Team of the Week

Team of the Week Winners

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 behaviour. 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!

Fall 2022

Team Bio
Ball Me Maybe
Captain: Individuals Team

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Rec Plus B Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
Nominated by: Kendall
History: Ball Me Maybe was a name given to us by the awesome staff at CSSC. A few of us are in our second season playing with the CSSC, but this is the first season together for this Individuals Team. Luckily everyone on the team is chill and super fun to play with! We have great camaraderie! The players on our team are: Lesley, Matheus, Shannon, Didam, Laura, Maddison, Shishir, Phil, Erik, Sartaj, Gurman, Jasmail, Harry, Brayden, Billy, Ashley, Hayley, Natalie and Maya.

Team Bio
Ram Ranch Hands
Captain: Andrei Gavrilov
Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Rec C Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 5
Nominated by: Jason
History: This is our team's fifth season with the CSSC. Our core team did two seasons of multi-sport, and this is our third slo-pitch season. Our core team is made up of some high school friends from all the way back to 2009, as well as new friends that we made along the way! Our official team mascot is our team dog, Doug, who you can see front and centre in our team photo. Our team is also mainly comprised of couples, we have 5 couples in our team!
Team Bio
Humdingers
Captain: Matthew Armstrong
Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Rec B Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 7
Nominated by: Kyle
History: Thanks to the team that nominated us. We are the HumDinger's we have been playing together for over 6 year's with the CSSC. Our favorite part of playing is the Fun First, Winning Second mentality and the friendships we have made. We look forward to playing under the bright lights at Shouldice this fall.

Summer 2022 Winners

Summer 2022

Team Bio
Timbits at Heart
Captain: Curtis Thorssen

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Rec B Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 18
Nominated by: Gladdylyn
History: We are Timbits at Heart! Our team has been playing CSSC soccer together since Summer 2018 and have also had seasons of Ultimate Frisbee and Flag Football together through CSSC. Over the years we have wholeheartedly embodied our team name, running after the ball en-masse just like we did when we were children. With each passing season we have grown to play better positionally, but that will never stop us from cheering for each other and stopping mid-game to compliment the plays of our opponents. We appreciate how CSSC has given such easy access to the beautiful game and has built a (generally) beginner friendly experience for us to introduce new players to the sport. Our team is looking forward to many more years with CSSC, and hopefully playing against us will help other teams adopt the "Timbits at Heart" mindset as well.

Team Bio
Bomb Squad
Captain: Cailynne Smith
Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Rec South Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Courtney
History: We are the Jagerbombers or Bomb Squad (for summer season) and have been playing together since Spring 2022 but have been friends for the majority of our lives. Many of our players have grown up together, meeting in elementary school, junior high school, high school, or university/college and have remained friends ever since. Our main roster this spring season is Alex, Brennan, Cailynne, Colton, Hanna, Jackson, Jake, Kiefer, Nolan, Sam, Shae, and Tyler. Our team mascot, Ruger is at our every game barking us on and loves meeting new friends. We are truly an energized group that shows up to every game with heart, humour, and hydration. We are grateful for the opportunity that the CSSC provides for us to come out and have some fun while meeting some genuinely awesome individuals!
Team Bio
Friends and Family FC
Captain: Dillon Traber
Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Rec Plus A 11 v 11 Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 3
Nominated by: Sam
History: Over the past 3 years, Friends and Family FC has been getting together to play within multiple sports and leagues across CSSC. While some of us are family, and hopefully all of us are friends, our team name was derived out of the need for a sports community after graduating from university teams, moving cities, and missing the life-giving nourishment that is playing sports with your friends and family. CSSC has provided an amazing avenue for for making new memories, laughing at how out of shape everyone has gotten, and inviting in others to join with us in the sports that brought us all together to begin with. On the Soccer Field, we take pride in laughing at eachother when we trip over our own feet, enjoy trying out bizarre asymmetrical formations, and reminding each other that “you just aren’t in the shape you used to be”. While most of our Physio allocations for the year have run over, this spring and summer with CSSC has been one for the memories!
Team Bio
Ruthless Babes
Captain: Ben Frenken
Night/Div/Sport: Monday Rec Plus Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 14
Nominated by: Jamie
History: The Babes stole their name from a far more creative person in another province and have been using it shamelessly in about every Spring and Summer CSSC Season since 2016. For a group of qualified "legends" ignoring their breaking bodies, the social aspect of 16 games a year is the highlight and reason to meet up every Monday night. The Babes started a not-for-profit of the same name in 2018 and put on two annual fundraisers (Softball and Curling) to raise money for youth sport organizations around Calgary.
Team Bio
2 Legit 2 Hit
Captain: Alison Baker
Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Rec B Beach Volleyball
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
Nominated by: Naomi
History: The story began back in April of 2022 with two girls named Alison and Amie wanting to play Beach Volleyball. With little friends and no skills, the two lovely ladies began their adventure to put a team together. FINALLY, they found enough friends and tried to sign up… but little did they know how popular Beach Volleyball was and their dates were sold out… and then sold out again. So, after losing a few players gaining a few players and pure luck we got into Sunday Recreation! After our first game we all looked into each others’ eyes and said THANK GOD we are in the recreation division because we truly are 2 Legit 2 Hit the volleyball haha! But we all bring laughter and fun to the court, so what we lack in skills, we bring in FUN! This is truly the underdog story of the year, will we win the championship this year… probably not but hey as long as we are having fun, and the other team is having fun, that's perfect. Cheers to a new sport with new friends!
Team Bio
Ball Busters
Captain: Maddy Zentner
Night/Div/Sport: Monday Rec 6 vs 6 Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 5
Nominated by: Nancy
History: We are the Ball Busters!!! Our team this season consists of Keith, Kyle, Jon, Lex, Jaffer, Bruno, Sarah, Madi, Maddy and Jadan! Initially, we were an individuals team in spring of 2020! We’ve lost a couple of people, gained a couple of people, and have found a perfect team ready for a ball bustin’ good time! You’ll find us playing Monday night Futsal in the Fall Season coming up!! The matching jerseys might make us look like we have it together, but don’t be intimidated, we are just here for fun!! 
Team Bio
Daytona Dingers
Captain: Mathew Mutter
Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Rec Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 3
Nominated by: Aaron
History: After their 2021 inaugural season opener, the roster of the Daytona Dingers were hooked on Slo-Pitch! Their unique roster consisting of six couples and a Big "Jer Bear" saw immediate success! Sporting their signature Safety Orange "jerseys" The Daytona Dingers are always ready to have some nice competitive fun!
Team Bio
Thundercats 2.0
Captain: Hayley Kenyon
Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Rec Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 3
Nominated by: Madison
History: We are the Thundercats. Our team consists of a bunch of lil kittens all from the same litter. We have been with each other for the Spring and Summer season of 2022. It is crazy to think about where we started vs. where we are now. From finishing 5th last season to heading into the final this season. We are a group who loves to have fun, but still strive to be competitive and better ourselves as a team. I can guarantee you haven't seen the last of us. Huge thank you to every team we have played. You are part of why we love this sport so much!  Can I get a MEEEEOOOOWWWW!!

Spring 2022 Winners

Team Bio
The Rubber Duckies
Captain: Carmen Song

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Rec Multi Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Nicolas
History: The Rubber Duckies .. where do I begin. Our team is quite unique in the fact that it’s our second season together and we have yet to win a single game! That definitely takes a LOT of talent if you ask us! We’ve had a handful of close games .. okay maybe that one hockey game and have been mercied more often than none but it’s the high level energy and ever burning spirit the team exhibits towards one another, the game and other teams that keeps us coming back each Tuesday (and a third season). Honestly I have to say, the fact that we all came together as an individuals team at first and have now created an everlasting bond with one another especially moving from another province to Calgary and meeting everyone makes this team very memorable and has a special place in all of our hearts. Quack quack!

Team Bio
The Broken Ladders
Captain: Ryan Herman

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Rec Slo Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
Nominated by: Tyler
History: We are the broken ladders, this name comes from the classic rhyme which goes “we want a pitcher not a belly itcher/ We want a batter not a BROKEN LADDER”. This is our first year in CCSC and we love it. The players on our team are Andro, Ash, Ava, Callie, Carlynn, Chloe, Corbin, Emily, Heather, John, Logan, Meghan, Paige, Peter, Ryan and Sebastien. Our team loves to come to the field and play, we may not be very good but we love celebrating in the small victories, such as a players first hit, someone making a good catch or a their first catch or anything else we can think to celebrate!! We are thankful for the opportunity that Calgary Sport and Social Club provides for us to come out and have some fun playing slo-pitch and meet some great people from Calgary!

Team Bio
Pickle Rick
Captain: Marisa Tam

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Rec A Pickleball
Seasons in the CSSC: 11
Nominated by: Justin 
History: We are a husband and wife duo. We have a little one year old boy named Quentin. As much as we love our little guy, our pickleball nights are a nice break from being parents! Our team name comes from the best Rick and Morty episode. 

Team Bio
Here For Beer
Captain: Ali Evans

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Rec Slo Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Cody
History: Hello! We are ‘Here For Beer’. The name says it all! There are large ships, there are small ships, but there is no ship-like friendships. 2021 was our inaugural season and we are starting 2022 off with a bang! At any game, we will likely have a minimum of 4+ dogs cheering us on (unfortunately no doge’s pictured here), but we would be lost without our furry friends. Our favourite part of playing the game is getting to spend time outside with friends. Looking forward to playing the rest of the season! 

Team Bio
Scared Hitless
Captain: Courtney Powell

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Rec Slo Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
Nominated by: Ryan
History: Have you ever watched a baseball team play that was so in sync, it was as if you were watching a well-oiled machine? The plays are completed with ease, the communication is clear and concise, and the hits are almost always out of the park. If that’s the kind of team you like watching, look no further than Scared Hitless. An eclectic group that shows up to every game with heart, humor, and hydration. There were doubts as to whether a team with our skill set and passion could be put together, but in the eleventh hour it came together. You will never find a team who laughs so hard, chirps as intensely or cheers as loud as this group of people. Seasons from now, we will become the team to beat, but right now we are the team you need to meet.

 
Team Bio
Sit on my Base
Captain: Anne McMullin

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Rec Slo Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Tyler
History: Our team formed last year as an individual team for fall ball - and we won the league! We have a fun-first attitude and don't take ourselves too seriously. Everyone is great at helping each other become better baseball players. Our awesome players are: Derwyn, Bianca, Matt, Aaron, Chase, Carter, Chantel, Kelly, Quinton, Tyler, Chester, and Anne. 

 
Team Bio
Dugout Drunks
Captain: Thomas Cyr

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Rec Slo Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 11
Nominated by: Thien Ly 
History: We are a group of longtime friends that started playing CSSC slo-pitch over 7 years ago. We've always loved Sunday afternoon games as a way to tie off the end of the weekend. As we are getting older now some of us are starting to have kids so it's also been a great way to bring all the families together.

 
Team Bio
HumDingers
Captain: Matt Armstrong

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Rec Slo Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 20+
Nominated by: Sherry
History: Our team name is HumDinger's because we like to think we hit dinger's. We enjoy getting out enjoying the weather and meeting other team's with the CSSC. Some of our team's nicknames on our jersey's include SeaBass, K Slice, and Grahammer. Thanks to the team that nominated us. Good luck this season. 

 

Winter 2022 Winners

Winter 2022

Team Bio
No Regretzkies
Captain: Julie Orton

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Rec Ball Hockey
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 Rookie Season!
Nominated by: Matt Armstrong (GC)
History: We are a team made up of former co-workers who always talked about getting together and doing something after work and never did. Now that we're spread out across different companies and different industries, we finally decided to get some T-Shirts made and take to the gym floor to represent Wayne's legacy of unrivalled sportsmanship, killer goals, and luscious locks. Throughout the season, we've welcomed aboard several key players who started out as subs for our team and loved our good humour (and free T-shirts) so much that they decided to stay. Our team consists of Byron the Bruiser, Rachel the Rioter, Mark "the messiest Messier", Wheezy Mike, Tyler the Ghost, One Ankle Jeff, The Great Wall of Tim, Hattrick Patrick, and Lady Jules of Hockeyton. 

Team Bio
Claustrophobic Mimes
Captain: Jeff Kwok

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Rec Plus Turf Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 Rookie Season!
Nominated by: Josh Idowu (GC)
History: Our team is called Claustrophobic Mimes which is randomly assigned by CSSC as we all registered as an individual player before forming the team. :)

Our wonderful teammates are Jeff (Captain), Chris, Corey, Crystal, David, Dujon, Frederic, Joshawa, Juliette, Marge, Sharmarke, Taylor and Wyatt.

It is our first season to form the team and play the indoor turf 6 vs 6 in CSSC. We all feel it is a valuable opportunity for us to meet and play on the same team. From unknown each other to finally familiar with each other and make friends together. Friendship is more than everything in the games.
 

Team Bio
AFC
Captain: Jason Schultz

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Rec Plus Turf Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 25
Nominated by: Henry Gore (GC)
History: AFC started way back in 2008, and since its inception, we have focused on a fun first attitude. Winning is nice, but enjoying our time together on and off-field while playing the game we love is the goal of AFC.

Team Bio
Chafing the Dream
Captain: Norman Hounjet

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational  Plus Turf Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 - Rookie Season!
Nominated by: Josh Idowu (GC)
History: This is 'Chafing the Dream's first season with CSSC. We started as a group of teachers and the team has quickly expanded to include spouses and friends. Though we haven't won any games, we are likely in first place when it comes to attendance at the soccer centre bar post-game. We are a fun-loving team who don't take ourselves too seriously and this will most likely be our one and only season in Rec Plus, but we plan on playing together next season in the rec division. 

Team Bio
Hack Attack
Captain: Marnie Palmer

Night/Div/Sport: Saturday Recreational Curling
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 - Rookie Season!
Nominated by: Warren Wall
History: This is the inaugural year for Hack Attack. Our team captain is Marnie AKA Sarge, followed by Alana AKA Bankshot. The remaining members include Cam, Brayden and Mike but they don’t get cool nicknames as they have to earn them. Lastly, it is a popular belief that our team is here for a good time and perhaps a long time if we take home the championship!

Team Bio
Master of None
Captain: Leah Fraiberg

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Rec Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 3
Nominated by: Kennedy - The Airdrie Crew
History: The multi-sport league inspired our team name - Master of None. A Jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. Our team was forged in friendship. We’re a team of lovers and fighters. We’re all about style points, high fives and halftime juice boxes. Although not particularly great at one sport, multi-sport has allowed us to showcase the teams' general athleticism and commitment to having a good time! 

Team Bio
Baby Belugas
Captain: Ermin Chow

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Rec Plus Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 9
Nominated by: Jon Diment
History: Our team started out in Spring 2019, when we all joined as individuals, with many of us being new to the city. We ended up having lots of fun playing together and have signed up as a team ever since. We’ve also had a few new additions to the team since our first season. Our team enjoys playing different sports and going for pints afterwards. Current team members include Ermin, Mike, Julia, Celia, Jake, Bhaskar, Tori, Liam, Edbert, Alisha, Chris, and Landon.

Team Bio
Buk Hockey
Captain: Seema King

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Ball Hockey
Seasons in the CSSC: 24
Nominated by: Sam Francois (GC)
History: Buk Hockey is made up of a group of friends that were initially outsiders but eventually came together as a team. 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 have now played together as a team for over 6 years playing every season with a mix of floor hockey and now trying our hand at basketball. 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 hope to continue to play together for many more years to come, whether in Floor Hockey or any of the multiple other sports provided by the CSSC. We sincerely appreciate being nominated for the Lady Bing and hope to continue playing with a ‘fun-first’ attitude to make the game more enjoyable for everyone.   

Team Bio
Free Nachos For Every Two Players
Captain: Gavin Day

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Basketball
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Sam Francois (GC)
History: Our team name is Free Nachos For Every Two Players because we love to take advantage of the Canadian brewhouse deal after or before our games. This is now our second season in the league, and plan to keep coming back! Our team members' names are Gavin, Haley, matt, Carter, Kaley, Alyssa, Shayla, Janna, Courtney, Easton, Kyle, Luke, Hamed, Jared, and Tory.

Fall 2021 Winners

Team Bio
Peaked in High School
Captain: Rachel Wollenberg

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
Nominated by: Gleb Ponyu (GC)
History: Our team is “Peaked in High School,” this is our first year playing multi-sport. We picked multi-sport because we have no particular athletic skill and hoped to get by entirely on our general athleticism.  Our team members are “to the Mooney,” Big Syd, Marcus Aurelius, the Morgue, Nature H8r, Op-Ball is life, Jake the Ripper, and Coach Rach-hell.

Team Bio
YYC Grizzlies
Captain: Andrew Wilson

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Basketball
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
Nominated by: Sarah Becks (GC)
History: The YYC Grizzlies is composed of 12 amazing individuals who signed up to play basketball without any expectations of who their teammates were going to be. Like our composition, our name was chosen randomly for us but we instantly fell in love with being the Grizzlies. None of our teammates had ever played in the CSSC and the expectations for success were very low. After meeting each other however it was instantly clear this group was special and this season was going to be fun. Our greatest strength was our attitude, all of our teammates supported each other, and embraced the mentality that positive engagement for everyone was how we wanted to play. The Grizzlies improved every game, and after dropping our first four games eventually we found our groove and not only were able to get a couple of wins but eventually ended up league champions. It was a true Cinderella story!

Team Bio
Can't Touch This
Captain: Josh Risdon

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Indoor Volleyball
Seasons in the CSSC: 4
Nominated by: Beverly Kong
History: We're Can't Touch This! Clockwise starting top left: Tasha, Sam, Marilyn, Grant, Ryan, John, Ian, and Andrew!  We've been playing Vball with the CSSC for about 4 years now, with the longest player clocking in at 59 registrations since 2009. We call ourselves CAN'T TOUCH THIS because our skill is untouchable (good or bad, we don't know).  We love to play with the CSSC because it's a great way to get off our butts, go hang out, get our hearts pumping, and meet some seriously awesome people! Thanks a mill for the nomination! 

Team Bio
GoalBusters
Captain: Aaron Stevenson

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Ball Hockey
Seasons in the CSSC: 5
Nominated by: Carson Puetz (GC)
History: Who you gonna call? GoalBusters! We are the self-proclaimed “The Bad news bears” of the Sunday ball hockey league. As an individual team, we are a mix of season veterans and some star rookie players. Childhood friends Derek and Michael grew up in Calgary together, had played on and off with other teammates Robyn, Dylan, and Aaron (aka Phaneuf) since 2018. Rounding up the rest of the roster in their rookie season are Laura, Tana, Mike, Julianna and Melissa and Josh. Our team focuses on having fun and telling some lighthearted chirps both in the game and after for beers at the Canadian Brewhouse. 

Team Bio
Vlasik Rock
Captain: Keith Scharnau

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Pickleball
Seasons in the CSSC: 4+
Nominated by: Robert Cruickshank 
History: Vlasik Rock came together in the Fall of 2018 as two individuals; Adele with over four years under her belt and Keith as a pickleball rookie. Since then we have been a regular fixture on Tuesday night Legends pickleball court. Despite the start, stop, re-start, and stop again nature of COVID, we have always registered to play (even though the 9:45 start times this fall has us questioning that decision) and we look forward next winter. Every season we are excited to see familiar faces and to meet new people to welcome into the pickleball family. We both thoroughly enjoy the game and think it’s pretty cool to have been chosen as a Lady Bing Nomination for sportsmanship!! Thank you for the honour.

Team Bio
Chupacabra FC
Captain: Austin Mireault

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Turf Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 7
Nominated by: Josh Idowu
History: Chupacabra FC has been around for over 7 years and, while the faces have changed, the spirit has not: no need for defence if the keeper plays out of the net. 

Team Bio
For Kicks and Giggles
Captain: Kieran Staples

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 3
Nominated by: Matt Armstrong (GC)
History: The origin of our team name comes from the fact that we play kickball! We started off as a kickball team and decided to try something new for the winter! Most of the team is related with a few close friends also on the team! We have been playing in CSSC leagues for about 3 years. We enjoy playing multi-sport because it lets us try sports we haven't before and it’s just something new! 

Team Bio
Goal Diggers
Captain: Jamie Ross

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Turf Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
Nominated by: Josh Idowu (GC)
History: We are big on puns so scored the name Goal Diggers. Although this is our first year as a soccer team, a few of us have played softball together for the last 5 years. Our team is a mixture of players who have played college level and players who last touched a soccer ball when they were little. 

Our team’s favourite part is hanging out and joking around with each other and the other team. Everyone has such a great attitude and sense of humour, it would be hard to not enjoy ourselves. 

We look forward to many more seasons!

Team Bio
BARCA
Captain: Anita Malekian

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
Nominated by: Adelle Delapaz
History: Team name BARCA: As the captain, Barcelona FC in La Liga is my fave team and the least fave of my teammates so I thought it would be a funny inside joke and also the previous time our team played rec before COVID we were also called BARCA. First time we’ve played CSSC as a team but individually many of us have been involved with other sports or have substituted for teams in CSSC. We all bond over the excitement and rush of soccer as it is the native sport in many of our home countries. Love the opportunity to enjoy the good weather while playing the sport we love. 

Team Bio
Beckham's Backups
Captain: Jess Moran

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Josh Idowu (GC)
History: Beckahm’s Backups first originated in the summer of 2021 at Renfrew park for our first regular-season game of the summer - the majority of us meeting for the first time as strangers on an individuals team. We were originally given the name ‘Beckham’s Backups’ by some creative member on the CSSC staff and we decided that we will keep the original but alter it to ‘Beckham’s Babes’ (not officially on the website because I couldn’t figure out how to do that.) Despite the unfortunate results of most of our games score wise we have all still managed to be a great group of friends. We are a bunch of great athletes excited to get together on a Tuesday night and play some football - of course, the pints after the game are a highlight as well. I personally just moved to Calgary recently this year and it can be hard to meet people in a pandemic so this team has been an amazing experience to socialize. Having individuals from all types of backgrounds and all different neighbourhoods of the city come together because we all share the same love for the game is such an amazing thing. We look forward to continuing playing together and possibly try out some different sports and tournaments in the league as well. Thanks again for the nomination and below is our team picture.

Team Bio
Average at Best
Captain: Nicole Muldrew

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Outdoor Soccer 
Seasons in the CSSC: 32
Nominated by: Eugene Sit
History: We are Average at Best and our performance is true to our name. In the 32 seasons some iteration of our team has played we've finished bottom of the league more times than we care to admit, won League Champs twice, and have been decidedly average the rest of the time. We've played a lot of soccer with the CSSC - Outdoor 6s, Outdoor 8s, Turf, Futsal, and Gym. We try to hit the field every week ready to have fun and earn that third championship title.

Summer 2021 Winners

Team Bio
 Justice League 
Captain: Taylor Carr

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season)!
Nominated by: Josh Idowu
History: Our team name is the Justice League! We were an individual team at first but now we are a friend group! This is our first season but we are ready for more. Our favourite aspect of the game is hanging out with the team and cheering each other on.

Team Bio
 Olympic Spares
Captain: Bill Clarke

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Rec 8v8 Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season)!
Nominated by: Courtney Lavin
History: The Olympic Spares is an Individuals Team CSSC 8v8 rec soccer team. Our team members are Jordan Lamoureux, Emily Vey, Abdullah Alizada, Ashley Carvalho, Andy Carmichael, Mikayal Liddle, Steve Atkinson, Heide MacMahon, Brian Bestard, Liam Hertzsprung, Nick Cortese, and Bill Clarke. We love to get out, kick the ball around, and try to score a few goals while having a laugh! It's so good to be out and playing sports again!

Team Bio
 Castaways
Captain: Dan Bui

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Rec Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 7+ seasons in CSSC, 1st in Multi-Sport
Nominated by: Sam Francois 
History: Sports are fun and competitive but it's 100% better with friends. So many memories are made through missed layups, outrageous soccer kicks, and dropped balls. We love winning but we love being around each other even more.

Team Bio
Healthy Scratches
Captain: Galen Tiffin

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Rec Plus Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 9
Nominated by: Kevin Wehlage
History: Healthy Scratches has been our softball home since 2013, previously named no love, no glove in earlier years. We are a very close family-like group where the core has been together since the beginning. Like any family, there is always lots of bugging going on but we are grateful for organizations like the CSSC to give us these opportunities.

Team Bio
 ok boomer 5X
Captain: Alycia Fritze

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season)!
Nominated by: Sam Francois 
History: Our team is ok boomer 5x - thanks to a pin we found lying around the office one afternoon. (Yes we do all work together and yes we are self-described actual friends and not just work friends). The TL;DR of our jobs is that we are all competitive and spend way too many hours in Excel and PowerPoint so we'll take any excuse to not spend our evenings with Microsoft. This is our first season playing together but we have had such a blast and will definitely be back for another season! The best part of playing together is the quality time we spend on the field and with our mandatory team dinner and drinks post-game. Our claim to shame is popping multiple bottles of champagne after our first game of the season - we promise we were celebrating two recent promotions and not just the W.

Team Bio
 Long Bombs Away
Captain: Jackson Steed

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season)!
Nominated by: Alisha
History: We’re just a couple of friends looking for something fun to do this summer. It’s our first season, hopefully, lots to follow. We like hitting bombs although we don’t do it very often, so that’s where we got the name. Mostly people hit bombs on us. Our favourite part so far has been accidentally leading off of first base and getting called out. 

Team Bio
 Balls & Dolls
Captain: Skyla Dugas

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Kickball
Seasons in the CSSC: 5
Nominated by: Kevin Hayes
History: We have been playing Wednesday night kickball for 4 or 5 years now! We love coming out and playing a game we all once loved in our younger years! We love socializing and connecting with other teams as well. We are called the Balls N Dolls and have fun jerseys to go along! We are so happy that we can play again and pumped to play in the seasons ahead!! 

Team Bio
 Over Served
Captain: Bri Chmilar

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Open Doubles Tennis
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 (Rookie Season)!
Nominated by: Bryan Wan
History: We are Bri and Gabby, and we are team “Over Served” we thought it was funny and had the pun factor – as well we like to enjoy a couple beers after our games! This is our FIRST tennis season with CSSC although we both have played slo pitch in previous years. We really love how much fun tennis is, we’re still learning but find the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. We are now currently obsessed with tennis. Hit us up if you want to practice outside game times with us!!

Fall 2020 Winners

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!

Team Bio
Heavy Hitters 
Captain: Heather Currie 

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Plus Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
Nominated by: Ashten Monk 
History: The Heavy Hitters are so honoured to be nominated for the Lady Bing!  We have a really neat story: our slo-pitch team is made up of two different individual teams from this Summer who had so much fun, we merged those from each team who could play Fall Ball into one amazing team!  It goes to show how CSSC draws in such great people, that even a randomly selected group of people can forge awesome sport chemistry and friendships.  While we don’t have nicknames or jerseys (yet!), it seems we’re so in sync with each other that for our Finals, we inadvertently and without any planning showed up in matching outfits.  After our Final game, we fired up the grill and enjoyed an end of season BBQ.  We’re already planning our next social get together and playing in the Spring season.  Thank you, CSSC, for bringing us together!

Team Bio
Caught Looking 
Captain: Jason Lemke 

Night/Div/Sport: Friday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 3
Nominated by: Annita Wilton
History: This marked the second year that most of the team has played together. We started off as the individual’s team in last year’s fall league and what a great group it was. Everybody was super friendly and we always had a great time playing so we got enough of us back together this year to make a team. Between the returning teammates and some great additions from people met in summer league, we once again had an awesome group of people put together this year. We may not have won any games this season, but we all still enjoy ourselves, it goes to show the “fun-first” mentality of the CSSC leagues. I think the team agrees, our favourite part isn’t the gameplay at all, but rather getting to meet some really great people and form friendships that go past the ball diamond. Covid may have put a stop to our post-game pub tradition, but we’ve fortunately made the most of it with a post-game fire pit most weeks. With the season complete, we can hardly wait for spring to come around to get back to it!

Team Bio
Blue Crabs 
Captain: Evan Longdo 

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Plus Outdoor Soccer 
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Adrienne Bursa 
History: Our team is the Blue Crabs, named after the U10 soccer team of the younger brother of one of our first players (We like to think that he dreams of being called up from the “Farm Team” Blue Crabs to the “Premier League” Blue Crabs one day). This is our fourth year in the CSSC, and we won our first championship this past summer! Our favourite part of the game is the bonds of friendship formed by playing a team sport and having fun together. And of course going out for beers after the game!

Team Bio
S.N.A.P. 
Captain: Jacqui Lim

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Ultimate
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Adam Schnarnau
History: S.N.A.P has been playing ultimate together since 2007, but our roster is constantly evolving. This fall we had Jumping Jacqui, Keen Karen, Rambunctious Ryan, Mighty Matt, Sassy Sarah, Running Robin, Crazy Chris and Rhetorical Rob. We all love the game, but are not-so-secretly most excited about the post-game pizza and beers. We're frequently asked what "S.N.A.P." stands for, and honestly we can't quite remember ourselves, but best guess is the "Super Nice Association of Peers".

Team Bio
Goal Diggers
Captain: Freuda Kang 

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Turf Soccer 
Seasons in the CSSC: 3
Nominated by: Bouba Badio (GC) 
History: We started playing outdoor soccer last summer (2019) after playing indoor archery tag. Majority of us never played soccer before and now we love it! When there's a chance we would meet up and practice. We're like a little family now. #pinksockgang

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."

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.