OVER 60 LEAGUE AT HOCKEYTOWN USA
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Over 60 League 2013 teams and winners
" Feb. 25, 2013 The spring session begins March 3, 2013. All games are at 5pm. TheEaster sunday game is rescheduled to Monday April 15th at 6:30pm. If any current players are not participating in the spring session please contact Hockeytown so rosters can be adjusted. "
Andrew J. Crotty
III January 13, 1951 - February 17, 2013
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS:
There have been reports of arenas in the area that have experienced locker room thefts. It is imperative that you are vigilant about securing your locker room doors while on the ice. There are sliding bolts on each door and if you do not have your own lock, there are locks available in the main office.
Some south shore rinks have been experiencing car keys being stolen from locker rooms.
FOR YOUR PROTECTION -- DO NOT LEAVE YOUR KEYS, WALLETS & VALUABLES UNPROTECTED.
The new over 60 season starts Dec 23rd
White Snails win Title with 2-1 win in a Shootout on Dec 16, 2012
2012 over 60 champions
White Snails win Title with 4-3 win in a Shootout on March 11, 2012
Black Crabs win Championship Game 7-6 in OT on Dec 18, 2011
December 12, 2011
The winter season for the over 60 league will begin Sunday Jan. 8th, 2012.
Cost is $180.00
Current players should indicate if they will be continuing to play as there are new players looking to come in the league
Black Crabs win Championship Game 9-5 on May 22, 2011
2011 SPRING OVER 60 SEASON
STARTS MARCH 13, 2011. 4:30PM
2010 Fall Champions Black Crabs
2010 Champions Black Crabs, 5-2 win
Women's team comes from behind to beat over 60 group 5-3
2010 Champions White Snails, 10-3 win
2009 Fall over 60 Playoff Champions
August 10, 2009
This year’s short summer is drawing to a close and it’s time to start thinking of sharpening the skates and knocking some of the rust off the old body. Congratulations are in order for the Riverhawks as they demonstrated perseverance in surviving most of the playoffs without key players.
Due to the fact that Labor Day is late this year the over 50 league will open up on Tuesday, September 15. I am anticipating the format to be the same as last year with eleven teams playing thirty games plus playoffs and ending just before Memorial Day. The annual cost will again be $660.00 to be paid in three payments of $220.00 each. All former players must have their applications in by Sept. 1, 2009 to insure a roster position. New players will then be added to fill out the rosters as needed. Any reasonable request should be noted on the comments section of the application and I will do my best to accommodate wherever possible, keeping parity in mind. Trades will always be considered when it becomes evident my evaluations have been miscalculated.
The over 60 league will begin in October and will once again be played on Sunday afternoons between 4 – 6pm. The league will have three separate seasons, (fall, winter, summer) and a playoff at the end of each season. Players 57 years of age and older who have never been classified as an “A” player are also eligible for this league.
I have included with this letter, an application for the 2009–2010 over 50 league as well as an application for the first third of the over 60 league. The plan for this years is to also offer a Saturday afternoon session for the A & B players of the over 50 league to begin in October and run thru April. This session will last 1.5 hours and start around 4pm. I am including an application for that session as well. Last year we averaged 20- 25 skaters each week.
Also this season I tentatively have plans to run 2-3 over 50 tournaments during the winter to offer some new form of competition for the players. More information will be available after the start of the season.
Applications are available upon request at Hockeytown’s main office, 781-233-3666. Anyone who knows of an interested player who would like to join the league should call the office for an application or download one from the website at www.hockeytownsaugus.com
“USE IT OR LOSE IT”
THE WHITE SNAILS EVEN THE SERIES.
January 3, 2009
Over sixty players took part in the ninth annual New Year’s Day event. It appears most of the players were in early on New Year’s Eve as the tempo of the games were more fitting for a younger group. The fast pace of the first game even got Harry to move his feet. The North team took a 3-2 lead into the final five minutes of the game highlighted by spectacular goaltending by both Steve Hatch and Tom Walsh. On paper the North squad’s Jim Toomey was on his way to being the game MVP as he and Steve Jones worked their magic. But a missed defensive assignment by an aging Indian (a Milton boyo) let the one legged Paul Powers tie the game with his second of three goals. Two minutes later the UNH flash iced the game and the MVP trophy as he completed his hat trick at 1:28 of the third period. Upon review of the tapes it was brought to the commish’s attention that the MVP recipient had lost his helmet sometime prior to scoring the game winning goal and a protest was lodged by the North squad. The tapes have been sent to the assistant commissioner Wally the Turtle and we will have to wait for his decision to post a final score. Hold Your Tickets….
The North squad redeemed themselves in the second game as they squeaked out a 4-2 victory in another game with superior goaltending as Dave Phoenix and Bob Bishop came in with very strong performances. Tom Cassidy finally broke the ice with his two goals in the last four minutes of the second period. It took one Milton boy’s (Flash Flaherty) leadership to bail out his homey’s miscue from the previous game. Flash used Captain Red Maher sparingly throughout the game to save his aging legs so the crafty veteran would be available for a possible shootout.
With the exception of the Big Red captain (the other Powers) who had a hard time teaching his defensemen to count to five, a good time was had by all as many reconvened at the local establishment to await Wally’s announcement.
White Snails Over 60 Champs...could this be the start of a Dynasty ?
THE WHITE SNAILS CAME UP BIG FOR THE PLAYOFFS, BEATING THE BLACK CRABS BY A SCORE OF 7-4 ON SUNDAY MAY 4TH.
TIMING MAY HAVE BEEN THEIR BIGGEST ASSETS AS THE LEAGUE LEADING SCORER, GEORGE MURPHY, OF THE BLACK CRABS, WAS IN REHAB AFTER SUCCESSFUL KNEE SURGERY. THE LEAGUE’S TOP SCORING LINE OF MURPHY, CITRONI & WALKER WAS UNABLE TO CAPITALIZE ON THEIR OPPORTUNITIES WITHOUT THE MOTIVATING MURPHY. THE WHITE SNAILS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THEIR GOOD FORTUNE WHEN AFTER GETTING A LEAD IN THE SECOND PERIOD, THE CAGEY VETERANS WENT INTO THEIR “DUMP AND DON’T CHASE” PREVENT DEFENSE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE GAME. AFTER WINNING ONLY TWO GAMES DURING THE SPRING SEASON, THE SNAILS OVER CAME A 7-1 LEAD BY THE CRABS IN THE LAST LEAGUE GAME TO TIE 9-9, GIVING THEM THE CONFIDENCE THEY NEEDED FOR THE PLAYOFFS.
THE INAUGURAL SEASON FOR THIS NEW DIVISION WAS ENJOYED BY THIRTY FIVE PLAYERS WHO HAD THE CHANCE TO BE “THE KID” AGAIN.
THE SIXTY AND SEVENTY YEAR OLDS PROVED THAT GIVEN THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT THEY CAN STILL ENJOY THE GAME THEY LOVE TO PLAY.
APPLICATIONS FOR NEXT SEASON WILL BE SENT OUT DURING THE SUMMER TO ALL EXISTING PLAYERS. ANY NEW PLAYERS SHOULD CALL THE RINK 781-233-3666 FOR AN APPLICATION. E-MAIL – HTUSAINC@AOL.COM
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