Team of the Week

Sponsored by The Canadian Brewhouse

The CSSC Team of the Week program is all about recognizing teams that are dedicated to positive sportsmanship and playing with a fun-first mentality.

How it works: Each week throughout the season the CSSC will recognize one team for their positive attitude and great sporting behavior. To be eligible, teams must first be nominated for the Lady Bing Award in a given season. All nominated teams will then have a chance to submit a photo and a short biography in order to be eligible for a Team of the Week Prize.

Prize: Each Team of the Week winner will receive a $100 gift card to The Canadian Brewhouse and will be recognized on social media.

You can help us recognize great sportsmanship by nominating a team for the Lady Bing Award. Click here to nominate a team!

 

Team Bio
Ball Swinging Good Timers 
Captain: Brad Brock

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Alex Bilton
History: The “Ball Swinging Good Timers” came together for the first time in the Spring of 2017 as a team of masters students who have never played slo-pitch before. Inevitably, we lost every game and were mercied most of the time, but still had fun fumbling around with the ball! The original team members include Kyla (Fancy Pants), Cam (Jazzlib), and Scott (Gymnasty). Throughout the years, we lost some players and gained others through friends including Rae (Catchin Raes), Brad (Hit N Run), Brent (Gould 911), Anne (AK47), Jeff (Jay-Z), and Griffin (Twinkle toes). One year, we didn’t have enough players and had to register as a small group; this is where we met our amazing Ricardo (Mazatlán), who has been with us ever since! Our team was named by Kyla, as she thought this was a common baseball saying but found out immediately that no one knew what she was talking about, then we just kept it from there! Our teams’ favourite part of the sport is getting together to hang and meet new people! We also love to joke and razz each other, always in the name of good sportsmanship and friendship!

Summer 2020 Winners

Team Bio
Nighthawks 
Captain: Holly Adam

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Slo-Pitch 
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Matt Armstrong
History: We started off as random people thrown together as a team and four years later we are still playing together. First year we were given the name outfielders, but someone brought a bat called nighthawk. Everyone did amazing with it and we changed our name to the nighthawks. We all enjoy getting out and playing but probably the thing we like the most is going out for nachos and hanging out.

 

Team Bio
Paul's Jeep  
Captain: Curtis Korchynski 

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Tesni Thomas
History: Originally known as Balls Deep, Paul's Jeep have been playing slo-pitch and dodgeball with the CSSC since 2011. A few of the faces on the team have changed over the years but their attitude for fun first and good sportsmanship has always remained the same. They are proud to receive this nomination and hope to continue with the CSSC for many years to come!

 

Team Bio
The Leftovers
Captain: Ruskin Gallardo

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season!) 
Nominated by: Maria Chieffo 
History: For the majority of my roster, this is our first time playing together. The team consists of friends from work, church, friends of friends, and a fantasy football league. The team name was just a last minute name and felt fitting being that we had to piece together a team with a constant rotating roster this year. It is crucial everyone feels encouraged when we play. So everyone on my team is constantly cheering each other on when a great play is made by us or our opponents. This year especially, feels like everyone on the team makes the goal of having fun our priority when we play. With all different skill levels too, it's really encouraging to watch everyone continuously get better. This will be my 4th season i've been captain of a team, and I can say with confidence that they are the most fun to be playing with this year. They all have great personalities and are just a blast to go through this season with. I look forward to each game and hopefully more seasons after this year with everyone.

 

Team Bio
Honey Badgers
Captain: Amanda McLauchlan

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Plus Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Troy Hughes 
History: The Honey Badgers started well over 8 years ago and play multiple sports across CSSC.  Players have come and gone, but there are still a few originals that play. We all love getting together once a week to play ball, we constantly make fun of each other, and make sure that we have fun every game. Players names are: Katelyn, Ryan, Marko, Jordan, Dave, Jarrett, Evan, Amanda, Javi, Jamie and Amanda. Missing from the Pic are Brian, Carter and Jake.

Team Bio
Sluggernauts
Captain: Tesni Thomas 

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 4
Nominated by: Curtis Korchynski 
History: Our team has been playing in the league for 4 seasons including spring, summer, and fall of last year. Some of our roster has remained the same but we are always looking for more people to enjoy slo-pitch with! We’re 100% just in it for the fun and beer and enjoy watching everyone improve their skills throughout the season!

Team Bio
Habibi FC 
Captain: Louise Boldt

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Plus Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Josh Idowu (GC)
History: Habibi FC - Habibi is Arabic for "my love". We have a few players on the team on the team who are Arab and speak the Arabic language. The term Habibi is a common word that is thrown around a lot and then everyone started saying it so we thought it would be a fun team name!

Most of the players on our team have played together for years now. We have a lot of chemistry for sure because of this and really enjoy playing together. This is our 1st season in CSSC and we are enjoying it so far. We hope to be in a better division next outdoor season though!

Team Bio
Gators 
Captain: Payton Thompson

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Plus Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 4
Nominated by: Antonio Corbo
History: We are a fun first team, most of us went to high school together and this is our third year playing, second year with Calgary sport and social. This is the first year we have ever won a game. Slowly our team has evolved, we have people from other sports, a couple ringette team mates and my co-captains parents play along with a couple family friends. The Gators originally starting in high school we built a fort and called our selves the Gators and it stuck. As young adults, it’s nice to have an excuse to see your friends once and week, get active and meet new people! That’s why we love the sport. We are already looking forward to our next season together!

Team Bio
Ruthless Babes 
Captain: Ben Frenken

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Plus Slo-Pitch 
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Crazy Pitches 
History: The Ruthless Babes are a fun-loving bunch of Calgary Softball players that are using their collective love of softball and sport to help provide new and used sports equipment for young kids in need.

The Ruthless Babes formed as a softball team in 2016. The Babes may have peaked athletically winning the CSSC City-Wide Recreational Monday Night Spring 2017 league.

The Ruthless Babes of Calgary Sport Foundation Ltd. was formed in 2018 with the object "to obtain by donation, purchase or otherwise, sporting goods and equipment exclusively for donation to public schools and community organizations in the City of Calgary and surrounding areas through fundraising events of a sporting character."

Fall 2019 Winners

Team Bio
Sluggernauts 
Captain: Tesni Thomas

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 3
Nominated by: Angela Crotty
History: Our team has played 3 seasons with the CSSC, and is named after the Juggernaut…  but with a softball twist so obviously cooler! Were kind of like a cracker jack box, you never know who or what you’re going to get, but we always show up ready to play. Our favorite aspect of the game is chirping our own team members, because it’s so much more fun when you can give each other a hard time! We do have nicknames on the back of our shirts, some of them obviously cooler than others  

 

Team Bio
Pitches Be Crazy  
Captain: Stacey Hogan

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season!)
Nominated by: Tyler D
History: We are a newly formed team playing for the first time in the Spring 2019 season. Our fav thing about softball is the social aspect of the sport and that it allows people of all skill levels to play. We have been having a lot of fun so far and hope to continue playing for many seasons to come! 

Team Bio
No Skill All Chill   
Captain: Dylan Rama

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational A Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Matt Armstrong
History: We have played some variation of multi-sport for something like ten seasons now at least.  The current members of the squad are me (Dylan), Sara, Allie, Taylor, Shayla, Matt Hall, Matt Little, Justin (Murph), Rob, Kyle, and Simon.  The Matts, Sara, Allie, Simon, and myself have been playing on this team for something like 5 years now I think.  Our old name, which was some variation of 'Duck, Duck, Sports'; or 'Sport Sport Goose', came from the first time we signed up for multi-sport as individuals and the name we were given was 'Sports! Sports! Sports!'.  We made some changes from there, basically.  We like multi-sport because it gives us a good variety, and even though some weeks aren't your favourite sport, its always a good time.

Team Bio
Phobophobia
Captain: Vanessa Tran

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Ball Hockey
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Kyle Cook
History: We have been playing on and off as a ball hockey team since Summer 2014. We started off as "Squirtle Squad", then transitioned to "Hydrophobia" and finally "Phobophobia". We come together as a team every summer to play our favourite sport. It's a great way for us to catch up and hang out with our friends during the warmer months. 

Team Bio
Bronze V 
Captain: William Kwok

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Ball Hockey 
Seasons in the CSSC: 6
Nominated by: Mark Suchlandt
History: From the left to right we have Evan, Aaron, Elaine, Brett, William, Raymon, Marek, Jobelle, Henry, Andy, and Joanne. Missing in our team photo are Pat, Fidelia, and our main goalie Harjot. The origin of our team name comes from a video game called League of Legends. We wanted to start off humble and at the bottom, and at the time “Bronze V” was the lowest rank in the game. I think naming helped in convincing and welcoming our new players at the time to the sport and set up our success in keeping a light hearted but competitive and constructive team setting. Our team has played 6 seasons with CSSC. Our favourite aspect of playing floor hockey in the CSSC is getting the chance to spend quality time, building team chemistry, and watching our core team grow. Our latest accomplishment was reaching the finals last season which was a major shock but well deserved for our team who puts in their best, and keeps our spirits high even when considered the underdogs (or at least as our team name would suggest).

Team Bio
Baby Belugas
Captain: Liam May

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season!)
Nominated by: Jon Diment
History: Hi everyone, we are the Baby Belugas! This is our first season as a formal team after graduating from individual team status. Our favourite part about our team is that we get to play a new sport each week and then after each game we go discover a new place to socialize. As many of our team-members moved to Calgary we have grown as friends, thus leading to experiencing other team activities on the weekends. Why we are named the Baby Belugas is because after each game we have a stuffed “trophy” that we give to the Beluga Player of the Game (Super cool, I know!)  The members on our team are Julia, Celia, Alisha, Jake, Landon, Edbert, Lawrence, Ermin, Mike, Liam, and Tammy!

Team Bio
Buk Hockey

Captain: Seema King

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational A Ball Hockey 
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Kyle Cook
History: Buk Hockey is made up of 8 guys and 6 girls each with their own special talents and abilities.  The six girls, Erin(“The Moves”), Jen(“The Pirate”), Stacy(“The Handler”), Seema(“The Bruiser”), Emily (“The Bait”), Mel (“The Fluffer”) were friends in a tight inner circle who first began the team.  The boys, Connor (“Flash”), Mike H.(“Bulls Eye”), Braden (“short stick”), Mike J (“The Finisher”), Nic (“Big stick”), Dylan (“The invisible man”), Ashton (“Quick Shoot”), and the goaltender Anthony (“The Ground ”) were initially outsiders but eventually came together as a team. 

We have now played together as a team for over 3 years playing every season with a mix of floor hockey multiple days a week and soccer. Although our performance has at times been lacking, we seem to end up always finishing on a strong note with teamwork and fun as our main priority.   We play floor hockey through the CSSC to get out and socialize as a group, however, to our surprise, our hockey team performed much better than expected due to the shot blocking capability of our girls who would willingly drop to their knees to stop a hard incoming shot from hitting “The Ground”.   The boys, who can’t quite keep up to the stamina and eagerness of the girls, are still getting more and more practice and improving with each game.

We hope to continue to play together for many more years to come, rather in Floor Hockey or any of the multiple other sports provided by the CSSC.  We sincerely appreciate being selected for the Lady Bing and hope to continue playing with a ‘fun-first’ attitude to make the game more enjoyable for everyone.  

 

Team Bio
The Dodgefathers

Captain: Leah Abday

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Dodgeball 
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Nicole MacInnis
History: Our team, The Dodgefathers, has been playing together for about three years. We play fall/winter seasons to seasons active in the cold weather. The whole reason we play is to have fun! Our team values fair play, and equal playing time between males and females. This team picture was taken this year at Halloween.  We dressed up for our game. 

Team Bio
Sweep DMC 

Captain: Amanda Delamer

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Curling 
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season!) 
Nominated by: Oliver Roenitz
History: Team Sweep DMC has a long and vibrant history as curlers - there curling career began in September 2019. They took the Thursday night league by storm. Decked out in Adidas, gold chains and boom box on shoulder, Ivan, Amanda, Sarah and Rob “rocked” out each week. Every time they stepped out on the sheet, the curling community would hear “cuz it’s like that, and that’s the way it is”. Their children still do not understand the awesomeness and history behind their team name, and insist that the Infinity Stones would have been much cooler. 

Spring 2019 Winners

Team Bio
Doses & Mimosas
Captain: Courtney Jay

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Andrea Ciaramella
History: We are Doses & Mimosas and this is only our second season as a multi-sport team with the CSSC! To be honest we couldn’t think of another team name we could all agree on and one lovely night some drinks were had and somehow we vetoed everything else and stumbled on this. We are still trying to smooth out the kinks and find out which sports we excel at and which ones we absolutely tank but every week we have lots of fun! It’s so awesome having a different sport to look forward to every week but man, we wish we had a second chance at a few... minus dodgeball! But hey, at least it gets us out of the house and meeting new people! Stoked for getting out in the sun soon! DOSES

 

Team Bio
Abominaballs
Captain: Kurtis Broda

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Andrea Ciaramella
History: We are the Abominaballs. Don't let the name fool you, we're no monsters. We're just a group of friends that enjoy chasing a ball around then going for deep fried pickles and beer (or bellinis). We don't always win, but we always try to bounce back and never let the competition roll over us. Last season was our first time playing in the CSSC and we had a ball. We played in the 3 on 3 floor hockey league and decided to try out mulitsport this season. It's a whole new ball game every week. Keep the fun rolling.

 

Team Bio
Right Off The Bat
Captain: Tyson Bankert

Night/Div/Sport: Friday Recreational C Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Robert
History: Right Off The Bat is excited for this nomination. This is our second year! Right Off the Bat means we get right off the bat and have fun at the beginning of the game. Every game, as team Captain. I announce the M.V.P for the game and hand out a mini trophy. We've got skilled and unskilled players! We have lots of fun joking and making our opponents feel like they're a part of our good vibes!

 

Team Bio
Underwhere?
Captain: Shakeem Robinson

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Austin Mireault 
History: Underwhere? has been playing in the CSSC since 2009. I just realized that means it's our 10 year anniversary this year! We still love to come out get some fresh air and spend time with longtime friends. We enjoy having a laugh and to compete. Father Time may have slowed us down a bit in 10 years, but we're still having a blast and we want you to have a good time too! Oh… And please feel free to take it easy on us old guys!

Team Bio
BDE Hitters
Captain: Leigh Bourque

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Plus Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season!) 
Nominated by: Rebecca Holmes 
History: We are the BDE Hitters! We are a brand new Slo Pitch Team in the CSSC league. More than half of our team is completely new at the sport which gives us a different perspective of the game. Our team consists of 9 full time players and a handful of subs who try to come out to a few games! Despite our busy schedules being university students or freshly drop outs, we manage to put as much BDE into every game. Now what’s BDE you ask? It is everything our team embodies. Going into a game knowing you will most likely lose but making sure you have more energy, confidence and positivity than any other team – because that’s what makes you a real winner ;) We are 19-21 years old (with a couple foul balls) who met through post-secondary. We are from BC and Alberta. Our favourite aspect of the sport is the few times a game we do catch a ball or score a run!

Team Bio
The Bearded Kings
Captain: Andrew Roebuck

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Dodgeball
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season!) 
Nominated by: Nicole MacInnis
History: We are the bearded kings, we are a company team! This is our first season with CSSC. We love this game! It’s so much fun and then best thing about it is when we have teams that are there to have fun. We love to play this game with others who also love the game!

Team Bio
Rat Daddies
Captain: Jordan Swanson

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Plus Slo-Pitch 
Seasons in the CSSC: 16
Nominated by: Nicole Leong
History: Most of us met in university, and though we've had a few players come and go over the years, we're currently in our 6th year and 16th season with CSSC. Our team name came about one summer night when a bunch of us were hanging out on a friend's trampoline, slowly getting pulled into the middle, until intertwined limbs made it difficult to get out. It reminded one of our players of a strange Wikipedia article he had read about rats whose tails become entangled, and form a single sentient being known as a rat king (or rat daddy). We're a big group of friends who do a ton of activities together, so it just seemed fitting to name our team the Rat Daddies. We enlisted the help of a friend to design a logo, found a ridiculous Christmas tree outfit as a strikeout punishment, and our team was born. Now we look forward to Sunday afternoons every weekend from April to October.

Team Bio
ZGM 
Captain: Jordan Mair

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Kickball 
Seasons in the CSSC:  (Rookie Season!)
Nominated by: Skyla Dugas
History: ZGM is a first season CSSC team and a first-time even kickball team. Our group works together at ZGM Modern Marketing Partners and we play together – now with kickball! We’ve never played any other sport together, but we try to bring a lot of energy, positivity, and fun. While we may not be the best at knowing all the rules, or stopping on second base, we love being outside, being social and having fun.

Winter 2019 Winners

Team Bio
UNTOUCHABALLS  
Captain: Kyle Sandberg

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Dodgeball
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season!) 
Nominated by: Brook Graham
History: We are the "UNTOUCHABALLS". This is our first season together and are full of drive. We love the sport and can't wait to play for years to come.​

 

Team Bio
Thunder Ninja Kids   
Captain: Cynthia Nilsson

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational B Dodgeball 
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Brook Graham
History: The Thunder Ninja Kids are named after a ridiculous movie from the 80s where martial arts genius children defeat evil. It is a terrible movie and all of our members are old enough to have watched it, so we’ve been playing for a while. 

Team Bio
Buk Hockey   
Captain: Seema King

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Ball Hockey
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Dana Andrews
History: Our team name was initially created as we wanted something to represent our lifestyle.  We try to live the “Buk-Wild” life and mixing that with our love of hockey; Buk + Hockey = Buk Hockey.  We particularly liked our name as “Buk Hockey” sounded like a large, bold, and vicious team name when, truth be told, none of us are exemplary in size or ball handling skills. We hope to continue to play together for many more years to come, rather in Floor Hockey or any of the multiple other sports provided by the CSSC.  We sincerely appreciate being selected for the Lady Bing and hope to continue playing with a ‘fun-first’ attitude to make the game more enjoyable for everyone.  

Team Bio
Polar Bears   
Captain: Shawn Hyer 

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Turf Soccer 
Seasons in the CSSC: 5
Nominated by: Josh Idowu
History: The Polar Bears are a group formed with wonderful teammates both new and old. Our love for sport and making friends is what brings us together and unites us. Our team isn’t a group of people that have known each other forever but a group of people that definitely know how to have fun! Thanks to the CSSC we get to share our interests on the field and off the field with an occasional drink and bite to eat. We believe we’re a prime example of where there’s passion in your heart and good people around, fun isn’t too far away either.

Team Bio
District 5    
Captain: Jeff Lindstrom

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational A Ball Hockey 
Seasons in the CSSC: 5
Nominated by: Matt Armstrong
History: The origin of our team number was from a Mighty Ducks movie.  More of less the under dog team trying to prevail! I would say this is probably our 5th season and typically play in the Winter and Spring. I love playing goalie as it’s something I’ve done since I was a kid.  Growing up I played a lot of street hockey and floor hockey.  The captain of our team introduced me to the CSSC and that you have Floor Hockey as a sport so needless to say I was super excited to be able to play again! Coincidentally they needed a goalie too! Some players have come and gone over the years but most of our core has stayed intact. Just wanted to say we enjoy playing floor hockey with the CSSC and I tell friends and clients about it and your leagues.  I really find it’s a good way to break up the week, get some exercise, socialize and have some fun! 

Team Bio
Injured AF-C    
Captain: "Moose" Abed

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Turf Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Josh Idowu 
History: Injured AF-C is the greatest iteration of a team that has been running for 5 years! Our skills include keeping the ball too long, missing chances, postgame drinking, being best friends, and injuring ourselves. Our awesome & often injured roster includes: Allie, Amjad, Barry, Chris & Felicia, Christina, Colin & Taylor, Dylan & Sophie, Hardip, Kara (C) & Moose (A), Leo, Linsay, Lindsey, Liz, Mike x2, Patrick, Ray, and Tom!

Team Bio
Dandelion Kickers    
Captain: Brittany Fleck

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Gym Soccer 
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Josh Idowu  
History: This team stayed together for over two years switching between indoor/outdoor/turf soccer (and one volleyball championship while maintaining the Dandelion Kickers team name). With a hiccup in timing, we needed to move nights this past fall and were only able to maintain a small core group of people. Picking up some new faces we are continuing to be active and more importantly having fun!

Team Bio
It's About To Get Messi    
Captain: Ursula Welsh 

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Boarded Turf Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Josh Idowu  
History: Our team name is "It's About To Get Messi". Our soccer team has played in CSSC for 3 years now.  We love being able to get active in a fun environment with our friends. We have players from all different backgrounds, and playing soccer has really brought us together. CSSC has given us the opportunity to share fun experiences on and off the field.