now going with a “Prevent Defense” and are going proactive in hoping the ones that can read heed their warning, or else?
The Abcunas “Neutral Zone Trap Defense” for non-paying spectators
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