Awards: Playoff MVP – Spring 2009 Old-Time Hockey Achievement Award Winner - Spring 2010
One of the Over-30 league’s most notorious players who will always play until he hears a whistle (and then some). Pat is one of the league’s 7 remaining founding fathers who were there when the league started back in 1992.With longevity comes reward as he has won 9 championship jackets (which includes a remarkable string of 7 championships in the last 10 seasons played), and is currently tied for second place overall for most championships won.
Pat’s reputation over the years can be perceived, as some would call “a hacker” and “a loud mouth”, but you certainly can’t question his competitive desire to win.His sometimes overly aggressive style is somewhat misunderstood as he will tell you that “Never heard the whistle”…, or “I didn’t see the goalie’s glove covering the ball as I was digging (aka hacking) at”.
Always embracing the antagonist role while playing in the Over-30 league, he is certainly one that can get under his opponents skin and throw off their game plans.However, playing in his 35th season, Pat has developed into one of the league’s power wingers with the ability to be strong in the corners and then position himself (in/and) around the goalies crease to score another signature rebound (or wrap around) goal.
Pat is very difficult to move from around the net once he’s established a position; he will continue to try to make something happen until the whistle blows (and then some).This style of play can tend to annoy his opponents, their defensemen, and most importantly the goalie. Pat has served more than his fair share of time in the penalty box for these offenses.
Over the years, Pat has developed his game by scoring more, particularly stepping up his performance when it matters most, in the playoffs.Pat won the Spring 2009 Playoff MVP award, and finished runner-up for this same award in the Winter 2008 season.
Rumors & Facts:
Even though Pat has never been a team captain or assistant, you can always hear his voice disagreeing with a referee’s call… which is why he will never were a “C” because for him it will mean “Complainer”
Holds the records for pissing off the most goalies in the league.
Often receives birthday and holiday cards from previously retired goalies.
Once was the victim of the “flaming poop in bag” prank on his doorstep, as the police report listed the assailants fleeing the scene in full goalie gear yelling “Quit hacking after the whistle”
Pat once spent so much time in the penalty box that he carved “Pat was here” into the backwall
Once thought he was the fourth Musketeer to the “Holy Trinity” of Joe Shannon-Matt Iannello-Ray Nickerson, only to learn that “Trinity” meant three.