Since we don't have any game summaries... we are going to use this space to grade and review NAZtradamus 2019 Winter Season Predictions.
New for 2019 Spring Season.., a "Psychic Showdown" (Read all about it below)
2018 Final Results
(1) Final standings
(1) Final standings
Mixed Nuts 8-3-1
Black Hole 8-3-0-1
Coach’s corner 7-4-1
Mixed Nuts 8-4
Black Hole 6-6
Coach's Corner 4-6-1-1
Gang Green 5-7
Gang Green 4-8
(2) Mixed Nuts 3 vs Black Hole 2
(2) Mixed Nuts 3 vs Black Hole 2
(3) Coach’s Corner 5 vs Rhinos 3
(3) Coach’s Corner5 vs Rhinos3
(4) Coach’s Corner 6 vs Mixed Nuts 3
(4) Coach’s Corner 6 vs Mixed Nuts 3
(5) Leading Scorer:
(6) Leading Defense:
(7) Leading Goalies:
(8) Season MVP:
(9) Playoff MVP:
(10) 1st Goal of the season:
Trash Can Talk
It sounds like the name of the new Star Wars movie, but "New Beginnings" starts this week with the 2019 Spring Season.
This is when players like;
Shawn Miville gets to reboot his stats and forget about last season.
Walter Maslak reboots his attendance record to focus less on legalized recreational marijuana and more into helping his team make the playoffs this season.
Sergio Costa and the rest of the league are all starting with zero points as the 2019 Scoring Race is on.
Dominic DeFrancisco and Gang Green can get a "do over" and try to avoid the 2016-2017 "Shark Attack Curse" when they failed to make the playoffs both seasons.
Mauro Colucciello can use his brothers "Mulligan" and show John how easy it is to score 6-measly goals.
Jim Barber scoring streaks.., will they continue and is it really the Black Vulcan Stick or the player using it?
Dan Broderick writes another book.., "101-ways to lose a hockey game" or will Coach's Corner start the season like they ended the last one as the hottest team going into the playoffs?
2018 Winter Scoring Race
Congratulations to Sergio Costa.., the was the first time in 10-Seasons (TEN!!) that someone named Matty Iannello or Shawn Miville didn't win the Leading Points Scorer Award.
It was a hell of a run for Dave Costa.., 4-consecutive Hockeytown Championships.., and the 5th was almost completed if Mixed Nuts didn't lose to Black Hole (just past the 8-minute mark) in Overtime.
Dave became the first player in Over-30 History to win the new Hockeytown "Triple Crown".., Three Consecutive Hockeytown League Championships;
So now Dave (or any other Over-30 wants a run at Dave's accomplishment) here's the path to the Hockeytown Triple Crown;
2019 Over-30 Hockey League Spring Championship
2018-2019 Hockeytown Winter Championship
2019 MISI League Championship
Last season had to be the most noticeably absentee season we've had in recent years. A lot of team played games with 6 or 7 players on the bench and their team suffered losses because of it.
Please remember 6-things about the Over-30 League and its team drafting process.
1) Teams are drafted, blended and balanced based on historical and statistical data, chemistry and leadership.
2) ALL teams (despite the false impression that a team is "stacked").., ALL teams have an equal chance of making it to the playoffs and winning a championship.
3) For a team to be success they must play "as a team" and each player needs to meet (or exceed) their intended draft expectations.
4) Teams suffer when players suffer unexpected injuries or most noticeably are absent for various reasons. Obviously work and family is far more important than Over-30 Hockey.., but keep in mind, your absence from the team reflects the intended balance of the team.
8-Games (or less)
5) Season Dues are $250.., it's a privately run, well-organized and invitational league with game costs that are higher than a traditional Hockeytown league. We offer more in the way of Weekly Prizes, Challenges, and Contests along with the Championship Apparel for winning.
This is the reason so many veterans have 20-30-40+ seasons played. This year alone we will have 29-players with 20+ Seasons (Over 10-years of playing in the league) and 3-players that have been in the leagure for 50+ Seasons.
6) "Commitment" - Above anything else, the League Director wants "Commitment".., it's not about the money (there are plenty of players on the waiting list with $250 and wanting to play).., it's about the "Commitment" to the league and more importantly "Commitment" to your team.
Cleanup Aisle #66
Looks like the more talented of the Coluciello Brothers is going to have to clean up the mess his brother left behind in Aisle #66
Shortly after John Colucciello failed his 6-goal "Pink Stick Bag Challenge".., the front office decided to offer the same exact challenge to Brother Mauro Colucciello to see if he is "My Brother's Keeper"
Some league officials wanted Mauro's challenge to be 7 or 8 goals.., but the top brass of the Over-30 League insisted Mauro try and clean up his brother's mess.
What's actually in Aisle #66 you ask? That's where they keep old VHS Tapes of Jane Fonda Hockey Workouts.., Tampons.., Summer's Eve.., Failed Patches and of course Pink Warmup Jersey's for the ladies.
New Challenger - New Chant
With a new "Smilin Pete Lodi Pink Stick Bag Challenger".., comes a new chant for this season.
This past season had the "New Regime" chanting "Andrew Jackson"(CLAP, CLAP, clap-clap-clap) as they referred to John Coluciello as a $20 bill for his failure.
This season they will be heckling Mauro Coluciello with "Pay-Me-Fort-ty" (CLAP, CLAP, clap-clap-clap).., as they look to double their winnings from the League Director.
Keep it in "Da Club"
Just a reminder that if you're bringing in adult beverages.., we ask that you keep it in "Da Club" aka "Scoreboards Pub" and not treat the rink likes its Las Vegas Boulevard and walk around open containers.
It's the best "Fresh New Idea" of the 2018 Season.., heck it's the best "Fresh New Idea" for the past 5+ years when middle management was conveying to upper management that players wanted a change in the championship attire.
Sorry Luigi Derenzes, Derek Powers, Ron Aquino, Jake Deehan and Sean Roach we must inform you that your quest for the "Championship Plastic Jacket" is over!! You had enough chances (and failed)
The good news is Todd Bryson didn't screw up and actually delivered on a new jacket quest and they are pretty sweet.
The new championship pullover quest is officially underway and thanks to the new regime and their grass roots battle and fresh new ideas.., they not only fought the good fight to upgrade to more sophisticated attire.., they actually won the inaugural pullover they fought for.
We're pretty sure once these are delivered and worn around Scoreboards Pub.., more teams and players are going to step their game up to try and win one of these fancy new pullovers.
After Black Hole's 4-3 win in Overtime.., they were handed their new championship tee shirts and then watched as the new (soon to be covenanted) pullovers were unveiled and pulled from a brown paper bag.
Since the League Director only sprang for one demo size.., he opted for a XL sample and everyone had to try it on and gauge their size from the only sample.
It was all going well until Assistant League Director Mike Nazcas tried on the XL;
After that it was stretched to an XXL and we had to gauge the rest of the team of the newly stretched XXL size.
Looking to win a new championship pullover? There are 3-ingredients you will need to win a championship and "Fun" is not one of the three.
Recipe for a Championship;
Waffle Blade Stick (Check)
Bob Snyder(Check, wait what?)
It's true.., Bob Snyder has been part of the last four teams to play in the championship finals and has won 3 of the last 4 championship games played.
2017 Spring Season - Yellow Submarine(3-1 Win)
2017 Winter Season - Blue Brothers (5-4 Loss)
2018 Spring Season - Blues Brothers (3-1 Win)
2019 Winter Season - Black Hole(4-3 Win)
Those are some Dusty Caulfield numbers.., in fact Bob just passed Dusty's winning percentage along with ALL Players (active and retired) and officially moved into 1st place (percentage wise) for all players who have played (2) or more seasons.
Bob 4-3 (75%) - Active
Dusty 7-4 (57%) - Retired
We'll have to check the archives and see if Bob is the only player in league history to appear in 4-straight finals.
Maybe that Do-Rag and Waffle Iron are "Andy Brickley's Keys to Bob's success"
Taking the Fifth
In the past players like Jamie Kehoe and more recently Dave Costa had "Drive for Five" challenges to win 5-straight championships.
Now Bob Snyder has his own personal "Taking the Fifth" as he attempts to take his ass to a fifth straight championship game appearance.
We'll find out the answer on April 27th if Bob and Black Hole make it back to the finals for a repeat bid. Good Luck Bob!
With NAZtradamus onlygetting 38% correct of the 2019 Winter Season Predictions correct.., there is now a new Psychic Challenger throwing his psychic abilities into the mix. This season "William the Conquerer" will offer his 2019 Spring Season predictions in a head-to-head psychic challenge.
Here's this seasons 2019 Spring Season Predictions;
William the Conquerer
(1) Final Standings
Mixed Nuts 7-4-1 (15pts)
Mixed nuts 9-3 (18pts)
Black Hole 6-4-2 (14pts)
Black Hole 8-4 (16pts)
Gang Green 7-5 (14pts)
Gang green 7-5 (14pts)
Rhinos 5-7 (10pts)
Rhinos 6-6 (12pts)
Coach’s Corner 4-7-1 (9pts)
Coach’s Corner 5-7 (10pts)
(2 & 3) Semi Finals
Mixed Nuts 4 vs Rhinos 2
Mixed Nuts 3 vs Rhinos 4
Gang Green 3 vs Black Hole 2 (OT)
Black Hole 5 vs Gang Green 3
(4) Championship Game
Mixed Nuts 5 vs Gang Green 3
Rhinos 2 vs Black Hole 5
(5) Leading Scorer
(6) Leading Defense
(7) Leading Goalie
(8) Season MVP
(9) Playoff MVP
(10) 1st Goal
Brother's Deli - The Beach Tanning Salon Romano Construction - TOVI Hockey