Don’t miss out on a great 2017 photo op!

 

Get ready to kick-off the 2017 BTSH season. Please join us for food, drinks and good times during the opening season party!

When: Friday, March 24th

Time: 6:30pm – ???

Where: Hifi Bar, 169 Ave. A, New York, NY 10009

Who: Current and former BTSH players, friends and family

Drinks: $3  Bud, Bud Light and Miller Lite bottles all night long + one free drink ticket/person (must arrive before 8pm)

Food: See photo above….

 

 

Teams have been drawn and the 2017 schedule is complete.

 

The 2017 BTSH schedule is complete! Check it out by clicking here. Good luck to everyone this season!

 

For those of you that are interested, here are some of the features of the schedule.

 

BALANCE
– Every team plays 9 home and 9 away games.
– Every team plays exactly 3 or 4 times in each of the five time slots.
– No team has the same time slot more than twice in a row.
– Every team plays on each court side 8-10 times, with 16 of the 20 teams having a perfect 9-9 split.
– No team has the same court side more than 3 times in a row and rarely more than 2.
– No team ever plays against the same division twice in a row, with the exception of weeks 8-9, which are back-to-back divisional match-ups.

 

FUN
– We used to have one rivalry week but now every single week is “themed”, which makes the schedule much more fair and fun to write/talk about.
– 10 “divisional” weeks:  8 games of teams playing against their own division, and 2 games of teams playing against the other division in their conference.
– 3 “conference” weeks:  D1 teams play D2 teams, D3 plays D4.
– 3 “upset” weeks:  D1 plays D3, D2 plays D4.
– 2 “rare meeting”  weeks: D1 plays D4, D2 plays D3.
– Each week type is spread out to balance game strengths.
– If a day gets canceled and not made up, each team in a division loses the same type of game.

 

 

The 2017 BTSH schedule is almost complete!

The schedule will be finalized live, beginning with the Rangers puck drop at 7pm tonight. Check it out by clicking here. *** Please note that the current data displayed is a sample to showcase the functionality; the current data will be cleared at 7pm.***

Can’t join us tonight? The final schedule will be posted tomorrow morning.

Scheduling time!

 

We’re excited to announce that the annual free agent scrimmage is one week away!

When: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Time: 12:00-4:00 PM
Where: Tompkins Square Park (corner of 10th Street and Avenue A)
Who: Adults interested in playing ball hockey and not being a dick

Goalies, please email John at walk1625@gmail.com you’d like to be scheduled for a time slot. If you are a free agent, please wear a RED SHIRT. BTSH veterans please bring a white shirt and black shirt.

The red color chart.

 

by Sara of the Denim Demons

The Denim Demons began as the brain child of Coach and Spag, honoring the punk rock influence of Turbonegro. As the years went by the Demons became known as the Jew’ish’ team, with ZY, Noah and Sara coming down from Canadian Jewish day schools, it only made sense considering both demons and Jews have horns. With Coach defaulting to Fuzz last season the Demon’s instituted a new scouting and development program, which they had been testing out since Jenn joined the team in 2012.   The Yeshiva league, which has just been unveiled to the world by the New York Times, has been the Demon’s secret weapon in filling their roster on those hot Summer days. With representatives from across the NY/NJ region the Demons have had/will have the following Yeshiva alumni on the Roster. Jenn Popack 04’, Sara Klein 08’, Zach Fein 11’, Allyson Gronowitz 09’, Jonah ‘kid goalie’ 16’, Seffie Jonas 16’, Hillel ‘blue helmet’ 09’, Dovie ‘dude in the kippah’ 09’, Eitan ‘the goalie’ 07’, Danny 06’, Rachael 08’, Gideon 07’, Ashie (high stick) 16’, Goldie 12’, Ari 11’, Moshe 07’, Yehuda 14’, Josh 11’. Not only are we reaching into the tween free agent market, every Sunday during the off season Zach and Sara (and Dovie) are coaching 1st to 8th graders at the elaborate SAR hockey rink. It is here that we are training the goalies and referees for the future, sorry Newman. It is through these grassroots operations that our farm is being built.

Zach is right at home in penalty box.

As the Jewish team, now is the time for a quick lesson in hebrew tradition. Jew’s love figuring out the numerical value of different words – or what a number could translate into. We have 18 players with Yeshiva League experience who have (or will) be playing for us. 18 is represented by the Hebrew lettes Chet and Yud – which spell Chai or life. It just so happens this is the root for the word Lechiam – so in the true spirit of BTSH… Grab your team, your pals, your family and DRINK UP. The season is just a few months away.

Lechaim!

Sidepoint: who needs crabfest when we can have gefiltefish-fest.