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 a CSSC Sponsor Bar.

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

 

Team Bio
BABE Facility 
Captain: Breanna Shalyn-Borys

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 1
Nominated by: Dana Andrews
History: The BABE Facility softball team is composed of a group of nerds, including our supervisor, Dr. Michael Kallos, who have (clearly) never played softball before - but are having a ton of fun trying it out. We are engineering undergraduate and graduate students who design tools and protocols for the large-scale production of stem cells and cell products. We are actually known as the Pharmaceutical Production Research Facility - but have internally remained ourselves the Bioprocess Application and Biomaterial Engineering Facility - BABE Facility. For the purpose of CSSC the acronym can also be Baseball And Bioprocess Engineering.  

 

Team Bio
Balls Out
Captain: Matt Jerram 

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 10+
Nominated by: Antonio Corbo
History: While each of us love playing softball, the ability to do it with each other is what keeps us coming back.  While some faces have changed over time the core of our team goes back over 10 years with the CSSC.  While we don't have nicknames for each other you can earn one in a hurry because we like nothing better than to give each other a hard time.  Win or lose our bench can be a tough place to be if you aren't there to have fun.  We have suffered a whole lot of losing seasons as well as some winning ones and we have had enjoyed them all equally.  As long as it's ball season and we have a team we are happy.

 

 

Team Bio
Pet Peeves
Captain: Jeff Boucher

Night/Div/Sport: Sunday Recreational Ball Hockey
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Adnan Alibhai
History: Pet Peeves has played with the CSSC for over 3 years. We started as a team of veterinarians (hence the team name “Pet Peeves”) that wanted to get together and play floor hockey. We have since grown and changed to include a variety of other professionals but we still have a few “vets” from the original team (pun intended). We enjoy the sport and the team comradery, which is why we keep playing. 

Team Bio
Pugs
Captain: Emma Jackson

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational Slo-Pitch
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 
Nominated by: Mike Bedient
History: Our team name is the Pugs named after the little star in the middle there, Max. It’s our first season playing together and we try to bring as many dogs as possible to each game (unless if it’s too hot out for Max #pugprobs).

Team Bio
The Amigos
Captain: Brittin Adams

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Outdoor Soccer
Seasons in the CSSC: 1 
Nominated by: Josh Idowu
History: Meet The Amigos! We are an enthusiastic soccer team playing in the Summer 2.0 league. Our team was born after a few of us girls got tired of watching the guys play sports from the sidelines. So, we decided to play/learn a new sport all together! This is our first season playing soccer together with the CSSC, and we can’t wait to keep playing!

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
Kakasians
Captain: Thai Banh

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational B Floor Hockey
Seasons in the CSSC: 3
Nominated by: Matt Armstrong
History: Our hockey team started in January of 2018. It was only meant to be for one season but we had so much fun, we decided to sign up again. We've created a strong bond within the team as you can see in our team Christmas party photo. We're now organizing team events each month and a different person is responsible for organizing such events. Despite everyone's busy schedule, it's great that we can get together each week and compete.

 

Team Bio
Tequila Mockingbird
Captain: Sharon Flaherty

Night/Div/Sport: Tuesday Recreational A Multi-Sport 
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Rachael Fyffe 
History: Hey we're Tequila Mockingbird! We're in our second season playing together in the CSSC Multisport league. Our team members are Jenna, Jess, Jenn, Sharon, Andrew, John, Garret, Ty, Roy and Alex. We love the challenge of playing a new sport every week, but we love post-game DQ trips even more!

 

 

Team Bio
Bardownski
Captain: Jenn McElroy

Night/Div/Sport: Monday Recreational A Floor Hockey
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Matt Armstrong
History: Our team began with the CSSC as a slow pitch team about six years ago. We decided just playing the summer season wasn’t enough, and a few years ago decided to play floor hockey as well! The majority of the team have known each other for at least ten years, so we love having the opportunity to get together once a week to catch up and stay active! We heard the phrase, “Bardownski”, on the show Letterkenny, and thought it would be a great name for us. Not because we can actually do a Bardownski, but because we wanted to intimidate the stiff competition. We love being supportive of each other, and giving 110%!

 

Team Bio
Designated Drinkers
Captain: Geoff Rougeau

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational B Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Melissa Cheng
History: A true rags to riches, made for Hollywood story, the Designated Drinkers come from humble beginnings. After a failed recruiting campaign where their captain asked random strangers walking around downtown Calgary to join the team, the team settled with a ragtag group of friends from South Calgary. This bunch of misfits really knows how to take the fun first, winning second motto seriously. With a win percentage well into the teens, the highlight of most games are the orange slices and Koolaid Jammers at half time. Some may argue this is an unfair advantage akin to performance enhancing drugs. All you have to do is come check out one of their games to realize they need every advantage they can get. The Designated Drinkers have attempted to play many sports together, from handball to softball to multisport, but still haven't found their niche. They're still waiting on CSSC to come out with a competitive beer darts league so that they may have a shot at the league champs title. You may be concerned at the amount of yelling that goes on during their games. Don’t worry though, the Designated Drinkers aren’t yelling at their opponents. Those insults are bound to be directed towards one of their teammates as the team thrives best with negative reinforcement. With the friendships that are built, and destroyed, and rebuilt on a weekly basis the Designated Drinkers will be a team to be reckoned with for years to come.

 

Team Bio
Servezas
Captain: Heather Hyde

Night/Div/Sport:Tuesday Women's Compretitive Indoor Volleyball 
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Karen Leader
History:The Servezas have a bit of a unique story. We started out playing volleyball against each other in junior high. Don Bosco vs St. Vincent. Added a few more to the rivalry in high school. Bishop Grandin vs. St. Francis. Through the university years we really got to know each other, turning our opposition into friendship. In 2013, we decided to take our collective volleyball passion and join forces, creating the team of 9 we have today. We have been on the same side of the net for five years now playing in the Tuesday Women’s league. We love catching up every week, offering support or congratulations or whatever any of the girls need from the team that week. We are there for each other and have become a tight knit group. Our favourite part of the sport is the team aspect and the friendship. The championships we’ve won don’t suck either ;)

 

Team Bio
Momma Said Catch You Out 
Captain: Tanya Maibroda 

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational A Dodgeball 
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Nicole MacInnis
History: A long long time ago, a small group of coworkers working for a transportation company signed up to play dodgeball. Now, after 7 seasons, our team has evolved to include double the Adam’s, double the Mark’s, Heather, Lauren, Peter, Arianna and Tanya!   The best part of our Wednesday night, is getting together, playing dodgeball and laughing with / at one another.  After most games, you can find us at the local Dairy Queen, we’d love for you to join us!

 

Team Bio
Sport Sport Goose
Captain: Simon Ng

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational B Multi-Sport
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Matt Armstrong
History: Sport Sport Goose is primarily made up of Sara, Dylan, Allie, Brooke, Justin, Simon, Luke, Matt L., & Jess. We have a large sub-roster that usually comes full-time in the summer (special shout out to Jen, Katie, Matt H., Conrad, Kyle, Matt C.). We don’t have any nicknames per say, but Brooke is known for falling down in EVERY sport, and Matt L. is known as having bricks for hands lol

Our team has roster changes frequently, but our core team has played around 3 years together through the different seasons. What we love about the Multi-Sport league is that it takes us back to gym class days and caters to everyone’s individual strengths. We also absolutely love how multi-sport gives us an easy excuse to go for wings at least once a week. We may not be the biggest team-but we sure do laugh the most!

 

Team Bio
LeeLoo Dallas Multipass
Captain: James Seller

Night/Div/Sport: Wednesday Recreational Indoor Volleyball
Seasons in the CSSC: 5+
Nominated by: Dana LaMarsh
History: We’ve been playing various sports in various leagues as a rag tag team of aging bandits for nearly 12 years now:

Names (Left to Right): Priscilla (Killa) Fulmes, Caroline Dudus, Vinnie Tee, Kevin Burton, Greg (Dirty Bird) Wiechold, Graham

Not Pictured: James (Super Scoops) Seller

We’ve been playing team sports (primarily with CSSC) for 12 years now. Primarily Dodgeball (27 seasons), Kickball (1 Season), Grass Volleyball (3 Seasons), Ultimate Frisbee (1 Season) and now indoor volleyball Legends which we switched to reduce the injuries we were seeing from Dodgeball.  Originally we were going to switch to Multisport to try and bunch of sports before selecting but the league sold out on us. We already had our name ready to go Leeloo Dallas Multisport! So we tweaked the name and jumped on volleyball.

Our favourite aspect is the inter-team interaction, the camaraderie, the laughs, the mocks. Its just a blast always, and even better when the team on the other side enjoys it as well.

 

Team Bio
Pokemon FC 
Captain: Ivan Delamer

Night/Div/Sport: Thursday Recreational B Turf Soccer 
Seasons in the CSSC: 2
Nominated by: Brittney Felske 
History: Pokémon FC, now in its second season, started out as an individual’s team in fall 2018. After a successful start and great chemistry, we decided to harvest the power of Pokémon to enhance our skills and fun-having abilities. Special thanks to Pikachu for keeping our net safe at all times!