Official Newsletter of the Old-Time Hockey Over-30 League
25 Years and counting
Article 321 October 8, 2016
Game results and Player(s) of the Week
Week of October 1 (Game 1) – Missing your starting goalie, missing two forwards, and missing a defenseman while playing short-handed proved not to be a distraction to the juggernaut Yellow Submarine team in week six, as they remained undefeated as they outplayed Sour Grapes, winning 4 – 1.
In the first period, even though they were only carrying four forwards, Yellow Submarine had more energy and simply outhustled Sour Grapes in building a two-goal lead in this game. Drifting in from the point, defenseman Steve Iacoviello picked the far top corner scoring the game’s first goal six minutes in as he was set up by Matty Iannello and Brian Kehoe. With thirty seconds left in the period, Matty was in the right place at the right time as Ray Nickerson’s shot from the left wing on a pass from Brian deflected off the defenseman in front right onto the waiting stick of Matty.
Early in the second period, Brian received a pass from Steve and Tony Bono and made a play on the defenseman at the center line, turning him inside out, then finished the play with a Great One-like move with a goal scorer’s shot into the top corner in tight, giving his team a commanding three goal lead. With three minutes to play in the period, Sour Grapes breathed some life into their team game as Ricky Cassano scored out front, set up by Angelo Deluca and Steve Medeiros.
In the third period, Sour Grapes started to press the offensive attack but their quality shots were stopped cold by fill-in goalie Sandra Glista or hit the post. How solid was Sandra in net? When husband Jason came down the slot all alone for a scoring chance he got intimidated and passed off a sure shot. Rounding out the scoring saw Ray Nickerson pull a “punk move” with thirteen seconds to play and take a full slap shot into an open net at the top of the left circle rather than just hold the ball or dump it into the corner. Welcome to the Punk Move Club Ray!
Week of October 1 (Game 2) – With both teams enjoying some short-term success over the past few games, this game took on a playoff-like atmosphere as the action was back and forth all game long. As the game was heading to overtime, Joe Carlton made sure that didn’t happen as he scored his second consecutive game winning goal with only twenty-seven seconds to play and help Shark Attack defeat the Pylons by a score of 4 – 3.
Things started off promising for the Pylons as their second line players carried the attack and produced a two goal lead. In the first period, with just over two minutes to play, Tony Mastrocola scored off a pass from Pat Pirone.
Off the opening faceoff of the second period, only ten seconds in, Pat scored an unassisted goal. Needing something to get back into this game, Shark Attack got it from John Colucciello’s shot from the point on a set-up from Derek Power halfway through the period. With less than a minute to play in the period after some successful cycling play by Mauro Colucciello and Joe Shannon, Mike Luise scored down low in close tying up this game.
In the third period, the momentum was all Shark Attack until things all changed when Joe Mancinelli took a great pass from Shawn Miville and scored from the slot only a minute and a half into the period, once again giving the Pylons the lead. Before you could say momentum swing, with six minutes to play Shark Attack struck again, this time when Mark Stickney took a rarely used slap shot from out high on a set-up by Joe Carlton, re-tying this game. With time winding down and this game heading to overtime, a defensive miscue and the defense getting caught out of position cost the Pylons as Joe Carlton found himself wide open on the left side of the slot to gather in a Joe Shannon rebound off a feed from John Colucciello, to score the game winning goal.
With the win, Shark Attack increased their lead and hold on second place in the league standings.
Trash Can Talk
Thanks Tosh.O Disclaimer
Laundry Mix Up??
We are trying to decide if Doobie was wearing a “Pink” referee shirt to support breast cancer awareness or did he mix his "Pink" underwear in with his referee shirt?
Based on his lack of calls we are assuming it was the latter part of that.
Too many men...
Can someone tell me why Sour Grapes did not get a bench minor for having too many men on the bench?
Yellow Submarine only had seven players last week… Captain Matty Iannello has a strict "use what you have" policy when it comes to player substitutes. Matty does not want substitute hockey whores like; Jim Barber, Nick Romano and Gary Goodwin filling in for his team when he is short players
So why were Sour Grapes able to use the League Director himself; Bill Abcunas as the 9th player on the bench? Was it part of a diabolical plan to overthrow the undefeated Yellow Submarine team... or was Billy just trying out another potential team before the playoffs?
"Bo Knows" Timekeeping
Can someone check the stats from last week and make sure that Tony Bono was not credited for any “extra points” which could include phantom goals and phantom assists
It seems there was a little “conflict of interest” in the timekeepers box as Faith Bono was "allegedly" filling in as a timekeeper but we suspect dad was having her write “#1” on the sheet for any Yellow Submarine assists that did not have a second assist from the Refs.
Here's a tip Faith… If you want to make it in this league as a timekeeper you need to brush up on the following; falling on a bowling alley, crashing a moped, and throwing up in a barrel. Otherwise thank you and good job filling in last week, oh and you'll be getting your 1099 for April 15, 2017
Isn't it ironic that Tony Bono has a daughter named "Faith" and yet his whole quest for a 5-pete is based on "faith"... “faith” that his Captain Matty “The Great One” Iannello will not crush Tony’s dream of being the first ever 5-pete champion.
Remember that.., when Matty crushed Jamie Kehoe's "Drive for five"
Whoever updates the weekly league leaders needs to listen to the Jackson 5. I think Michael Jackson said it best when he sang "ABC...it's easy as 1-2-3"
You cannot put whoever you feel like putting in the number one spot for your own personal reasons as there's an equation to follow to determine the overall #1 League Leader and it's easy as “1-2-3”
So our apologies to Dominic DeFrancisco (Week #6 “Real #1” League Leader) and currently getting screwed in the #2 spot Matty Iannello. You both deserve better and please except our apologies. We look forward to better efforts on both of your parts to get you back on the top of the League Leader list.
Movie Theater Usher
Holy Cow! Did you see Jason Glista do his impression of a Movie Theater Usher?
Apparently as Brian Kehoe was stickhandling past Jason (and turning him inside out)... Jason was seen ripping Kehoe's ticket and telling him to “enjoy the movie” as Brian blew by him on his way to the net.
Brian was going to see the new movie "Top Corner" starring Jeff"Goose"Deharo as an aging former Navy Seaman who goes on to let up soft goals in Over-30 Hockey league and a young Brian"Maverick"Kehoe who thinks he has something to prove and that winning championships comes easy after his first two years in the league.
Sleepless in Seattle
With (3) young mouths to feed... Exhausted goaltender Jeff Deharo must be scheduled for the overnight baby shift as the returning former #1 goalie is all smiles with the newest Deharo.., but looks a little tired after his first week back as his lethargic results indicated.
Jeff's wife Tracy became a little concerned when she noticed Jeff's laptop had Microsoft Word opened and he was just typing over and over...
Late nights and no practice makes Jeff a weak goalie... Late nights and no practice makes Jeff a weak goalie... Late nights and no practice makes Jeff a weak goalie.
Tracy reached out to Billy to apologize for Jeff having to take the 11:00-7:00 shift and wanted her condolences passed on to all the members of Sour Grapes.
Light Dawns on Marblehead
The Cooch’s finally may have figured it out... "Fun Wins Championships." Mauro Colucciello was conveying to his brother John and Nikko Vramis that they "We are a better team when we're not yelling at each other."
Mauro's epiphany plays right into his Captain’s master plan which is to turn the Cooch’s and Nikko into fun (without bitching) championship caliber type players.
Side note: I believe the last time the Cooch’s won a championship jacket was in Tewksbury with Jim Barber and Help Wanted.
Battle Royale - Basement Edition
Week #7 is a pivotal game as two teams are fighting their way out of the basement this week.
The question is… after Week #7 will the basement be full of 11-Guys, 1-Ball and one goalie all blaming each other... Or will there be a bunch of "Sour Grapes" in the basement wishing there was a “Wine Press” down there to turn them into “Vino”
Finally after six weeks of calling for player equality we are pleased to announce that Sandra "Goalie Spice" Glista is officially being recognized on the Goalie League Leader Stats. #JusticeForSandra #YoureWelcome #AnotherDiscriminationComing
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