Official Newsletter of the Old-Time Hockey Over-30 League
24 Years and counting
Article 293 October 3, 2015
Game results and Player(s) of the Week
Week of September 26 (Game 1) – Players from the Spring 2006 My Brother’s Keeper team can rest easy as once again a team will not go undefeated in the regular season of the Over-30 league. After winning their first two games of the new season, Broken Promises ran into a buzz saw in HABitual Complainers and proceeded to get spanked 9 – 0, losing their first game of the season.
For the first period, this was still a game as Dominic Defrancisco stole the ball from the defenseman at the point and scored only seventeen seconds into the game on a breakaway, giving HABitual Complainers the early lead. Three minutes later, Dominic struck again as he was set up by Tony Medeiros and John Leite. Broken Promises made a game of this in the last four minutes of the period with a sustained flurry of scoring chances, only to have goalie Jeff Deharo slam the door shut.
This game was broken wide open in the second period, as the rout was on when HABitual Complainers scored six straight unanswered goals. The trio of Jason Carrien, Dominic and Tony Medeiros accounted for all the scoring damage, as they each scored two goals during this offensive outburst over a six minute span.
In the third period, during garbage time, Jason Carrien capped off the scoring by recording his hat trick and goalie Jeff Deharo faced only twenty-one shots in recording his first shutout of the season. Rounding out the scoring for HABitual Complainers saw Tony produce 2-goals and 4-assists, Dominic fly all over the rink resulting in 4-goals and 1-assist, and Jason constantly jumping into the offensive attack that resulted in 3-goals and 1-assist.
Week of September 26 (Game 2) – After starting the season winless in their first two games, the Island of Misfit Toys seems to have turned their season around, by winning their last two games, getting back to five hundred in the standings, with a convincing 5 – 1 victory over Consigliere. Island of Misfit Toys broke this game open in the second period with some timely goals and the all-around play of the Great One, who had a statement game.
In the first period, very big Mike Surette opened the scoring for Island of Misfit Toys seven minutes in, with a goal from the point, as he was set up by Matty Iannello. Twenty seconds later, George Medeiros scored his first of two goals out front, set up by Matty and Mike O’Neil to give Island of Misfit Toys a two-goal lead. With just over a minute to play in the period, Mike Hollingsworth’s shot from the point found an opening, making this a one-goal game.
Three minutes into the second period, Island of Misfit Toys struck again, as Matty was set up by Jim Clarke and Sergio Costa, to give his team a comfortable cushion. Two minutes later, George was set up again by Matty and Mike O’Neil to score his second goal of the game, giving his team a commanding lead.
In the third period, Island of Misfit Toys ramped up their running game, producing multiple scoring opportunities that finally paid off as Matty took a great shot pass from Mike O’Neil on the left wing that froze the goalie and the defense, freeing up Matty in the high slot to score his second goal of the game. How productive was Matty in this game? He factored in on every goal scored for his team, scoring 2-goals and assisting on 3 others.
For Consigliere, their record is deceptive as they have been in all three games played, even though they remain winless. Time will tell if they can turn their season around with hard work and a consistent effort.
Trash Can Talk
Thanks Tosh.O Disclaimer
Wow… Did anyone else catch the GIANT whiff that John “Misstrocola” (opps sorry) Mastrocola had in the first period against HABitual Complainers? John was a wide eyed as you could get stepping into a slapshot… but Tony Bono would have none of that as he poked the ball away from John’s downswing nearly causing “Misstrocola” to topple over.
His swing would best be described by Samuel L Jackson as swinging… “Down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers (and I) reputation through your Pink Stick Bag Challenge.”
We haven’t seen a miss that bad since….
HABitual Complainers Weak Spot(s)
Off to a great start for the new season at 2-0-1… HABitual Complainers are showing signs of weakness. Apparently there is a memo circulating around the league that the weak spot for the Complainers is…… their testicles!!
Three players: Tony Medeiros, Jim Barber and Dominic Defrancisco have all experienced that unbearable pain and shortness of breath followed by an immediate inventory check to make sure they still had two in stock.
Don’t embarrass the “Codfather”
While the latest HABitual Complainers (almost neutered) causality Dominic Defrancisco was lying in pain and bringing the game to a screeching halt… players gathered around and cracked all kinds of “balls” jokes at Dom’s expense.
JohnMastrocola shared how he lost his pair in the pending divorce (but fortunately he was able to keep his penis in the settlement).
Players were calling for fellow Portuguese Power Tony Medeiros to roll up his sleeves and get in there and massage his future Brother-in-law’s (Uncle Maker) back to normal.
It wasn’t until his holiness John “The Codfather” Leite strolled into the pack of onlookers that Dominic finally got up and allowed play to carry on. We’re not sure if John said something to Dom in Portuguese? Or if he just gave him a look as to let know Dominic know that he was embarrassing the family with his rolling in agony.
Whatever the case, as soon as the “Codfather” appeared… The sideshow ceased and Dominic got up and staggered to the bench to check his inventory.
Injury Report (Update)
Good to see Joe Mancinelli is feeling better and back on his feet
For a turtle that was a speedy recovery
“Mike, Mike, Mike…”
It was actually a bit funny hearing Matty “The Great One” Iannello call for the ball from Mike O’Neil… it was reminiscent of the Geico where Matty was emphatically calling for the ball “Mike, Mike, Mike” as he was wide open in slot.
Mike did up feeding “The Great One” on that play and on several other occasions as the duo combined on three separate plays resulting in goals during their 5-1 rout over Consigliere.
Perhaps Mike O’Neil read the PUTA Forum’s advice on how to play with the “The Great One” and be a success in the league… or maybe it was because Ray Nickerson was noticeably absent resulting in harmonious play.
Here we go again… another “Player of the Week” Snubbing.
HABitual Complainers goalie Jeff Deharo ironically is playing on a team from which their name is derived from. This time Jeff may actually have a valid “complaint” about not recognizing the goalies in the “Players of the Week” awards.
The last time Jeff “complained” to the review board about goalies not being recognized for the award unless they posted a shutout was Week # 12 (11-22-14) of the Winter 2014 Season.
Coincidentally (or not) Jeff was the following Week # 13 winner of the Five Guys Lunch Pail Gang Award (again coincident?)… and, it was NOT a shutout
Since Jeff’s “complaint” here is a list of goalie awards dating back to Jeff’s inaugural complaint.
Week & Award
WEEK # 13 (11-29-14)
Stopping 24 out of 25 shots
Five Guys Lunch Pail Gang Award
WEEK # 13 (3-28-15)
Bill Gardynski Jr.
Stopping all 35 shoots(or shots)
and, posting his first shout-out (or shutout)
WEEK # 13 (3-28-15)
Stopped 29 out of 30 shots, in a 1-0 loss
Five Guys Lunch Pail Gang Award
WEEK # 10 (3-7-15)
Stopping 30out of 31 shots
WEEK # 2 (1-10-15)
Bill Gardynski Sr
Stopping 32out of 34 shots
Five Guys Lunch Pail Gang Award
We raise this concern because after Jeff Deharo cried “WOLF”… we started handing out “Good Enough” Awards to goalies who stopped all but one shot (with the exception of Billy Bill Gardynski Jr.) he EARNED his through a legitimate shutout.
Now Jeff has legitimately earned a Dunkins Donut “Player of the Week” Award after posting the first Shutout of the season and he gets SNUBBED!!
Two players (Jim and Dom) gave their nuts and a fill-in (nameless) defenseman practically gave his right eye to preserve the shutout and it all for nothing as it went unrecognized.
No FREE Coffee… No FREE Cheeseburger… Sorry Jeff #YouGotScrewed
Player(s) of the Week??
Player(s) of the Week… Really????
Dominic Defrancisco scores 4-Goals and 1-Assist on a Goalie that let up (9) NINE goals. Clearly Scotty had an off week and couldn’t stop water from a faucet… and Dominic lights him up for the Dunkins Donuts “Player of the Week” (Oh Please!)
George Medeiros scores 2-Goals on a Goalie and Team who have yet to win a game and earns the “Five Guys Lunch Pail Gang” Award.
Meanwhile Jeff Deharo posts the first shutout of the season by stopping ALL 24 shots and gets nothing for his efforts.
To put in prospective: In the last (5) Regular Seasons (300) Games were played and only 8 shutouts recorded.
That’s a 2.67% Chance of a Goalie Posting a shutout and an average of (1) Shutout every 37 games (or once every 9-weeks in a 15-week season).
Jeff vs Michillen Man
How could you not post a shutout when you look like the Michelin Man in net?
Bibendum (aka Bib) Michelin Man
How bad were last week’s games?
If it was a Johnny Carson monologue it would go something like this;
(Carson) You know how bad those Over-30 Hockey Games were last week?
(Audience) How bad were they?
(Carson) They were so bad that even the timekeeper had to keep getting UP… to go throw UP (literally).
Did anyone else notice (or smell) the trail that Donny left between his timekeeper perch and the barrel? We still have not received an official explanation as to why all the upchucking… but he’s a few of our guesses;
a) Disgusted by the lack of goaltending Scotty Rosato exhibited.
b) Queasy from Alby Luise and Consigliere’s failure to get a win yet this season.
c) Nauseated by the lack of (or missed calls) but the referees.
d) Had some kind of stomach bug.
e) ALL OF THE ABOVE (which is our pick)
Matty Iannello wanted to ensure that everyone knew that Consigliere was a bunch of poser Gangsta Italian Wannabe’s
A member of a criminal organization or syndicate who serves as an adviser to the leader.
Matty wanted everyone to know there is only one ring they should be kissing… and since “The Great One” factored in all (5) goals (2-Goals & 3-Assists) against the posers of Consigliere… they should be grabbing their shine boxes and asking to polish his numerous Over-30 Glass Trophy Achievement Awards.
The players of Consigliere may be “the advisors”… but Matty Iannello is “The Boss”
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