Official Newsletter of the Old-Time Hockey Over-30 League
24 Years and counting
Article 304 January 9, 2016
Game results and Player(s) of the Week
If you came here to read about last weeks games... only to find nothing???
We'll then you and John Travolta had the same reaction.
I know John... Where is it?
Maybe you'll see a recap next week... and then again, maybe not.
Keep scrolling down if you want to see someone who "did" do their job.
Trash Can Talk
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2015 December Rewind
Before we trash any players this week… I wanted to personally thank all the players who donated to the James “JJ” Rosato Memorial Fund… Collectively we donated $550 and seeing Mauro Colucciello donate his half of the 50/50 raffle was the highlight of the drive for this reporter.
The Mastrocola’s needed 5-goals in their last game of the season to beat their Pink Stick Bag challenge of 14-goals combined. Vegas had the odds set that Johnny would score (3) and Brother Tony just needed to chip in with (2) during their last chance and head-to-head meeting.
Turns out Tony almost became the family hero by burying 3-goals and had enough chances to get all (5) himself… while Brother John pitched a goose egg and just when Tony needed him the most.
Enjoy your patch and your lifetime membership in the “FAILED” club
The next challenger
The next challenger is a Dek Hockey living legend… a Hall of Fame inductee, and once considered changing his middle name to “Mylec”.
Dan “Mylec” Broderick is our next 2016 Spring Pink Stick Bag Challenger… and this one should be easy to achieve and in fact we are giving Dan a Senior Citizen Discount.
Dan’s initial challenge was going to be 5-assists and 1-goal… After some negotiations with the Webmaster, the Assistant League Director and Dan’s agent we modified the challenge slightly to accommodate Dan’s AARP status and his most recent Over-30 stats, we are giving Dan (2) passable options.
1) 5-assists and 1-goal (which the fans would like to see achieved)
2) 6-assists is also acceptable
Pass the challenge and win a $40 Kelly’s Gift Card (Courtesy of the Webmaster, the Assistant League Director) that you can use towards a Clam Plate… along with a “PASSED” patch for your jersey, like Scott Young and Tony Bono.
Fail and like many who have failed before… Carry the Pink Stick Bag for an entire season and get a “FAILED” patch for your jersey, like Jim Barber, Matty Iannelloand Tony Medeiros and new inductees John and Tony Mastrocola.
How do you lock up the League Leading Goalie Award when it’s a close race?
It’s simple… don’t show up for your last game. That’s what Jeff Deharo did to make sure Billy GardnyskiJr couldn’t catch him for the title of best goalie
Jr had to post a shutout to beat Jeff for the League Leading Goalie… and all Jeff had to do was finish a bag of chips and hope Jr lets up a goal.
Gradulation to Jeff Deharo 2015 Winter Season League Leading Goalie.
Mission Impossible to Mission Accomplished
The Portuguese Trio of Dominic DeFrancisco, Tony Medeiros and John “The Codfather” Leite were treading in familiar waters… facing another potential 1st Place jinx.
Thankfully Dom and Tony subscribed to the “Let’s have some fun” way that team Captain Jim Barber preaches.
Had they posted another loss in the finals the headline would have read “Mission Impossible”… but since they “had some fun” and played an excellent game which included Tony Medeiros getting the unanimous nod for playoff MVP.
The Portuguese Trio and the rest of HABitual Complainers won the presidents trophy presented by George and this familiar Over-30 gem.
Way to go Dom and Tony - Mission Accomplished
The Portuguese Power
When you think of recent winning Boston leaders, you think of Bill Belichick with his 4-Superbowl rings, Terry Francona and his 2-World Series rings and Claude Julien with his lonely one Stanley Cup Championship.
There is one team leader that the Boston Sports media has overlooked. Now in his 8th season at the helm… HABitual Complainer’s team Captain Jim Barber has raised the Over-30 Championship trophy 4-times out of 7-seasons and heading into his 8th season is the odds favorite for his team to repeat again.
"Having Fun" wins Championships
Moving on to 2016 Trash Talk
Either Ray Dow is “doping” before each contest or like Martha Stewart Ray has some insider information… whatever the reason, Ray is a perfect 3-for-3 in the contest winning department.
Here’s what Ray’s won… and you didn’t
1st he won the “Jim Mora” playoff questionnaire for a $60 Gift Card
2nd contest was the league “Nicknames” for a $60 Gift Card and Gift Basket
3rd he correctly guessed the order of the teams ages for another $50 Gift Card
The old verb age applies… You can’t win if you don’t play.
Speaking of playing… Ray can you purchase my PowerBall tickets for me, I’ll give you some of my $700 Million and you’ll never have to work a day again.
That’s right… if your reading this don’t forget PowerBall is $700 Million tonight!!!
Lucky Fan of the Game
It wasn’t a contest because if it was Ray Dow would have won… but we have another lucky Over-30 winner.
Mauro Colucciello was our lucky fan of the game. Mauro won an $80 prize pack that included an authentic Billy Gardynski Sr tantrum breaking stick.
Mauro waited patiently for Billy to sign the stick and further devalue the expensive souvenir.
Lucky Fan of the Game
A “Great” Scare
No one saw what happened… but all of a sudden “The Great One” Matty Iannello was face down on the dek. Was it another errant stick from Steve Oppedisano or did reformed goon Pat Pirone resort back to his old ways?
Thankfully we had a lot of concerned players on the dek to check on “Matty-I” and make sure he didn’t soil himself.
The Drive Home
After being down for a few Matt Iannello made his way to the bench and took a few shifts off to recoup. Still uncertain we speculate that Matty had some kind of “Over-30 Stroke.”
Thankfully Matty only has a short drive home… and his favorite song made the ride a little more enjoyable.
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