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Updated Nov. 16, 2015

2015 WBC Report

2016 Status: pending 2016 GM commitment

Dann Dolan Jr, VT

2015 Champion

Event History

1993 Andy Lewis 24
1994 Luke Kratz 39
1995 Peter Staab 74
1996 Leonard Omolecki 75
1997 Dan Metzger 106
1998 Dennis Nicholson 116
1999 Derek Landel 131
2000 Leonard Omolecki 133
2001 Kaarin Engelmann 108
2002 Richard Curtin 140
2003 Mark Guttag 141
2004 Devin Flawd 122
2005 Greg Berry 137
2006 Jeff Cornett 156
2007 Ted Simmons 180
2008 Ken Gutermuth 171
2009 Alexandra Henning 203
2010 Josh Githens 188
2011 Nicole Reiff 226
2012 Derek Landel 207
2013 Kristen LaDue 194
2014 Danny Lewis 234
2015 Dan Dolan Jr 193

Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Derek Landel       NJ    12     81
  2.  Kaarin Engelmann   VA    08     66
  3.  Ken Gutermuth      NC    10     54
  4.  Dan Dolan Jr       NJ    15     51
  5.  Josh Githens       SC    12     50
  6.  Yoel Weiss         NJ    14     48
  7.  Doug Galullo       FL    12     46
  8.  Danny Lewis        DE    14     40
  9.  Kristen LaDue      NY    13     40
 10.  Nicole Reiff       OH    11     40
 11.  Alexandra Henning  CT    09     40
 12.  Ted Simmons        NJ    07     40
 13.  Greg Berry         VA    06     39
 14.  Leonard Omolecki   PA    11     38
 15.  Luke Parauda       NJ    13     34
 16.  Jeff Cornett       FL    06     30
 17.  Devin Flawd        PA    04     30
 18.  Mark Guttag        VA    03     30
 19.  Richard Curtin     NY    02     30
 20.  Adam Hurd          on    15     24
 21.  Ben Collinson Jr   MD    14     24
 22.  Frank Cunliffe     PA    12     24
 23.  Mark Smith         KY    09     24
 24.  Jerry Cantrill     VA    07     24
 25.  Jerome Billones    VA    05     18
 26.  Rebecca Hebner     CO    04     18
 27.  Mike Stachowski    NY    02     18
 28.  Gordon Elgart      CA    01     18
 29.  Ken Keller         AZ    00     18
 30.  John Poniske Jr    PA    00     17
 31.  Michael Shea       CT    15     16
 32.  Natalie Beach      MD    11     16
 33.  Jessica Foster     NY    10     16
 34.  Shannon Keating    IN    09     16
 35.  Joe Yaure          PA    07     16
 36.  John Emery         SC    01     16
 37.  Steve Scott        CA    05     15
 38.  Holiday Saccenti   MD    15     12
 39.  Nathan Druelinger  MD    14     12
 40.  Ray Freeman        CA    13     12
 41.  Paul Weintraub     MD    12     12
 42.  Drew Duboff        NJ    11     12
 43.  Hans Kirketerp     dk    10     12
 44.  Rachel Harley      VA    09     12
 45.  Sam Edelston       CT    08     12
 46.  Derik Galullo      FL    07     12
 47.  Legend Dan Hoffman MD    06     12
 48.  Tim Dolan          NJ    02     12
 49.  Andy Lewis         DE    00     12
 50.  Ben Goldstein      SC    99     12
 51   Harald Henning     CT    05      9
 52.  Branden Bernard    PA    04      9
 53.  Ray Stakenas II    MI    03      9
 54.  Jason Levine       NY    02      9
 55.  Paul Saunders      VA    01      9
 56.  Ginger Thompson    NY    15      8
 57.  Andy Latto         MA    14      8
 58.  Kevin Cantwell     PA    13      8
 59.  David Metzger      NY    12      8
 60.  Tony Musella       VA    07      8
 61.  Brooks Beyma       MD    08      6
 62.  Adam Nolan         VA    06      6
 63.  Brian Mountford    CA    05      6
 64.  Mark Mitchell      GA    04      6
 65.  Dan Lawall         VA    02      6
 66.  John Ellsworth     IL    01      6
 67.  Harry Flawd        PA    00      6
 68.  Luke Koleszar      VA    99      6
 69.  Daniel Long        NJ    15      4
 70.  Antony Saccenti    MD    14      4
 71.  Gus Collars        SC    13      4
 72.  Samantha Berk      PA    11      4
 73.  Charles Squibb     PA    10      4
 74.  Sean Druellinger   MD    09      4
 75.  Brittany Bernard   PA    07      4
 76.  Sam Brosius        CT    08      3
 77.  Andy Gardner       VA    06      3
 78.  John Kerr          VA    04      3
 79.  David Vereb        PA    03      3
 80.  Michael Zorrer     DE    02      3
 81.  Steve Crenshaw     VA    00      3
 82.  Brian Kirchner     KY    99      2
2015 Laurelists Returning Laurelists: 0

Adam Hurd, on
2nd

Michael Shea, CT
3rd

Holiday Saccenti, MD
4th

Ginger Thompson, NY
5th

Daniel Long, NJ
6th

Past Winners

Andy Lewis, DE
1993

Luke Kratz, ID
1994

Peter Staab, PA
1995

Leonard Omolecki, PA
1996, 2000

Dan Metzger, PA
1997

Dennis Nicholson, NY
1998

Derek Landel, NJ
1999, 2012

Kaarin Engelmann, VA
2001

Rich Curtin, NY
2002

Mark Guttag, VA
2003

Devin Flawd, PA
2004

Greg Berry, VA
2005

Jeff Cornett, FL
2006

Ted Simmons, NJ
2007

Ken Gutermuth, NC
2008

Alexandra Henning, CT
2009

Josh Githens, SC
2010

Nicole Reiff, OH
2011

Kristin LaDue, NY
2013

Danny Lewis, DE
2014

Nothing quite says WBC Slapshot like
Pete Stein in an Islander's jersey. All
that's missing is th bottle of No Doze ...

Obviously the award for best behaved table goes to ... Maly, Stakenas, Paull, Schmittgens, McCandless, Courter ... never mind.

The best hockey costume winner

The Jay's Basement table
is again easily spotted.

Farewell to the Host ...

The last year at the Host came to a raucous end with another great Slapshot crowd.  The annual “Traveling Hanson Brothers” trophy was awarded to the hockey player who brought his own beer (fed into his mask via tube).  We welcomed back Keith Hunsinger for the annual “Reading of the Rules”, and then did our best to say farewell to the Host in style. Despite our best efforts, it was still standing when we left … honest.

Some highlights from the first round included:

  • Eugene Hourany surviving a quadruple overtime game to win his table.
  • Bryan Nadeau won his table with every playoff game going to overtime.
  • Ray Stakenas Sr not realizing the “game within the game” of the first round is to not advance, in order to get to bed early.  Greg Courter did a masterful “jump off of the railroad” that Ray is still marveling about.
  • In similar news, last year’s champion Danny Lewis didn’t have to worry about his parents grabbing bragging rights, as Michael “what the heck is going on here?” Buccheri went 7-0 in the playoffs despite trying not to advance.  You may want to try a little harder next year.
  • Yoel “two time runner up” Weiss came prepared with his very own Buffalo Bills keychain to celebrate his perennial First Loser status.  While he did advance from his table, his drive to threepeat loserdom was derailed in the semifinals.
  • Adam Hurd won his table on the back of Tiny Tim, who scored the winning goal.
  • For the second year in a row, Mark Mitchell won the “Flush Stein” table, and then got lost in the bar on his way to the semifinal.  Be careful, Mark, the referee knows where to find you now.
  • Speaking of the referee, Dante Saccenti wants us all to know that despite losing his superstar to a bruiser and winning the pucked award, he chose not to whine.  Normally this would win you a voucher for a “free whine” at next year’s event, but sadly those vouchers are only good at the Lancaster Host.
  • Nick Avtges won his table, but Thomas Avtges won the pucked award for being scored on four times by Tiny Tim.
  • Jennifer Glinzak won her table, and remarked “I actually won a game!!!”  (all three exclamation points were present on her sheet).  Sounds like the end of a rough week.

Once all the tables were completed, we moved on to the annual “Massively Unfair Semifinal Round” (We call it that because it’s Massively Unfair!), which quickly produced this year’s finalists:

  • Ginger “What are my friends doing?” Thompson, playing the boring black piece.  When we informed her that was unacceptable, she produced a nifty skull ring.
  • Holiday “Taking my Juniors room championship to the next level” Saccenti, playing the orange meeple.
  • Adam “Slapshot is a game of skill” Hurd, playing the pin he pulled out of his pocket.
  • Daniel “Tiny Tim’s biggest fan” Long playing the 239 point Green Bay Packers from Paydirt.
  • Michael “Ready to school the kids” Shea, playing King Tut
  • And finally, Dan “I just drank 17 Red Bulls” Dolan Jr.  “Number 484 in your playbook, Number 1 in your heart”.

As in Dan’s last Final appearance, he managed to convince the table to follow the “Dolan Rule”, where tied games in the regular season are resolved by a random sudden death overtime period.   After the games started, the usual “find the patsy” round settled on Daniel, who had Tiny Tim, and Dan, who had an overall horrible team.  Ginger and Holiday both beat up on Dan, who said his team went from a total of 5 (a mathematical impossibility) up to a 7 (I guess technically possible).  But even that was an underestimate as Dan played and beat Daniel’s team.  Michael then tried to jump in on the fun and challenged the “Dans”, but lost his superstar to a bruiser.

Then some tension opened up in the ranks of the “Dans”, as Daniel was about to draft, but Dan said “play me and I’ll bruise you into a better team”.  Daniel agreed, only to find that Dan was lying about having a bruiser.  Daniel decided at that point that getting the pucked award was the true measure of Slapshot ability, and spent the rest of his time trying to get goals for Tiny Tim.  He managed to get at least six, jumping with joy after each one, but also randomly chose Tiny Tim in overtime to lose at least three games.
After seeing Tiny Tim run to the scoring lead of the Final, Adam decided he didn’t want to get pucked again and started challenging Holiday.  Meanwhile, Ginger had what appeared to be a very good team, but had constant bad luck in the order in which her cards came out, and somehow found herself out of the playoffs looking in.  She did manage to beat Daniel’s “All I care about is Tiny Tim” team to take fifth.

The first round of the playoffs showed Dan’s energetic team rolling over Holiday’s good but quiet team, 3-1.  In the other semifinal, Michael had the better team until he bruised Adam’s forward, giving Adam an upgrade into the Superstar!  After that lucky turn of events, Adam won the series 3-2.

Michael’s team was still good enough to defeat Holiday for third in the consolation series, and then the Final began.  Both teams had bruisers, and Adam had the Superstar. The first two games went to Adam, but Dan got the better of the “bruiser wars”, improving his team enough to win the second two games, tying the series at 2-2.  Adam won Game 5, and Dan took Game 6.  The superstar plaque would go down to the final deciding game.  But even that wasn’t enough. It was tied after regulation. 

Somehow, Dan convinced Adam to go along with the “Dolan Rule” of randomly choosing players for overtime in Game 7 of the championship.  The first cards came out. tie again!   Both players still decided to choose their cards randomly.  Then, in the second overtime, Dan’s luck prevailed. He drew the higher card and took home the championship.

Final hands:
Adam: Forward 7,6,1 Defense 7,3*  Goalie: 10
Dan: Forward 7,5,4 Defense 4,2* Goalie: 7

Wes Lewis lends a hand
with the munchkins.

The munchkins go skating.
The one in the striped shirt is the GM.

Slapshot Junior

Four hours before dropping the puck for 200 crazed hockey fans Saturday night, Mark Yoshikawa warmed up with 38 little bruisers. Every WBC young 'un needs to get their skates wet in the traditional Saturday night party eventually so Mark has been running the Juniors league for years—many of whom have since grown up and are now sending their children to his academy.

~ 1st: Aubrey Powers, age 9

~ 2nd: Casey Moquin, age 10

~ 3rd: Sydney Matusiak, age 11

~ 4th: Andrew Freeman, age 8

~ 5th: Alex Freeman, age 11;

~ 6th: Ishiah Petruzzeli, age 11

GM Sean McCulloch [11th year] NA
stmccull@owu.edu NA

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