Monthly Archives: March 2013

Charity Hockey Game, March 30, 2013

Charity Hockey GameTrey Childs and Charlottesville Hockey Fights Cancer have organized a charity hockey game on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM. The charity hockey game will be played in Charlottesville at the Main Street Arena.  There will be two Charlottesville teams.   Teams will be selected on equal skill level.

Cost is $14 per player, plus a donation. The game proceeds will benefit the UVA Cancer Center.

Please email Trey Childs at ltliquor@hotmail.com if you are interested in playing.  Do not email the Sperry Marine Hockey Club about this game.

This will likely be your last chance to play ice hockey in Charlottesville this season, because the rink closes at the end of March.  See you on the ice!

Charity Hockey Game to Benefit UVA Cancer Center

Charity Hockey GameThe charity hockey game proceeds will benefit the UVA Cancer Center.  The Cancer Center’s research goal is to understand how cancer arises, grows, and spreads.  They use this knowledge to develop innovative ways to detect, diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer.

The UVA Cancer Center is recognized as a premiere institution in basic cancer research, and they have contributed substantially to the understanding of cancer cell and molecular biology.

The Cancer Research center includes approximately 160 faculty Members from 23 departments within the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Engineering, and the College of Arts and Sciences.  They are an NCI-Designated Cancer Center with over 75 million dollars in funded research each year.

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Your support advances groundbreaking research, innovative medical and nursing education, and world-class clinical care initiatives across the University of Virginia.

You can endow a scholarship or fund a research project, give for capital improvements, or donate to any school or clinical program that fits your personal goals and values.

Charity hockey game donation

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Sperry Hockey Roster for Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013

Here is the Sperry Hockey roster for Tuesday, March 26, 2013. This is an extended session. Our start time is 8:00 PM. We play for 90 minutes (8:00 – 9:30 PM). Please be on the bench and ready to go by 7:55. Your slot may be forfeit if you arrive at the rink after 7:50. The format will be B/C lines with the normal 90 second clock with auto-horn to signify line changes. We will have a short break at the halfway point.

Dan O’Connell is handling cancellations. If you have to cancel, you can e-mail us using the sperryhockey@gmail.com address until noon on Tuesday. From noon to game time, you should call Dan’s cell at 434-466-2445.

David Delamere will be taking your contribution this week. You can make his job easier by arriving as early as possible and finding him as soon as you enter the rink. The Main Street Arena has asked us to pay either in cash or personal check. Do not pay with a credit card.

The cost is $15/player for the extended session. Goalies play for free. Checks should be made out to the Main Street Arena.

See you on the ice!

Sperry Hockey Roster

Goalies

  • Moody, Seamus
  • Bryant, Will

B-Line

  • Borish, Jake white
  • Delamere, Dave white
  • Fischer, Anthony white
  • Kuller, Steve white
  • O’Connell, Dan white
  • Bergstrom, Rob dark
  • Blom, Joe dark
  • DiOrio, Anthony dark
  • Gaskins, John dark
  • Geiger, Kevin dark

C-Line

  • Ford, Dalton white
  • Nietzel, Nicole white
  • Quimby, Dan white
  • Schaffer, Joe white
  • Simmons, Calvin white
  • Brethern, Michael dark
  • Childs, Trey dark
  • Rosenfeld, Keith dark
  • Slitt, Gavin dark
  • Templeman, Bob dark

Alternates

  • Draper, Matt
  • Maeng, Brian
  • Feden, Helga
  • Brownfield, Ron
  • Clark, Laura
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Sperry Hockey Roster for Monday, Mar 25, 2013

Sperry Hockey rosterHere is the Sperry Hockey roster for Monday, March 25, 2013. Our start time is 6:30 PM, and we play for 1 hour (6:30 – 7:30 PM). Please be on the bench and ready to go by 6:25. Your slot may be forfeit if you arrive at the rink after 6:20. The format will be B/C lines with the normal 90 second clock with auto-horn to signify line changes.

Dan O’Connell is handling cancellations. If you have to cancel, you can e-mail us using the sperryhockey@gmail.com address until noon on Monday. From noon to game time, you should call Dan’s cell at 434-466-2445.

The cost is $18/player for this extended session. Goalies play for free. Checks should be made out to the Main Street Arena. The Main Street Arena has asked us to pay either in cash or personal check. Do not pay with a credit card.

See you on the ice!

Sperry Hockey Roster

Goalies

  • Steve McInnich
  • Peter Hall

B-Line

  • Griggs white
  • Griggs white
  • Griggs white
  • Mark Voorhees white
  • Jeff Rude white
  • James Landers dark
  • Robert Lovaglio dark
  • Matt Draper dark
  • Jay Franklin dark
  • Steve Kuller dark

C-Line

  • Brian Maeng white
  • Jeff Ward white
  • Josh Crockett white
  • Nicole Nietzel white
  • David Delamere white
  • Ron Brownfield dark
  • Tony Fisher dark
  • Craig Sorochin dark
  • Dan Quimby dark
  • Anthony DiOrio dark

Alternates

  • Joe Pennio
  • Joe Schaffer
  • Mike Brethern
  • Gavin Slitt
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Happy Birthday, Bobby Orr

Happy Birthday, Bobby Orr

Today is Bobby Orr’s birthday. For those of you too young to remember, he is arguably the greatest hockey player ever. Robert Gordon Orr was born March 20, 1948. I guess he’s old enough to retire now? Happy Birthday, Bobby Orr!

Growing up in Philadelphia, I had the pleasure of watching Orr bounce many pucks off of Phil Esposito’s pants and legs into the Flyer’s net. I remember one game in particular. The Flyers were leading 3-0 late in the third period. With 3 minutes remaining, Orr took control of the game. He scored 3 goals in less than 3 minutes, and the game ended in a tie. He got a standing ovation from the Philadelphia fans. He was that good.

As a defenseman, my favorite players growing up were Boston’s Bobby Orr and Philadelphia’s Ed Van Impe. To this day, I still wear number 2 because of Van Impe. But I also have a Bruin’s number 4 hanging in my closet. It’s more than 30 years old, torn and ripped, but every once in a while I pull it out and wear it. So happy birthday, Bobby Orr. Thank you for many years of great, great hockey.

So why am I posting this here today? Not just because Ron Ganz would like it.

Carl Smead posted a picture on facebook of Bobby Orr in a Black Hawks jersey. C’mon, Carl. I know you’re a Black Hawks fan, but really? Here’s a picture that everybody really remembers Bobby Orr by…

Bobby Orr the goal - Happy Birthday Bobby Orr

The following excerpt is from Wikipedia:

[The picture is from] May 10, 1970, when he scored one of the most famous goals in hockey history and one that gave Boston its first Stanley Cup since 1941. The goal came off a give-and-go pass with teammate Derek Sanderson at the 40-second mark of the first overtime period in the fourth game, helping to complete a sweep of the St. Louis Blues. According to Orr:

If it had gone by me, it’s a two-on-one. So I got a little lucky there, but Derek gave me a great pass and when I got the pass I was moving across. As I skated across, Glenn had to move across the crease and had to open his pads a little. I was really trying to get the puck on net, and I did. As I went across, Glenn’s legs opened. I looked back, and I saw it go in, so I jumped.”

The subsequent photograph by Ray Lussier of a horizontal Orr flying through the air, his arms raised in victory – as he made the shot, he had been tripped by Blues’ defenseman Noel Picard while watching the puck pass by goaltender Glenn Hall – has become one of the most famous and recognized hockey images of all time.

Happy birthday, Bobby Orr!

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Sperry Hockey Roster for Tues, Mar 19, 2013

Here is the Sperry Hockey roster for Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Our start time is 8:45 PM. We play for 45 minutes (8:45 – 9:30 PM) with no ice cut, and no warm ups. If you need to stretch, please do so before you come to the bench. Please be on the bench and ready to go by 8:40. Your slot may be forfeit if you arrive at the rink after 8:30. The format will be B/C lines with the normal 90 second clock with auto-horn to signify line changes.

Dan O’Connell is handling cancellations. If you have to cancel, you can e-mail us using the sperryhockey@gmail.com address until noon on Saturday. From noon to game time, you should call Dan’s cell at 434-466-2445.

David Delamere will be taking your contribution this week. You can make his job easier by arriving as early as possible and finding him as soon as you enter the rink. The Main Street Arena has asked us to pay either in cash or personal check. Do not pay with a credit card.

The cost is $10/player. Goalies play for free. Checks should be made out to the Main Street Arena.

See you on the ice!

Sperry Hockey Roster

Goalies

  • Toth, Jim
  • Gomes, Mathew

B-Line

  • Landers, James  white
  • Bourke, PJ  white
  • Delamere, Dave  white
  • Draper, Matt  white
  • Ford, Dalton  white
  • Brethern, Michael  dark
  • Geiger, Kevin  dark
  • Gertner, Eric  dark
  • O’Connell, Dan  dark
  • Varshavsky, Yury  dark

C-Line

  • Brownfield, Ron  white
  • Frey, Dave  white
  • Rosenfeld, Keith  white
  • Simmons, Calvin  white
  • Sterlace, Daniel  white
  • Childs, Trey  dark
  • Clevenson, Dave  dark
  • Maeng, Brian  dark
  • Schaffer, Joe  dark
  • Slitt, Gavin  dark

Alternates

  • Clark, Laura
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