Let the 2019 Winter Season show everyone that standings don’t mean $hit (unless you’re in last place) as both the 1st and 2nd Place seeds were bounced from the playoffs in the semi-finals (aka the first round)
For the first time all season we saw 2-games with 2-full benches and the competition played out as it was intended to. 4-teams battling it out in the semi-finals.., which lead to 2-full teams battling it out in the finals with an epic 4-3 Overtime win. #Balanced
Some players believe there is a direct correlation between the end of the year “Season Award Winners” and a playoff jinx.
You want some facts to back up that statement;
Let’s start with Dominic DeFrancisco“Leading Scorer” and “Season MVP”.., bounced in semi-finals with (1) lonely assist.
How about Jeff Deharo“Best Goalie Award”.., losses 4-1 due in part to a 3-Minute assault in weening minutes of the 2nd period.
Jason Carrien“MVD” heartbreaking lost during the finals in overtime.
What’s the moral of the story.., “Play good enough to win games for your team.., but not good enough to win awards for yourself.”
Matty Iannello.., after last season’s dismal 6-point performance is getting a name change. Matty actually had a better season back in the 2014 Spring Season when he only played 6-games with (10-goals, 6-assists) while on pace to shatter the “Pink Stick Bag Challenge” but ended up shattering his foot instead.
So, effective immediately we are revoking his signature “The Great One” monikerand will refer to him as “The Great 5-0” (his age) until he proves his critics wrong.
In a world where now have to support “Gender Neutral” people who are no longer referring to their given “He or She”.., but instead “They or Them”.
Well this “He, She, They or Them” mentality has finally hit the Over-30 League.
First he changed his number form #77 to #17 now the former “Centerman” Matty“The Great 5-0”Iannello says that after 50-years he no longer identities as a “Forward” and would like to “Switch Positions”, as he now identifies as a “Defenseman”.
Chalking up last season’s disappointing team performance to “Them” and lack of a playoff appearance.., Jake-O-Lantern’s Captain has started his rebuilding year by making a bold move and putting himself on defense and moving Steve Medeiros to forward with his brother George.
The Real Reasons
After digging into Matty Iannello’s decision to shake up the defense we got to real reasons why Matty is dropping back this Spring;
Ask any goalie.., he doesn’t get back to “back-check”. So this brilliant move helps keep him in the defensive zone.
He finished 29th in the scoring race with 6-points.., so nothing was happening there on offense.
He’ll be able to do a lot more yelling at his team while on offense with his front row seat on the blue line.
“Most Valuable Defenseman” is the only Award not in his vast collection of acrylic trophies .., and since he can no longer win his own“Matty Iannello Leading Scorer Award”.., he’s going to take Jason Carrien and Dave Costa’s Award from them.
The “Real #5”.., if he doesn’t retire and plays defense in the 2020-2021 Seasons.., he’s changing his number (again) to #5 and show everyone, especially (Dan Broderick, Bill Abcunas and Ray Dow) who the “Real #5” is!
Come On Down!
Jason Carrien come on down.., you’re the next contestant on the “Pink Stick Bag Challenge”.., which has somehow morphed into the “Pink Pullover Challenge”.., but nonetheless it’s your turn Jay.
Jason’s Challenge this season is 7-goals.., he manned up as Defenseman to bury 7-goals to keep John “Pinky” Colucciello wearing pink for the 2020 Spring & next year’s 2020 Winter Season as well.
Good luck Jay.., we’re all pulling for you.., all of us except “Mr Pink”
Donny Maccini is now a full time Drama Queen.., as he will replace Steve Iacoviello this season.., and he couldn’t have gone to a more fitting team.
One suggestion to the Drama Queen’s “Team Spirit Award Director”; Shawn Miville.., Instead of the pink boa and hat.., can you guys award Donny matching (Gloves, Shin pads and/or Strapless hockey pants) when he wins the weekly team spirit awards.., or can someone Secret Santa him by leaving new gloves and pads in the Hockeytown Lost and Found.
Welcome aboard Donny.., you should be right at home as it’s like the Mutiny Defense but on a different night.
You Earned It
Dave Giusti you just won the Over-30 Championship.., what do you plan on doing next.., going to Walt Disney World?
This seemingly harmless snuggling with the trophy is becoming a thing.
The Over-30 Board of Directors is hoping and encouraging that during this unusual celebration that some sort of protection used.
Well Dave.., do what you want to it.., you earned this one by letting in some soft goals to fool your opponents into a false sense of easiness.., and then shutting the door and making the big saves when you had to!
If a picture is worth a 1000 words.., then here go write your own funny joke for this one;
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