Official Newsletter of the Old-Time Hockey Over-30 League
23 Years and counting
Article 272 November 8, 2014
Game results and Player(s) of the Week
Week of November 1 (Game 1) –This game featured two teams heading in opposite directions, one team heading up the standings, while the other team headed down the standings. Who Needs Superstars climbed back into a tie for first place, with their third win in a row, as they easily defeated That’s a Plus by the score of 6 – 3.
The game started out promising for That’s a Plus who were missing the dynamic Portuguese duo of Tony Medeiros and Dominic Defrancisco, as John Leite stepped up his game to claim the title of the Portuguese Power player of the week, scoring less than a minute into the game. However, the momentum was short lived as Who Needs Superstars scored the next three goals in a span of five minutes, as Sergio Costa, George Medeiros and Derek Shaw each scored.
In the second period, That’s a Plus made their run and in the process made this a game, as they scored two goals to tie this game, in the first two minutes of the period. John Leite scored his second goal of the game as he was set up by the hustle of Pat Pirone. This was followed by Steve Oppedisano scoring off a rebound. However, as in the first period, the momentum was short-lived for That’s a Plus as Who Needs Superstars again scored the next three goals (two late in the second period) to put this game out of reach. Mike Surette jumped into the offense, set up by Mike Luise to score six minutes into the period, which was followed by Mike Luise converting a pass from Jim Clarke in close on a power play with under a minute to play.
Only seventeen seconds into the third period, Mike Luise scored his second goal of the game to account for the final score.
Week of November 1 (Game 2) –If you haven’t been paying attention, the return of Anthony Lauletta back from IR has sparked Legends Last Stand to climb back into the playoff race and up the standings. Legends Last Stand won their second consecutive game in convincing fashion as they knocked off FOURget About-it with a statement win by the score of 6 – 3. Leading the charge for legends Last Stand as previously mentioned was Anthony Lauletta as the team had everyone buying into the team concept with two lines hustling the entire game.
In the first period, rookie John Lasala Jr made Over-30 history again, as he scored directly off the opening faceoff only three seconds into the game. A few weeks ago, John scored the longest goal in Over-30 league history, and he followed that record up by scoring the fastest goal in Over-30 league history. Two minutes later, John scored his second goal of the game, set up again by Matty Iannello. This was followed up by Ray Nickerson extending the lead to three goals, as he was set up by Matty Iannello and Anthony Lauletta. Carlos Machado’s long shot only six seconds later gave FOURget About-it some much needed life.
Early into the second period, John Desmond scored out front to bring FOURget About-it back into this game. However, as happened in the previous game, this momentum was quickly extinguished as Legends Last Stand countered by scoring the next two goals, one by rookie Derrick Power scoring his first-ever Over-30 goal, followed by Anthony Lauletta scoring off a rocket from the high slot. This was followed by Matt Reghitto scoring from the left point only forty-five seconds later to bring FOURget About-it only two goals down in this game.
Early in the third period, Anthony Lauletta was set up by John Colucciello and Niko Vramis out front to put this game out of reach and provide Legends last Stand with a lot of confidence and momentum during the crucial stretch run.
Trash Can Talk
We Apologize to our Forum Readers
Last week’s forum was unjustly not printed and displayed on the corkboard. For that; the League would like to issue an apology to the following people: Our Forum Readers, the Webmaster, along with the Secret Society of Anonymous Reporters and Dime Droppers.
All of your efforts went unnoticed due to a selfish malicious act of vengeance by a soulless individual.
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Who's to Blame?
Dead Men Walking
Portuguese Power Outage
Looks Like That’s a Plus forgot to pay their Electric Bill because… (No) Dominic Francisco + (No) Tony Medeiros = (No) Portuguese Power.
John Leite tried to keep the “Lights” on… but he only had enough Portuguese Power to “light” the goal lamp twice in the 6-3 Loss.
A Case of Mistaken Identity
Last week we witnessed John Mastrocola and Assistant League Director Mike Naczas got into an impromptu slashing competition. Mastrocola clearly started the encounter… but the retaliation is always the person who gets caught, thus sending someone who should be an example of good sportsmanship to the box (Shame on you Mr. Assistant League Director)
As Mike and John exchanged pleasantries…. It was revealed the Mastrocola’s defense to Naz was… “I’m sorry I thought you were Pat”
6 + 6 = 2 (Loses)
Scott Rosato you had to be either drunk or left your contacts on the sink at home last week (if you indeed wear any). Two games and two 6 GAA in a row. Historically a goalie that fills in for one of his peers with play a solid first game and tanks the second.
Scotty didn’t get that memo he just tanked from the beginning.
First he was beaten up by Mike Luise (2 Goals – 1 Assist) for Who Needs Superstars (6-Goals) only to be followed-up by Anthony Lauletta (2 Goals – 2 Assists) and John Lasala Jr. (2 Goals – 1 Assist) for Legends Last Stand (6-Goals).
Rumor has it Scotty stopped next door at CVS to get some SPF-50 and Aloe for the back of his red neck
Another League Record is Broken
Rookie John Lasala Jr. continues to impress as he set another Over-30 Hockey League Record.
Already the reigning “Longest Goal in League History” tile… The kid with a cannon shocked everyone last week as he notched the first goal of the game only 3-seconds after the ball was dropped.
A blast right off the opening draw (won cleanly) by none other the one of the Legends himself, Matty “The Great One” Iannello.
So congratulations John Lasala Jr. in only 7-games you managed to set (2) records that should go down in history and neverever be broken again.
Congratulations & How to enjoy Mexico
Congratulations Kellie Abcunas, you too broke an Over-30 Hockey League Record. Being married to Bill Abcunas for 5-years has to be some endurance record.
To rejoice their nuptials the couple is off the Cancun to celebrate and we want to provide the League Director with some tips on how to fully enjoy Mexico.
Drink plenty of Mexico’s water is good for your system and will help purify your insides
Lie on the beach without Sun Block… Enjoy the beautiful Mexican Sun without any barriers between those rays and your pasty white skin.
Wear lots of jewelry and carry lots of cash… the locals like to welcome all tourists with a friendly mexican mugging.
Don’t Barter – Pay full asking price.
Most importantly… before you go in the water it is customary to wipe yourself down with red meat.
Lastly... If you get into any trouble… start dropping names. Tell them you know: Dominic Defranciso, Tony Medeiros, Carlos Machado, John Leite, George Medeiros, Sergio Costa
Other than that… Congratulations to you and Mrs. Abcunas
Have a wonderful time in Mexico and you may (or may not) come back to a League… it all depends on how well the Assistant League Director (and his team of flunkies) run the operation in your absence… or we turn it into the new Over-40 Hockey League.
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