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Over 50 Rosters for the 2016-2017 season.

Over 50 schedule is on the schedule & scores page above.



TERRIERS TURTLES RIVERHAWKS BLACKBEARS
RICK GLOVER ROBERT NAZZARO BOB MCKENZIE TIM KIMBALL
NEIL SNOW SCOTT BRAZIS BOB SENNOTT MATT BRADLEY
KEN MUSE DAN WHYTE JOHN PURCELL JAY RICE
BOB PAPPAS JERRY CANGIANO KEVIN SHEARY DOUG WINE
MARK NAPOLITANO MIKE KAPNIS STEVE MOCCIA ROGER GEARY
STEVE PALMER JIM LISTON BOB WOGAN BOB BALLETTO
TIMO SKYTTA PETER O'LEARY MARK BROWN RICH SCIMONE
MIKE SANFORD VINNY NAZZARO TOM HEANEY MIKE LARCOM
DON SHAW BOB SWEEZEY JOHN ROSENTHAL LOUIE PUCCILLI
JOHN MCDONALD KEVIN PIERCE BILL JOHNSTON JACK WOODS
STEVE DANZIO ANDY POWERS MIKE SULLIVAN DAVE FOX
MIKE HARMON LLOYD TERNES ROLLIE GRAHAM STEVE HATCH

BIG RED
WILDCATS CATAMOUNTS
MARK PEABODY GEORGE CAREY STEVE CAMERON
DAN MCCRAINE GORDIE MACRAE JOE FUSCO
TOM GARDEN JOE LAWLESS KEITH LEBLANC
BOB GRENIER RICK MASSEY DOUG MACLENNAN
JOHN RUSSO PAUL CAMERON RICK BRANSFIELD
STEVE PEABODY CHRIS PITRONE BOB CINELLI
CHUCK CALLAHAN RON MOULTAN TONY FRONTIERO
JOE RUSSO TOM MOULTON MARK MCDONOUGH
SCOTT COLBOURNE KIRK BRANSFIELD DAN MUSE
RANDY POPP BILL CHRISTIANSEN JIM PRICE
BILL RILEY JEFF SIROIS JAY BROMANDER
GREG ROSS JOHN COLLINS GERRY LEBLANC

 


INDIANS
HUSKIES CRIMSON EAGLES
BRIAN HURLEY DAVE GAUTHREAU LOU LAMARCA BILL KIRBY
TONY D'AVOLIO TOM MAJECKO STEVE SMYRNOIS WARREN MADDEN
JIM MONTANARO FRED HEIN RAY SAMPSON DAN SANTANELLO
RUSS HAGOPIAN RON MCCARON ROLAND CHERWEK TOM CARROLL
GEORGE MURPHY JOHN TUDOR TOM CRUSCO JOHN LASALA
STEVE HOCTOR TOM PERRELLA BILL LEAVITT MIKE NOVIELLI
TED WHEATLEY SCOTT BARTON PETER GAUDETTE CHIP GRAY
JOHN RYAN FRANK PUSTORINO JIM STAID BOB GILLIGAN
BILL NUZZO JOHN DOHERTY BILL PIOTROWSKI PAUL MONTECALVO
JIM KENNY ROBIN MURRAY DAN GOODENOW STEVE ARTICK
TOM GOKELBERGER LENNY GUIMOND GREG MATTHEWS DAVE O'LEARY
MARC BERGERON KATE FALLON GLENN PERAGAMO STEVE FORCILLO

TIGERS
COPPERHEADS PANTHERS
CRAIG BERGERON RICH HERLIHY JONATHAN LONGLEY
RICH BONITO BOB CONSTANTINE DAN WOODS
BOB JAFFE BOB FAIA RICK JOYCE
DON JOHNSON PAUL CITRONI BILL SMITH
ED O'BRIEN PAUL FLAHERTY MARK ENRIQUES
BILL DUGGAN PAUL TUSCANO BOB BELYEA
JOHN F. O'NEIL DAN DESANTIS JAY O'LEARY
SCOTT DAMBROSIO JOHN CASTRO MATT JEFFREY
DAN COSTA BRIAN RILEY JOE SWINIARSKI
GREG CUILLA ED NIGRO BILL HERLIHY
VIC CASTRO MIKE SURABIAN DAN FLAHERTY
 
LORENZO LESCANO JIM PICARDI CAM CAMERON

 

 

August 1, 2016

 Dear Skaters,

 Congratulations to the Terriers (East Div. Champions) and the Crimson (West Div. Champions) for their success in reaching the pinnacle of their respective divisions in the 17th season of the over 50 league. Both teams ended their seasons in fourth place and both teams allowed more goals in the regular season than they scored. Through their tenacity and timely goal scoring, their role suited them just fine. The commissioner’s goal of total parity came one step closer to a reality as the number of ties in both leagues went from twenty five percent to over one third of the total games this year. The fact that every team has a realistic chance of winning the playoffs (once the league is over and the team leaders are not allowed to manipulate their rosters with mercenaries) proves to be the biggest attraction for aging players looking for a place to compete as they look to recapture their youth.

          The Copperheads led the west division all season long despite the commissioner’s attempts to derail their mission of sweeping the league and playoffs in the same year. The East Division was a real dogfight right down to the last week of the season as the top four teams were all in contention on the final day.

     Eight out of the twelve playoff games were either one goal or overtime games with one historic game going three overtime periods before a legless Steve Smyrnois of the Crimson scored from his back on an exhausted Jim Picardi of the Copperheads who turned back more than sixty shots.

     The East Div. Champion, Terriers, were on the fortunate end of some unusual goals as they beat the Catamounts in the quarterfinal game when Don Shaw took a desperation shot from the red line and it snuck between the Catamount goalie’s pads with less than a second left on the clock, then their final victory came from a behind the net shot, when high scoring Neil Snow just threw the puck out to the front of the net from the corner of the rink and caught the Blackbears’s goalie skate and caromed into the net with 44 seconds left in the game.

     The Crimson’s journey to their championship season had them coming from behind in their quarterfinal game against the Huskies as they overcame a 4-0 deficit half way through the final period to come away with a 5-4 victory only to advance to one of the most grueling games in the history of the over 50 league. With only nine skaters on both teams, the Crimson and the Copperheads refused to quit until exhaustion won the game in their third overtime.

     To emphasize the league parity, the last place Wildcats from the East Div. took out the high scoring second place Turtles in overtime in the quarterfinals then were on the short end of a controversial goal scored by the Blackbears to tie the semifinal game in the waning minutes, leading to an overtime loss and dashing general manager Dave O’Leary’s hopes for another crack at the big dance.

     Regrettably, the commissioner was unable to strengthen the Tigers in the west Div. when they lost their top scorer, Rich Bonito, 17 goals, 1 assist “What do you mean I don’t pass.” midway through the season. As the saying goes, “Wait till’ next year.”

      The plans for the 2016-17 season are currently similar to the last couple of years.  The season will ultimately be determined by the number and ability of the players who sign up.  Parity is the ultimate goal and the commissioner will use all available tools to accomplish that goal.  All current players in the league who sign up by Aug 31, 2016 will be guaranteed a position and then new and former players will be added on a first come first serve basis.  Opening day will be Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Please list on your application which league you would prefer to play in as well as any other personal requests and I will do my best to accommodate, keeping parity in mind.  The over sixty league will continue on Sunday afternoons/evening and begin on Oct. 2, 2016.  The format will depend on the enrollment.  The league will be open to all skaters sixty or older and to players that are 57 or older and have never been classified as an “A” player in the over fifty league.

      Applications for all of the above programs are available upon request at Hockeytown’s main office. 781-233-3666. Anyone who knows of an interested skater for any of the above programs should call or e-mail htusainc@aol.com the rink for an application.  All applications can also be downloaded from Hockeytown’s website at Over 50 Application.

      “A regular, healthy approach to exercise reaps so many benefits – lower levels of stress, greater feelings of energy, better cognitive functioning and deeper and more sound sleep. Beyond this, the accomplishment that comes with reaching exercise goals or succeeding at an athletic challenge can enhance our feelings of self-efficacy and ultimately confidence.”  “Fun is overrated in sports and exercise but enjoyment is essential”   Adam Naylor, a sport psychology consultant and clinical assistant professor at Boston University

 Larry  Abbott, Commissioner ,  Hockeytown USA

“Use it or lose it.”

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. " - Confucius


 

Over 50 2015-2016 Champions:

Terriers Crimson




  EAST DIVISION CHAMPS 2014-2015
 

  WEST DIVISION CHAMPS 2014-2015
 


 

 2014 Champs
Turtles               Eagles
         



                                   
 2013 Champs and Finalists
East Champs Riverhawks West Champs Tigers Riverhawks Wildcats Tigers Copperheads

              
East Div Champs
Catamounts
West Div Champs
Panthers
 



CHAMPION PANTHERS 2011


CHAMPION BIG RED 2011




Champion Wildcats Champion Copperheads The GM

2009 Champions: RIVERHAWKS



2008 PLAYOFF CHAMPIONS - TERRIERS


INDIANS - 2008 LEAGUE CHAMPS


2007 Champion Riverhawks


2007 League Champion Turtles

Champion - Riverhawks Runners Up - Big Red Action in the Finals
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2006 Over 50 League Champions
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Champion - Turtles Regular Season Champs - Terriers

2005 Over 50 League Champions
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Champion - Wildcats


Runners up - Big Red


Champs and da trophy


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