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!

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.”
Team Bio
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".