2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - Aftermath

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2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - Aftermath

Postby netwolf on Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:56 pm

Back in the day, a poster named ZZalpski took it upon himself to organize an ice pickup game so that a bunch of boardies could get together, meet each other, and attempt to play some hockey. It died off after a while but a couple years ago, I decided to resurrect it:

Past LetsGoPens.com Holiday Games:
2007 Postgame 2007 Pics
2006 Signup/Commentary 2006 Pics


If you are ultra-competitive, this is probably not the game for you as it's more of a social thing. All skill levels are welcome, whether you've got 30 minutes or 30 years of ice hockey under your belt. This would be a no-check, friendly pickup game. Everyone is welcome (and encouraged!) to play.

Ice has been reserved at Bethel Park Bladerunners this Sunday, December 28th, from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

--------->Bladerunners Address and Directions

The ice runs $240 an hour, so the per person cost depends on how many people actually show up. In the past, we've been around $15. Currently, the 8:30-9:30 slot is open and if it stays that way, we'll have the option of taking it if people are interested.

Now that the date, time, and place have been confirmed, I've axed all the previous responses and now am only looking for replies confirming you are in. I'll update the counts as we go along.

Also, everyone please bring at least 1 light and 1 dark jersey.

Since we are only at 10 skaters with less than 2 days to game time, I'm now opening it up for you guys to bring extras. Ideally, I'd like to end up between 15-20 skaters. If someone can bring an extra skater that also has goalie gear and can play net in the event something happens last minute with one of our goalies, that would be welcomed as well.

Tentative Roster as of 12/28:

Skaters (18/15): netwolf, pittsoccer33, Letang Is The Truth, dman11 +4, DrBoni +1, Pops16 +1, no name +2, Hoox81 +1, Batman15

Goalies (2/2): schreibdog, steelhammer
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby schreibdog on Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:39 pm

In as Goalie
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby dman11 on Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:32 pm

I'm in.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby freq019 on Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:38 pm

I'm in as a skater
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby DrBoni on Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:37 pm

I'm in.

woot.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby tjand72 on Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:37 pm

I don't want to be a fence-sitter, but I'm really going to need to see how my back is feeling at the end of the week. Just so I don't give any false hope, mark me down as a no for now. I'll let you know how I'm feeling on Friday or so.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby Pops16 on Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:16 am

Mark me down. I'll take the initial skate to see how I feel. I probably won't play though, but would pay full price.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby saveourpens on Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:56 pm

thanks for setting it up, Im a maybe for now
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby freq019 on Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:52 am

I hate to be that guy but I'm now out, my wife informed me that we have Christmas with her family during that time. Sorry guys.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby cma3585 on Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:16 pm

freq019 wrote:I hate to be that guy but I'm now out, my wife informed me that we have Christmas with her family during that time. Sorry guys.


Much better that than being a no-show like we've had in the past.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby Batman15 on Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:26 pm

I'm in. Could someone PM the address? Home for the holidays and have limited internet access.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby netwolf on Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:36 pm

Directions added to original post. Also, remember to bring at least one light and one dark jersey.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby scals37 on Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:34 pm

ill make the trip if you guys need a second goalie, otherwise ill leave the second to someone closer to the area
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby netwolf on Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:35 pm

Since we are only at 10 skaters with less than 2 days to game time, I'm now opening it up for you guys to bring extras. Ideally, I'd like to end up between 15-20 skaters. If someone can bring an extra skater that also has goalie gear and can play net in the event something happens last minute with one of our goalies, that would be welcomed as well.

If you are definitely bringing extras, please post here to let me know so we can keep track of counts.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby cma3585 on Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:47 pm

I have been downgraded to a "maybe but probably not." I've been experiencing some serious side effects to the pills I'm on and I'm not counting on tomorrow being any better...I'll keep you updated though.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby netwolf on Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:16 am

Sorry to hear that. Hope you feel better. DrBoni is in for a +1, so we're breaking even. :D
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby steelhammer on Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:06 pm

what rink are we on? what locker room? i'll try to be there around 6:30-6:45.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby netwolf on Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:26 pm

We *should* be on the Gemini rink. I asked them to put LetsGoPens.com Pickup on the locker room assignment board.

As of right now, the hour that follows the one we have reserved is still open as well. $240 divided by the 17 people counted is a little over $14. If that second hour is still there when we arrive, we could play 2 hours for under $30 per person, again providing everyone shows.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby Hoox81 on Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:15 pm

I'm in +1, if that's ok.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby netwolf on Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:17 pm

Works for me. Counts updated.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby no name on Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:29 pm

My goalie friend won;t be able to make it, he has a game at Mount Lebo, but i will bring my 2 nephews, you can;t bring one without the other. But that should lower the cost a bit for everyone. If we don't have 2 goalies bring equipment and i will dress, even if its just a blocker and glove i will jump in net for the fun of it. Hopefully we got 2 goalies.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby netwolf on Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:34 pm

I think we are set in goal. I've put you down for +2, taking us to 20.
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Re: ***2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - GAME ON!***

Postby netwolf on Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:51 pm

Heading out to the rink in a few minutes. Anyone that said they were playing and no-shows gets banned tomorrow. :twisted:
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Re: 2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - Aftermath

Postby netwolf on Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:11 am

Thanks to everyone for showing up. That's the first time I can remember there not being any no-shows. :D

Teams seemed a little uneven at the start, but I think we got them evened out a bit a little bit in. It was a pretty good skate, at least for the first hour. The second was a little rough, but a good time all around.
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Re: 2008 LetsGoPens.com Holiday Ice Pickup Game - Aftermath

Postby purelebo84 on Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:30 am

You know what really sucks...I was there earlier in the day for a friend's game.

Damn me for not reading this post...I'd have played.
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