World Cup of Hockey 42: Life, the Universe & Everything

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World Cup of Hockey 42: Life, the Universe & Everything

Postby Graintfjall » Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:00 pm

Welcome to the White Winter Queendom of Græntfjall for the 42nd World Cup of Hockey. OOC comments if you spot a mistake or have a question are welcome, but please direct them to the OOC thread.

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The first step to your participation is to post a roster. Even if you do not think you will have time to RP, please consider posting a roster as a basic courtesy to everyone else. The roster should contain at minimum:

  • Your players. An ice hockey team has six players on the ice (one goalkeeper, two defensemen, three forwards – left wing, center, right wing) at any one time, but a squad for a tournament will typically have two or three reserves at each position; a squad size of 18-24 is recommended.

  • A style modifier, from -5 to +5. This dictates how attacking your team is (-5 being most defensive, +5 most attacking). It will influence goals per game but not affect the overall outcome or margin of victory. You may change this modifier once during the group stage, and once again during the playoffs.

  • RP permissions. See the guide to sports roleplaying if you’re new to sports roleplaying. You may customize your permissions as you wish, but a suggested version is included here which you can copy and paste into your roster.

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Choose my Scorers: Yes/No
Choose Scoring Events: Yes/No
Godmod Scoring Events: Yes/No
RP Injuries to my Players: Yes/No
Godmod Injuries to my Players: Yes/No
Assign Penalties to my Players: Yes/No
Eject my Players: Yes/No
Godmod Other Events: Yes/No

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Please read and respect other users’ RP permissions, and contact them directly if you are not certain. In addition to individual users’ RP permissions, the following tournament-wide permissions apply to all participants:

  • No pandemic, COVID or otherwise, may be introduced to the host nation or spread to any other teams.
  • No destructive violence towards the host nation's people or infrastructure.

In addition to the above, you may include other relevant information in your roster such as details about your players or coaching staff, uniforms, team history, tactics guide, PIN number and social security details, etc.

Once you have posted your roster, you may begin roleplaying. These roleplays may take any form, such as newspaper articles, narratives, or images. Audio/visual roleplays must provide a transcript. Please keep images to a reasonable size. For RP purposes, it will be assumed all games will be played under WCoHF [OOC: IIHF] rules; a summary of them, and comparison to RL NHL rules, can be found here.

The format of the tournament will involve all teams being drawn into four groups of 13 teams, and playing a single round robin (playing every other team in that group) at arenas in Græntfjall. The top four teams from each group will progress to the Round of 16 playoffs, which will be single elimination. All games will be played to a result, meaning ties will be decided by overtime, and tied overtime games by shootouts. The procedures for overtime and shootout will run according to the rules listed here.

MD1 will be March 26 with a cutoff at 2300 UTC.

Siovanija and Teusland
Quebec and Shingoryeo
New Waldensia
United States of Devonta
St. Saratoga
Nova Anglicana
Grey County
People’s Republic of Xabia
The Grandest Empire
Pius Desurongcrandis
Iba Dwa
Islands of Ventro
North Alezia
Le Choix
Lǜ Shān

The draw was conducted with the assistance of Aurora Shadowsoul, Græntfjaller occultist and Tarotspil reader.

Siovanija and Teusland
Quebec and Shingoryeo
New Waldensia
United States of Devonta
St. Saratoga
Nova Anglicana
Grey County
Peoples Republic of Xabia
The Grandest Empire
Pius Desurongcrandis
Iba Dwa
Islands of Ventro
North Alezia
Le Choix
Lǜ Shān

Group of Wands

  1. Equestria (11)
  2. Iba Dwa (UR)
  3. Valanora (5)
  4. Pluvie (UR)
  5. Sannyamathland (UR)
  6. Sarzonia (23)
  7. Ko-oren (2)
  8. Kelssek (17)
  9. Pius Desurongcrandis (UR)
  10. Elejamie (32)
  11. North Alezia (UR)
  12. Poafmersia (15)
  13. Delaclava (25)
Group of Pentacles

  1. Abanhfleft (10)
  2. Le Choix (UR)
  3. Grey County (UR)
  4. Suimede (UR)
  5. Gergary (27)
  6. Anthor (24)
  7. United States of Devonta (20)
  8. Salzcovia (UR)
  9. Mercedini (6)
  10. Fluvannia (16)
  11. Gyatso-Kai (4)
  12. Nova Anglicana (31)
  13. Islands of Ventro (UR)
Group of Cups

  1. New Waldensia (19)
  2. St. Saratoga (28)
  3. BohemiaIV (UR)
  4. Banija (9)
  5. Siovanija & Teusland (1)
  6. Waisnor (UR)
  7. Srednjaci (UR)
  8. Kriegiersien (UR)
  9. Flekkefjord (30)
  10. Quebec & Shingoryeo (13)
  11. HUElavia (7)
  12. Omerica (UR)
  13. Ranoria (21)
Group of Swords

  1. TJUN-ia (18)
  2. Græntfjall (22)
  3. The Grandest Empire (UR)
  4. Mapletish (UR)
  5. Kohnhead (26)
  6. Taeshan (14)
  7. Chromatika (29)
  8. Cassadaigua (8)
  9. Xanneria (UR)
  10. Lǜ Shān (UR)
  11. Reçueçn (12)
  12. People’s Republic of Xabia (UR)
  13. Savojarna (3)


Daily cutoff is 2300 UTC.

MD1 26 Mar: 2v13 3v12 4v11 5v10 6v9 7v8
MD2 27 Mar: 9v7 10v6 11v5 12v4 13v3 1v2
MD3 28 Mar: 3v1 4v13 5v12 6v11 7v10 8v9
MD4 29 Mar: 10v8 11v7 12v6 13v5 1v4 2v3
MD5 30 Mar: 4v2 5v1 6v13 7v12 8v11 9v10
MD6 31 Mar: 11v9 12v8 13v7 1v6 2v5 3v4
MD7 1 Apr: 5v3 6v2 7v1 8v13 9v12 10v11
MD8 2 Apr: 12v10 13v9 1v8 2v7 3v6 4v5
MD9 3 Apr: 6v4 7v3 8v2 9v1 10v13 11v12
MD10 4 Apr: 13v11 1v10 2v9 3v8 4v7 5v6
MD11 5 Apr: 7v5 8v4 9v3 10v2 11v1 12v13
MD12 6 Apr: 1v12 2v11 3v10 4v9 5v8 6v7
MD13 7 Apr: 8v6 9v5 10v4 11v3 12v2 13v1

     MD1  MD2  MD3  MD4  MD5  MD6  MD7  MD8  MD9 MD10 MD11 MD12 MD13
1: off 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
2: 13 1 off 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
3: 12 13 1 2 off 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
4: 11 12 13 1 2 3 off 5 6 7 8 9 10
5: 10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 off 6 7 8 9
6: 9 10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 off 7 8
7: 8 9 10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 off
8: 7 off 9 10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6
9: 6 7 8 off 10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 5
10: 5 6 7 8 9 off 11 12 13 1 2 3 4
11: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 off 12 13 1 2 3
12: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 off 13 1 2
13: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 off 1

Playoff Schedule

9 Apr: Ro16
10 Apr: QFs
11 Apr: break
12 Apr: SFs
13 Apr: Final/3PPO
Last edited by Graintfjall on Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:29 pm, edited 33 times in total.
Solo: IBC30, WCoH42
Co-host: CR36, BoF74
Champions: BoF73
Runners-up: DBC49, EC10
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Postby Graintfjall » Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:01 pm

FirstBedeskov GardenWestfjall ArenaWMM ArenaGrand National Arena
SecondMTSVallihúsValhalla Hockey ArenaElínmundur Heiðreksson Halle
ThirdEnlundhallenVígmar Kinansson EishallenHämeenvalta Super ArenaHagejoki Play Park
FourthSynTransPowerDomeRóska-Friðrún-ÍþróttshúsIceBank ArenaHofvinger Community Arena
FifthAsspire ArenaFrefi CubeForum HarmersgrunnSuperBangMunchVöllur
SixthWolfwell ArenaThe Lilypad ArenaACE MultiArenaEisstadion Háttmark

Welcome to Græntfjall. For this edition of the World Cup of Hockey, all games will be played in Græntfjall. Each group will have their home base in a major city, but owing to the number of games being played, games will be spread around arenas in the local area. Each team should play a balanced schedule, with 2 games at each arena.


Group of Wands – Altendalur

The Group of Wands will have their home base in the northwestern city of Altendalur. The country’s second city in more ways than one, Altendalur is generally identified as the vanguard of the west, associated with the cultural tensions dividing the country in two. Those in the west identified more strongly with the old communist regime, and as a result have lost out politically in the new democratic order. According to those in the west, they lose out on funding for infrastructure and representation of their concerns in the Thing [Græntfjall’s parliament]; according to those in the east, the process is merely recompense for decades where the bias flowed the other way.

Altendalur is historically associated with the whaling trade, although despite the various scary whale skeletons that adorn assorted civic institutions (including an enormous complete whale spine over the entrance arch to the Florus Stadion, the city’s main football ground) the industry is today essentially dormant owing to international pressure. Fishing remains a key local industry, though, but bigger drivers of revenue are off-shore gasworks and merchant shipping. Altendalur remains an industrial city even as Græntfjall modernises, with huge foundries and factories along the waterfront, massive industrial parks in the interior, and a scrawling, chaotic, “kraken’s tentacles” road system culminating in the infamous Junction of a Thousand Honks, an enormous interchange connecting 18 major roads.

Altendalur is a little more ethnically homogenous than the eastern cities; owing to its extremely bitter weather in the winter, it’s been a less attractive destination for immigrants. Nonetheless, attracted by the industrial sector, ethnic enclave neighborhoods have grown in recent decades. The city has a growing NDF faction but hasn’t seen ethnic division or anti-immigration activism on the same scale as the east. Residents often regard themselves as more authentically Græntfjaller than those to the south and east, whom they see as having grown soft and been corrupted by foreign values. (However, as we will see, those in the east see themselves in exactly the opposite way.)

Games will be held at the following arenas in and around Altendalur. On each MD, the first listed game will be at the first arena, the second at the second, and so on.

1. Bedeskov Garden, Altendalur (cap.: 6,969)
Located in the formerly industrial, now largely suburban Bedeskov neighborhood. Main arena of the city’s, rather poor, ice hockey team. The Garden is a modern facility that boasts the largest LED scoreboard in the country.

2. Mjölnir Technologik Stadion, Hintersfjörður (cap.: 8,846)
Hintersfjörður is a city in the outskirts of Altendalur. Once a wholly separate city, it has increasingly merged into a northwestern megalopolis, to the disquiet of its more urbane, middle-class population, who regard themselves as Altendalur’s rivals – but to the rest of the country are just grouped together as generic ‘Westerners’. The Stadion is newly renovated and sponsored by Mjölnir Techonologik, the major industrial machinery manufacturer.

3. Enlundhallen, Þingsnitz (cap.: c. 7,000)
The Enlundhallen was the first all-seater ice hockey arena ever built in the country, although it’s seen better days. Not so much rebuilt as built-upon, it’s had additional seating hacked in via various ugly additions. This activity doesn’t seem to have extended to the notoriously dilapidated changing rooms while the guest boxes retain a certain commitment to communist-era brutalism-meets-functionalism. Þingsnitz is a city that lies a few miles to the east of Altendalur, the other side of the Bay of Blood. It’s more cosmopolitan and less industrial; more welcoming of foreigners and easterners; dominated by the fishing trade; oh, and, relatedly, it stinks to high heaven. Many Græntfjaller jokes involve something smelling as bad as a ‘Þingsnitzer fishwife’. Cruder variations of this joke also exist.

4. SynTransPowerDome, Altendalur (cap.: c. 14,000)
The only Altendalur arena built entirely new for this tournament, the PowerDome will host indoor sports from ice hockey and bandy to handball and basketball, cultural events including art, dance, and theater, and conferences for business, government, and NGOs/third sector. At least, that’s the plan. Right now, it’s just an immensely ugly white domed structure, an abrupt pimple that looks ready to burst, set along the Altendalur waterfront amid aging gray-brown industrial factories and fisheries. There’s no exact Græntfjaller translation for ‘white elephant’. Which is fortunate. Despite the ugly exterior, the inside is highly modern and features comfortable seating, well provisioned refreshment options, and luxurious team facilities for home and visitors alike.

5. Asspire Arena, Hintersfjörður (cap.: 9,333)
Named for a Græntfjaller financial services company whose name renders somewhat unfortunately in English, the Arena is the largest hockey stadium in Hintersfjörður. Unlike the MTS, it hasn’t been renovated in years – basically, the hope is you’ll burn to death in the rickety old fire hazard long before you have to worry about all the asbestos you’ve gulped down in the process – but also unlike the MTS it has some genuine character, with everything from sepia-toned photographs of the communist-era People’s Hockey Club lining the walls, to whaling trophies – figurative and literal – adorning the rafters above the rink itself.

6. Wolfwell Arena, Järvendorf (cap.: 13,850)
Järvendorf is a city located to the south of Altendalur, but despite not being on the coast it shares its fishing and trading traditions, thanks to its proximity to the huge Lake Pärhula. The Wolfwell Arena is primarily a bandy arena rather than a hockey one, although allows for both sports to be played. Järvendorf is the northernmost point of the annual migration of the Kamdyr people, semi-independent, semi-nomadic herders of buffalo, reindeer, unicorns, dragons, and other animals. The city’s enormous market welcomes the visiting nomads once a year, which will coincide with the tournament itself, so you may see the Kamdyr – ethnically distinct from native Græntfjallers – trooping their wares into the city center in their brightly colored caravans. The arena received a renovation about ten years ago so it’s not state-of-the-art, but nor is it crumbling to ruins.

Group of Pentacles – Laafjörður

The Group of Pentacles will have their home base in Laafjörður, the country’s northermost mainland point and main port city west of the capital. Laafjörður has always been seen as sitting at the dividing line between west and east Græntfjall (literally, as it is built around the mouth of the Odinsfluss’s western fork). As such it’s always embodied a tension between the competing ‘two Græntfjalls’ and has a reputation as the perennial seat of rebellion. It’s no surprise that Clockwork, the famous play by Zóphonías Juliusson (leading playwright in his day, former prime minister, and now leader of the opposition left-slate political party) which features a mercurial political activist who switches allegiance ‘like clockwork’, was set in Laafjörður.

Laafjörður is a port city first and foremost, a hub for transhipment, an arrival for imports and immigrants in teeming numbers, a departure point for everything from hulks laden with exports to off-shore gas workers and military convoys. A city that never sleeps, with a population pushing 8 figures when counting suburbs and nearby towns its absorbed into its sprawling conurbation, Laafjörður has the traditionally boisterous nightlife associated with ports, and a younger-than-average population, retirees heading south to escape the bustle (and the increasingly multicultural ethnic mix). There’s still space for tradition, with the huge Basilika, the ancient castle dominating the hill overlooking the main city, and the museums of history testifying to Laafjörður’s place as the seat of the Græntfjaller industrial revolution.

Laafjörður has been in the news over the last year for all the wrong reasons as violent race riots led to nights of burning cars and police, right-wing mobs, left-wing mobs, and immigrants brawling in the streets against and with each other. Things have quietened down now, and all visitors can be assured of their safety, but there’s still a much more visible police presence here than in other cities. NDF posters adorn the walls – Laafjörður is the main city of the right-wing populist movement – competing for space with antifa slogans and graffiti in Akhdari, Arabic, Turkic, Bigtopian, Kijani, Verdean, French, and myriad other languages. There are one or two neighborhoods where the national ban on face coverings is less than strictly observed, but in the more middle-class areas where the ice hockey games will be clustered, there shouldn’t be any trouble.

[An OOC disclaimer is necessary here. While Laafjörður’s history and present political situation is an important part of my canon, there will not be any such repeat trouble during this tournament. You can comment on it IC but please don’t attempt to instigate any new riots!]

Games will be held at the following arenas in and around Laafjörður. On each MD, the first listed game will be at the first arena, the second at the second, and so on.

1. Westfjall Arena, Laafjörður (cap.: c. 12,000)
Defending league champions Laafjörður are one of the most successful ice hockey teams in the history of the GHL. Sponsored by brewing company Westfjall, their arena isn’t the biggest in the country but is one of the best. Player and fan facilities are up-to-date, and there’s even full disability and visually impaired provision (Græntfjall is somewhat backwards in this aspect in other arenas). Of course, many league title banners adorn the arena and local fans are fiercely proud of their own team, so it’s advisable not to wear jerseys of other GHL teams.

2. Vallihús, Esna (cap.: c. 5,200)
If the busy tumult of Laafjörður is too much for you, you could do worse than escape to the scenic seaside town of Esna, west along the coast. Of course, in Græntfjall, seaside towns aren’t really the place for sunbathing – in winter, the ice cream doesn’t even need refrigeration – but even if you don’t need pack your bathing suit, there’s still picturesque views to be had out over the Bay of Plenty. A particular highlight is the traditional lighthouse, guiding boats east along the coast towards the trade hubs. The small, functional arena is rather quaint by international standards with its wooden seating and home-cooked refreshments.

3. Vígmar Kinansson Eishallen, Laafjörður (cap.: 7,070)
The Eishallen is a commercial multi-sports arena in downtown Laafjörður, named for local hockey legend Kinansson. However, since Laafjörður moved to the Westfjall Arena, it actually sees relatively little hockey: it’s mainly used for ice skating, both figure and speed, and will host the upcoming national championships in both. As such a return to hockey will be a welcome sight for the local fans, and visitors should find facilities up to a good modern standard (so long as they don’t mind confused changing room attendants trying to stuff them into tutus).

4. Róska-Friðrún-Íþróttshús, Laafjörður (cap.: 8,355)
Another multi-sports facility, the RFÍ is much newer than the VKE. Named for two anti-communist martyrs, both women, it’s home to Laafjörður’s women’s team and has hosted training games for the national women’s team. (Unlike in soccer, in Græntfjall top level hockey is all-male.) Just because it’s a women’s arena doesn’t mean it’s second-rate, though, with fairly good facilities. An interesting feature is the exterior being entirely covered in solar panels (cynically, this was because investors women’s hockey wouldn’t generate enough revenue and so wanted to build in an alternative income source; as it happens, the women have sold out season tickets every season anyway).

5. Frefi Cube, Untersiersvík (cap.: 9,000)
The ‘cube’ used to be a cruel nickname for the communist-era arena in Untersiersvík, a mid-level town a few miles southeast of Laafjörður. With its angular design and grim concrete walls, it was a much unloved symbol of the regime. Some might see it as a kind of irony that in the capitalist era it’s been re-designed – into an even cubier cube. Now a perfect box of reinforced glass, steel, and plastic, all in a coat of white that the local seagulls do their best to keep fresh, the arena – sponsored by frozen food giant Frefi – is even more incredibly ugly than before. It’s more used as a skate rink than for hockey but owing to its size has been retrofitted for this tournament.

6. The Lilypad Arena, Akurgarten (cap.: c. 10,000)
Akurgarten is a port city west along the coastline from Laafjörður and home to one of the country’s leading hockey teams. Akurgarten is built on the fishing industry and this has influenced certain native traditions, particularly the flinging of “krakens” (really squids, octopi, and assorted fish parts) onto the ice. The locals might ease up on this a little as the home team isn’t playing here, but you still might not want to wear your Sunday best if you’re sitting in the front row.

Group of Cups – Háttmark-South

The Group of Cups will have their home base in Háttmark, the capital city. With a population that’s counted in 8 figures, Háttmark is a sprawling conurbation that’s grown from its origins as a port city into a hive of modern industry, the political center of the country, the seat of the royalty, and one of the major tourist destinations in the area. The Group of Cups will be keeping to the southern half of the city, and spreading further south into the industrial hinterlands, the eastern heartlands of the country. Fierce anti-communist and resolute Catholic sentiments strengthen the further south one goes, while Háttmark itself retains a mixture of highly traditionalist thinking, with the day’s morning announcements on the subway beginning with the playing of the royal anthem, and modern cosmopolitanism, as delivery drones skim through the air bringing coffees to office workers in skyscrapers.

The south of Háttmark is dominated by large suburbs, the country’s population having steadily flocked to the northeast in search of jobs of the industrial corridor developing there. River traffic – along the east fork of the Odinsfluss – and sea commerce historically added to humming environment: Háttmarkers are stereotyped as always being in a hurry, and with over 10 million of them hurrying around, that’s a lot to deal with. They’re also stereotyped as a bit cold and rude. Don’t tell them about this repuation, though, or they’ll get very cold and rude. The economic heartland of the country lies here, and they can be protective of their dominance of the political scene since the break with communism, regarding the rest of the country as having colluded with the old regime and themselves as being the saviors of freedom.

Háttmark is pretty diverse by comparison with the rest of Græntfjall, but still retains strong national characteristics: statues of Sankt Jakob and other national heroes, churches from the vast Basilika to tiny street-corner shrines, and enjoyment of sports, although ice hockey is less popular here than in the west.

Games will be held at the following arenas in and around Háttmark. On each MD, the first listed game will be at the first arena, the second at the second, and so on.

1. WMM Arena, Ilsburg (cap.: c. 16,000)
Sponsored by telecommunications giant WMM, Ilsburg are a leading GHL team. Ilsburg itself is located south of Háttmark. An industrial city built along the Odinsfluss river, it has a strong manufacturing tradition as metals and ores mined in the south would be brought north along the river, which continued into the present era with the construction of a huge nuclear power plant. The arena itself is some way outside the industrial hub, however, set among the suburbs built in the mid-20th century to accommodate the population surge. It’s one of the best arenas in the country, both in terms of capacity and facilities.

2. Valhalla Hockey Arena, Kangasdorf (cap.: c. 15,000)
Kangasdorf was once an independent city, swallowed up whole by Háttmark’s growth and today regarded as nothing more than a suburb of the capital. Its strong local team, regularly competing for the GHL title, are sponsored by Valhalla, a brewing company. An unusual quirk of the large, though rather sterile arena, is that beer can be bought in (imitation) horns, plastic drinking receptacles that are very much an acquired taste as they’re difficult not to spill but add a certain ‘Viking ambience’ for those who go in for that sort of thing.

3. Hämeenvalta Super Arena, Molding (cap.: 10,000)
Molding is a district of southern Háttmark more famous for its football club, the Gold Shrews. While that club has received an infusion of cash from Tequiloan multinational Grupo Taxhavn, the same largesse has not extended to the hockey club, whose pitiful arena has been included in the tournament rota only because it’s reasonably large and has good transport links: in other words, it’s very easy to pack a large number of people in the horribly maintained, ill-equipped, dank place, complete with permanently malfunctionining scoreboards and comically unhygienic changing facilities.

4. IceBank Arena, Hinteram (cap.: c. 17,000)
One of the largest arenas in the country is based in Hinteram, a southern district of Háttmark that’s more middle class and residential. It’s sponsored by financial services company IceBank who’ve invested money in improving the arena to a standard far beyond the poor performing local hockey team. Until the construction of the Grand National Arena, the IceBank Arena served as the de facto national hockey arena.

5. Forum Harmersgrunn (cap.: c. 4,000)
One of the smallest arenas being used for this tournament, which is a little deceptive as Harmersgrunn are a fairly strong GHL side. Harmersgrunn itself was once the heart of Háttmark’s industrial sector but has since been substantially gentrified. There’s much local agitation for a bigger, better arena, so this tournament could be the last hurrah for the small, cosy little facility featuring symbols of Harmersgrunn’s past (it was particularly associated with train manufacturing, and train wheels adorn the exterior walls).

6. ACE MultiArena, Mokofen (cap.: c. 10,000)
ACE is a tech firm, although distinctly inferior to Qardinal, the near-monopolistic web giant. As such, their arena is much smaller and poorer than anything Qardinal would deign to touch; the best they can manage is the dingy little MultiArena in Mokofen, a southeastern suburb of the capital. The hockey team based here aren’t particularly good and the area is pretty drab, having failed to keep pace with the modernizing drive of the city further north. It’s mainly used as a concert venue outside of the hockey season.

Group of Swords – Háttmark-North

The Group of Cups will have their home base in Háttmark, the capital city. With a population that’s counted in 8 figures, Háttmark is a sprawling conurbation that’s grown from its origins as a port city into a hive of modern industry, the political center of the country, the seat of the royalty, and one of the major tourist destinations in the area. The Group of Swords will be spread across the northern half of the city, and also have some games in Hofvinger, which is the northern exclave of Græntfjall the other side of the Komodo Channel.

North Háttmark is most associated not with hockey, but football: Gunzlach and Steinaux, the country’s two leading soccer teams, contest their fierce ‘North Háttmark derby’ here. But there’s more to North Háttmark than football. There’s the Thing, the national parliament; the Höll, the official royal palace; and a huge mix of rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods complete with ethnic food markets and weekend cultural festivals, along with traditional working-class industrial hubs around the port and river, fiercely proud of their traditions and increasingly uneasy about the rate of growth and change in their city.

Over the sea in Hofvinger, the northerners regard themselves as the true Græntfjallers, hardier than the southern dandies, resilient in the face of the howling ice winds of the Komodo Channel that even at this time of year will bring fog, hail, and eventually snow. Hofvinger is home to the largest shipyard and is the seat of power for the Græntfjaller Navy, with its enormous King Þorberg Naval Base and missile complex. Daily car and passenger ferries mean it will be easy for teams in Háttmark to travel to games in Hofvinger, but getting a warm reception – or a warm anything – may be a lot harder.

Games will be held at the following arenas in and around Háttmark. On each MD, the first listed game will be at the first arena, the second at the second, and so on.

1. Grand National Arena, Gunzlach (cap.: c. 14,000)
Based in the working class neighborhood of Gunzlach, the GNA is a huge multi-sports complex. The ice hockey arena is separate from the football stadium, but it’s all part of the same mega-complex that will be familiar to those who’ve played in Græntfjall before in football or basketball. Gunzlach retains its white, Catholic, working-class identity far more strongly than surrounding neighborhoods, and is fiercely proud of its links to the military, being near the former Royal Arsenal (hence ‘the Gunners’ nickname’ for the local team.

2. Elínmundur Heiðreksson Halle, Steinaux (cap.: c. 12,000)
Over the river from Gunzlach lies Steinaux, their arch-rivals. Historically, this was the heart of the meat-packing industry, hence the local team’s nickname ‘the Sausages’. Steinaux has, unlike Gunzlach, embraced change, with massive gentrification as it has emerged as a hub of high-tech computer, finance, and especially bio-pharma industries. Steinaux residents tend to be the most cosmopolitan in the country, with little trace of its working-class history not bulldozed over and covered in shiny new buildings. This includes the brand-spanking-new arena, named for former ice hockey great Elínmundur Heiðreksson, whose rambling speech at the dedication suggested he was less than happy about the changes – especially the demographic changes – wrought on his beloved community in recent years.

3. Hagejoki Play Park (cap.: 12000)
Hagejoki is mainly associated with the University of Háttmark, large parts of whose campus and vast tracts of student housing (and the corresponding libraries, intellectual coffee shops, and crack-dens such activity brings) are based there. The multi-sports complex is a little run-down and the hockey arena unloved given the strong priority for football given by the club. However, Hagejoki’s lively nightlife means after a win it’s easy to keep the party going, and after a loss easy to find somewhere to drown one’s sorrows.

4. Hofvinger Community Arena (cap.: c. 10,500)
The frosty northern exclave of Hofvinger doesn’t love ice hockey, but it hates being excluded and there was no way they would be left out of Græntfjall’s hosting of a major sporting event. Their stadium has seen better days – because it’s been rebuilt so many times, some angles make seeing replay screens and scoreboards a challenge worthy of M.C. Georgsson* himself – and is likely to be eclipsed by a planned new development next year. In the meantime, visitors can enjoy the local delicacies such as spicy fishcakes and honey-beer, and then be glared at by locals until they hurry back to the ferry to the mainland.

5. SuperBangMunchVöllur, Zevogur (cap.: c. 11,500)
Located on the same exclave land as Hofvinger but west of the city itself, Zevogur is a much smaller and friendlier community. Built amid sea-lashed rocks, the locals who made their home here were mainly Jewish refugees following Græntfjall’s brutal inter-faith wars of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, who – when they noticed that the Catholics and Protestants appeared to have made peace with each other and were casting around for a common enemy – wisely made the decision to scarper across the seas. Today Zevogur is actually mainly Catholic, but it’s generally more open-minded and tolerant than most mainland communities when it comes to matters of religion. The local arena was relocated four years ago by its snack food sponsors, so it’s still in fairly good shape and has a magnificent viewing lounge that on a good day allows great views of the Komodo Channel (and on bad days is a fog-shrouded nightmare).

6. Eisstadion Háttmark, Haderhavn (cap.: 7,109)
Haderhavn were relegated from the GHL last season, but they’ll be back; the area has a long tradition of ice hockey. The Eisstadion was renovated recently to nearly double its seating capacity and outside the hockey season hosts skating and curling. Haderhavn was, decades ago, a fishing village, long since absorbed into Háttmark proper, but some of its old character remains in the narrow alleyways between the traditional cottages along the wharf-front, once inhabited by humble fishers, now retro-fitted into luxury second homes for the wealthy financiers who commute into the heart of the city.

* Græntfjaller artist known for his mathematically impossible, surrealist drawings.
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Postby HUElavia » Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:06 pm

HUElavia National Hockey Team

#1: Marco Vasilevskiy (35 Years Old)
#29: Jorge Branco Caetano (23 Years Old)
#30: Inka Caipa Mayhuasca (20 Years Old)

#4: Robert Brousseau (22 Years Old)
#8: Okafo Obee (22 Years Old)
#13: Karim Meghni (25 Years Old)
#25: Pavlo Ilchenko (24 Years Old)
#38: Sergey Tokarev (19 Years Old)
#50: Felix Garcon-Chevalier (35 Years Old)
#67: Maximo Schmidt (18 Years Old)
#88: Joao Leite (31 Years Old)

#7: Rafael Dominguez-Garcia (36 Years Old)
#18: William Bourgeois (22 Years Old)
#21: Robert Petit (32 Years Old)
#31: Vincent Dubois (20 Years Old)
#49: Felipe Couto Carmo (29 Years Old)
#55: Pyotr Gachev (22 Years Old)
#67: Sun-Woo Kim (17 Years Old)
#77: Vítor Castilho de Salles (18 Years Old)
#87: Igor Ovechkin (34 Years Old)
#97: Pierre Giroux (35 Years Old)

Head Coach:
Beau Beaton (58 Years Old)

Assistant Coaches:
Gerardo Quesada (53 Years Old), Diego Seixas (55 Years Old)

Goaltender Lineup:

Defenders Lineup:
Brousseau, Garcon-Chevalier
(Obee, Ilchenko)
(Meghni, Tokarev)
(Schmidt, Leite)

Attackers Lineup:
Dominguez-Garcia, Bourgeois, Gachev
(Castilho, Carmo/Ovechkin, Giroux)
(Kim, Dubois, Petit)

Captain: Dominguez-Garcia
Alternative Captains: Ovechkin, Garcon-Chevalier
Style Modifier: +1.5
RP Permissions: Anything goes, except giving career-ending injuries or death.
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Postby Valanora » Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:51 pm

Valanora WCoH 42 Roster

My opponent if the RP first may:
Choose goalscorers: Y
Choose goal scoring events: Y
Godmod goal scoring events: Y
Penalize players/give game misconducts: No, the Calcuttas play a clean and fast paced game, committing few penalties, preferring to use skill over goon tactics.
Godmod other events: N

What is the name of…

…six time World Cup of Hockey and twice Winter Olympic champions?
Valanora (known prior as Elves Security Forces)

...the nickname of the team?

...the other nations involved in Valanora?
Sabine and Caddonia, Vyinta and Dark Templara

…the nation in which this Commonwealth play their domestic league?
Elves Security Forces (sometimes ESF in shortphrase)

…people from the Commonwealth?
Vanorians or Vanors

…the person who created this mess?
Elves Security Forces

Modifier: +2


Manager: Zelda Hellström (F) - age 58
Assistant: Tarik Carlsson - age 59

Scoring Line 1
LW Eva Strömberg (F), age 29, Raynor City Raptors
C Dag Nowak, age 25, Stormguard Lions
RW Aleksander Olsen, age 26, Valanari Kings

Scoring Line 2
LW Maja Zahl (F), age 25, Soldarian Royals
C Laila Gill (F), age 27, Raynor City Raptors
RW Kristian Simonsen, age 24, Therathor Majestics

Scoring Line 3
LW Kasper Nielsen, age 22, Raynor City Raptors
C Sana Axelsson (F), age 23, Therathor Majestics
RW Jonas Haugen, age 27, Capri Ducks

Checking Line
LW Felizia Norberg (F), age 27, Longview Sabres
C Nicolai Thunes, age 19, Longview Sabres
RW Svante Nyman, age 26, Hondo Guards

Defense Pair 1
LD Dino Håkansson, age 28, Hondo Guards
RD Jesper Nordström, age 32, Travesian Giants

Defense Pair 2
LD Anders Sharif, age 20, Gladerial Panthers
RD Sebastian Idland, age 22, Zul'Atun Eagles

Defense Pair 3
LD Emilio Öberg, age 23, Gladerial Panthers
RD Mie Skogvoll (F), age 23, Hondo Guards

Starter - Noel Norberg, age 29, Longview Sabres
Backup - Felix Bråten, age 21, Vaharia Rangers

Power Play 1
Eva Strömberg - Laila Gill - Kristian Simonsen

Power Play 2
Kasper Nielsen - Dag Nowak - Aleksander Olsen

Penalty Kill 1
Felizia Norberg - Sana Axelsson

Penalty Kill 2
Laila Gill - Svante Nyman

Extra Attacker
Kristian Simonsen
Jonas Haugen
World Cup 40, 42, 43, 52, & 61 Champions
WC 47, 51 (2nd), WC 34, 38, 39, 41, 44, 45, 53, 60, 67 (3rd), WC 49, 58 (Semifinalist), WC 33, 35-37, 46, 48, 54, 55, 62, 63, 65, 72, 83 (Quarterfinalist)
WCoH VII, VIII, XVII, XXVIII, XXX, XXXII (1st), WCoH I, XXXI, XL (2nd), WCoH II, XXIX (3rd), WCoH XII (4th)
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Postby Gergary » Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:31 pm

Gergary National Ice Hockey Team
Gergary Nationales Eishockey-Team | Gergary Nemzeti Jegkorong Csapat

National Information
Region: Esportiva
World Ranking: 31
National Colors: Gergarian Green and Gold

Coaching Staff
Manager: Carola Schultes | 60 | Female
Assistant Manager: Moric Pulszky | 58 | Male
Coach: Magda Rosenberg | 48 | Female
Assistant Coach: Gergo Liszt | 43 | Male
Doctor: Emmi Gutermuth | 38 | Female

Playing Squad
1 | GK | Levi Radnoti | 34 | Male | JK Suranyi Solymok
84 | GK | Lea Brahms | 25 | Female | EC Kavaliere Wiesenblume
49 | GK | Izabella Kun | 19 | Female | JK Pasi Darazsak

1st Line
78 | LD | Jenci Kedves (captain) | 32 | Male | EC Adler Steinigestrasse
14 | RD | Zalan Karinthy | 27 | Male | JK Balogsi Szarvasok

2nd Line
52 | LD | Bernadett Strelicz | 29 | Female | EC Eisbaeren Ingbert
40 | RD | Gizella Koranyi | 24 | Female | EC Oeler Oeldepot

3rd Line
3 | LD | Pisti Feher | 27 | Male | JK Balogsi Szarvasok
39 | RD | Ilona Nyers | 28 | Female | EC Gruene Fluegel Blauwelle

1st Line
8 | LF | Maik Grosser | 30 | Male | EC Gruene Fluegel Blauwelle
47 | C | Henrietta Aczel | 34 | Female | EC Pinguine Milchmaenner
71 | RF | Liliana Bodnar | 33 | Female | JK Szilagyi Asz

2nd Line
92 | LF | Attila Csurka | 29 | Male | JK Szekelyi Hejak
64 | C | Fanni Zrínyi | 33 | Female | JK Pasi Darazsak
11 | RF | Melina Wildgrube | 33 | Female | JK Borbelyi Fovarosok

3rd Line
51 | LF | Elek Nemeth | 27 | Male | EC Kavaliere Wiesenblume
4 | C | Hargita Szasz | 31 | Female | JK Balogsi Szarvasok
48 | RF | Karcsi Eszes | 23 | Male | JK Pasi Darazsak

10 | C | Renata Adam | 30 | Female | JK Borbelyi Fovarosok
50 | C | Rezso Kallay | 32 | Male | JK Suranyi Solymok
9 | W | Katalin Meszoly | 21 | Female | JK Szekelyi Hejak
58 | W | Margo Sinkovits | 35 | Male | EC Pinguine Milchmaenner
54 | W | Elise Reiher | 20 | Female | EC Adler Steinigestrasse
16 | D | Bertalan Varadi | 30 | Male | EC Adler Steinigestrasse
81 | D | Karcsi Bako | 35 | Male | JK Szilagyi Asz
73 | LD | Cecilia Laurenz | 20 | Female | EC Pinguine Milchmaenner

Gergary's ice hockey jerseys are supplied by Filindostan's No Nonsense Sportswear.
Primary jersey is Green and White with Green helmets - Secondary jersey is Black and Gold with Gold helmets.
The national symbol of Gergary (white vulture) is placed in the front of the jerseys.

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My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose My Scorers: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: No
RP Injuries to My Players: Yes (I'll determine the severity and length; no career ending injuries)
Godmod Injuries to My Players: No
RP Penalties for My Players: Yes
RP Ejections for My Players: Yes (If you eject my players, eject at least one of yours too)
Godmod Other Events: No

Style Modifier: -4
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Postby Kriegiersien » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:20 am

Kriegiersien Ice Hockey National Team

After a disappointing Olympics, were the men's team failed to win a medal again and instead went out in the first play off round against second rate Nurkama (as did the womens team), it was decided to reinforce the squad with better players from the KHL. But because the selected 'All-Stars' were to busy to fail at the Clubs Champions League, the team got a second chance.
Only one potentially super talent from a minor league replaced a player who tragically drowned.

Tristan Hopkins + Schoenwetter Scorpions
replaced by
Patrik Parrrrker Ice Pirates

Of course the coach had to go first.

Niobe Ferrero

Pos		Name                	Club                          	
GK Jody Becker Timesteam
GK Reid Horne Scorpion City United
GK Ruben Herman Muhr HC
1st LINE
D Thanh Parker Timesteam
D Odell Velez Timesteam
LW Curtis Mccarty Timesteam
C Oswaldo Paul Scorpion City United
RW Buddy Mora Scorpion City United
2nd LINE
D Patrik Parrrrker Ice Pirates
D Guy Rose Schoenwetter Scorpions
LW Jesse Hunter Schoenwetter Scorpions
C Josef Kaiser Schoenwetter Scorpions
RW Adolph Brooks Schoenwetter Scorpions
3rd LINE
D Elwood Fields Winter City Owlbears
D Shelton Joyce Timesteam
LW Florentino Potts Timesteam
C Elroy Koch Schoenwetter Scorpions
RW Vance Armstorm Schoenwetter Scorpions
4th LINE
D Ellsworth Mosley Crazy Cowards
D Santo Nguyen Winter City Owlbears
LW Mitchel Lucas Timesteam
C Kaktus Schoeller HC Schoenwetter
RW Dirk Nojokeski Crazy Cowards

Kriegiersien comes as always in their black Olympic rags.. jerseys.

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Postby Kelssek » Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:49 pm


Hesselboe    Duneasler        Lee
Saranack Carter-Jenkins Torrhen
Rickards Machouf Charron
Easley Coady Hakemi

Betand Kirkland
Ostend Malley
McCann Halmana

PP1: Duneasler, Hesselboe, Charron, Ostend, Halmana
PP2: Charron, Franklin, Fabre, Betand, Malley

Sean Duneasler C/RW, age 27, Dinamo Lupinissia
Mairead MacCullaich C, age 28, Cantons-de-l'Ouest
Jordan Lee RW, age 28, CH Outineau
Ryan Carter-Jenkins C, age 30, Burnaby Ravens
Riley Hesselboe LW, age 34, Internationale C
Roch-Olivier Charron RW, age 24, Éireann Dartmoor
Cameron Franklin C, age 27, Olympique Langlois
Jeanne Hakemi RW, age 20, CH Outineau
Dylan Saranack LW, age 23, Faucons de Saint-Rémy A
Brad Torrhen RW, age 25, Red Star Clayquot
Pierre Machouf C, age 25, Redswyth Union
Eamon Coady C, age 30, Breton Emeralds
Aislinn Easley LW, age 30, CH Outineau

Kirk Betand LD, age 34, Neorvins Wolves
Rory Kirkland RD, age 31, Dinamo Lupinissia
Brian Malley RD, age 32, Olympique Laneux
Pieter Ostend LD, age 27, Vickery Vikings
Matej Halmana RD, age 29, Kirkenes Dragons A
Sean McCann LD/RD, age 25, Redswyth Union
Oskari Bergeron LD, age 24, Clayquot Partisans

Bradley Donovan, age 25, Faucons St-Remy [starter]
Theresa Powell, age 20, Internationale
Eunan Miyamoto, age 24, Escadron Dorval

Head coach: Peter Dalton

If my opponent RPs first, they may:
Choose my scorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
Assign penalties to my players: Yes
Fights: with prior coordination
RP injuries: Yes but I will determine severity

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Postby Mapletish » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:05 pm

Nation Name: The Mapletia Unida of Mapletish
Demonym: Maplish/Mapletian
Team Nickname: The Dragons/The Minnows
The Supporters: The Fierykop

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Rosfield Arena - 25,000
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The Buio'Dzz
Before every match, the team members (including the designated substitutes for the match) will perform a traditional ritual, called the Buio'Dzz on the pitch just before play begins. The Buio'Dzz performed by the Maplish sports teams are from the Mapli-ane, one of the largest aboriginal groups in Mapletish. The Buio'Dzz originated from the sun god, Inaka, a Mapli-ane creation. To celebrate the birth of his son Arone, Inaka broke into a dance while humming a poem to celebrate the occasion. This continued to be the foundation of all tribe dances done by the Maplish aboriginals. The Buio'Dzz is just one of the many tribe war dances from the aboriginals of Mapletish. It is meant to awe and to challenge their opponents in the sports context today. This is similar to the [RL] New Zealanders' haka before their matches. It is performed by a group of people, with intensity and vigour. Actions are performed rhythmically including foot-stamping, tongue protrusions, rhythmic body slapping, clapping of the hands, and an accompaniment of shouting in the aboriginal dialect, which may represent tribal poems passed down from the ancestors of the particular tribe, or a poem that marks the events of a particular tribe. This ceremonial dance ritual also fulfills social functions such as weddings, funerals and celebration of great achievements, occasions, other than the anticipation of war from its earlier intentions. This would be performed unless the hosts of the match in question object to the ritual.

The entrance to the World Cup of Hockey 42 (WCoH 42) will be the first time the Dragons enter a multiverse ice hockey tournament following the recently finished, World Junior Hockey Championship and a return after being absent from the ice hockey scene since the World Cup of Hockey 36. After a fiery and disappointing showing of class in the WJHC, head coach Darryl Richardson was given another chance to redeem himself, following a disappointing showing. In the recent completed 16th WJHC in Delaclava, the young Dragons were crushed out after the group stage, failing to win a single game in all 7 group stage matches. The Sports Federation announced their decision just weeks before the squad was scheduled to embark on the trip to Græntfjall, citing that the leadership of Richardson was critical in a crucial time period when the Dragons are returning to the multiverse stage. Following the dispute between the national sports organsiations and the Mapletish Board of Sports Organisations (MBSO), the professional ice hockey clubs or the Big Twenty Sports Club were unwilling to release their youth players to participate in this edition of the 16th WJHC. It is not known whether this boycott will end anytime soon but judging from the state of affairs, it will be unlikely that any professional team will release their players anytime soon to keep with the boycott. As such head coach, Darryl Richardson is tasked to bring his Men's ice-hockey squad from the recently completed 16th World Junior Hockey Championship to Græntfjall. This squad of 18 players are all part of the U21 development team for ice-hockey.

Previous appearances: 7
WCoH 36, WCoH 22 (2nd), WCoH 21 (3rd), WCoH 20 (3rd), WCoH 19, WCoH 18, WCoH 17

Head Coach: Darryl Richardson, 42
Assistant Coach: Keith King, 40

Line 1
G: Robert Armstrong
LD: Leroy Salazar
RD: Malcolm Hawkins
LW: Curtis Singleton
C: Rodolfo Shaw
RW: Trevor Hunt

Line 2
G: Darrin Spencer
LD: Gabriel Cox
RD: Jeremiah Estrada
LW: Guy Hanson
C: Enrique Watkins
RW: Jerome Bailey

Line 3
G: Carlos Ferguson
LD: Anthony Mendez
RD: Jose Brady
LW: Ken Bowers
C: Maurice Rios
RW: Brandon Perez

Style Modifier: -5

RP Permissions
Choose my scorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod Injuries to my players: No
Suspend my players: Yes
Godmod suspension events: No
Godmod other events: Yes
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Postby Ko-oren » Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:08 am

Ko-oren - WCOH 42

Team Colours: Green, blue, yellow
Demonym: Ko-orenite
Nickname: Dragonflies, Green-and-blue
Style Modifier: -5
Jerseys: Home, Away, Alternate (AO) - note: the Away and Alternate jerseys are used most often.

Position, Name, Age, Team

G Aiane Alacia (23) - Serevne Northerners
G Eliun Aoporin (26) - Aevanna Explorers-Mariners
G Thomas Engdal (27) - South Aevanna Storm

Line 1
D Elinei Aegarial (28) - Serevne Northerners
D Assanor Aiaros (22) - Lamau-Dartha Hunters
Line 2
D Aelelia Ailane (27) - Aevanna Explorers-Mariners
D Alaguna Aeniva (30) - Launott Polar Bears
Line 3
D Winand Nedergard (25) - West Coast Blizzards
D Aemendia Aiali (31) - Egevea Islanders
D Jowdah Wamallu (32) - West Coast Blizzards

Line 1
RW Elis Hermanszoon (30) - Noordrug Bi-state
LW Nim Curumbah (32) - South Aevanna Storm
Line 2
RW Aewen 'Tarot' Ailise (29) - Aevanna Plains Wanderers
LW Aiaca Ailinia (26) - Egevea Islanders
Line 3
RW Aerine Aorifi (24) - South Aevanna Storm
LW Aundilis Aeretina (26) - Arboren Vortex
LW Izan Aiamalod (24) - Launott Polar Bears

Line 1
C Hallady Buck (26) - West Coast Blizzards
Line 2
C Aorale Enibel (28) - Egevea Islanders
Line 3
C Efefise Aolelia (27) - Arboren Vortex

The Ko-orenite league cracked down on fighting to speed games up. Don't be surprised if the Dragonflies don't respond to a call to arms. Ice hockey is a regional (but not necessarily small) sport in Ko-oren, limited to frigid Aerellen, the temperate (but cold) northeast, and parts of the unwelcoming west coast. Venues are limited, and Aerellen's largest venue hosts multiple games per day while the season is on, so speeding up games and keeping them plannable is key. Languages used by the team are Dutch and Aerellen (Ko-orenite). Aerellen names are easily recognisable, they start with vowels, featuring many Au, Ao, Ai, Ae combinations at the start of each word.

The league has made the move from amateurism/semi-professionalism to fully professional over the last year. To get there, some teams were moved, some merged, others folded while new teams (in different locations) sprang up to fill the void. This has left part of the fanbase bitter and resentful: their team might have moved, a 80+ year old rivalry might have disappeared, etc. The rest of the fanbase has been very welcoming: more of Ko-oren can enjoy the fastest team sport in the multiverse. Still, the league didn't exactly expand beyond its usual borders (Aerellen, the northeast, and the north coast). There's also the matter of Banija's team in Schemerdrecht: while opening up the city to ice hockey, it has taken away expansion opportunities.

I Give My Opponent Permission To:
Choose My Goalscorers: Y
Godmod Goalscoring Events: N
Injure Players: Y
Godmod Injury Events: N
Penalise Players: Y
Eject Players: Y
Godmod Other Events: Y
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Postby Waisnor » Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:28 am


Head Coach: Andrey Rylach

Line 1:
G: Denis Dementyev
LD: Mikhail Belov
RD: Vladislav Faskhutdinov
LW: Stanisłav Bednarek
C: David Blokha
RW: Arthur Mamaev

Line 2:
G: Ilya Udodov
LD: Vsevolod Sheleg
RD: Terenty Batvinko
LW: Pavel Savlyuk
C: Ignat Tarlikovsky
RW: Artem Kontsevoy

Line 3:
G: Vladimir Kharatyan
LD: Tigran Bordukovsky
RD: Kirill Dergachev
LW: Artem Belogaev
C: David Afanasevich
RW: Dmitry Karbanovich

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my Scorers: Yes
Choose Scoring Events: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: No
RP Injuries to my Players: Yes
Godmod Injuries to my Players: No
Assign Penalties to my Players: Yes
Eject my Players: Yes
Godmod Other Events: No

Style Modifier: +2
81 = 18th/34
82 = 22nd/31
83 = 27th/41
84 = 15th/27
85 = 20th/28
86 = 14th/32
87 = 14th/36
88 = 24th/32
89 = 16th/37

51 = 10th/20
52 = 19th/24
53 = 11th in the semifinal/33

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Postby Elejamie » Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:28 am

(logo wonderfully made by the former New Wolfopolis of Kaplewof)
Elejamian national men's ice hockey team
Selección de hockey sobre hielo de Elejamia
Elejam men ishoci tim

Nickname: The Icy Elephants
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Ice hockey is the most popular sport in Elejamie, followed by football/soccer (both are acceptable in Elejamie) and rugby [union], In fact, the men's national team - nicknamed the Icy Elephants, not to be confused with the ENIHL team Elejamie City Ice Elephants - were one of the best teams in the multiverse, having made the World Cup of Hockey finals four times in four consecutive competitions; winning two (29th edition against Gregoryisgodistan and 31st edition against Valanora) and losing two (30th and 32nd, both times against disliked rivals Valanora), as well as two bronze medal games; although the B-team won a gold medal in the men's ice hockey at the 12th Winter Olympics, they're considered a different team and as a result their achievement is not counted alongside the three WCoH wins. They were also been one of the best teams in the tournament, very nearly making it out of the group stage in their inaugural tournament, making it to the quarter-finals in their second, winning the bronze in their third and staying in the top ten in rankings since the 29th edition (and top 3 since the 30th WCoH), even nabbing a third trophy in the 35th edition. However a disappointing and controversial run in the 38th tournament saw them withdraw from the competition in anger for a few editions (with former WCoH vice president Ed Peak even stepping down from his role and retiring from the public eye until his death in 2020) and, ever since their return for the 41st edition, they've been facing an uphill battle trying to return to their former glory.

(N.B. Although Kasputin has since retired from the national team, I will be using these uniforms until I win a fourth trophy, whenever that'll be)




Head coach: Alex Sorenson (47)
Assistant managers: Eduardo Carreras (53); Akio Shimasaki (43)
Goaltending coach: Eric Christie (52)
Physios: Sam Finney (35); Rachel MacIntlock (36)


No. Name Age Position Club
1 Ricardo Bejarano 28 G (S) Ángeles de la Playa de Rocas
96 Adrian Lambert 23 G (B) Darlaston Wolves (MSL)


Line 1

No. Name Age Position Club
2 Lupe 32 LD Davenport Dockers
7 Adam Keane (A) 28 RD Partizan Belushya Guba (NZEL)

Line 2

No. Name Age Position Club
34 Diego Pinto 26 LD Mainsborough Icemen
32 Carlos Sierra 28 RD Rosetta Royals

Line 3

No. Name Age Position Club
15 Neil Cuevas 28 LD Elejamie City Ice Elephants
23 Rafinho 30 RD Avon Stars


Line 1

No. Name Age Position Club
29 Stacy Saunders (C) 24 LW Kingston Knights (QHL)
20 Cerin Meloten 29 C Rosetta Royals
14 Bill Harrison 27 RW Rosetta Royals

Line 2

No. Name Age Position Club
9 Lucas Madgwick 31 LW Davenport Dockers
32 Rafael Espinosa 24 C Edgebaston Shamrocks
10 James Han (A) 29 RW Avon Stars

Line 3

No. Name Age Position Club
8 Ethan Swinburne 31 LW Metallurg Matochkingrad (NZEL)
4 Danilo Barajas 29 C Zoloroni City Icers (MSL)
21 Felipe Barajas 29 RW Zoloroni City Icers (MSL)

Line 4

No. Name Age Position Club
3 Francisco Solano 32 LW Rosetta Royals
17 Bill Judge 27 C Edgebaston Shamrocks
11 Harrison Blackburn 21 RW Mainsborough Icemen


No. Name Age Position Club
7 Kiko Carpio 22 LW Ángeles de la Playa de Rocas
12 Charlie Spreitzer 26 C Edgebaston Shamrocks
26 Mike Keller 28 RW Mainsborough Icemen
28 Paul Sinclair 27 RD Avon Stars
31 Cristian Serrano 23 G Davenport Dockers
42 Alex Martin 22 LD Coventry Puffins

Lupe - “Luis Gomes Pereira”
Rafinho - “Rafael Cardoso de Sousa”
Kiko Carpio - "Enrique Domingo Bernardo Carpio García"

(B) Backup
(S) Starter
(C) Captain
(A) Alternative captain



3-on-3 1:
3-on-3 2:

Declan Madgwick Memorial Stadium, Davenport, WYKN

Home to the Davenport Dockers - the most successful team in the ENIHL (Elejamian National Ice Hockey League) - and the national team. Built in 1992 to replace Dockside Stadium, which was eventually demolished in 1995, Davenport Stadium is the largest ice hockey arena in Elejamie, with a capacity of 18,500. The stadium was originally known as the Davenport Stadium but it also spent a brief spell in the early 2000s as the Rapid Beer Co. Stadium. Eventually, it was renamed the Declan Madgwick Memorial Stadium just in time for the start of the 2015/16 season, in honour of famed politician and diplomat Declan Madgwick (1927-2015).

For the record: In the northwest of Elejamie, the term "stadium" is used for any building which hosts a professional sports team even if they don't play on a pitch.

HomeFiller Arena, Coventry, AVEN

Built in 1989, the HomeFiller Arena is also known as the Coventry Arena, especially in situations where HomeFiller isn't sponsoring the event in question. With a total capacity of 17,000, it is also home to the Coventry Puffins; the backup stadium for the national ice hockey and basketball teams; home to the junior and U-18 ice hockey teams; and home to the Coventry Nets basketball team. It entered a sponsorship deal with furniture store HomeFiller in 2013. The deal, which was initially set to expire in 2017, has been extended to 2023.

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my Scorers: Yes
Choose Scoring Events: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: Yes
RP Injuries to my Players: Yes (but nothing too serious; one person at a time and they can't be out for anything longer than two games. Killing is definitely out)
Godmod Injuries to my Players: Yes (see above)
Assign Penalties to my Players: Yes (but try not to make my players seem dirty, especially since Cerin Meloten and Harrison Blackburn are two of the nicest players on and off the ice and Stacy Saunders is more interested in getting points rather than getting himself into trouble)
Eject my Players: Yes (one ejection per match with a one game suspension and they have to serve their suspension before another player can be ejected)
Godmod Other Events: Depends on what it is (fighting I'm OK with and gave a list of people likely to fight in the "Everything Else" spoiler) but I'd recommend TGing me if you've got any other ideas

  • "Keh-reen Mah-loh-tahn"; "Ah-lah-YEHM Mahn ees-hoh-kee teem".
  • Stacy Saunders is still a guy, if anyone's wondering. So, if you do mention him in your RP, make sure you say "he", "him" and "his" instead of "she" and "her".
  • In the event that any of my players interest you and you want to sign them, please tell me which one you want, which club wants them and all the details.
  • Please get back to me with RP info by 8pm BST. Otherwise, I'll go ahead and put my own stuff in.
  • My main enforcers are Lupe, Carlos Sierra, Ethan Swinburne, Mike Keller, Francisco Solano and Bill Judge (who was Elejamie's main enforcer during WJHC8). The only players that don't fight are Stacy Saunders, Cerin Meloten and Harrison Blackburn. Everyone else can fight, just not as often as those first guys I've mentioned.
  • Elejamie will wear their alt kit on MD1, MD7 and, should they make it there, QF.
  • Although "Carpio" appears on his jersey, Kiko Carpio is usually on a full name basis when he's being commentated on. I won't complain if you just call him "Carpio", though.
  • Danilo and Felipe Barajas are twin brothers, with Danilo being the oldest by about five minutes.
Elejamie (English); Elejamia (Spanish); Elejam (Iyilim) - Denonym: Elejamian - Pronounced (English): Eh-leh-jah-meh

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Postby Cassadaigua » Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:12 am

TEAM CASSADAIGUA- World Cup of Hockey 42

Coach- Rachel Belmont, 63 (First time as head coach but has been the long time assistant. Katherine Gardner retired, was not “fired”).
Assistant Coach- Maddie Tiriano (50)

(Line and defensive pairings listed below are the typical pairings, but things can and will be mixed up from time to time)

Line 1:
LW- #16- Brittany Gomes, 25 (6'1", 208)- Sniper, getting her biggest career chance right now.
C- #13- Cassidy Conti, 30 (5'9", 184) (Alt Captain)- Does lack in size, but has paid her dues on this team. Shifty playmaker.
RW- #44- Samantha Dryden, 27 (6'4", 227)- Brings added size to this line as a power forward.

Line 2:
LW- #12- Meghann Carmello, 30 (5'8", 176)- Small, but an excellent puckhandler and a good shot.
C- #26- Lauren Potvin, 30 (6'5", 218) (Alt Captain)- Two way forward with great shot. Coming off a strong WCOH 41
RW- #11- Danielle Turnbull, 27 (6'2", 204)- Physical sniper hopes to show up on the scoresheet a little more this time out.

Line 3:
LW- #29- Jacob Thomas, 31 (6'6", 229)- Physical, power forward.
C- #15- Shelby Coufal, 28 (5'10", 183)- Defensive forward, excellent on faceoffs. First time in regular duty.
RW- #22- Natalie Edmonds, 24 (6'3", 215)- Power forward that appeared on the fourth line last time.

Line 4:
LW- #39- Jessica Hoover, 24 (5'7", 166)- Shifty forward getting first regular playing time.
C- #21- Kristina Petit, 24 (6'4", 220)- Two way forward, though a bit better on defense.
RW- #9- Ashley LaPointe, 21 (6’2’, 203)- Skilled stickhandler, accurate shooter.

Defensive Pairing 1:
LD- #2- Jennifer Everson, 32 (6'4", 225)- Mostly a defensive defenseman. Hits in accordance to her size.
RD- #4- Katie Quigley, 26 (5'11", 201)- Nimble skater, sneaky powerful shot, works the PP well.

Defensive Pairing 2:
LD- #7- Courtney Burnett, 35 (5'11", 198) (Captain)- Moderately offensive defenseman. First time as captain.
RD- #5- Kayla Kelly, 28 (6'1", 206)- Two-way player, excellent PP quarterback.

Defensive Pairing 3:
LD- #3- Samantha Dailey, 27 (6'2", 208)- All around defensemen.
RD- #6- Alyssa Peterson, 25 (6'6", 234)- Hard hitter and willing fighter.

Starter- #35- Travis Anderson, 29- Butterfly style.
Backup- #31- Sarah Blaine, 28- Whatever it takes

PP Unit 1- Gomes-Conti-Dryden; Burnett-Quigley
PP Unit 2- Thomas-Potvin-LaPointe; Kelly-Dailey
PK Unit 1- Coufal-Petit; Everson-Kelly
PK Unit 2- Dryden-Edmonds; Burnett-Peterson

Also traveling with team (scratched unless otherwise noted)
G- #30- Tori Dixon, 29 (6'3", 211)
D- #8- Kaylee Blake, 22 (6’0”, 191)
D- #33- James Johnstone, 27 (6'0", 205)
D- #24- Tara Pickett, 24 (6’1”, 195)
D- #32- Kelsie Haller, 31 (5'10", 181)
F- #10- Hannah Regan, 23 (6’4”, 225)
F- #17- Crystal Shadrick, 22 (5’10”, 174)
F- #18- Shannon Eckstrom, 23 (6’4”, 221)
F- #19- Kelsey Carver, 22 (6’2”, 200)
F- #55- Bryan Auger, 30 (6'2", 208)
F- #36- Trevor Bellows, 29 (6'5", 237)

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my Scorers: Yes
Choose Scoring Events: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: No
RP Injuries to my Players: Yes, but only say they are hurt
Godmod Injuries to my Players: No
Assign Penalties to my Players: Yes. Fights are okay with a player of mine who’s description is logical for one.
Eject my Players: Yes, but nothing over the top.
Godmod Other Events: No

Style Modifier: +1
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Specific Titles: World Cup 50, 51; WBC 14, 16, 19 & 50; WB 8, 22, & 40; WCOH 11 & 39; IBC 13.
Also: CoH 39; Swamp Soccer 4, WVE (Vball) 6; NSCAA 3, 5 & 9; NSSCRA 7
Runner Up: CoH 40, WB 21, WcoH 8, IBC 12, WBC 13, 15, 47 & 48, DBC 21. 3rd Place @ WC 86
WC Qualified for: 45, 46, 49-61, 67, 79 (DNP WC 69-77), 81-86.
Games of the XIII Summer Olympiad: Second Most Medals
Hosted: World Cup 54, 67 & 84; CoH 57 & 73, BoF 47, CR 30, WB 16, WBC 18, 26, 40, 45 & 50, Some NSCAA, NSCH 1; WLC 7, 30 & 33.

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Postby Sannyamathland » Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:42 pm

Sannyamathland National Hockey Team

1.Nikita Karpov(26)(3rd captain)
2.Petr Valvodin(28)


First Line
33.Alexei Kasparov(20)
47.Vladimir Lushakin(31)

Second Line
12.James Richardson(23)
36.Oleksander Shevchenco(25)

Third Line
44.Andriy Popov(33)(captain)
27.Ivan Lomov (26)'

Reserves:Vladimir Mikhailov(20)',Rustam Nagredyeov(22)


First Line
29.Ivan Svidler(29)
32.Boris Mikhutin(27)(2nd Captain)
45.Sergey Bodrov(32)

Second Line
10.Park Jong Ho(20)
35.Sergey Ianov(24)
15.Denis Khurov(25)

Third Line
16.Vyacheslav Vassilevitch(22)
99.Peter Walker(32)
52.Alexei Turaev(28)

Reserves:Nikolai Mikhanov(29),Mikhail Putin(23),Viktor Bukhov(18)

Coaching Team
Head Coach:Petr Navalny
Assistant Coach(es):Nikita Ivanov,Savier Carlencko and others.....

RP Permissions
Do anything,but just don't kill the players.No career ending injury please.
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Postby Mercedini » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:31 pm

Mercedinian Hockey Federation presents...


Head Coach: Image Antonio Selignsky • Trigramme: MRC • Nickname: The Kingfishers

Despite losing their seat at Hockey's top governing body, Mercedini have returned to Hockey's premier tournament to contest for a first title, and hoping to claim back their Pot 1 status which they lost last edition. Two editions ago, an unfunded Mercedinian National Team stood firm against some of the world's best to finish in fourth place, losing out to their new bogey team, Neu Engollon. Last time round, Mercedini begun their return to form as they recorded another fourth place finish with a new look side. Selignsky lost out in the losers' bracket to Ko-oren, with the tournament ultimately won by Siovanija and Teusland. However, with more experience there is hope that the Kingfishers can put together a solid run (like Mercedinian teams of the past) to put themselves in the mix for the trophy. Many expected Dini to peak following their runner-up medal, but their consistency had kept them as a force in world hockey before their dramatic group stage exit a couple of seasons ago. Now going into the tournament as a more respected side, the Kingfishers have a platform from which to propel themselves to even greater heights.

Mercedinian-style hockey is much more irregular than its regulation counterparts from other nations, with players often staying on the ice for large periods of time, rarely changing only for injuries and drastic tactical changes. Changes are typically made during the inter-period intervals, game pauses/delays, or during special events such as power plays or short-handed periods, where management and coaches then assess tactics and change the line-ups from there. Changes are often made man for man at a specific position on the ice rather than a whole line change all at once, meaning there can be hundreds of different combination of players available to the coaching staff throughout the tournament, all depending on the opponents they are playing. This means Mercedinian hockey players are extremely fit and have tremendous stamina to last vast swathes of the period. However, as a trade-off, tactical adaptability does become a challenge, with players excelling in some areas while lacking in others, with those qualities dependant on their preferred play styles in the game. With tournaments getting longer and longer through the editions, fatigue has been a major factor in stifling Mercedinian runs for the crown.

GT Erik Malinsky 26 Image Zoloroni City Icers
GT Marin Aalan 25 Image Carlsgrunik Metropolitan Rangers
GT Matsuk Zershevic 21 Image Blue Strike Zoloroni

Icers' Malinsky gets the nod as first choice goaltender for the tournament as he earns his position as the nation's number one with his club winning the most recent MSL season, the Zoloroni City Icers. The ICers have been a force in domestic and international hockey, so it is hoped he will translate that into the national team. However, it's likely that the second and third choice for Mercedini will almost certainly get a run out during games versus middling teams or in potential dead rubbers, if they work their way to a position where they can afford to take their foot off the gas for a couple of matches. Marin Aalan will be in accompaniment once again he will be joined by Blue Strike's latest edition to their roster, Matsuk Zershevic (thanks to his top performances which saw his team secure HCL hockey for the first time). The three goaltenders each having different positives and negatives which can be used to the teams advantage depending on the opponent. Defensive technique will need to be assessed after the team conceded leaky goals last edition which cost them a spot in the knockout rounds, but talent is certainly in abundance from he three goaltenders listed, they simply need to perform.

D Roberto Signale 25 Image AHC Langtree
D Giorgio Gagliano 23 Image AHC Langtree

D Ivan Pirelli 27 Image Rafelonia Gold Stars
D Ibrahim Sepchuk 29 Image Ozzaya Agranka Synthesis

D Milos Rebrani 22 Image Zoloroni City Icers
D Simeon Entselli 20 Image Acoflosa Penguins

No changes in the defensive roster which was completely overhauled a couple of editions ago, with the new management confirming every player that was bought in as the new guard in the 40th edition, for the 41st. For all three lines called up for the World Cup of Hockey, this will be their second tournament following their maiden appearance in Quebec. It is completely domestically based, giving the defensive line more of the essence of Mercedinian hockey, something with previous rosters (featuring players from Novaya Zemlya and Neu Engollon) lacked. As a trade-off, the lack of international exposure and experience may come back to bite the team, since the rigid nature of MSL tactics has failed to yield dividends for domestic clubs in the HCL currently. Whether this group of MSL players can gel enough to form a cohesive unit in short space of time remains to be seen. Although their individual performances in the previous season of the MSL has clearly impressed national team coaches enough to warrant a run-out in the famed blue and black. Tehir 4th palce finish last time round has given Kingfisher fans enough juice to believe in a championship run, but they could also rebound back to where they began, bowing out at the group stage. They certainly impressed alot last edition, punching above their rank, but development and second chances are part of the Mercedinian course, this defensive roster must grab that chance this time around.

AL Matteo Vranida 24 Image HK Dynamo Shebchetsik
AC Fabio Kelodon 25 Image Arkenton Rams
AR Bernard Santo 27 Image Zoloroni City Icers

AL Mario Supsai 21 Image HK Dynamo Shebchetsik
AC Paulo Merlo 23 Image Zoloroni City Icers
AR Sergey Dolocic 25 Image Acoflosa Penguins

AL Elias Kozhikina 26 Image Ozzaya Agranka Synthesis
AC Pedro Antic 22 Image SKK Ogdenagorv
AR Lambeth Carpic 22 Image ZSCYA

When it comes to attacking prowess, Mercedini are one of the world leaders in the sport of football, but hockey is largely an untouched market when it comes to internationally recognised players in many reaches of the multiverse. Still, Mercedini have got a series of marquee names on their rosters with a series of league titles sprinkled around the names present for the national team. The days of foreign leagues being represented are now gone thanks to the rise of the MSL and Mercedini's strong footing within the hockey community. There's plenty of support in the second and third lines of the attacking roster with Mercedinian league clubs up and down the country represented well by the number of players in this roster. Last time around, the attacking roster was one of the big bright spots of a good campaign for the Mercedinians, but they simply couldn't net enough goals to make up for their leaky performances at the back, which results in them capitulating under the slightest of pressure. There's plenty to be excited about if you are a fan of the Mercedinian National Team, especially with a second division player keeping their place in the roster, a first for the nation. We all wait with baited breath for the first match of the tournament to see whether all this practice and investment has finally paid off.

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my Goalscorers: Yes
Godmod my Scorers: No
RP Injuries to my Players: Yes*
Godmod injuries to my Players: No
Hand out penalties to my players: Yes*
Godmod other events: Yes
*just let me know what you've done so I can factor that into our schedule

Novapax Founder • Host Portfolio • Trophy Cabinet
World CupBest: Group Stage ('77, '81, '82, '83)
Cup of HarmonyBest: Champion ('72)
U21 World CupBest: 3rd Place ('43)
U18 World CupBest: Champion ('4)
Independents CupBest: Champion ('5)
WC of HockeyBest: 2nd Place ('37)
WJHCBest: Champion ('13)
Best Placing: 1st (Lipa '72)Most Points: 108 pts (Lipa '72)

World Hit Festival
Best Placing: 1st ('34 & '36)Most Pts: 34 pts (Mousiki '31)
Junior World Hit Festival
Best Placing: 3rd ('3, '4 & '5)Most Pts: 26 pts (Tushlark '5)
Mercedini in WVSC & WHFs

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Postby North Alezia » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:28 pm


North Alezia loves ice sports. Figure skating has been big in North Alezia. But this isn't figure skating. It's ice hockey we're playing today. But it IS played using ice skates. So North Alezians will bound to love it. So here we are, world. HERE COMES NORTH ALEZIA!

Country Full Name: Federation of North Alezia
Team Nickname: The Bears
Manager: Alif Maqqadayaddin
Coach: Hamaruddin Al-Hasanuddin



Pos.NameDoBHome Team
GHariz Maqqalba18th of June 1993Masalba Mavericks
RDMakol Ma'avosham17th of October 1996Ha'ava Shemika'a
LDHanafi Hurairah2nd of March 1994Metropolitan Metro Zafizamarrah
LWIshaq Matta21st of November 1994Al Imtaah
RWKhaled San Toverlies7th of October 1992Lesmoires Lazulis
CAziz Daud-Khanadarim16th of March 1997Al Misrar Allies


Pos.NameDoBHome Team
GDamian Swellings16th of February 1995Trenton Treaty
RDShafiq Maloyenskov14th of June 1996Kakavinsochi Hockey Team
LDAlezelov Lemianovich13th of March 1994Balienskopo Community Hockey Team
LWMidaqqi Al Khalid7th of March 1994Samara Al Khabili
RWBacqueles Zalleilesouis4th of April 1991Pouraines Parrots
CEren Mavidesh31st of January 1997Madalayma


Pos.NameDoBHome Team
GZachary Dwayne21st of September 1995Amshers Ambushers
RDDerrick Mourveilles27th of February 1996Feu-Au-Rence
LDIsma'il Razamaim17th of March 1994Al Hibqa Al Mahmudika
LWChouville Robinsourierais1st of December 1998Quisleais
RWForbaine Sarveillies27th of May 1997Arbiquenie eite Rouslain
CMaqal Isbathar16th of March 1997Al Jawfa


Pos.NameDoBHome Team
GAsmam Darul-Hikmah1st of September 1994Hadarqa Maqalia
RDSafirqi Qizaruddin4th of March 1996Isfirath
LDBenny Brawnerton26th of July 1994Airezia Airline Hockey Team
LWIsdaq Mahmudayn17th of February 1995Mekar Utara
RWBlair Albert Fitzgerald6th of June 1997ARICO IT Hockey Team
CFelix Harssouvillais7th of May 1991Novuelle San Merviella

Style Modifier: 1

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my Scorers: Yes
Choose Scoring Events: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: Yes
RP Injuries to my Players: Yes (but please not too severe or career-ending)
Godmod Injuries to my Players: No
Assign Penalties to my Players: No
Eject my Players: No
Godmod Other Events: Yes
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Postby Ranoria » Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:36 pm

The Ranorian National Ice Hockey Team
Or, as we affectionately refer to them: The Ranorian Krauts!

Should my opponent RP first, they can...
Choose my scorers: Yep!
Godmod scoring events: Yep! Feel free to be creative with it!
RP injuries to my players: Yes, but contact me first
Godmod Injuries to my players: Yes, but contact me first
Suspend my players: Sure! The whole team is prone to fighting, but Vrabel, Kahn, and Matthens in particular
Godmod suspension events: Yep, hit me up first if you don't mind. The Krauts like to fight, especially those above
Godmod other events: Sure, but get in touch with me for anything crazy.
Special note: Not that I'm going to tell you not to write it, but anything about the COVID/virus won't be acknowledged. There is no COVID in Ranoria, just like there is no war in Ba Sing Se.

Style Modifier: -3.25

Home Field: Specter Industries Arena
Capacity: 19,500

Located in Dietrich, Ranoria, this is the home stadium of the Dietrich Revolution, and is one of the nicer stadiums in Ranorian Hockey.

Coaching Staff
Coach: Alram Isenbrand, 28 years old
Assistant Coach: Trace Woodard, 26 years old

The Krauts play well disciplined defense and rely on a pair of veterans in Joel Weidman and Augustin Kahn (whom has many all stars under his belt) to be a reliable presence on the offense, while Frederick Vrabel speeds around and goes for the shot on goal more aggressively. That said, if old timer Richart Matthens is in the game, he'll only be there for a short spell due to his age. He's still effective in short bursts and is a future hall of famer, but odds are he's just in there to knock some youngster who thinks he's tough down a few pegs.

Vrabel and Kahn are also, coincidentally, enthusiastic fighters. Expect these boys to get into quite a few tussles.


Position Name Age Ht. Wt.
L Wing Augustin Khan 30 6-1 190
Center Joel Weidman 28 6-2 185
R Wing Frederick Vrabel 23 6-3 215

Position Name Age Ht. Wt.
L Wing Klaus Berthold 23 5-11 195
Center Isaac Schrade 24 6-2 205
Center Fynn Klemperer 28 6-1 178
R Wing Valentin Lindse 23 6 195
R Wing Richart Matthens 35 6 180

Position Name Age Ht. Wt.
Left Ezekiel Huber 24 6-2 195
Right Edward Stark 26 6-2 190

Position Name Age Ht. Wt.
Left Arnold Stahl 25 6-1 190
Right Bastian Mozart 27 6-2 200

Depth          Name       Age   Ht.   Wt.
Starter Dareus Burnett 25 6-5 210
Reserve Andreas Annalena 25 6-5 220
Reserve Arne Pahler 27 6-4 215

After underperforming in quite a few seasons, the Krauts have decided to aggressively pursue both new coaching hires and some young blood on the ice. Head coach Alram Isenbrand saw a ton of success as an assistant coach and will be working exclusively for the Krauts, unlike our last coach, who saw this as more of a side gig. Trace Woodard, his assistant, has worked with Isenbrand for a long time and should be able to take a good deal of delagated work.

Long time starter Richart Matthens has finally taken a seat from the starting role at 35 years old. His age was certainly a hinderance, and his running mate Augustin Khan is slowing down as well. The newcomer, Frederick Vrabel, will likely be the focal point of this offense. At 23 years old, he's a three time all star now, having won the award in each of his introductory seasons, and even a first team all pro this season. Probably the best player on the ice for Ranoria.

However! Alram's emphasis has always been a defensive one, and he did manage to reel in a few high-performing, fast young players. Ezekiel Huber is key here, a two time all star at just 24 years old. He's a big upgrade over a remarkably average Arnold Stahl. At goalie, Dareus Burnett is one of the better men at that position in Ranorian hockey, and will be an upgrade over a still above average Andreas Annalena.
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Postby Chromatika » Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:27 pm

Chromatik Ice Hockey Team

Nickname: The Ice Storm
Captain: C Sharon Mieux
Style Mod: -5

Head Coach: Suzanna Marmont, 56 - The head coach of the Chromatik Ice Storm will not be a coach of the CHL per the League's decision. Instead, they turn to one Suzanna Marmont, who may not know the most about the sport but is quite good at organizing people and getting them to act together as a unit. Despite the fact that she may not be able to educate the players on how to play, hopes are she'll be able to help them gel together as a unit.
Assistant Coach: Bryson Sindari, 38 - A valuable member of the Felswyr Viceroys staff, Bryson Sindari is a savant when it comes to Ice Hockey play development in Chromatika. It remains to be seen just how much that's translatable to the world stage.
Goalkeeper Coach: Jason Dumond, 41 - The man who helped both Dorothy Belmont and Dustin Mast to where they are, Dumond runs a goalkeeping school in Chromia for anyone who wishes to learn. He stresses excellence and consistency, two things that any keeper must have a firm hand on.

RW Peter Marshall, 30, Urrheddiao Kings - The best shooter of the Ice Storm, Marshall prefers to do his work from range in the midst of the chaos in front of the net. He can shoot with both hands and prefers to trick people.
C Sharon Mieux, 29, Tihon Typhoon - A 6' 8" center who isn't afraid of checking people, Sharon is a more defensive minded center who is a distributor of the puck than a scoring threat. She can make her opponents' lives miserable, and doesn't mind getting her hands dirty if it's needed.
LW Loren Basalter, 29, Felswyr Glaciers - A quick player with great puck-handling skills and the primary scoring threat for the Ice Storm, Basalter was the only consistent goalscoring threat for the Viceroys and instrumental in their triumph at the inaugural season of the Chromatik Hockey League.
RD Josephine Galmont, 25, Chromia Lancers - The cheeky member of the group, Josephine Galmont led the Chromatik Hockey League with minutes in the Penalty Box in the inaugural season. She's smart about when to go in, though, and won't take a penalty for no reason. Despite her enforcer nature, she's also decent at her job of protecting the net as well.
LD Rowena Hauptman, 22, Felswyr Viceroys - The best defenseman in the nation, Rowena Hauptman famously gave up a full ride to Chromia Central College University to play fullback for the Comets, opting for the lesser known sport of ice hockey instead. She may not be the biggest, barely six feet tall, but she's quick on her feet with a seemingly endless pool of energy.
GK Dorothy Belmont, 21, Felswyr Viceroys - Conceded 39 goals in 66 regular season games and only one goal in the six-game series against the Lancers for the championship. She can be a bit slow in reacting to sudden changes in play, but when she has the chance to square up, there isn't really anyone better in the country in front of the net.

RW Roman Beteguel, 28, Inon Neon - A left-handed specialist who mostly scores from the right side of the rink, Roman is known for coming through in the clutch, scoring more than 70% of his goals in the third periods of games. He is the clutch master for the Ice Storm.
C Jared Dumond, 21, Felswyr Glaciers - The best offensive minded center in the sport in Chromatika, he led all centers in goalscoring this past season. That isn't to say he's half bad at passing - he just prefers to finish the job if he can.
LW Wiles Roman, 26, D'rea Metropolitans - The Metropolitans had the second highest goalscoring output in the league despite not making it to the postseason, and Wiles was one of their best. He likes to run directly at people, choosing to either pass the puck off or shoot right before he's about to hit the defenseman.
RD Lereux Pandoval, 27, Myana Penguins - A more offensive minded defenseman who likes to contribute assists. He's quite good at moving up and down the rink and contributes the most during penalty plays.
LD Michelle Pasteur, 24, Urrheddiao Kings - A no-nonsense, somewhat brutish defenseman who uses her body more than the stick at times, Michelle isn't someone to pick on. She can lose sight of the play at times, but is quick to act her displeasure afterwards. Oftentimes the tone-setter for the squad.
GK Dustin Mast, 21, Chromia Lancers - A more instinctual keeper, Dustin Mast plays his best game in the flow of things when reaction is king. He's a bit injury-prone, but when he's available, he's a solid option.

W Drew Han, 25, Z'ai'ai Bolts - A pure speedster who isn't the best at passing but can run by people. Great when a change in pace is needed.
C Frederick Wang, 24, Chromia Knights - A fighter at heart, mostly on the squad to back up Pasteur and Galmont if a physical presence is needed from three players.
D Jerry Monat, 26 - Myana Penguins - Pandoval's pairing partner, Monat is deceptively good at being at the right place at the right time defensively but doesn't do much on the other end.
GK Galvin Cook, 19 - Chromia Knights - Was the fourth best keeper in the league at the young age of 19. Mostly here to see what it's like to be part of a national team and gain some experience.

L1 - Marshall - Mieux - Basalter
L2 - Betguel - Dumond - Roman
L3 - Han - Dumond - Roman
L4 - Marshall - Wang - Han

D1 - Galmont - Hauptman
D2 - Pandoval - Pasteur
D3 - Monat - Pasteur
D4 - Monat - Galmont

PP1: Marshall - Dumond - Basalter; Pandoval - Hauptman.
PP2: Beteguel - Dumond - Basalter; Pandoval - Pasteur.
PK1: Beteguel - Mieux; Galmont - Pasteur.
PK2: Marshall - Mieux; Galmont - Monat.

MD1. vs. Cassadaigua (8)
MD2. vs. Xanneria (UR)
MD3. vs. Lǜ Shān (UR)
MD4. vs. Reçueçn (12)
MD5. vs. People's Republic of Xabia (UR)
MD6. vs. Savojarna (3)
MD7. vs. TJUN-ia (18)
MD8. vs. Græntfjall (22)
MD9. vs. The Grandest Empire (UR)
MD10. vs. Mapletish (UR)
MD11. vs. Kohnhead (26)
MD12. vs. Taeshan (14)

RP Permissions
My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose My Scorers: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: No
RP Injuries to My Players: Yes (I'll determine the severity and length; no career ending injuries)
Godmod Injuries to My Players: No
RP Penalties for My Players: Yes
RP Ejections for My Players: Yes (If you eject my players, eject at least one of yours too)
Godmod Other Events: No
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Postby Srednjaci » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:32 am


Since the Srednjaci do not have a senior A team in hockey, we sent a team of juniors.
This team was among the top 8 at the 16 World Junior Cup in Delaclava this season.

The Hockey Federation Srednjaci (HFS) sends a list of players for the World Cup of Hockey 42.

Team name: Srednjaci
Team nickname: Ice Cubs

Head Coach: Tatjana Đureković
Assistant Coach: Andrey Korokin
Assistant Coach: Ivo Tatomirović
Trainer: Oleg Treputsky
Assistant Trainer: Iztok Puc
General Manager: Nikola Serderović
Doctor : Ljubomir Perasović
Doctor Assistant : Mia Ljubičić
physiotherapist : Katarina Tarasović

ROSTER (age)
Starter: Dominik Patković (18)
Backup: Ivana Jkobušić (18)
Third Goalie: Elibora Tatarovska (17)

Left Wingers
First Line LW: Zhuo Wei (19)
Second Line LW: Jelena Ivezić (17)
Third Line LW: Zoran Hlebić (18)
Fourth Line LW: Željko Žic (17)
Not Dressed LW: Branko Otegović (16)

First Line Center: Goran Tuđman (19)
Second Line Center: Ai Toyotama (17)
Third Line Center: Danijela Vrgorac (18)
Fourth Line Centre: Ilya Menkov (17)
Other Forward DRESSED: Eva Hulikova (16)

Right Winger
First Line RW: Petra Jurešić (18) Assistan Captain
Second Line RW: Mirko Buvač (18)
Third Line RW: Ozren Tirić (16)
Fourth Line RW: Julija Hretušić 2(17)
Not Dressed RW: Donald Otto Preus (18)

Right Defencemen
First Line RD: Marija Velić (19)
Second Line RD: Ivan Turešić (17)
Third Line RD: Valentina de Grazi (18)
Not Dressed RD: Viktor Jutre (17)

Left Defensemen:
First Line LD: Jakov Kotreški (19) Captain
Second Line LD: Ivona Filipović (19)
Third Line LD: Su Weiling (18)
Not Dressed : Jana Ušić (16)

Style Modifier: +3

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my Scorers: Yes
Choose Scoring Events: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: Yes
RP Injuries to my Players: No
Godmod Injuries to my Players: No
Assign Penalties to my Players: No
Eject my Players: No
Godmod Other Events: Yes
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Postby Islands Of Ventro » Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:33 am


Due to lack of popularity we could only field a team of twelve participants.

Goalie: Lance Popovitch (Male 25)

Backup Goalie: Hayden Cred (Male 30)

Defensive men: George Hill (Male 26) Jacob Wimer (Male 23)

Backup defensive men: Pedro Andres ( Male 21) Dave Frety (Male 34)

Left wing: Henry Reque III (male 23)

Backup Left Wing: Bob Noice (Male 30)

Right wing: Andy Crosby (male 31)

Backup right wing: Victor Süh (Male 28)

Center: Alex Kriėr (Trans 24)

Backup Center: James Wilson ( male 26)

Head Coach: Willy Patterson

Style: +4

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my Scorers: Yes
Choose Scoring Events: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: No
RP Injuries to my Players: No
Godmod Injuries to my Players: No
Assign Penalties to my Players: Yes
Eject my Players: No
Godmod Other Events: No
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Postby Pius Desurongcrandis » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:25 am


Team Name: Pius Phoenixes
Home League: Region Name Hockey League
Home Ice: Fennex National Arena, Fennex, Pius Desurongcrandis

Head Coach: Bob Rosset
Assistant Head Coach: Carlos Williamson
Offensive Coach: Ray Retz
Defensilve Coach: Hayden Pachuco
Goaltender Coach: Damon Sheeld

Line 1:
LW- Shorty Green #7
C- Brian Arma #9*
RW- Guy Bordun #23
D- Bruce Cotter #61
D- Jimmy Karts #42

Line 2:
LW: Michel Goulette #47
C- George MacDonald #33
RW- Harry Potts #43
D- Ray Dahlst #26**
D- Tom Typ #6

Line 3:
LW- Bobert Hullin #82
C- Barry Alto #5**
RW- Ferdinand Jackson #68
D- Mike Hines #75
D- Bobby Raesh #15

Line 4
LW- Roland Pavilcheck #51
C- Taro Tsjuimoto #74
RW- Linden Geralt #21
D- Muthur Doug-White #98
D- Guy Hutooka #90

Earl Robertson #37
Dom Hassen #39
Powerplay Group 1:
Green, Arma, Bordun, Cotter, Goulette
Powerplay Group 2:
Hullin, Alto, Jackson, Hines, Potts

*Team Captain
**Assistant Captain

LW- John Melvin #86
C- Zemgus Perovia #45
RW- Casey Calebs
D- Phil Houser #20
D-Ricky Ubas #4
LW- Jack Hanson #16
C- Steve Hanson #17
RW- Jeff Hanson #18
D- Tobias Ethan # 88
D- Leroy Marcel #77
G- Tom "Davey" Crocket #30
G- Hoo Gautnolegs #40


Home Arena:

The Pieisan National Hockey Team nicknamed the Pius Phoenixes, currently, Play in the Region Name Hockey League (RNHL). The team draws from their Minor team, the St. Joe's Firebirds, the RNHL Draft, and the Piesian Ice Hockey League (PIHL).

Hockey is the most popular sport in Pius Desurongcrandis, followed closely by Gridiron Football, and is known for producing great Hockey Players.

Style Modifier +3

RP Permission
Just don't kill seriously injure them
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Postby Lu Shan » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:28 am

Nation name: Lǜ Shān
Demonym/adjective: Lǜ Shān
Team nickname: Ice Dragons*

* Note for those who do not wish to play against non-humans. Lǜ Shān is entirely populated by dragons, so the team nickname is literal. All players on the team are dragons. If you'd rather stick to human players, you can ignore this aspect of my roster and interpret the team as a group of rather angry humans wearing red or white kit. Please use the same player names.

Lǜ Shān is a small mountainous island in the North Pacific, which is home to various races of dragons. The dragons have ventured to Græntfjall as part of a trading mission, but became interested in the game of ice hockey and decided to join in. Most players are very new to the sport. Physically, they have exceptional balance thanks to their tails, and are significantly bigger and stronger than humans. However, their stick-handling skills are poor.

The dragons do not normally wear clothes and do not need protective equipment as their scales protect them. For the purposes of team identification, they will paint their back scales red (by default) or white (in case of a clash).

In Lǜ Shān naming conventions, the surname goes first, although the dragons are fairly unfussy about this as they have bigger things to worry about like escaping marauding villagers and protecting their gold.


#78 Ren Shuren
Sex: F • Breath weapon: Fire jet • Natural scale color: Pink • Personality: Enthusiastic

#8 Zhu Cui
Sex: F • Breath weapon: Poison • Natural scale color: Green • Personality: Brave

#1 Lian Fen
Sex: F • Breath weapon: Ice wind • Natural scale color: Deep blue • Personality: Level-headed

As female dragons are larger than male dragons, three female members of the trading crew have been chosen to play in goal. Shuren is the youngest and most agile and should be the starter.


#74 Tao Su
Sex: F • Breath weapon: Vine growth • Natural scale color: Lavender • Personality: Inventive

#41 Zhang Huang
Sex: F • Breath weapon: Vapor • Natural scale color: Silver • Personality: Hard working

#22 Xuan Bi
Sex: F • Breath weapon: Sonic blast • Natural scale color: Lavender • Personality: Sneaky

#00 Yu Da
Sex: M • Breath weapon: Rock tumult • Natural scale color: Aquamarine • Personality: Charismatic

#32 Kong Ju
Sex: F • Breath weapon: Poison • Natural scale color: Turquoise • Personality: Optimistic

#92 Hao Xinyi
Sex: M • Breath weapon: Water spout • Natural scale color: Teal • Personality: Diligent

Again, the size advantage means it's mainly the female dragons on defence, along with the less skilful males. The pairs will be Su-Huang, Bi-Da, and Ju-Xinyi, but any combination can work except that Da and Xinyi will never play together.


#33 Deng Ping
Sex: M • Breath weapon: Lava spout • Natural scale color: Dark green • Personality: Decisive

#33 Zou Hong
Sex: F • Breath weapon: Poison • Natural scale color: Pea green • Personality: Incisive

#88 Zhuan Zhihao
Sex: M • Breath weapon: Water spout • Natural scale color: Pale blue • Personality: Focused

The first line are two quick wingers providing accurate passes to the team's best shooter, Hong.

#82 Jiang Jun
Sex: F • Breath weapon: Sandstorm • Natural scale color: Dark yellow • Personality: Practical

#12 Liang Gengxin
Sex: F • Breath weapon: Banshee howl • Natural scale color: Gold • Personality: Impulsive

#88 Jin Bao
Sex: F • Breath weapon: Freeze ray • Natural scale color: Dark blue • Personality: Methodical

The second line balance two very clear-headed wingers with one very un-clear-headed center! Jun and Bao are the only two that can keep Gengxin's maverick tendencies in check; Gengxin will either score three goals or spend the entire game in the penalty box -- nothing in between.

#30 Dong Xue
Sex: M • Breath weapon: Steam • Natural scale color: Azure • Personality: Contemplative

#93 Cheng Hanying
Sex: F • Breath weapon: Psychic control • Natural scale color: Black • Personality: Flirtatious

#74 Lu Bo
Sex: M • Breath weapon: Radiation blast • Natural scale color: Mud brown • Personality: Disorganized

The third line are again quick wingers who are more likely to assist than score, and Hanying in the middle, who's more likely to bite the head off the referee after mating with his eyeballs than either.

#33 He Shui
Sex: F • Breath weapon: Ultraflame • Natural scale color: Burgundy • Personality: Unpredictable

#11 Lin Fang
Sex: M • Breath weapon: Tsunami • Natural scale color: Royal blue • Personality: Brutal

#72 Xing Jingyi
Sex: F • Breath weapon: Poison • Natural scale color: Pink • Personality: Passionate

The fourth line are the enforcers with the weakest hockey skills but capable of making a difference physically.

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my Scorers: Yes
Choose Scoring Events: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: Yes
RP Injuries to my Players: Yes (no deaths)
Godmod Injuries to my Players: Yes (no deaths)
Assign Penalties to my Players: Yes
Eject my Players: Yes
Godmod Other Events: Yes (you may RP them using their breath weapons but not to kill or cause structural damage to the arenas)
Anything else: As mentioned, if you want to have fun with the dragon theme, run with it! If you don't want to acknowledge it at all, feel free to play against a bunch of (slightly strange) humans
Style Modifier: 0
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Postby Nova Anglicana » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:39 am

Nova Anglicana World Cup of Hockey 42 Roster

Head Coach: Sherm Willis, DC Oilers
Style Modifier: +2.5
Captain: Brett McQueen
Assistant Captains: Julian Stephens, Louis Tremblay

1st Line
RW Sammy Jensen, DC Oilers - a sniper, incredibly fast with a good body
C Julian Stephens, DC Oilers - an excellent scorer and passer, he's an assistant captain and a leader
LW Glen Gray, Eboracum Sharpshooters - a sniper from the other side, he and Jensen will create problems for opposing defenses

2nd Line
RW Brady Dowell, Newfield Rangers - very quick and an excellent shooter
C Victor Hall, Labrador Caribou - good skater and passer, will distribute to his two wings, but isn't afraid to shoot
LW Owen Jones, DC Oilers - bigger than usual for a wing, but an excellent goalscorer

3rd Line
RW Gaston Fortin, Sept-Iles Whalers - Whalers' young phenom has a good body, skates well, and can shoot quick or heavy
C Rene Kelly, Sept-Iles Whalers - he'll shoot or pass, another young guy the Whalers are excited about
LW Robbie Reid, Isca Town Captains - quick as a whip, he's the Captains' best goalscorer because he finds the holes in the defense

4th Line
RW Nick May, Aquae Sulis Bears - just an absolute gunner with a wicked snap shot
C Quinn Baird, Mancunium Raiders - passes above-average, moves above-average, scores above-average, not special but solid all around
LW Brandon Scanlon, Mancunium Raiders - he'll work well with Baird, tall and muscular with an eye for the net

Pair 1
Dirk Ziegler, Pons Aelius Steelers - big body that he's not afraid to sacrifice, can grind you into the dust with his physicality, but is savvy enough to frustrate you without it
Louis Tremblay, Isca Town Captains - the consummate defenseman and the consummate gentleman, excellent defender

Pair 2
Jason Gross, Isca Town Captains - a two-way player who can score and defend, a veteran who knows what it's all about
Marc Levesque, Sept-Iles Whalers - consummate athlete, hustling young player, excellent skater but still learning

Pair 3
Graham Drummond, Newfield Rangers - big body, not a big goalscorer, but athletic and good at his job
Philippe Laurent, Labrador Caribou - big slap shot, pretty good shooter for a d-man, but an excellent defender as well

Brett McQueen, Pons Aelius Steelers - a brick wall in net, not the most athletic, but an excellent netminder
Justin Smith, Isca Town Captains - second best in the league, quite athletic and smart, but can be beaten

Penalty Lines

Power Play 1: 1st line+Pair 2
Power Play 2: 2nd line+Pair 3
Penalty Kill 1: 1st line+Pair 1
Penalty Kill 2: 3rd line+Pair 2

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following...
Choose My Scorers: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: No
RP Injuries to My Players: No
Godmod Injuries to My Players: No
RP Penalties for My Players: Yes, but limited, this is an ICly disciplined team good on the penalty kill, more likely to be outplayed than commit a bunch of penalites
RP Ejections for My Players: No
Godmod Other Events: No
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World Baseball Classic 48, IBS XIII, World Junior Hockey Championships VII, URSA 7s I, Port Louis 7s I, Campionato Esportiva 29 (as NAAZE)

IBS III/VIII, Cup of Harmony 65, AVBF 7s II, WBC 39/44/50

3rd Place
WBC 28/32/36, RUWC XXIX, Cup of Harmony 64, IBS V, WJHC V/VIII/XVI, Beltane Cup II, Londinium 7s II, R7WC VI (eliminated in semis, no 3PPO)

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WBC 29/38/49, IBS VII, RUWC XXI/XXVI, WJHC IV, Londinium 7s I, WCoH 28, RAHI II

WBC 27/30/31/37/41/43/47, IBS VI, IBC 15/31, WJHC VI/IX/XIV, RAHI I, AVBF Rugby Sevens I, RUWC XXIV/XXV

WBC 31/35, Londinium 7s I/II, IBS IX

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Postby Sarzonia » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:40 pm

Sarzonia Stars

Code: Select all
Style modifier: -1
RP Permissions:
Choose goalscorers: Yes
Choose goal scoring events: Yes
Godmode goal scoring events: No*
Penalize players/give game misconducts: Yes
Injure Players: Yes, but I'll determine severity
Godmode other events: If you mean someone got sick, there was a power outage at the rink, there was a disagreement between players, I'll run with it. Anything else is a no-go.

* Stuff like deciding how the goal's scored as long as it's within the realm of realism is fine. Magic shit is not.
Home Rink: Bank of Sarzonia Arena, Nicksia, Benatar, Sarzonia (18,090 capacity)

Coach: Paul Bremerton, 49
Assistant Coach: Joe Crosson, 59
Goalie Coach: Pete Peeters, 58

GOALTENDERS (starter in bold)
32 Jacob Parsons, 25, 5-foot-10, 175 pounds
Uses a butterfly style and quick reflexes to make up for inexperience with positioning. Suspect puck handling. Bremerton is starting him because of his preternatural calm.
39 Yuri Evgenikov, 32, 6-foot-3, 230 pounds
Provides veteran depth in the event of any calamities and uses a stand-up style in contrast to the two butterfly style goalies.
43 Owen Franks, 20, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds
Franks is a stand up goalie who plays the puck well and can be a weapon when the Stars are shorthanded. He scored a goal into an empty net during a college game last season.

First pair
3 Erik Weinert, 33, 6-foot-2, 190 pounds. First alternate captain.
Hard hitter, can pitch in on the power play, but usually isn't the point man with the man advantage. Provides veteran experience in addition to his bruising style of play.
5 Jill Sanders, 25, 5-foot-7, 150 pounds
Certainly not the first woman to play for the Stars, but she's certainly the scrappiest. She willingly goes into the corner to scrum to win pucks.

Second pair
6 Mia Chretién, 34, 5-foot-8, 145 pounds.
Can move the puck in and out of the zone well. Sometimes used on the front line during penalty kills.
7 Erik Weingart, 30, 5-foot-11, 200 pounds. Second alternate captain.
He's there for both hitting and leadership on the ice.

Third pair
18 Jack Bradley, 35, 6-foot-3, 205 pounds.
Size, speed and hard hitting make him a feared defender to go up against. Has worked on conditioning and strength to make his way back to the team.
52 Kirk Stephens, 25, 6-foot-1, 190 pounds.
Stephens is the offensive defenceman on the Stars, and often lines up as a right wing on the penalty kill. He's a threat to score a shorthanded goal.

Seventh defenseman
14 Chris Walton, 27, 6-foot-3, 195 pounds
Can sometimes play on the fourth line or a penalty killing forward if needed, but he's also an at-home defenceman.

First Line
LW 8 Sylvan Turcotte, 35, 6-foot-1, 175 pounds. Captain.
Lefty shooter with the hardest shot on the team. Led his league with 58 goals in 72 games.
C 38 Nate Barnes, 27, 5-foot-11, 189 pounds
Best faceoff guy on the Stars, winning them at a 62 percent clip last season. Second in the league with 78 assists in 72 games.
RW Matt Davies, 25, 6-foot-2, 190 pounds
Lanky and fast, also with good puck movement skills, but can be relatively easy to get physical with.

Second Line
LW: 13 Cameron Granato, 35, 5-foot-10, 180 pounds.
A righty shooter even though he plays left wing. Provides some scoring punch for the second line
C: Alyssa Hannigan, 25, 5-foot-7, 149 pounds.
A great puck distributor, she often features as the first or second line centre on the power play.
RW: Calan Leftwich, 26, 5-foot-10, 180 pounds.
Plays well enough on defence to be on the checking line, but his offence keeps him on the ice in offensive situations. Could double-shift to the fourth line in case of injury.

Third Line
LW: 15 Jeff Tucker, 31, 5-foot-11, 179 pounds.
Has the versatility to play any of the three forward positions offensively, but his defence is suspect.
C: 16 Colin Yarmouth, 23, 5-foot-8, 175 pounds.
Plays a sparkplug style, but is still working on the conditioning and stamina needed to play on the first two lines. May not be able to play long minutes in extended knockout round overtime sessions.
RW:24 Ray Olendorff, 33, 6-foot-1, 190 pounds.
Plays harder than most. Is now much improved in conditioning, but meshes so well with the third line that he only plays on the other lines in knockout stage matches.

Fourth Line
LW: 25 Alan Donald, 38, 6-foot-1, 215 pounds.
Sarzonia's designated enforcer, led the league in penalty minutes 11 of the last 13 seasons. Has the national record for most PIM.
C: 26 Cliff Sauerchuck, 30, 6-foot-4, 230 pounds
His checking and physical play are what have him playing fourth line centre, but his ability to win faceoffs and distribute the puck are why he plays centre.
RW: 44 Terré Sombulier, 24, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds
They check well, and cleanly. That's why they're fourth line.

Potential injury replacement
Brett Tanguay, Jr., 20, 6-foot-1, 215 pounds
He has skill and power, and fires a blistering shot from the point. The son of the defence-minded assistant coach is as offence-minded as it gets.
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Postby Sarzonia » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:49 pm

Many of the Sarzonian national ice hockey team players and coaches were looking to retire after the 40th World Cup of Hockey and start integrating new talent like winger Brett Tanguay, Jr. and goaltender Owen Franks, but the Incorporated Ice Hockey Federation had other ideas.

When Taeshan were named the hosts of WCoH 41, the Sarzonian powers that be opted not to send any team to the World Cup, citing "irregularities" in the 10th Quidditch World Cup, which saw the defending champion Stars not win a single match and fail to advance to the knockout rounds for the first time in history. IIHF organisers put out a terse, two-paragraph statement explaining that as their reason and referred reporters to that statement when asked for further details.

Thus, the Stars team that returns to WCoH 42 contains all the same players as the one that shocked its way into the knockout rounds in WCoH 40. Coach Paul Bremerton said he was "still open" to calling up Tanguay and Franks to the senior team, as the Stars gather for the final stages of their training camp at Bank of Sarzonia Arena in Nicksia.

"I'm more than willing to inject some youth into what's becoming an old-in-the-tooth team," Bremerton said. "Brett Tanguay is the sort of talent that only comes around once in a generation and I'd love to see him in a Stars sweater on the senior level. And Owen Franks was really vital for that team in the pipes. We saw what happened when both players aged out." The Junior Stars missed out on the knockout rounds of the most recent World Junior Hockey Championships in Delaclava after a 9-6 loss to the host nation.

Speaking of Delaclava, the Phoenixes will be the opponent for Sarzonia on Matchday 5. However, Bremerton isn't looking at the opportunity to play their southern neighbours as revenge.

"We're looking at it as a great matchup," he said. "They're our greatest rivals and dearest friends. That's all it is to us."
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Postby Graintfjall » Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:31 am

Team name: Græntfjall
TLA: GRÆ [GRF when not available]
Demonym: Græntfjaller
Team nickname: Ice Wolves

Kit: White with blue detail and blue socks; alternate is the reverse. Because all Græntfjaller names are patronymic, players typically have their first name on the backs of their shirts.

Coach: Freybjörn Fabiansson
Assistants: Per Dansson, Marís Finnsson

Despite another failure to qualify, KG have this time kept faith with Freybjörn Fabiansson. Having spent a little time working abroad, Freybjörn has a slightly more nuanced grasp of international rules than most Græntfjaller coaches. The emphasis for the team remains on a defense-first, heavily physical style of play, however.

Squad: A 22-person squad has been named for the tournament.
  • The Græntfjaller Hockey League (GHL) is a small league, but rivals the GPL (football) for popularity in terms of the national sport.
  • Græntfjaller players tend to be on the bigger side [by human standards], and very physical, fore-checking and back-checking with equal vigor. But this means trading off for speed and most are not skilled puck-handlers by international standards. They hit a lot of one-timers.
  • GHL rules are laxer on charging, cross-checking, and shots to the head than international rules.
  • Fighting is a basically unknown phenomenon in the GHL.
  • Players in italics are new; all were part of the WJHC squad.
1. Tom Finngeirsson (Laafjörður) – G
3. Kristoffer Rudisson (Ilsburg) – RW [A]
13. Vígþór Patrekursson (Ilsburg) – G
20. Þorkell Magnþórsson (Mühlrich) – LW
21. Eiríkur Hálfdánsson (Harmersgrunn) – LW
26. Dýrmundur Asbjørnsson (Hinteram) – RW
32. Bjarni Davíðsson (Hinteram) – D
39. Auðunn Friðlaugursson (Akurgarten) – LW
45. Aapeli Guttisson (Harmersgrunn) – G
58. Ben Espensson (Folte) – D
60. Lukas Jalmarisson (Laafjörður) – C
68. Jack Jokulsson (Kangasdorf) – C
73. Jason Bensson (free agent) – D
77. Þórlaugur Skíðisson (Laafjörður) – RW
79. Víkingur Gunnólfursson (Zevogur) – RW
81. Anakol Maximiliansson (Haderhavn) – C
84. Florian Sigurfinnursson (Kangasdorf) – D [C]
85. Alexander Steinnsson (Akurgarten) – C
87. Bjarnleifur Asgeirsson (free agent) – D [A]
89. Christian Sofusson (free agent) – LW
90. Róbert Grímúlfursson (Ilsburg) – D
96. Guðmann Svanbergursson (Laafjörður) – D

Lines will be flexible and adjusted over the course of the tournament but provisionally:

GK1: Tom
Tom is a 21 year old 6’3” hybrid-style goalkeeper who has already proven himself the most consistent of the GHL goalkeepers, even if he's generally played on teams without the offensive power to deliver many wins.

D1: Florian – Ben
D2: Bjarni – Bjarnleifur
D3: Guðmann – Jason
7th: Robert
Florian and Ben are big, heavy, hard-hitters; most of the rest are even bigger, even heavier, and even harder-hitting, but Bjarnleifur, somehow still looking to become the first Græntfjaller to play overseas – is by far the best two-way player.

L1: Auðunn – Jack – Þórlaugur
L2: Christian – Anakol – Kristoffer
L3: Þorkell – Lukas – Dýrmundur
L4: Eiríkur – Alexander – Víkingur
Akurgarten aren't the strongest side but provide much of the first line. Auðunn is a bruising sniper, Jack the only player with any real speed or puck-handling skill. Younger and less experienced than the defensemen, the offense is still big and slow by international standards.

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my Scorers: Yes
Choose Scoring Events: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: Maybe, ask first if you have something unusual planned
RP Injuries to my Players: Yes, but let me determine the severity
Godmod Injuries to my Players: Maybe, ask first and let me determine the severity
Godmod Other Events: Maybe, ask first
Other: You can sign any of my players should you wish (or draft from the WJHC), given how bad my own league is I'm happy to send them overseas, just shoot me a TG

A note on penalties: Græntfjallers will probably be perceived as dirty players by international standards, but they are not intentionally out to inflict cheap shots, but rather used to league rules that are laxer on checking. Most could not even spell ‘concussion protocol’.

A note on fighting: Græntfjallers will not initiate fights. Please do not RP my players initiating fights, ever. That said, if someone else starts a fight, they may respond. Most should be physically able to handle themselves; I don’t object to you RPing your players ‘winning’ fights but don’t have them mop the ice with mine.

A note on pictures: Please do not use photographs of RL people/teams/stadiums and say they are my players/team/country.

Style Modifier: -2.5
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Solo: IBC30, WCoH42
Co-host: CR36, BoF74
Champions: BoF73
Runners-up: DBC49, EC10
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