Team News

Winter Season Is Upon Us

Posted by: SweaterBarn Fresh on Thu Feb 01st 2018 8:28pm

SweaterBarn opened up the Winter Season against the Reapers in a close battle that ended in a 5-3 victory. Three players had 3 point nights but the player of the game award went to AJ with 2 goals and an assist. Purdy scored what would be the game winner a few minutes into the third period. Next up Puck Norris!

Championship Series

Posted by: SweaterBarn Fresh on Thu Feb 01st 2018 8:18pm

SweaterBarn Hockey opened up its first appearance in the finals with a convincing 6-0 win in game one, games two and three went to the Honey Badgers 4-2 & 5-2. Ended the season on a sour note but with only 3 days until the new season there is no time to dwell on the past.

Playoff Hockey

Posted by: SweaterBarn Fresh on Tue Jan 16th 2018 3:05am

After a month off due to delays caused by the holidays & weather SweaterBarn had their first playoff game against the Growlers. With a 5-1 win SweaterBarn advances to the finals.

AJ scored the first goal of the night on a strange bounce that landed on top of the net before making it's way in the net off of the goalie. All 5 goals were scored by different players, Ross's shutout was ruined early on in the third period.

Next up the Honey Badgers in a best of three series!

The Inigo Montoya Show

Posted by: SweaterBarn Fresh on Sat Nov 25th 2017 3:11pm

Two of the last three games have practically been a one man show, Montagna has scored 6 goals in the two games he was in the lineup during that span. 4-1 win against The Cereal Killers, 2-2 tie against The Space Monkeys and a 5-1 win against the Growlers.


Why Being a Mens League Hockey Captain Sucks

Posted by: James Purdy on Thu Nov 09th 2017 2:06pm

Being a Mens League Hockey Captain is a thankless job.

But unfortunately, it is a necessary job.

Without the mens league hockey captain, there would be no mens league hockey. Wrangling up 3 dudes to meet up at a bar for some wings and a few brewskis is hard enough. Imagine trying to wrangle 15 guys to show up at an appointed time and get them on the ice ready to play.

It's not easy.

Here is the definitive list for those embarking on organizing a hockey team. We want to make sure you understand what you are getting into when you customize your new hockey jerseys and put that "C" on your chest.

1 - No one wants to pay.

I never understand this. Everyone knows how much it costs to play ice hockey. I have played in countless mens leagues from DC to South Jersey and the price has pretty much been the same at every single rink.

You have to pay to play.

2 - No one likes the game time, EVER.

No one ever likes the game time.

If the game is at 7 or 8pm you will get guys complaining about how they can't get there from work.

If it is at 9 or later, you get guys complaining that it's too late.

If it's on Sunday, you get guys complaining that it's on Sunday.

No matter what time the game is, you will hear a complaint from someone.

3 - No one likes their line mate.

I am very much guilty of this.

No matter who I play with, no one can get me a pass. Maybe it's me?

4 - No one wants to commit to showing up.

You either have too many guys, or not enough.

No matter what system you use, there will be guys that either won't click the thing that says they are coming, or will say they are coming only to fall asleep.

We use Hockey Clubhouse and it couldn't be easier. But still, the guys will mess this up.

Then there is always that one guy that is a welder or something and doesn't know how to use the internet. No one ever knows if he is coming or not. If he's good, let this slide.

5 - No one ever wants to pay for pucks.

That's until you get out on the ice and there are no pucks. Then they complain about that too.

We recently asked everyone to bring $5 each. That didn't go over well.

6 - No one ever wants to buy jerseys

Every rink in which I have ever played has had a rule that you have matching jerseys with numbers.

Yet still, every team has mismatched jerseys.  Maybe you need to read up on the best ways to look like you are good at hockey.

The good thing is, you're currently on a jersey site. We have no minimum. So next year when you add a new guy, we will print you just 1 for your new guy.

Cool right?

Although that still requires you to get the guy to pay for it. Good luck.

7 - No one ever wants to bring beer

Yet, they will drink 5 of the crispy cold ones you brought before the game even starts.  You have to set the beer ground rules up front if you want to have an effective beer rotation.

8 - No one ever reads your emails

But complains when you don't communicate or says that they "didn't know they were supposed to bring beer" even though you emailed them a week ago.

9 - No one ever wants to practice

But complains when you lose.

I can't remember the last time I practiced.  That makes a lot of sense if you check out our record.

Feb 26 2018

Team 1 2 3 F
SweaterBarn « 1 3 2 6
Team Seealus 2 1 0 3
Goal Scorers: Mike Horan (04:17 in 1st), Greg Masters (05:01 in 1st), Joe Foderaro (05:31 in 2nd), Mike Young (06:12 in 2nd), James Purdy (09:48 in 2nd), AJ Niznik (02:00 in 3rd), AJ Niznik (08:08 in 3rd)
Goaltender: Back Up Goaltender (W)

Coming Up

Regular Season Leaders

Points AJ Niznik 6
Goals AJ Niznik 4
Assists Jason Montagna 3
PIM James Purdy & Jason Treston 2
SO Ross Billig 0
Wins Ross Billig 1
GAA Ross Billig 3.00