Team of the Week

Sponsored by Calgary's Best Pubs

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 get a shout-out on CSSC social media and also receive a $100 gift card to Calgary's Best Pubs. Which to you means The Joyce on 4th, The Kilkenny, Dixons Public House, The Seanachie, Donegal, and/or Limericks.

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

Team Bio
Quit Ur Pitchin'
Captain: Raychel Wickins

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 4
Nominated by: 

History: "We have been playing with CSSC for 4 seasons now and have gone through just as many team names finally agreeing on Quit Ur Pitchin and we have run with it! We even made our own strike board! We all love playing softball as we love the social aspect, getting to meet new people and getting a little exercise all at the same time."

 

Team Bio
I'd Like to Buy a Foul
Captain: Gabrielle LeBlanc

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: 

History: "Now in its second season, I'd Like to Buy a Foul (formerly "A Walk to Remember") is a team of friends who signed up for CSSC Slo-Pitch as an excuse to leave work early and eat an excessive amount of sunflower seeds." 

 

Team Bio
Fake it till we make it
Captain: Amir Nikravan

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: 

History: "This is our second season playing CSSC, previously we played in a basketball league and figured that wasn't' our sport. We decided to take-up multi-sport this season and we have really enjoyed it, the best part is that it gives a chance for someone new to show off their talents each week. Our team name just comes from trying to pretend like we are good at sports, when it's more of a struggle than it looks."

 

Team Bio
Buccaneers
Captain: Andrew Parke

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 4
Nominated by: 

History: "The name Buccaneers was inspired by a teammate over some champagne. This is our 4th season in the CSSC. Our favourite aspect of the sport we play is that it’s the most fun team we have ever played with. We don’t stop laughing and look forward to every Tuesday. The team started with a several team members who didn’t know each other at all. The team now hangs out outside of softball."

 

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Smokin Bats 
Captain: Ryan Pezzack 
 
Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Plus Slo-Pitch 
Seasons in the CSSC: 5
History: "The Smokin Bats have been around for about 10 years and our current group of players are the “3rd generation” of the team. So we have no idea how our team name came about, but we stuck with it! Our team has played with the CSSC for the last 5 years or so. We’re a team of nicknames, and newcomers never know our first names. Our team consists of: Pezz (our organizer and ‘captain’), Zip, Ricey, Joudrey (Sometimes named Slow-drey), Skidmore, Chewie, Payn, Stinger, Craig, Cliff, Sam, Mom, MVP, K-Pants, and Chips. We show up to win, and stay for the beers and good company. You’ll always find our team hanging around the diamond afterwards socializing or making fun of each other. What makes our team special is were all a good group of friends and as we get older and busier ball has been a nice way for everyone to keep in touch and catch up every week."  
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Bad News Barristers 
Captain: Antonio Corbo 
 
Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational Slo-Pitch  
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
History
"This is our first season playing in the CSSC. Some of us have played before, but for a lot of us, this was our first time playing softball. In the picture you have (from left top row, to left bottom row): Clint, Antonio (Tone), Laura, Brianne, Rhiannon, Kris, Ben, Monique (Moe), Kelsey, Stephanie (Scotty), and Jenna. We got the name of the Bad News Barristers because we all work at a law firm (funny right?). We all enjoy the team atmosphere and getting out of the office to be active and have fun. We want to thank the team that nominated us, and thank everyone we played against for being awesome. Thank you." 
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Panic! At The Disc Throw
Captain: Antonio Tannas
 
Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Ultimate   
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
History: "
Panic! At The Disc Throw was founded on the idea that running around throwing Frisbees is a great way to spend an afternoon and proven method to make beer taste even better. This is our first ever season playing, but what we lack in skills, we more than make up for in spirit. Whether it’s playing Toto’s Africa loudly on a Bluetooth speaker, our signature chant of 1-2-3 PANIC! Or the fact that we’ve never missed post game beers (even when the games have been cancelled due to weather), we always show up and give it our best. We’re thrilled to have been nominated for the Lady Bing Sportsmanship award, and hope to see you all out there on the field!"
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Chupacabra FC  
Captain: Austin Mireault  
 
Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Outdoor Soccer 
Seasons in the CSSC: 5
History
"Chupacabra have been with CSSC for almost 5 years now. We play outdoors during the summer/spring and turf soccer during the winter/fall. Our favourite part of the sport is giving each other a hard time when we mess up. We chose the name because our founding captain panicked and picked whatever came to his mind on the first season. We’ve really embraced it since!" 

Spring 2018 Winners

Team Bio
Multiple Scoregasms
Captain: Megan White
 
Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
Nominated by: Annita Wilton
History: "Our team was built primarily out of co-workers and some spouses. We also had a father-in-law join as well. This was the first team we had that was our own and not an individuals team and we really found our groove! We had a blast making our players wear the strike-out tutu and even shared it with some good spirited opponents! Our favorite part about baseball is that everyone gets their shot. You don't have to be the fastest or the best hitter to shine in ball. Everyone gets their moment at the plate. It brings out the best spirit in everyone when every player gets up and leaves it all on the field every time, regardless of experience or skill level."
Team Bio

 

Not In The Face
Captain: Vivian Fung
 
Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Ultimate
Nominated by: Michelle Ho
History: “We come for the frisbee but we stay for the snacks! Our team loves doing what we do best – getting hit in the face with a disc and finding solace in eating homemade cookies!”
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SONS
Captain: Martin Danielek
 
Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Intermediate Slo-pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Zach Foster
History: "The SONS, formerly Sons of Pitches, was created 6 years ago here in Calgary rising in the ranks in the CSCC. We shortened the name to SONS as we believe we are the OG (original) Sons of Pitches to remove any potential confusion for opposing teams. We are a group of young professionals who have used the team to stay in touch and have fun despite all the changes we face in life… Two of our teammates had a boy a year ago (Parker) who is aiming to try out for the team ASAP as his dad is already teaching him to hit dingers. We’re pumped to be nominated for this award as most teams only notice how the raw skill of the women on our team. Shout out to all the teammates."
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Dodgy Ballocks
Captain: Anne Klein
 
Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Dodgeball
History: "Dodgey Ballocks started as a group of doe eyed and hopeful individuals, out to play some sports and socialize with other humans. Before long, this rag-tag group of misfits found comradery, and slowly climbed the ladder to dodgeball greatness. Championship hopefuls, beer drinkers and general shenanigan seeking, The Dodgey Ballocks is a team with heart, if not much brains." 
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Sons of Pitches
Captain: Riley Junior
 

 

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Slo-pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 4
Nominated by: Matt Goodwin
History: "Forged in the fires of team spirit and the desire to drink after games, our founding fathers, Riley Junior (AKA Bubba J) and James Young (AKA Big Sexy), created the team that we now know as Sons of Pitches (est. 2015). Although players have come and gone from season to season, our core belief has remained the same; no matter the outcome of the game, there are cold beers and nachos waiting for us at the end. The faith that we have in this ideology is one, that although simple, is sometimes hard to stick to. Thankfully we have grandmaster Russ Drackett (AKA DiMaggio) to reign us in and keep us on the righteous path of good sportsmanship. Playing in the CSSC softball league has established new fellowships as well as solidifying old ones. We all look forward to playing in the seasons to come and to spread our team spirit throughout the league." 

 

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Serv-ivors
Captain: Charnelle Fulcher
 

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Intermediate Indoor Volleyball
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
History: "The Serv-ivors came to be during a busy tax season and the need to get out and stretch our legs after being chained to our desks for months. The majority of our team members work for the same tax firm in Downtown Calgary. We started playing as a team for Calgary Corporate Challenge in 2017 and decided to branch out into CSSC. The team name was coined as an ode to the ever popular tv series Survivor, simply because it's a great show. The Serv-ivors enjoy the post volleyball beers and long walks on the beach." 

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Beer Sox
Captain: Jay Mclean
 

 

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational South Slo-pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Ashten Monk
History: "This is the 4th version of the Beer Sox over the past 7 years. There's been a couple main-stays within the organization who have been around since it all started but the team typically picks up a hefty amount of free agents most off-seasons. Our team name, Beer Sox, is fairly self-explanatory. We like to drink copious amounts of beer, of course, in a safe and responsible manner while keeping our wits about us. Our entire team makes a strong effort to cheer and encourage other teammates on as well as complement the other team when they make a good play. We cheer hard but we do it in a respectful and fair manner."

          

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Flamethrowers
Captain: Kent Pigott
 
Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Ultimate
Seasons in the CSSC: 3
Nominated by: Chandler Hart
History: "Our team is formed from the local Burning Man community so the Flamethrowers name was a natural! We have played quite a few years in the CSSC, maybe 6 or 7 but we have some new players as well who are playing ultimate for the first time! Our favourite aspect is definitely meeting new people and having fun. Our motto is if we score one point we have won so sometimes get way too excited when we score a point in the late stages of a game and are down by 6 or 7 to 0."
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I'd Hit That
Captain: Erin Gardiner
 

 

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Slo-pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Megan Fleming
History: "This is the second year that I'd Hit That has been in the CSSC. We are a group of co-workers who all have a passion for slo-pitch. We range in experience levels from beginner to advanced but come out for the competitive spirit and the fun. We have gotten to know co-workers from various areas of our company and find that it’s truly a great investment in building a great team culture for our company! Thursdays around the office are a rally to see who is playing that night, where we are in the standings, wondering if it’s going to rain. And then Fridays in the lunch room are a recap of the plays from the game the night before and lots of laughs!" 

 

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The Snow
Captain: Keith Short
 
Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational A Dodgeball
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
History: "Our team first played winter season in 2009.  Jim intended to call the team the "Snow Balls" after playing the previous season on a team called Balls of Fury. The team was listed as "The Snow", however, and that's the name we've used since.  The roster has changed frequently over the years, however several original team members still play, and many more of us have been with the team for at least seven or eight years now.  And for us, the team camaraderie is our favourite aspect of dodgeball and CSSC." 

Winter 2018 Winners

Team Bio
Sitting Ducks
Captain: Godwin Ho
 

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Dodgeball
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Emily Fedick and Melissa Cheng
History: "We are a small collection of 20/30 somethings that have been tossing rubber for about six years. In our early years, we resembled a classic carnival game. We might as well have painted a giant red target on our chests. We found our identity and earned our team name - "The Sitting Ducks". Like other teams, we have aspirations of being crowned league champions but as most seasons developed, that seemed to be an unachievable feat somewhere over a distant horizon. That is why we look internally for our achievements. At the end of each game, we honour our top player in a small ceremony. The player of the week is awarded the coveted "The Top of the Flock" trophy. The following week, they will bestow the distinction onto the next recipient and so forth. It's not much but it keeps things light and spirited.We have yet to do the seemingly unsurmountable - win it all. Perhaps someday it will happen but until then we will choose not to take ourselves too seriously; how could we? We play Dodgeball."

Team Bio
Under the Wire
Captain: Dominique Borrelli
 
Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Matt Armstrong
History: "The best part about Multi-Sport is that it is different every week. We like not being committed to one sport, but instead getting a chance to try all of them. Our team name is because we always seem to get our team together at the very last minute.”
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Green Bowl Packers
Captain: Kelsey O'Donnell
 
Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 3
Nominated by: Janelle Clark
History: "This is the 3rd season the Green Bowl Packers have been together. We first starting play Ultimate in the summer then decided Multi-Sport was more our speed. Our name comes from the mutual love of the color green and bowls hehe. The majority of our players are from the Maritimes (PEI, NS, NB), so it’s great to catch up once a week with friends from back home!”
Team Bio
One Hit Wonder
Captain: Austin Newman
 
Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Indoor Volleyball
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Jennifer Fryk
History: "One Hit Wonders is a company team founded at SeisWare. All of us at SeisWare have been enjoying CSSC for a little over 5 years now. Every season we try to take on a new sport to keep it fresh and learn something new! In the past we have participated in Slo-Pitch, Dodgeball, Handball, Volleyball, and Multi-Sport. We have yet to take home the championship in anything despite our attempts at a wide variety of sports. We still believe however, we will find our sport and at long last take home that glorious non-existent trophy!”
Team Bio
Whiskey Business
Captain: Jessica Ollinger
 
Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Jocelyn Carriere
History: "This is the second season for Whiskey Business in Multi-Sport but the majority of our team has played Dodgeball, Volleyball and Slo-Pitch over the past five years with CSSC. I think we all love Multi-Sport because we get to try and get better at a new sport each week. It's a lot of fun switching it up each week and learning new teamwork skills with each sport! Our team name was chosen for a Saint Patrick’s Day Dodgeball tournament and it just kind of stuck from there. It's punny and fun so how can you go wrong? Over the past five years our team has won some League Championships, enjoyed each other’s company and had a lot of fun! All of us are ready for the next Season! Can't wait!"
Team Bio
I'd Hit That
Captain: Kris Locking
 
Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Foam Dodgeball
Seasons in the CSSC: 3
Nominated by: Janelle Clark
History: "I’d Hit That” has been playing Foam Dodgeball with the CSSC for 3 seasons. Our current team members are Raymond, Tom, Kim, Vanessa, Adam, Kris, and Mike. We love the fun atmosphere that CSSC Dodgeball provides, and plan to continue playing for many seasons to come. Though we would love to have a crazy back-story to our team name, we just though it made us sound cool"
Team Bio
AdVenture Time
Captain: Richard Martin
 
Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Jocelyn Carriere
History: "We've played two seasons with the CSSC, although this is our first season of Multi-Sport. We actually work together and somehow manage to work together better playing sports. Our name actually is a play on our company's name and makes for a sweet logo. As they say, work hard, play hard, right?"
Team Bio
Stumbling 2 First
Captain: Andrew B
 
Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Dodgeball
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Ashley Jones, Melissa Cheng
History: "Our team has been with the CSSC for about 10 years. We originally started off as a Slo-Pitch team branching out and trying new sports, that's where Stumbling 2 First comes from. We have been playing Dodgeball for 5 years. Our favourite aspect of Dodgeball is being able to meet up once a week and take a break from our everyday lives."
Team Bio
YA & Jess
Captain: Emilie Muth
 
Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Basketball
Seasons in the CSSC: New this season!
Nominated by: Ramon Ico
History: "This is our first season playing Basketball with CSSC. Our favourite aspects of the game are being able to get together as friends, have fun, and work on our fitness. So far we have lost every game, but are still having a blast,  slowly improving our skill level. Our team name is "YA & Jess" because we all belong to the same Young Adults group at our church, with the exception of Jess (top right) who is our pastor! It's also a funny joke between us because Jess is the oldest among us (thus not a "young adult") although really not by much! Thank you for the nomination."

Fall 2017 Winners

Team Bio
Balls & Dolls
Captain: Lisa Pedicino
 
Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
Nominated by: Jocelyn Carriere
History: "This is our first ever season with CSSC and we absolutely loved it! We picked the Multi-Sport league as so many of us have a diverse range of talents within sports. We also love that what one player may lack the other totally makes up for in certain sports. It's been great playing with each other and learning from one another every week. My Fiancé and I started the team and got all of our friends to join, it's pretty  much our wedding party coming together every week! Andrew and I came up with Balls & Dolls one day as we were pondering what to call ourselves. We loved that we had just as many females as males on the team so we thought it was a perfect fit! We have had a blast playing and can't wait for the Winter league to start! I told the team about our nomination and we are thrilled. We definitely aim to be the best sports when playing and it's great to get acknowledged, especially in our first season".
Team Bio
Rocket Orange
Captain: Kevin Weerahandi
 
Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Floor Hockey
Seasons in the CSSC: 7
Nominated by: Kellen Forrest
History: "We have been playing floor hockey with the CSSC for 7 seasons now. I think most members of our team enjoy the opportunity to just get out of the house once a week, socialize with others and conveniently get a little exercise while doing it. I personally also like CSSC floor hockey specifically because it is a team sport that you can just start without any previous experience and have a great time. Our team name doesn't really have much of an origin story to it other than orange is a color no other teams seem to wear, the ball we use looks like an orange, and the goal is to "rocket" the orange ball right into the net for the win! Rocket Orange. A couple of people on our team have unofficial nicknames sometimes yelled from the sidelines including Crazy Legs, Tank and Turkey Butt".
Team Bio
Hit for Brains
Captain: Carol Mulley
 
Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Indoor Volleyball
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Jessica DeRaaf
History: "Here is a picture of our team "Hit for Brains" at one of our team-building activities. We have played with CSSC for about 4 years. Our name comes from one of our team members. It's how he affectionately refers to his kids. We love the fun & friendly nature of CSSC's volleyball league.”
Team Bio
Pandamonium
Captain: Kevin Trefry
 
Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Flag Football
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Cole Fortner
History: “Pandamonium has been a part of CSSC for 3 years now playing in the spring and summer leagues and just this year tried the fall league. We have enjoyed playing flag football as it is a nice way to get out in the sun, get some good exercise and play a fun game with friends and strangers alike. Our team is made of family, friends and the new people we bring along every year who we think will have a good time playing with the team. We have been called the panda team multiple times due to our distinct baseball panda shirts we have. We are looking forward to playing more flag football and other sports with CSSC in the future. 
Team Bio
The Outsliders
Captain: Marnie Palmer
 
Night/Div/Sport: Saturday Recreational Curling
Seasons in the CSSC: 3
Nominated by: Meagan Mitchel
History: “The Outsliders have been together for 3 seasons. Our gang consists of Marnie “Ponyboy” Palmer, Lana “Two-bit” Luba, “Johnny” Carson Jassman, and Mike “Dally” Waisman.  We occasionally recruit Brayden “Sodapop” Palmer as our spare Outslider!  Our favourite aspect of the game comes from mixing up the Socials and the Greaser’s especially if we are sharing a pint at the end of the game.  I think our success comes from the simple words we live by.....stay gold!”
Team Bio
Blue Balls
Captain: Laura LaGrange
 
Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational Basketball
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
Nominated by: Bill Camarillo
History: “We are team “Blue Balls”. We are a bunch of rugby players, with the Calgary Rams Rugby Club, who wanted something fun to do during our off season that would keep us all together. We have mainly women with two men from our men’s division, who are phenomenal rugby players who range from the Premier level of rugby (highest level of club rugby) down to division 3 (just for fun). We are a tight knit club who enjoy spending time together both on and off the pitch. This is our first season with CSSC and so far we are loving it. We don’t expect much out of this as only a couple of us have played basketball competitively before while the rest have not. We are a fun loving team and you will be sure to laugh your butt off if you watch us play. Between not knowing the rules or knowing how to shoot/pass/dribble. To our fun banter on the court. The origin of our name is basically because our Rugby colours are blue and we are playing basketball… Blue Balls. Thanks for nominating us!”
Team Bio
Tiger Balmers
Captain: Danny Wong
 
Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Plus Floor Hockey
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Matt Armstrong
History: “We actually started out as a group of friends in 2009 and have added many new faces since then.  We may have been known as Ballz of Glory or Chicken Run at some time, but after trying out the legends 35+ league for a few seasons, a name change to Tiger Balmers felt a bit more appropriate - we're all getting up there in age and these days we need all the help we can get in taking care of all the bruises and joint aches accumulated over the years =) We continue to play because we all enjoy getting the exercise in a casual, fun-filled environment.  Not to mention the occasional ribbing from the GC's who recognize us on a first-name basis by now!”
Team Bio
Sneakered Snipers
Captain: Susie de Teves
 
Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Floor Hockey
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Ashley Barton
History: “I started my team Sneakered Snipers in the Fall of 2009 which means we've been in CSSC for 8 calendar years. What initially was just a Fall/Winter filler after Softball season is now something we look forward to playing each and every week. We love playing hockey, but, more importantly being able to forget about the craziness of life for a couple hours and hang out with our buddies. In 8 years this is the first time being nominated for the Lady Bing Award which is a testament to how far we've come. We still have half the team playing from the original roster but we've had to weed out a few hooligans along the way. This only happened after adopting the slogan "Fun First, Winning Second". CSSC is well organized and a fun league to be part of. Thank you for nominating us!!”
Team Bio
Balls 'n' Dolls
Captain: Brittany Kolba
 
Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Foam Dodgeball
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
Nominated by: Ashley Jones
History: “Balls ‘n’ Dolls was formed for the sole purpose of escaping the house for a few hours each week and getting active. Little did we know, games can end quickly...like...in 8 minutes haha. But, we can tell it was a “good” game if we leave with sore faces from laughing the entire time. Our score card may be weak but our desire to have a great time and earn our post-game tacos and margs is strong".