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World Cup of Hockey 43 - Everything thread

Postby Kelssek » Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:10 pm

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This is the thread for rosters, RP, results, and other content in the 43rd World Cup of Hockey.
Group A
Nephara [NR]
Lorenthia [47]
Gyatso-Kai [6]
Græntfjall [16]
Neu Engollon [21]
Chromatika [27]
Banija [12]
Valanora [3]
Bollonich [NR]
Elejamie [30]
Snow and Ice Caps [NR]
Malandrin [NR]

Group B
Abanhfleft [10]
Schutzenphalia and West Ruhntuhnkuhnland [NR]
TJUN-ia [17]
Mercedini [5]
Srednjaci [44]
Cassadaigua [4]
Delaclava [28]
The Jovannic [71]
Lisander [NR]
Fluvannia [14]
Vilita and Turori [25]
Eshialand [NR]

Group C
Squronshelan Remnant States [NR]
Recuecn [11]
Ranoria [32]
Savojarna [8]
Behetij [NR]
Nova Anglicana [24]
Siovanija & Teusland [1]
Placely Placington [NR]
Sarzonia [15]
Sannyamathland [40]
Magnecia [NR]
Kelssek [18]

Group D
Gergary [29]
Gatchingerrak Union [NR]
Brentboro [NR]
Raspotochje [NR]
United States of Devonta [22]
Ko-oren [2]
HUElavia [7]
Equestrian States [13]
Le Choix [34]
Atheara [NR]
Poafmersia [23]
Quebec and Shingoryeo [9]


Cutoff times will be 2359 UTC on the specified day.
MD1 - 3 Aug - 1v12, 2v11, 3v10, 4v9, 5v8, 6v7
MD2 - 4 Aug - 12v7, 8v6, 9v5, 10v4, 11v3, 1v2
MD3 - 5 Aug - 2v12, 3v1, 4v11, 5v10, 6v9, 7v8
Break
MD4 - 7 Aug - 12v8, 9v7, 10v6, 11v5, 1v4, 2v3
MD5 - 8 Aug - 3v12, 4v2, 5v1, 6v11, 7v10, 8v9
MD6 - 9 Aug - 12v9, 10v8, 11v7, 1v6, 2v5, 3v4
Break
MD7 - 11 Aug - 4v12, 5v3, 6v2, 7v1, 8v11, 9v10
MD8 - 12 Aug - 12v10, 11v9, 1v8, 2v7, 3v6, 4v5
MD9 - 13 Aug - 5v12, 6v4, 7v3, 8v2, 9v1, 10v11
Break
MD10 - 15 Aug - 12v11, 1v10, 2v9, 3v8, 4v7, 5v6
MD11 - 16 Aug - 6v12, 7v5, 8v4, 9v3, 10v2, 11v1
Break
R16 - 18 Aug
Break
QF - 20 Aug
SF - 21 Aug
3PPO/Final - 22 Aug

Venue assignment
Three venues will be used per group, per matchday. Two matches will be played in each venue, and they are listed in order. Thus, on MD1, group A will have matches between 1v12 and 2v11 played in Kirkenes, 3v10 and 4v9 in Neorvins, and 5v8 and 6v7 in Redswyth.

Group A
MD1-4: Kirkenes, Neorvins, Redswyth
MD5-7: Latrobe, Ulyanof, Arvika
MD8-11: Laneux, Mazinaw, Burnaby

Group B
MD 1-4: Laneux, Ulyanof, Mazinaw
MD5-7: Burnaby, Breton, Outineau
MD8-11: Langlois, Kirkenes, Redswyth

Group C
MD 1-4: Latrobe, Arvika, Burnaby
MD 5-7: Laneux, Mazinaw, Langlois
MD 8-11: Neorvins, Outineau, Breton

Group D
MD 1-4: Langlois, Breton, Outineau
MD 5-7: Kirkenes, Neorvins, Redswyth
MD 8-11: Ulyanof, Latrobe, Arvika

Kelssek: A visitor's guide
Host cities
Lightwood Arena, Arvika (13,200)
Arvika is on the northern shore of the Great Cariboo Lake just a couple hundred kilometres from the northern polar circle and Surono's provincial capital with a population of around 400,000. It's known as a place to go see polar bears (not too near to town, happily) and the aurora borealis at any time of the year, at this latitude, in this part of the country, localized entirely within your kitchen. Tourist attractions include the Arctic Museum of Digital Culture focusing particularly on video games, and the Far North Museum which does science and natural history. Visitors also come for the Midnight Sun arts and electronic music festival, held in a large park 60 km outside the city during the summer.

Maritime Road, Breton (18,700)
Breton (Breçan in Frankish) is known for the brightly-painted heritage buildings that line the streets of Fairhill. Its large natural harbour is today used as the largest base of the Kelssek Navy, and the city's naval heritage is a major feature of Shearwater, the district across the harbour from central Breton adjacent to the base. Breton also has a large student population as home to three major universities: Dartmouth University, Saints University, and the University of Haligonia. Attractions include Granville Square, Keefe's Brewery, the Maritime Museum of Kelssek, and the deliciously fresh seafood offloaded at Dartford Market.

Newham Wharf, Burnaby (18,800)
Burnaby is the centre of Kelssek's 3rd-largest metro area with a population over 7 million, nestled between the mountains and the shores of Lake Konoha. The city and its surroundings is a mecca for outdoor sports especially skiing, mountain biking, and climbing. A walk along the Seaforth Park Trail promises spectacular views of the mountains, lake, and the landmark Sanoqua Gate Bridge. Junction Beach was Kelssek's first clothing-optional beach and its adjacent Khatsalano neighbourhood was a focus of the new-age counterculture.

Harbourside Gardens, Kirkenes (19,200)
Kirkenes is the most populous city in Kelssek, a huge and bustling multicultural metropolis. The city's character comes through in neighbourhoods like Little Ariddia, Bathurst Gardens, and Lancaster Hill. Fashionable boutiques and other opportunities for bourgeois consumerism are located in the Rosewood area. The 540-metre Panopti Tower is an iconic landmark, the St. Jude Market is a good stop for fine foods or a quick meal, Melbourne Square and Caron Street are where to go out, and the Museum of Global Civilization is pretty cool to learn about history and cultures and stuff. The Loyalist Fort National Historic Site is where the enemies of the revolution holed themselves up. The city also has a lively microbrewery scene. See also the street map, and the TComm Subway.

Jardins de Carée-Boudoin, Laneux (18,900)
Laneux is the capital of Roites and tourists usually pass through the city on the way to the ski fields and hot springs of the Rempart Mountains. You could get a beer and watch people rowing on the river in Longue-Pointe I guess.

Aréna Olympique, Langlois (20,100)
Langlois is a large city on the coast of Beaulac which enjoys a relatively mild climate. Known as a city of a thousand hills, its scenic setting and colourfully-painted houses of the Côte Rouge feature on postcards, while restaurants offering the city's trademark fish stew crowd the Promenade des Brumes. The lavish architecture of the homes and haunts of the city's rich and powerful early-modern era merchant class are one of the attractions of Vielle-Ville. Langlois remains an important port and centre of Kelssek's shipbuilding industry, as well as for higher education and research, home of the Université nationale beaulacoise. Something else to see is the Gothic towers of the 900-year old Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Langlois, and there are also good wineries in the surrounding rural areas.

Bantam Yards, Latrobe (19,400)
Latrobe is a major city of over 5 million. It has a lively music and arts scene, two top research universities, and is a centre for the software, media, and auto industries. The Museum for Human Rights is a relatively new landmark just off Republic Square, the historic heart of Latrobe where visitors can take their pick from a number of brewpub and restaurant patios to patronize. The small shops, cafés, and galleries of the old city's winding alleys are a diverting way to spend an afternoon. Arts and culture sites include the Centre for the Moving Image, National Gallery of Etnier, the People's Opera House. Nagorno Park along the Yalumbia river is the city's landmark green space and dotted with art sculptures.

Eolienne Dome, Mazinaw (17,900)
Mazinaw is naturally scenic and the best views can be had with a hike through River Ravine Park, at one end of which can be found the ruins of Castle Lions. The city is architecturally unfortunate, due to its growth spurt during the time when concrete modernism was in fashion. Over the years the city has grown and absorbed the town of Perrit Wells whose historic baths have been a wellness destination for centuries. The historic town's centre has brass taps of its famous mineral water which you can fill your bottle from.

Federation Arena, Neorvins (19,100)
Neorvins is the federal capital, a middle-sized city with a metropolitan population of just over two million. It hosts a large number of public institutions and museums catering to a wide range of interests; indeed it’s the more esoteric ones that are probably more worth a visit as the most famous art pieces tend to be in Outineau or Kirkenes. These include: the National Capital Exhibition, a museum of Kelssek’s social and political history, the Royal Palace Museum, which focuses on the former royalty and the Kelssek Revolution, the Parliamentary Art Gallery, the Bank of Kelssek Monetary Experience, which makes central banking as thrilling as possible, the Museum of War and Peace, housed in a decommissioned nuclear bunker, and Polar Institute, which educates visitors on life in the far north and the history of polar exploration. Other sights to see include the Parliament of Kelssek public tours, Queen’s Market and Guilds Hall, Place Paul Langlois, Shawinigan Gate, the Revolutionaries Monument, and pleasant walks can be had in Federation Park, and Kieran Pearson Park.

Aréna St-Jacques, Outineau (20,600)
Outineau is a major city with a huge metropolitan area, it is primarily Frankish-speaking and a centre for education, technology, aerospace, engineering, and commodity futures trading. It’s also the provincial capital of Beaulac. The popular tourist things to do are to check out the historic Ville-Baptiste, the oldest part of the city, the lively and vibrant streets of the Plateau-Mont-Phare and Quartier Faubourg , look at art in the Musée des Beaux Arts and Musée pour l'art d'aujourd'hui, eat poule mouilée or viande fumée, and go to one of the music, beer, coffee, literary, comedy, and art festivals that are always going on.

Salmonwynd, Redswyth (18,400)
Redswyth is a post-industrial city that is still home to a great deal of aerospace and auto manufacturing. Its time as the industrial centre of Kelssek leaves its legacy in the city's impressive Gothic revival architecture. Dorson Quays, the banks of the Northern Canal, and Eastbourne Road are the most interesting neighbourhoods to find nightlife and interesting shops. Other tourist attractions include Redswyth Castle, the oldest portions of which date back over a thousand years, the impeccable landscaping of the University of Redswyth, the Museum of Industry which covers both factories and the labour movement, and the modern art collections of the Great Northern Gallery.

Great Northern Coliseum, Ulyanof (18,900)
Ulyanof is the provincial capital of Lupinissia, a prairie city built on agriculture industries (mostly wheat, cattle, and corn) and the Western Mutual insurance cooperative. Despite being a large city of 4 million, it’s known for a friendly, laid-back, country culture. Microbreweries and bistros are thick around Platt Place and the Lorimier district. The surrounds have got great spots for whitewater rafting. The ultramodern Art Institute of Lupinissia is the city’s newest architectural landmark.
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Postby Atheara » Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:42 pm

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Welcome to the 43rd edition fo the World Cup of Hockey! Atheara, despite participating in the 16th World Junior Hockey Championships, never participated in the 42nd edition of the WCoH. This time Atheara will be fixing that mistake. 17th WJHC and the 43rd WCoH. Atheara is a particularly hockey driven nation, with football and a few other sports toppling it in terms of popularity. This is the roster for the 43rd edition of the World Cup of Hockey, to be hosted in Kelssek. There will be three main lines for the team.

Name of Staff      Gender  Age  Nationality        Role
Midervon Lesinkch Male 51 Danish - French Head Coach
John Ademont Male 48 American Assistant Coach
Katerina Minoslav Female 32 Belorussian Head Medic
Alexandra Dicech Female 30 Russian - Czech Assistant Medic
Alena Pirvalawski Female 29 Polish Physio
Georgey Istella Male 36 American - Spanish Tactician


No   Name of Player          Gender   Age  Nationality          Position and Role
91 Brent Tifflehower Male 25 Scottish - English Forward
3 Hevira Diandottir Female 24 Icelandic Forward
17 Peter Semirolski Male 26 Polish Forward
34 Liveria Lestepol Female 25 English - German Defender
23 Oddvar Elstad Male 26 Norwegian Defender
1 Folke Hallström Male 25 Swedish Goalkeeper, Captain

45 Ella Holgersson Female 23 Swedish Forward
99 Marcus Alleray Male 25 English - Scottish Forward
80 Keher Van Lugerdan Male 27 German Forward, Captain
71 Rena Igerstrom Female 26 Swedish - German Defender
54 Eva Marewalski Female 26 Polish Defender
4 Karlstone Imunovic Male 25 English - Croatian Goalkeeper

22 Michael Harris Male 21 Scottish Forward
56 Erik Gledden Male 22 Scottish - Norwegian Forward
31 Alexander Kurov Male 20 Russian Forward
39 Tohan Harilyawski Male 21 Polish - German Defender, Captain
66 Corros Von Alekheer Male 20 German Defender
2 Richofen Graf Spleisher Male 21 German Goalkeeper


There are many questions to be asked with this line up for the three lines. One, why so many youngsters and a whole line dedicated to them? Two, why so many English and Scottish people? Three, why not much female players? Let's start by answering these questions one by one. Because of the fact many are in disbelief and trust me, i am too.

The reason why there is an entire line of youngsters is because they are the next generation of players. Giving them experience against difficult and more experience opponents gives us the chance to see how far they can develop. And of course, this doesn't mean they will not perform. They were some of the better half of players during the two World Junior Hockey Championships, so don't think so lowly of them.

English and Scottish people are more known for their chess and football in Atheara. However, that doesn't mean they don't have hockey talent. Many of the English and Scots here have great hockey talent, and it would be a waste not to use it to the fullest potential just because they do not follow the norm of their societies. Everyone deserves better, you know?

Three, remember, male players are generally more skilled in hockey, despite the lesser amount of popularity that makes it overshadowed by chess, football, and just to name a few. The women we chose were some of the best available in Atheara. They deserve a spot, as their talent cannot be denied by gender. Equality is needed for Atheara to function, keep that in mind.

That is all, we now wait for what's next.
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Postby Ko-oren » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:56 am

Ko-oren - WCOH 43

Team Colours: Green, blue, yellow
Demonym: Ko-orenite
Nickname: Dragonflies, Green-and-blue
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Jerseys: Home, Away

Position, Name, Age, Team

Goalies
G Aiane Alacia (24) - Serevne Northerners
G Eliun Aoporin (27) - Aevanna Explorers-Mariners
G Per Janszoon (19) - Launott Polar Bears

Defencemen
Line 1
D Elinei Aegarial (29) - Serevne Northerners
D Winand Nedergard (26) - West Coast Blizzards
Line 2
D Alaguna Aeniva (31) - Launott Polar Bears
D Aiane Auvia (26) - Aevanna Scouts
Line 3
D Roger Haarstad (28) - Aevanna Plains Wanderers
D Allan Molander (22) - Aevanna Plains Wanderers
Substitute
D Aonalaira Aune (22) - South Aevanna Storm

Wingers
Line 1
RW Torsten Groenbloem (24) - Straudum Ice
LW Kjell IJsberg (25) - Noordrug Bi-state
Line 2
RW Alagen Acilea (22) - Arboren Vortex
LW Izan Aiamalod (25) - Launott Polar Bears
Line 3
RW Aewen Ailise (30) - Aevanna Plains Wanderers
LW Aifa Aelise (19) - Aevanna Scouts
Substitute
RW Aerine Aorifi (25) - South Aevanna Storm

Centres
Line 1
C Aorale Enibel (29) - Egevea Islanders
Line 2
C Yaller Nyan (31) - West Coast Blizzards
Line 3
C Hallady Buck (27) - West Coast Blizzards

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. Tarrashall is also a culture that you'll run into, famous players from there include Hallady Buck and Yaller Nyan, and they often play for the West Coast Blizzards.

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.

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Sarzonia Stars


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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)
Home kits: Navy blue with silver trim
Away kits: White with navy blue trim
Alternate kits: Silver with navy trim


Coach: Brett Tanguay, Sr., 42
Assistant Coach: Joe Crosson, 59
Goalie Coach: Pete Peeters, 58

ROSTER
GOALTENDERS (starter in bold)
32 Jacob Parsons, 26, 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.
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.

DEFENCEMEN
First pair
14 Chris Walton, 27, 6-foot-3, 195 pounds. Alternate captain.
Can sometimes play on the fourth line or a penalty killing forward if needed, but he's also an at-home defenceman.
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
19 Gil Sondberg, 24, 6-foot, 185 pounds
Has surprising physicality compared to his size. He's a big hitter and he's a force in the weight room.
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
55 Milt Radner, 22, 6-foot-4, 210 pounds
Has youthful energy but lacks the polish needed for a spot on a main pairing.

FORWARDS
First Line
LW 19 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.
C 38 Nate Barnes, 27, 5-foot-11, 189 pounds. Captain.
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.
7 RW 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.

Second Line
LW: 22 Dylan Bannister, 29, 6-foot, 210 pounds
Bannister replaces the now-retired Cameron Granato as the second line left wing. He has acknowledge he has big skates to fill, though perhaps not as big as also retired left wing Sylvan Turcotte's.
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: 37 Brock Willingham, 24, 6-foot-3, 215 pounds
Takes over the enforcer role from Alan Donald, though he has more skill and a little bit less pure braun. Don't sleep on him in a fight, though.
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.
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Postby Sarzonia » Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:09 pm

Paul Bremerton will be returning as the Sarzonian national ice hockey team manager. So, too, will many of the players on the World Cup of Hockey 42 squad.

However, some of the biggest names from World Cups past won't be coming back.

Yes, that includes arguably Sarzonia's greatest ice hockey player ever, left wing Sylvan Turcotte, who retired after the last World Cup of Hockey. Fellow left wing and arguably the second biggest star on the team Cameron Granato is also hanging up his skates. So, too is left wing and enforcer Alan Donald.

"Those guys gave their hearts and souls to this programme," Bremerton said. "I couldn't ask them for anything more. We're going to miss all three of them for what they brought on the ice and what they brought off it." The Stars will benefit from moving one player from a potential emergency addition to the top line as Brett Tanguay, Jr. immediately earned a spot as the first line right wing. He takes that role over from Matt Davies, who moves to Turcotte's place on the left wing.

Tanguay starred for the Baby Stars Under 20 national team in the 14th World Junior Championships, earning Donnaconnan fan recognition as the top player in the tournament. Bremerton had high praise for the youngster, saying "he's got great hockey IQ and he's fit in very well with the other players on the team."

Dylan Bannister assumes Granato's place as the second line left wing, but Bannister readily admits he can't "replace" Granato.

"There's no way," Bannister said. "He brought a lot of intangibles that come from experience. I couldn't do that, at least not internationally."

One longtime Stars stalwart who is remaining is third line left wing Jeff Tucker, whom Bremerton was able to talk into staying despite his originally intended plans to retire. He said he was offered the captain's "C" but declined it.

"I prefer to work more behind the scenes," he said. "I don't see myself as a verbal, in-your-face leader."

That would be left wing and new Stars enforcer Brock Willingham. He takes over the role of the designated fight guy from Donald, although he features a deft touch with the puck and an ability to read opposing players.

"I feel confident I can win a fight, but that's not my only reason for being here," he said.

The relative youth movement makes this Sarzonia squad noticeably younger than the previous edition, though there are still plenty of players who have experience.

"We just canceled our orders of Geritol except for Ray Olendorff," said fourth line centre Cliff Sauerchuck of the oldest player on the Sarzonia squad.
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Postby Elejamie » Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:52 pm

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Nickname: The Ice-a-phants
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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 Ice-a-phants as of 2021 - 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)

Home:
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Away:
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Alt:
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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)

Goaltenders:

No. Name Age Position Club
1 Ricardo Bejarano 28 G (S) Edgebaston Shamrocks
96 Adrian Lambert 23 G (B) Darlaston Wolves (MSL)

Defenders

Line 1

No. Name Age Position Club
2 Lupe 33 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 29 RD Rosetta Royals

Line 3

No. Name Age Position Club
15 Neil Cuevas 29 LD Elejamie City Ice Elephants
23 Rafinho 31 RD Avon Stars

Forwards

Line 1

No. Name Age Position Club
29 Stacy Saunders (C) 24 LW Kingston Knights (QHL)
20 Cerin Meloten 30 C Rosetta Royals
14 Bill Harrison 28 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) 30 RW Avon Stars

Line 3

No. Name Age Position Club
8 Ethan Swinburne 32 LW Edgebaston Shamrocks
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

Scratches

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 29 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


PP1:
Lupe-Keane
Saunders-Meloten-Harrison
PP2:
Pinto-Rafinho
Madgwick-Espinosa-Han

PK1:
Lupe-Keane
Meloten-Saunders
PK2:
Cuevas-Rafinho
Harrison-Espinosa

3-on-3 1:
Lupe-Keane
Saunders
3-on-3 2:
Cuevas-Rafinho
Madgwick


Declan Madgwick Memorial Stadium, Davenport, WYKN
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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
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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.
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I INTRODUCED THE NS SPORTS COMMUNITY TO URINATINGTREE AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS SIGNATURE

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Delaclava
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Postby Delaclava » Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:42 pm

Delaclava national hockey team
World Cup of Hockey 42


This team has achieved 3rd Place, World Cup of Hockey 16, and 2nd Place, Atlantian Oceania Hockey Championship 7.
The U20 also has achieved 2nd Place at World Junior Hockey Championships 16 and 17; some of these players are included on the squad.


Overview

Nation: The United Republic of Delaclava
Demonym: Delaclav
Trigramme: DEL
Team Name: Phoenixes
Kit: Primary, gold with red sleeves and numbering and white trim; Secondary, white with red sleeves and numbering and gold trim.

The Phoenixes national team typically plays a tough, gritty style with a lot of physicality and emphasis on red-line play and forechecking. Due to the increasing diversity and talent of hockey across Delaclav, some regional styles of play are much quicker and offensive-minded, so this version of the team is more offensively aggressive than iterations past.

Roster

Head Coach: Arthur Lemaire
Assistant Coach: Mark McDevitt
Assistant Coach: Gerard MacLeod
Goaltending Coach: Roland Haase
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Aron Jankovic

#	Pos	Name	            Age	 Height	Weight	Shoots	Team
1 G Bradley Konta 20 6-3 180 R Kalinin Silver Knights
2 LW Danny Ballac 19 5-9 160 L Stockton Snipers
3 LD Evan Ryan 23 6-6 185 R Crystal Lake Cavaliers
4 C Edan Bullard 21 5-9 160 R Stockton Snipers
5 RW Ted Malone 21 5-7 140 R Salem Ice Lasers
6 LD Bohdan Kirilenko 19 6-6 205 R Kalinin Silver Knights
7 RW Evan Sexton 26 6-1 170 R Novick Wranglers
8 RD Cäsar Schlesinger 22 6-5 195 L Kalinin Silver Knights
9 RD Max Devane 23 6-2 180 L Salem Ice Lasers
10 C Alex Coburn 26 5-11 170 L Novick Wranglers
11 LW Logan Wynne 22 5-11 170 R St. Ivor Blades
12 LW Calum Dunn 23 5-9 145 R Stockton Snipers
14 LW Vadim Milekhin 28 5-8 135 R Narkyla Norsemen
19 LW Jehiel Abreu (C) 26 5-11 175 R Cleopatrana Owls
20 LD Sam Robertson 27 6-6 200 R Novick Wranglers
24 RW Brody Callaghan 23 6-4 185 L Stockton Snipers
28 LD Antoine Clement (A) 25 6-3 195 R Stockton Snipers
31 G Tom Sutton 31 6-3 190 R Breton Valley Panthers
34 C Peter Požgaj (A) 20 6-1 180 R Solveheim Wildcats
35 G David Hauser 17 6-1 155 R Spaulding Sabres
41 RW Zoltan Bondra 18 5-9 145 R Breton Valley Panthers
42 C Tomas Bondra 18 5-11 180 L Breton Valley Panthers
44 RD Radovan Němec 34 6-4 190 R Valhalla Kamikaze Yeti
47 C Blahoslav Pavlík 22 5-10 145 R Kalinin Silver Knights


Lines

Forward Lines
1) Abreu -- Bullard -- Malone
2) Wynne -- Coburn -- Sexton
3) Dunn -- Požgaj -- Z. Bondra
4) Milekhin -- Pavlik -- Callaghan

Defensive Pairings
1) Clement -- Devane
2) Kirilenko -- Schlesinger
3) Ryan -- Němec

Goaltender Depth Chart
1) Sutton
2) Konta

Reserves: Ballac, T. Bondra; Robertson; Hauser

Power Play 1: Abreu, Bullard, Wynne; Clement, Požgaj
Power Play 2: Dunn, Coburn, Malone; Kirilenko, Sexton
Penalty Kill/5-on-3 1: Callaghan, (Požgaj), Kirilenko, Nemec
Penalty Kill/5-on-3 2: Sexton, (Pavlik), Ryan, Schlesinger

Hero Line 1: Abreu, Bullard, Malone; Clement, Sexton
Extra Skaters: Wynne, Z. Bondra, Coburn
Protect the Lead: Abreu, Bullard, Požgaj, Clement, Devane

RP Permissions, Other Info

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my Scorers: Yes
Choose Scoring Events: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: Message first
RP Injuries to my Players: Yes
Godmod Injuries to my Players: Message first
Godmod Other Events: Message first
Style Modifier: 0
Other Notes: Delaclava hockey has a zero-tolerance policy on fighting; under no circumstances will players drop the gloves during the competition, and any attempt an opponent makes to fight a Phoenix is only going to return in a two-minute instigator penalty. Similarly, Phoenixes will not commit reckless or excessive penalties, although they certainly will pick up the usual penalties like hooking, holding, tripping, etc. as a part of genuine attempts to defend the play.
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2x WORLD BOWL CHAMPIONS (13 & 15)
Champions of World Team Tennis Championship 2 and 3, World Cup of Masters III, Quidditch World Cup 2, Baptism of Iron 2
2nd: World Bowl 11, International Basketball Championship 31, World Junior Hockey Championships 16 and 17, AO Hockey Championship 7, AO Basketball Championship 5, World Lacrosse Championship 16
3rd: World Cup of Hockey 16, World Bowls 41 and 42, AO Basketball Championships 6 and 7, Di Bradini Cup 15
4th: Baptism of Fire 34

Hosts of World Cup 55, Cup of Harmony 44 and 46, Baptism of Fire 72; World Bowl 11, 15, and 39; IBC 7 & 31; AOCAF 31; WJHC 16; etc.
Founder of Scott Cup and World Team Tennis Championship.

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Eshialand
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Postby Eshialand » Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:35 am

The Eshian Hockey Federation
17th World Junior Hockey Champions
Roster for World Cup of Hockey XLIII

If we've learned anything, it's that you can't kill hockey's popularity in Eshialand. Believe you me, the king tried to replace it with soccer, but the soccer team's shockingly early exit in IAC XIII happening at the same time as the Junior Owls winning the title at WJHC XVII only served to cement hockey's position at the top of the Eshian sporting hierarchy, back where it belonged the whole time.

Trigrams: ESH (common use), ESL (for archival/statistical situations where ESH would cause problems)
Nickname: the Owls
Style: +2

Coach: Alexander MARAN (M, 51)
Back from the WJHC is Coach Maran, the man who took a team of teenaged nobodies and turned them into champions. What could he do with a more experienced team? Only time will tell.


Roster (starters in bold):

Goaltenders:
    G #28 Carter BUISA (M, 25) (Alternate Captain)
    The star goalie for the London Wolves, Carter is probably best remembered for the time he shot the puck all the way down the ice to score on the Eshialand City Gryphons' empty net, though he'd rather be remembered for actually being a good goalie, which he certainly is.
    G #1 Dustin BANKS (M, 18)
    G #51 Martin LENCHIN (M, 26)

Defenders:
    D #16 Jessica LAMBEAU (F, 24) (Alternate Captain)
    When the Eshian Hockey League opened up to both genders for the 2019-20 season, Jessica was one of the first young female stars on the scene, winning the William Davis Trophy for highest-scoring defender in each of her first two seasons, and currently the front-runner to win a third time. Expect her to play extremely offensively in this tournament, scoring more goals than many forwards.
    D #42 Andrej HEPERUDA (M, 29)

    D #6 Michael KAUSY (M, 19)
    D #24 Logan BARROW (M, 23)

    D #9 Penelope RALEIGH (F, 18)
    D #15 Charlie THOMAS (M, 27)

Forwards:
    LW #31 Jason MENTEE (M, 22)
    C #8 Devon ST. JOHN (M, 28) (Captain)
    One of the fastest skaters in the EHL, Devon led the Kingston Warriors to the 2020-21 championship, winning the league's MVP award with an impressive 35 goals in the regular season. Expect him to score the most goals out of all the players on this team.
    RW #32 Mason MENTEE (M, 22)

    LW #3 Jonas DEGLE (M, 19)
    The captain of Eshialand's WJHC-winning U-20 team, Jonas will be leading the 6-player U-20 contingent on this team. Whether his WJHC performance will translate well to the WCoH remains to be seen, but Coach Maran has high hopes for the hard-shooting left winger.
    C #12 Lukas JOHANSSON (M, 26)
    RW #86 Bianca JEFFREY (F, 21)

    LW #4 Quentin BRADLEY (M, 24)
    C #10 Brayden WILLIAMS (M, 19)
    RW #19 Danica JOSEPH (F, 18)

    LW #23 Daniel HAVERN (M, 23)
    The older brother of WJHC defenseman Vincent, Daniel is quite the player in his own right, known for being one of the better stickhandlers in the country. Despite the fact that he's in the fourth line, expect him to make good use of his playing time.
    C #11 Emily RIDLEY (F, 25)
    RW #43 Xavier GRANT (M, 28)

RP Permissions: You can do pretty much anything, but if you want to injure or suspend my players, please TG me first. Also, please keep in mind that the Hartley Sportsmanship Award is one of the most coveted awards in the EHL, so my players will try to play as cleanly as they possibly can.

I love collaboration, so please do feel free to TG me if there's anything you'd like to collaborate on!
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I allegedly did well in these tournaments:
1st: Baptism of Fire 75, World Junior Hockey Championship 17
2nd: World Cup of Masters 4
3rd: Elephant Chess Cup 1
4th:
Quarterfinalist: Jenna Raven Cup 1, Quidditch World Cup 11
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Nova Anglicana
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Postby Nova Anglicana » Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:49 am

Nova Anglicana World Cup of Hockey 43 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

Goaltenders
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
Currently ranked 2nd (baseball)
Former WBC President (WBC 34-37)

Champions
World Baseball Classic 48, IBS XIII, World Junior Hockey Championships VII, URSA 7s I, Port Louis 7s I, Campionato Esportiva 29-30 (as NAAZE)

Runners-up
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/XVII, Beltane Cup II, Londinium 7s II, R7WC VI (eliminated in semis, no 3PPO)

4th Place
WBC 29/38/49, IBS VII, RUWC XXI/XXVI, WJHC IV, Londinium 7s I, WCoH 28, RAHI II

Quarterfinals
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

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

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Eshialand
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Postby Eshialand » Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:11 pm

Let's Cool it Down...

That night in Iqaluit was a dream come true... but we all have to wake up at some point.

For Alexander Maran, that point was a little under a month later, when he was looking over the Eshian Youth Hockey Association's finances. They were in the red again. All of these outreach programs were costing money which the government simply wouldn't give to them. Trophies were nice and all, but they didn't pay the bills. A few rich investors were helping keep their operation afloat, but he'd need something ridiculous to keep the lights on long-term.

Luckily, an opportunity would arise just in the nick of time.

RING! RING!

"Hello?"
"Mr. Maran? It's me, the king!"

King William didn't seem anything at all like the king who was hesitant to fund the WJHC. He seemed genuinely happy to talk to him in a way that he just wasn't before.

"Oh, hello then. Why are you calling?"
"Believe it or not, people seem to want Eshialand to go to the World Cup of Hockey, and I, unlike what some people might think, want whatever the nation wants!"
"So? Don't talk to me, talk to the Eshialand Hockey Federation!"
"I did, and they told me that they wanted you to coach the team! They said that anybody who could do what you did in Quebec and Shingoryeo is the perfect choice!"
"Wait, really?"
"Absolutely! So what do you say, do you want to go to Kelssek?"

He thought for a second before replying. "Is it okay if I ask a question before accepting?"
"Sure you can!"
"Well, the EYHA isn't doing the best financially, and--"
"Yes!"
"Wait, just like--"
"I'd be happy to fund the EYHA after your tournament!"
"Oh, well... thanks! I guess everything's settled then."
"Have fun at the World Cup of Hockey!"

And just like that, the EYHA was saved. Now all he had to do was coach the Eshian National Team at the World Cup of Hockey. That couldn't be too hard, right?

About a week later...

In LaSette Park in Eshialand City, two seventy-something men are playing chess and discussing the news of the day when the topic of the World Cup of Hockey comes up.

"Did you hear about that group draw Jerry?" the Black player asked.
"I sure did, Marty!" Jerry, the White player, responded. "It seems rather large, doesn't it?"
"Eleven games is almost an entire World Juniors and a half! I hope they can hold out without getting tired... check!"
"Pah, you're always going for those quick checks, they never work in the long run... what about those teams though? Any opinions on them?"
"I don't like Abanhfleft and Delaclava right at the start..."
"The junior team put 5 goals past each of them though!"
"Junior schmunior, this is the big time! And then there's that... Shoes are Falling and West Rental Cone-land?"
"Schutzenphalia and West Ruhntuhnkuhnland? I swear to God Marty, you can't ever say anything right!"
"Okay, so... Shooting Failure and West Running Toucan-land? Anyway, I'm not so sure about them."
"SCHUTZENPHALIA AND WEST... ah, never mind, you'll never remember it anyway. What about The Jovannic?"
"Again, I don't know! Maybe? Check again."
"Come on Marty, you can't just keep checking me! Anyway, TJUN-ia?"
"I certainly can keep checking you and the Jaguars'll make mincemeat out of us! Anyway, I think it's your turn to talk about a game. Isn't Lisander next?"
"I think that could be a win if the Owls try hard enough... what about Mercedini?"
"You have to be dreaming if you thing there's a chance in the world we get points there Jerry! Be a bit realistic! Then there's that Fluvannia..."
"I think it could--"
"No, wrong answer! I don't even like their odds against that dang Srednjaci!"
"Are you still mad at them for that Elephant Chess Cup?"
"No, I'm mad at all of those diacritics in their names. I can't type them on my computer!"
"Your computer was made in 2006 and can barely check emails anymore! You should get one of these smartphones like the one my grandson got me."
"Oh, look at Jerry, Mr. Technology!"
"No need to be condescending Marty! And there aren't even that many diacritics! Anyway what about Vilita and Turori?"
"Two nations competing as one? That's an absolute scam!"
"I know, right? A completely unfair move. Speaking of unfair, aren't they playing Cassadaigua last?"
"Blegh, nope from me. Cassadaigua is just too good. I can't believe they expect Eshialand to get fourth in this group to go to the playoffs!"
"You're right Marty, it is ridiculous! They'd be lucky to get sixth! Check and mate!"
"What?"
"I told you not to keep checking me early!"
"Ah, just reset the board Jerry..."
Warden of The Order of the Grey Wardens since February 10th, 2021.
I allegedly did well in these tournaments:
1st: Baptism of Fire 75, World Junior Hockey Championship 17
2nd: World Cup of Masters 4
3rd: Elephant Chess Cup 1
4th:
Quarterfinalist: Jenna Raven Cup 1, Quidditch World Cup 11
...I'll always be your friend!

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Atheara
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Postby Atheara » Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:05 pm

The Media Analysis

Type: Media, Key Posts
Time: -


@ASC wrote:The Groups have been drawn for the 43rd World Cup of Hockey! What do you think about Atheara's group? Here is the group itself for reference, if needed so!

Gergary [29]
Gatchingerrak Union [NR]
Brentboro [NR]
Raspotochje [NR]
United States of Devonta [22]
Ko-oren [2]
HUElavia [7]
Equestrian States [13]
Le Choix [34]
Atheara [NR]
Poafmersia [23]
Quebec and Shingoryeo [9]

Here are also the matches for Atheara, in time order:
Brentboro, Raspotochje, Devonta, Ko-oren, HUElavia, Equestrian States, Le Choix, Quebec and Shingoryeo, Poafmersia, Gergary, Gatchingerrak Union


@Kaneer Laiping Shaek wrote:Analysis from a Football World Cup analyst here, let's see what we got.

Brentboro, Raspotochje, Gatchingerrak, and Le Choix might be our source for our first points. As we know, they are also unranked entering this tournament. And there is a chance of us gaining the early edge if we beat both Brentboro and Raspotochje, as they are our first two opponents. If i am right about hockey tables, this would give Atheara four points.

Devonta is where in my opinion it starts to get tricky. They are 22nd ranked, which means they would be a tougher opponent to beat. But as far as what i know from football experience, Atheara is always full of surprises, so maybe a draw or even a win could be possible. But let's also expect the loss. Now for Ko-oren is a definitive nope from me. They are 2nd ranked in the World Cup of Hockey rankings and it's extremely unlikely for us to win or even draw. HUElavia meanwhile, a draw seems plausible.

Equestria is a dead straight loss, even though as what it may seem. Teams in tricky rank numbers and positions are never always good, so coming from experience, i expect a loss. Quebec and Shingoryeo, we went there for the 17th World Junior Hockey Championships yet we never faced them. But just from rank i can tell they are very good. Another draw seems plausible, but the loss expectancy is higher. Poafmersia and Gergary seems either like a win and a draw, a win and a loss, or just straight up two losses.

That's all i have to say.


@Lee Naperovski wrote:Whatever the result is, we should just support Atheara, no matter what!


@Zoland Envore wrote:I agree with AP here, but we should also expect table positions. I expect Atheara to be a mid to bottom table team, just like usual.


@Ethers Hoven wrote:Wait, Ko-oren is 2nd best? Is it just me or our debut for World Cups in hockey and football we both had to face world second best?


@Emma Menetrova wrote:So, we can expect best case scenario here:
Wins: Brentboro, Raspotochje, Gatchingerrak, Le Choix, Gergary
Draws: Devonta, Poafmersia, Huelavia, Quebec and Shingoryeo
Loss: Ko-oren, Equestrian States

If best case scenario does happen, that would be 14 points for Atheara.
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Puck Watch: The Miracle Workers Return

Postby TJUN-ia » Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:10 am

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Name: TJUN-ia
Trigram: TJU
Governing Body: Ice Hockey TJUN-ia (IHT/IH-TJUN-ia)
Nickname: Ice Jaguars/Jaguars
Colours: Home - Blue/Orange, Away - White/Blue, Third - Black/Dark Orange

And here we are at another World Cup of Hockey...where now, finally, TJUN-ia will be fully in on their Ice Jagaurs. You all remember what happened last time out in Graintfjall when Ølson Rasmussen saved his job in the most spectacular way possible, coming back from losing one particular game 14-2 to win 4 of the final 5, including a final showdown with then #4 Savojarna, in order to secure playoff hockey for the very first time. While Valanora did spare no mercy in our first playoff game, Rasmussen had done enough to save himself from the wrath of the IHT - for now, anyway - and so, he's still the man in change entering the 43rd WCoH in Kelssek. Everyone is still here but this 12-team group stage will really test them as some of the best hockey nations in the world will face off with our Jags - including Cassadaigua, the team who beat us by 12 goals in the "Hagejoki Massacre" last time out. With revenge potentially on the cards and the Top 4 once again making the knockouts, the pressure is on Rasmussen and his Ice Jags to repeat the magic of 2 years ago...


COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Ølson Rasmussen (45)
Assistant Coach: Pytor Petrov (42)
Assistant Coach: Yakov Blykovsky (41)
Style Modifier: +0.5


PLAYERS
OFFENCE
Line 1
LW: #2 Julian Visipils (28)
C: #1 Christian Kalsters (29) (C)
RW: #3 Teemu Pukaninen (28)

Line 2
LW: #8 Vasil Cherysezsky (28)
C: #7 Viktor Orban (28)
RW: #9 Ryan Pericic (27) (2nd C)

Line 3
LW: #13 Danil Svengren (25)
C: #12 John Gallagher (24)
RW: #14 Chris Jeeves (26)

Line 4
LW: #18 Callum Sorento-Lineker (28)
C: #17 Thorgan Annursson (27)
RW: #19 Kisei Nawakami (28)

DEFENCE
Line 1
LD: #4 Li Chei (30)
RD: #5 David Stewart (28) (3rd C)

Line 2
LD: #10 Ki Hwa-Na (27)
RD: #11 Peotyr Markelovsky (25)

Line 3
LD: #15 John Le Pont (24)
RD: #16 Kristian van Oosteren (25)

GOALKEEPERS
GK (Starter): #6 Jakob Vaduz (29) (4th C)
GK (Backup): #99 Chulalonnkorn "Chula" Shinawatra (23)


SCHEDULE (Group B, all matches in Kelssek)
MD1: vs Fluvannia (14)
MD2: vs Vilita and Turori (25)
MD3: vs Abanhfleft (10)
MD4: vs Schutzenphalia and West Ruhntuhnkuhnland (UR)
MD5: vs Eshialand (UR)
MD6: vs Mercedini (5)
MD7: vs Srednjaci (44)
MD8: vs Cassadaigua (4)
MD9: vs Delaclava (28)
MD10: vs The Jovannic (71)
MD11: vs Lisander (UR)



Permissions
Choose my Scorers: Yes
Choose Scoring Events: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: No
RP Injuries to my Players: Yes
Godmod Injuries to my Players: No
Godmod Other Events: Yes
2nd: NSCF24
3rd: ARWC3, IBC32
4th: WBC50, IBC31
Quarterfinals: IAC9, ARWC1, RLWC19, IBC30, ARWC2, WB41, IAC12, 7WC6
NSSCRA - Jaguar Racing
T1: #07 Michael Stefan (5 Wins)/#64 Alfonso Mercado/#03 Maddison Riley-Jones (S10 T2 Champion/3 T2 Wins)
T2: #97 Robin Dragonovic [SNL] (3 Wins/2 @JR)/#96 Alice Jepkosgei
WGPC: #11 Lane Carter/ #9 Batu Tüvshinbayar
NSTT: 3 Singles Titles (2 Runners-up)/1 Doubles Title (1 Runner-up)

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TJUN (Ta-Jun) - An organ of the UN that focuses on "international role-play" (i.e. USA = Fang the Sniper) (U2)
TJUN-ia (Ta-Jun-ee-a) - The testing grounds of TJUN members, but operates as an independent nation. (U3)

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Postby Neu Engollon » Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:19 pm

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Presents

'The IBEX'
NEU ENGOLLON NATIONAL HOCKEY TEAM:


The Ibex and hockey in Neu Engollon
There is one professional hockey league in Neu Engollon, the NEHL, with an associated minor league known as B League. There is also a strong collegiate tradition in the sport, the NECHL is run by NECA (Neu Engollian Collegiate Association) and the NEHL pull their players from graduates of these top schools along with some B League players. The Ibex are all pulled from the NEHL, or Neu Engollian nationals playing in equivalent foreign leagues. Andre Manon and Ernst Volkzein, both retired players from the National Ibex and the NEHL, and are in the management helm of the Ibex. The Ibex have brought home the Cup two years in a row, bookended by getting 3rd place the year previous and following that 2-year streak, after so many previous heartbreaking runs for the WC over the years. Like many Neu Engollian teams, they have been absent from international sport for a spell now, but are ready to try again.


Head Coach: Andre Manon
Assistant Coach: Ernst Volkzein
Head Trainer: Samuel Deseaux


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Line One

G - Calvino Bassati (Frontenac Érablièrs, Donnacona)
D - Julien LeTranc (Rikijdrottin Rándýrs, Glisandia)
D - Siegfried Kemmelz (Albertville Hedgehogs)
RW - Mario Schneider (SK Chemie Frisks, Savojarna)
LW - Von Roessler (Sjoedrhavn SHK, Savojarna)
C - Maurice Terfram (Burgunden Strike)


Line Two

G - Pascal Soltis (Torino Tigers)
D - Arno Reimsel (Schwartzgarten Bolts)
D - Karsten Ruggiero (AHC Langtree, Mercedini)
RW - Thierry Sameaux (Ikov Loggers, Falkasia)
LW - Remy Velper (Bayeun Carcajous, Terre des Gaules)
C - Bojan Gavnic (Burgunden Strike)


Line Three

G - Vincent Gaspard (Trivotex Hockey, Mercedini)
D - David Mastroni (Torino Tigers)
D - Tiberio Gazzina (Kasandora Blues, Lisander)
RW - Tomas Swenssen (Ekaterine Thunderhawks, Falkasia)
LW - Alex Weissbaum (Neuhausen Blitz)
C - Nils Telhoffen (Ciavno Jackals)



KIT:


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** Helmets are gold


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HOME ARENA: Golden Cross Arena in Albertville (22,870)


OOC Note: Nothing has changed for my roster since my last participation. However, if any of my players have played in your leagues and you no longer want them or have already removed them, please TG me and I will be happy to edit the roster to update the club information, changing them to a domestic club instead.

Style Modifier: + 1.2

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following...
Choose My Scorers: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: Yes
RP Injuries to My Players: Yes, no career ending injuries or deaths, please
Godmod Injuries to My Players: TG me first
RP Penalties for My Players: Yes
RP Ejections for My Players: TG me first
Godmod Other Events: TG me first
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Postby Ko-oren » Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:02 pm

Ice Hockey - Second Division Plans

Mere years after setting up a professional, national league, the national ice hockey assocation is already thinking of setting up a developmental league to catch the talent coming in from the north coast that now feeds into gridiron and soccer instead. That's a lot of change for a sport that was frozen (get it) in time for decades - about a half century, actually. Just a few years ago, teams merged, moved, and folded, which means that decades-old rivalries disappeared overnight, and a lot of fans were (rightfully?) angry. At the same time, the sport found hundreds of thousands of new fans in the areas that the old teams moved to. There was no right way to go about it: either you keep ice hockey stuck in an amateur era with a handful of healthy clubs, or you professionalise it, losing some of the features that makes it so beloved, but finding a lot of new fans and players.

Anyway, the new league was an immediate success. And that leaves the business side of sports with one question: how do we squeeze more Koronas out of this market?

Apart from the 'is there enough money in ice hockey right now to make this work' question (which, admittedly, is the most important one for the bean counters), there are two things to consider. 1) Where are these teams going to be and 2) who is going to pay for them?

The current ice hockey market is dominated by the northeastern islands, which still hold seven out of twelve teams. That's a small population, small area, supporting over 50% of the league, and the only way that's in any way sustainable is that if even one more team would have been driven away from those islands, they'd shut down this entire operation before it got under way. You do NOT touch some of these teams. That leaves five teams for the entire rest of Ko-oren, and even then they're concentrated in the sparsely populated parts: Launott, Lysager, Dartha, Straudum, and then the one surprising team, on the west coast, the Blizzards. That team brings in more money than any other, but to be fair, they spend all excess income on transport costs to get to the other 11 teams. Also, Lysager? A town with barely twenty thousand souls?

Well, yes. Ice hockey remains the most conservative, local sport out there and nothing was ever going to change that. A second division can be set up out of nothing: there's no history, so you can put these teams anywhere without pissing anyone off. Then again, knowing the culture behind this sport? Someone's going to be angry anyway. That said: every fan will agree that more people tuning into the sport is a good thing, and so the search for 12 host towns is on. Now it's just a matter of finding places where ice hockey talent could grow up.

Northeastern Islands
It'd be odd to put a developmental team in the one place where the sport is already insanely strong, but at the same time, they can show everyone the rest of the country how it's done. Aerellen, Altiora, and Azuren are three mid-sized towns that don't already have a team at the highest level - but they're still small towns with massive fanbases for the existing teams.

Northeastern peninsula
This area is huge - and not always given enough credit for its size. It's cold, it's mountainous, but there aren't too many people and the top league redistribution put some extra teams here - they're saturated. Even then, places like Lamau and Almina don't have teams nearby. Those are options.

Intermare
Now we're talking. The province of Intermare has the largest population out of all subdivisions since the reorganisation (3,043,524. Only Surbourneshire (3,008,566) comes close), at 10.5% of the total population. Intermare currently has 32 registered pro teams, out of a national total of 548, which comes down to under 6%, and Intermare certainly isn't poorer (or richer) than other places. Intermare is just that underrepresented in Ko-orenite domestic sports. If we look beyond the usual suspects (the metropolises of Schemerdrecht and Sterrenwolde) and look for towns in the colder, mountainous climates, there are amazing prospects for Turnaarde, Vleugelberg, Mushout, Genehof, and Angelwoud.

West Coast
They currently have one team, the aforementioned Blizzards, and there's room for more... maybe. The truth is that the West Coast is quite far away from the rest and its team would need compensation for their travel costs, partially to be paid by the entire league. They could maybe get a team in Myaranowra, which is a town just beyond the Blizzards' HQ.

Elsewhere
And hey, why can't we look for decent spots in other places?
- Alara: a large-ish city close to Dartha (which already has a huge following). The downside: it's on a separate island, and plays baseball as it considers itself a summer destiation. It's not, really.
- The Capitals (Mayara, Gehrenna, Senoren, Maethoru): they have the money and the population. They are easy to travel to. They are near mountains. They tick all the boxes... but also represent 'the government' which is something not all ice hockey fans from the northeast necessarily want in their league.
- Towns near the Capitals: they tick all the above boxes without the 'government' problem, but sacrifice the 'easy to travel to' rule to an extent. Tathsoren and Monradhau... are options, I guess.

And then for the second question: who will pay for it? Will each current top division team adopt one team as its developmental team and pay for its expenses? Or will the entire top division contribute to a single, central pot of gold that the developmental league runs on? The latter would reduce risk... so we'll probably end up with the former.
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HUElavia
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Corporate Bordello

Postby HUElavia » Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:44 am

HUElavia National Hockey Team





Goalies:
#1: Inka Caipa Mayhuasca (24 Years Old)
#29: Jorge Branco Caetano (27 Years Old)
#30: Vitomir Levin Petrovich (22 Years Old)

Defenders: 
#4: Robert Brousseau (26 Years Old)
#8: Okafo Obee (26 Years Old)
#13: Karim Meghni (31 Years Old)
#25: Pavlo Ilchenko (28 Years Old)
#38: Sergey Tokarev (23 Years Old)
#50: Maxim Vadimovich Strelnikov (21 Years Old)
#67: Maximo Schmidt (22 Years Old)
#88: Jelanie Munachiso (20 Years Old)

Attackers:
#7: Vítor Castilho de Salles (22 Years Old)
#18: William Bourgeois (26 Years Old)
#21: Pablo Tarragona (22 Years Old)
#31: Vincent Dubois (24 Years Old)
#49: Angel Mazzi (23 Years Old)
#55: Pyotr Gachev (26 Years Old)
#67: Sun-Woo Kim (23 Years Old)
#77: Gabriel Joachim (19 Years Old)
#87: Diogo Sato de Souza (18 Years Old)
#97: Chimaijem Zikoranaudodimma (17 Years Old)

Head Coach:
Beau Beaton (62 Years Old)

Assistant Coaches:
Gerardo Quesada (57 Years Old), Diego Seixas (59 Years Old)


Goaltender Lineup:
Mayhuasca
(Caetano)
(Petrovich)

Defenders Lineup:
Brousseau, Ilchenko
(Meghni, Obee)
(Tokarev, Strelnikov)
(Munchiso, Schmidt)

Attackers Lineup:
Castilho, Bourgeois, Gachev
(Kim, Dubois, Tarragona)
(Zikoranaudodimma, Sato/Joachim, Mazzi)


Captain: Brousseau
Alternative Captains: Bourgeois, Obee
Style Modifier: +1.5
RP Permissions: Anything goes, except giving career-ending injuries or death.
Last edited by HUElavia on Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:37 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Squornshelan Remnant States
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Left-wing Utopia

WCoH 43 Roster

Postby Squornshelan Remnant States » Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:59 am

Squornshelan Remnant States Roster
World Cup of Hockey 43


My Opponent, should they RP first may . . .
Choose my scorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod Injuries to my players: Yes
RP penalties/suspensions to my players: Yes
Godmod penalty/suspension events: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes


Style Modifier: 0


#  Pos Player             Age  Ht  Wt  Gen
1 GK Wigbrand Zientek 30 184 90 M
2 D Zdeslav Ilic 31 191 98 M
3 D Vera Gilroy 26 182 92 F
4 D Tavish Devine 29 199 109 M
5 D Hjordis Bents 18 169 75 F
7 D Eideard Lowry 29 187 89 M
8 RW Tegan Kelley 24 166 72 F
10 LW Tam Dubgall 19 176 80 M
12 C Hajnal Kristanssen 23 179 79 M
14 LW Bartosz Olofsson 23 183 88 M
17 RW Raisa Timor 30 179 81 F
18 C Zhelazko Lang 27 181 82 M
20 GK Wislava Rinne 24 193 94 F
21 LW Dorina Bradaigh 19 172 85 F
22 C Jarmila Pinter 32 181 87 F
24 LW Milan Zyma 21 180 90 M
25 RW Vsevolod Poplawski 25 188 105 M
27 C Arthfael Breen 22 185 86 M
29 RW Judda Babic 24 178 81 F
33 GK Ture Antons 20 183 88 M
34 C Milenko Alfson 24 186 88 M
42 D Czeslav Wyrzik 21 189 92 M
44 D Krzysiek Stepan 30 188 94 M
61 RW Indrek Zsoldos 22 188 95 M
88 D Ebbe Strom 21 200 111 M


Forward Lines
BradaighLangKelley
OlofssonPinterTimor
DubgallAlfsonPoplawski
ZymaKristianssonBabic
BreenZsoldos

Defense Pairings
DevineIlic
WyrzikLowry
BentsStepan
StromGilroy

Goalkeepers
Rinne
Zientek
Antons


Off the puck, the team employs a high pressure defense designed to deny time to the puck carrier. Expect to see two, or even three forwards in on the forecheck, and checks finished hard to wear down the defense. Since this often leaves one forward behind the play, also expect to see the defense and even the goalkeeper attempting a lot of quick stretch passes off turnovers to start odd man rushes. In the offensive zone, they like to screen the keeper, and take shots from the point looking for deflections and rebounds down low. The team isn't exactly loaded with top end offensive talent, but hopes to make up for it with strong puck retrieval down low and along the boards.

MD01 - SRS  v  Kelssek
MD02 - SRS v Reçueçn
MD03 - Ranoria v SRS
MD04 - SRS v Savojarna
MD05 - Behetij v SRS
MD06 - SRS v Nova Anglicana
MD07 - Siovanija & Teusland v SRS
MD08 - SRS v Placely Placington
MD09 - Sarzonia v SRS
MD10 - SRS v Sannyamathland
MD11 - Magnecia v SRS
Last edited by Squornshelan Remnant States on Sat Aug 07, 2021 2:43 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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World Cup:
2nd: WC15, WC38
3rd: WC20, WC25
SF: WC18, WC27
QF: WC5, WC11, WC12, WC22, WC30, WC32, WC33, WC34, WC40
Ro16: WC6, WC7, WC9, WC16, WC21, WC23, WC24, WC28, WC36, WC37, WC39
Group Stage: WC8, WC10, WC13, WC17, WC19, WC26, WC29, WC35, WC41, WC88
DNQ: WC14, WC81, WC82, WC83, WC84, WC85, WC86, WC87
Cup of Harmony:
QF: CoH6, CoH73, CoH75
Ro16: CoH74
Ro32: CoH79
Group Stage: CoH76, CoH77
IAC:
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QF: IAC10, IAC13
2nd Round: IAC6, IAC7, IAC12
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Postby Placely Placington » Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:56 pm

Placely Placingtonian national men's ice hockey team

Nickname: The Test Subjects But They're On Ice
Style Mod: +5


Dave, you didn't really think this through. There aren't any ice rinks in Placely Placington, you've sent a whole bunch of Test Subjects to play
a sport where everyone hitting into each other is a regular occurence (although on the upside it would make a hypothetical match against Gregoryisgodistan a really fun thought experiment) and, due to there being three coaches, your head coach now has to keep changing his look every time the cameras are on him. So why send a team to the World Cup of Hockey? On the upside, your boys might not do too badly here so hope for the best.


Home:

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Along with black and white shorts, socks, gloves and helmets.

Away:

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Along with white and black shorts, socks, gloves and helmets.


Head coach: Coachy Bloke Man Blokey Man McManerson Man
Assistant managers: Assistant Coach Bloke Man Bloke Blokey Man, The Other Assistant Coach Man Person Thing
Physios: The Clonomat, a device that simply clones a new version of a deceased Test Subject (and indeed any Placely Placingtonian) immediately upon their death

Goaltenders:

No. Name Age Position Club
1 Test Subject IM G (S) N/A
99 Test Subject IM G (B) N/A

Defenders

Line 1

No. Name Age Position Club
2 Test Subject IM LD N/A
3 Test Subject (A) IM RD N/A

Line 2

No. Name Age Position Club
4 Test Subject IM LD N/A
5 Test Subject IM RD N/A

Line 3

No. Name Age Position Club
6 Test Subject IM LD N/A
7 Test Subject IM RD N/A

Forwards

Line 1

No. Name Age Position Club
8 Test Subject (C) IM LW N/A
9 Test Subject IM C N/A
10 Test Subject IM RW N/A

Line 2

No. Name Age Position Club
11 Test Subject IM LW N/A
12 Test Subject IM C N/A
13 Test Subject (A) IM RW N/A

Line 3

No. Name Age Position Club
14 Test Subject IM LW N/A
15 Test Subject IM C N/A
16 Test Subject IM RW N/A

Line 4

No. Name Age Position Club
17 Test Subject IM LW N/A
18 Test Subject IM C N/A
19 Test Subject IM RW N/A

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


For best RP results I'd recommend saying Test Subject followed by jersey number, i.e. "Test Subject 99" for the back-up goalie. And "Test Subject" has to be said in full.


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 (go nuts)
Godmod Injuries to my Players: Yes (see above)
Assign Penalties to my Players: Yes (although bear in mind that Test Subjects aren't dirty players but rather they're just really, really stupid.)
Eject my Players: Yes (no limits. Both of the domestic soccer teams consist of literally one person total so ejecting all of my players but not abandoning it due to lack of players wouldn't be too out of the ordinary)
Godmod Other Events: I'm fine with everything up until the dismantling of Placely Placington. Deaths aren't just allowed but even encouraged due to the nature of Placely Placington, although ideally I'd recommend making them incredibly over the top (for example a player bursting into flames the instant his skate touches the ice)
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Kelssek » Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:17 pm

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Stewart     Duneasler        Lee
Saranack Carter-Jenkins Torrhen
Hesselboe Machouf Charron
Easley Roord Hakemi

Betand Kirkland
Ostend Malley
Alwyn Halmana

PP1: Duneasler, Hesselboe, Charron, Ostend, Halmana
PP2: Stewart, Carter-Jenkins, Lee, Betand, Malley

Forwards
Sean Duneasler C/RW, age 28, Dinamo Lupinissia
Jordan Lee RW, age 29, CH Outineau
Justin Stewart LW, age 23, Kirkenes Dragons
Ryan Carter-Jenkins C, age 31, Burnaby Ravens
Riley Hesselboe LW, age 35, Internationale C
Roch-Olivier Charron RW, age 25, Olympique Langlois
Erkka Roord C, age 25, Faucons de Saint-Rémy
Jeanne Hakemi RW, age 21, CH Outineau
Dylan Saranack LW, age 24, Faucons de Saint-Rémy A
Brad Torrhen RW, age 26, Red Star Clayquot
Pierre Machouf C, age 26, Redswyth Union
Eamon Coady C, age 31, Breton Emeralds
Aislinn Easley LW, age 31, CH Outineau

Defenders
Kirk Betand LD, age 35, Neorvins Wolves
Rory Kirkland RD, age 32, Dinamo Lupinissia
Lucas Alwyn LD, age 27, CH Outineau
Pieter Ostend LD, age 28, Vickery Vikings
Matej Halmana RD, age 30, Kirkenes Dragons A
Sean McCann LD/RD, age 26, Redswyth Union
Oskari Bergeron LD, age 25, Clayquot Partisans

Goaltenders
Bradley Donovan, age 26, Faucons St-Rémy [starter]
Theresa Powell, age 22, Internationale
Eunan Miyamoto, age 26, 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 Valanora » Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:54 pm

Valanora WCoH 43 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?
Calcuttas

...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

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Manager: Zelda Hellström (F) - age 60
Assistant: Tarik Carlsson - age 61

Scoring Line 1
LW Eva Strömberg (F), age 31, Raynor City Raptors
C Dag Nowak, age 27, Stormguard Lions
RW Aleksander Olsen, age 28, Valanari Kings

Scoring Line 2
LW Maja Zahl (F), age 27, Soldarian Royals
C Laila Gill (F), age 29, Raynor City Raptors
RW Kristian Simonsen, age 26, Therathor Majestics

Scoring Line 3
LW Kasper Nielsen, age 24, Raynor City Raptors
C Sana Axelsson (F), age 25, Therathor Majestics
RW Jonas Haugen, age 29, Capri Ducks

Checking Line
LW Felizia Norberg (F), age 29, Longview Sabres
C Nicolai Thunes, age 21, Longview Sabres
RW Svante Nyman, age 28, Hondo Guards

Defense Pair 1
LD Dino Håkansson, age 30, Hondo Guards
RD Jesper Nordström, age 34, Travesian Giants

Defense Pair 2
LD Anders Sharif, age 22, Gladerial Panthers
RD Sebastian Idland, age 24, Zul'Atun Eagles

Defense Pair 3
LD Emilio Öberg, age 25, Gladerial Panthers
RD Mie Skogvoll (F), age 25, Hondo Guards

Goalies
Starter - Noel Norberg, age 31, Longview Sabres
Backup - Felix Bråten, age 23, 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
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Postby Nephara » Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:13 am

NEPHARA NATIONAL ICE HOCKEY TEAM
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Home Kit: Emerald green jerseys, black pants, white trim
Away Kit: Terracotta jerseys and pants, green trim
Nickname: The Gulls

Tactics
The Nepharim don't have many technical players in their ranks, but they are an intimidating physical prospect to face, bonded by an indomitable team spirit that transcends club and state rivalries the moment they pull on the green jersey. They play to their advantage, backing themselves in defence and striking hard and decisively on the counterattack.

At least, that was the identity, once. Nephara were okay at ice hockey for a while, but funding has waned and the golden generation passed. They'll battle hard and with a bloody-mindedness that is sure to endear them to international fans.

STAFF
Manager - Storm Edelweiss
Female. A former international player.

FIRST VI
GK - 1 - Asger Fuchshund (Riverside) - Age 26
RB - 2 - Ursula Hoellerer (HC Treason) - Age 24
LB - 3 - Abigail Carragher (Sabrefell United) - Age 29
RW - 5 - Tash Elbrook (Laith United) - Age 25
C - 4 - Gunther Croft (Northern Vale) - Age 31
LW - 6 - Felicity Montag (Vermillion Glory) - Age 22

Nephara is taking a full squad to the WCOH. Use this generator if further players are required.
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Postby Ranoria » Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:27 am

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
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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, 30 years old
Assistant Coach: Trace Woodard, 28 years old


Style:
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.

Roster

Starters-
Position Name Age Ht. Wt.
L Wing Augustin Khan 32 6-1 190
Center Joel Weidman 30 6-2 185
R Wing Frederick Vrabel 25 6-3 215


Reserves
Position Name Age Ht. Wt.
L Wing Klaus Berthold 25 5-11 195
Center Isaac Schrade 26 6-2 205
Center Fynn Klemperer 30 6-1 178
R Wing Valentin Lindse 25 6 195
R Wing Richart Matthens 37 6 180


Starters
Position Name Age Ht. Wt.
Left Ezekiel Huber 26 6-2 195
Right Edward Stark 28 6-2 190


Reserves
Position Name Age Ht. Wt.
Left Arnold Stahl 27 6-1 190
Right Bastian Mozart 29 6-2 200


Depth          Name       Age   Ht.   Wt.
Starter Dareus Burnett 27 6-5 210
Reserve Andreas Annalena 27 6-5 220
Reserve Arne Pahler 29 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 delegated work.

Long time starter took a back seat a season ago, and is now played sparingly in terms of minutes, but a bit more liberally if a throwdown needs to happen. His age was certainly a hinderance, and his running mate Augustin Khan is slowing down as well. The second time participant, Frederick Vrabel, is now the focal point of the offense. At 25 years old, he's a four time all star, two time all-pro now. 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 last go round. Ezekiel Huber is key here, a three time all star at just 26 years old. He's a big upgrade over the former starter - a remarkably average Arnold Stahl. At goalie, Dareus Burnett is one of the better men at that position in Ranorian hockey, significantly better than his backup Andreas Annalena. Last time out, despite a good bit of excitement over Alram Isenbrand's taking over the team and the signing of Frederick Vrabel, our Krauts on Ice didn't do to well - we're hoping that gets turned around in this edition.
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Postby Eshialand » Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:02 am

https://www.blogwrite.esh/statscorner/03-11-22/being_the_twelfth
STATS CORNER
Eshian Sports by the Numbers

BEING THE TWELFTH
The last team in a group of 12 faces the most unique schedule of them all.

Hello, it's me, Josh Seametzle, and welcome back to Stats Corner.

The World Cup of Hockey is going to be an interesting tournament in the grand scheme of things. To know why, one need look only at the mathematics.

When a tournament has an odd number of participants, here's the typical formula used to determine who plays whom on each matchday. Don't worry if you don't understand the mathematics behind it, I'll explain it as easily as I can.

1-x+d ≡ y (mod n)


So what does this mean? Well, n is the number of teams involved in the group d is the matchday number, x is your team number in the group listing, and y is the team you'll play on matchday d. That ≡ symbol means that 1-x+d and y leave the same remainder when divided by n. If x and y turn out to be the same number, some special things happen.

In groups with an odd number of teams, team x will get a bye when x=y. Simple enough. With n=5, this is how it worked for Eshialand's Baptism of Fire. With an even number of teams though, something else entirely happens. If n is an even number, you replace n in the formula with n-1, and ignore team n for now. If x=y for some x and some d, team x will play team n instead of getting a bye. It's an n-1 team group with an nth team thrown in at the last second.

Let me give you an example, in case the mathematics went over your head. I'll use Eshialand's group in the first half of World Cup 88 Qualifying to demonstrate what this formula and the rules surrounding it mean, using the schedules for #6 Eshialand, #4 Squornshelan Remnant States, and #10 Lisander. n=10 here, so Lisander's the special case to which the normal rules don't apply.

ESHIALAND'S SCHEDULE

#5 The 14 Stars
#10 Lisander
#7 Vilita
#8 Devonta
#9 Sendhang
#1 Pluvia and the Saxean Isles
#2 Savojarna
#3 Hebitaka
#4 Squornshelan Remnant States
LISANDER'S SCHEDULE

#1 Pluvia and the Saxean Isles
#6 Eshialand
#2 Savojarna
#7 Vilita
#3 Hebitaka
#8 Devonta
#4 Squornshelan Remnant States
#9 Sendhang
#5 The 14 Stars
SQUORNSHELAN REMNANT STATES' SCHEDULE

#7 Vilita
#8 Devonta
#9 Sendhang
#1 Pluvia and the Saxean Isles
#2 Savojarna
#3 Hebitaka
#10 Lisander
#5 The 14 Stars
#6 Eshialand


Eshialand and the Squornshelan Remnant States are examples of normal schedules. They almost invariably play team 8 after team 7, team 3 after team 2, et cetera. In that sense, you can imagine that Devonta had the advantage of playing mostly teams who had been tired out by Vilita, and Hebitaka had the advantage of playing teams tired out by Savojarna. As for Lisander though, they follow none of these typical rules, instead interweaving matches against the first half of the group listing and the second half.

Seeing why isn't too hard if you try untangling the mathematics. Lisander would play team x in the following scenario:

1-x+d ≡ x (mod 9)

2x-1 ≡ d (mod 9)


The left-hand side is always going to be an odd number, but since we only want numbers for d that range from 1 to 9, teams 6 through 9 will have 9 subtracted from their value for 2x-1, yielding the missing even numbers in between the odd numbers that teams 1 through 5 give. This is why the schedule interlaces teams from the first half of the list and the second half.

How does this apply here though? Well, this is a 12-team group, and Eshialand is the 12th team. We are the exception, who do not play Delaclava right after we play Cassadaigua, but rather 9 games before.

Another weird exception involves how many arenas the Owls end up playing in. Below is each team in group B listed by how many different arenas they'll play in.

#   TEAM                                       ARENAS
#1 Abanhfleft 7
#2 Schutzenphalia and West Ruhntuhnkuhnland 7
#3 TJUN-ia 7
#4 Mercedini 7
#5 Srednjaci 7
#6 Cassadaigua 6
#7 Delaclava 7
#8 The Jovannic 5
#9 Lisander 8
#10 Fluvannia 5
#11 Vilita and Turori 7
#12 Eshialand 3


Most teams play in 7 different arenas, but some will play in as few as 5 or as many as 8... except for Eshialand.

Because of the slapdash way that the 12th team is added to the schedule, they're always the first listed matchup each night, and because of the way that the organizers have decided which arena teams play in, this leads to Eshialand only playing in three different arenas: the first four matches are in les Jardins de Carée-Boudoin in Laneux, the next three are in Newham Wharf in Burnaby, and the last four will be in la Aréna Olympique in Langlois. That's it. That could serve to their advantage, having a familiarity with the arenas and the fans there, perhaps even being a miniature home ice advantage, but only time will tell if it truly works that way. Once again, team 12 is the exception to every rule in the book.

Well, that's been it for me. What are your thoughts on how being team 12 will affect the Owls? Feel free to leave them down below. Until next time, I've been Josh Seametzle.
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Postby Mercedini » Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:55 pm


Mercedinian Hockey Federation presents...

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

Mercedini have returned to Hockey's premier tournament to contest for a first title, and looking for redemption following their early exit last season. Last time round, Mercedini begun their return to form as they recorded another knockout round berth, only to be knocked out by Quebec & Shingoryeo in the Round of 16. Selignsky's team had the momentum following a terrific group run, but it was cut short as the pressure got to the Kingfishers under the lights in Graentfjall. However, with more experience there is hope that the Kingfishers can put together another 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 which sees them at the tournament's sixth seed this time around. 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.


GOALTENDERS
GT Erik Malinsky 27 Image Zoloroni City Icers
GT Marin Aalan 26 Image Carlsgrunik Metropolitan Rangers
GT Matsuk Zershevic 22 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, the Zol City Icers, retaining the most recent MSL season. 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.

DEFENDERS 
D Roberto Signale 26 Image AHC Langtree
D Giorgio Gagliano 24 Image AHC Langtree


D Ivan Pirelli 28 Image Rafelonia Gold Stars
D Ibrahim Sepchuk 30 Image Ozzaya Agranka Synthesis

D Milos Rebrani 23 Image Zoloroni City Icers
D Simeon Entselli 21 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 will retain their spot in the national team, which was controversial to some. For all three lines called up for the World Cup of Hockey, this will be their third 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. While thier Round of 16 exit might mean some fans are sceptical at a championship run this time around, a good run and some fortunate bracket openings is what the team needs to get towards the business end of the tournament. They certainly impressed a lot last edition, but development and second chances are part of the Mercedinian course, this defensive roster must grab that chance and improve this time around.

ATTACKERS 
AL Matteo Vranida 25 Image HK Dynamo Shebchetsik
AC Fabio Kelodon 26 Image Arkenton Rams
AR Bernard Santo 28 Image Zoloroni City Icers


AL Mario Supsai 22 Image HK Dynamo Shebchetsik
AC Paulo Merlo 24 Image Zoloroni City Icers
AR Sergey Dolocic 26 Image Acoflosa Penguins

AL Elias Kozhikina 27 Image Ozzaya Agranka Synthesis
AC Pedro Antic 23 Image SKK Ogdenagorv
AR Lambeth Carpic 23 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 excitement 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

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Postby Cassadaigua » Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:03 pm

TEAM CASSADAIGUA- World Cup of Hockey 43


Coach- Rachel Belmont, 65
Assistant Coach- Maddie Tiriano (52)

(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, 27 (6'1", 206)- Sniper, getting her biggest career chance right now.
C- #13- Cassidy Conti, 32 (5'9", 186) (Alt Captain)- Does lack in size, but has paid her dues on this team. Shifty playmaker.
RW- #44- Samantha Dryden, 29 (6'4", 228)- Brings added size to this line as a power forward.

Line 2:
LW- #39- Jessica Hoover, 26 (5'7", 164)- Shifty forward getting first regular playing time. Plays with the tenacity of someone much taller.
C- #26- Lauren Potvin, 32 (6'5", 223) (Alt Captain)- Two way forward with great shot.
RW- #11- Danielle Turnbull, 29 (6'2", 209)- Physical sniper hopes to show up on the scoresheet a little more this time out.

Line 3:
LW- #9- Ashley LaPointe, 23 (6’2’, 205)- Skilled stickhandler, accurate shooter.
C- #15- Shelby Coufal, 30 (5'10", 184)- Defensive forward, excellent on faceoffs.
RW- #22- Natalie Edmonds, 26 (6'3", 217)- Power forward, may fight occasionally.

Line 4:
LW- #10- Hannah Regan, 25 (6’4”, 225)- Possesses powerful slapshot, and also a good two way player.
C- #21- Kristina Petit, 26 (6'4", 220)- Two way forward, though a bit better on defense.
RW- #19- Kelsey Carver, 24 (6’2”, 200)- Very highly touted all around player gets her first regular duty in WCoH 43.

Defensive Pairing 1:
LD- #2- Jennifer Everson, 34 (6'4", 225)- Mostly a defensive defenseman. Hits in accordance to her size.
RD- #4- Katie Quigley, 27 (5'11", 201)- Nimble skater, sneaky powerful shot, works the PP well.

Defensive Pairing 2:
LD- #7- Courtney Burnett, 37 (5'11", 198) (Captain)- Moderately offensive defenseman. You'd think she was only about 30 if you didn't know her real age.
RD- #5- Kayla Kelly, 32 (6'1", 206)- Two-way player, excellent PP quarterback.

Defensive Pairing 3:
LD- #3- Samantha Dailey, 29 (6'2", 208)- All around defensemen.
RD- #6- Alyssa Peterson, 27 (6'6", 234)- Hard hitter and willing fighter.

Goalies:
Starter- #35- Travis Anderson, 31- Butterfly style.
Backup- #31- Sarah Blaine, 30- Whatever it takes

PP Unit 1- Gomes-Conti-Dryden; Burnett-Quigley
PP Unit 2- Hoover-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, 31 (6'3", 211)
D- #8- Kaylee Blake, 24 (6’0”, 191)
D- #33- James Johnstone, 29 (6'0", 205)
D- #24- Tara Pickett, 26 (6’1”, 195)
D- #32- Kelsie Haller, 33 (5'10", 181)
F- #38- Johnny Mullins, 21 (6'6", 240)
F- #17- Crystal Shadrick, 24 (5’10”, 174)
F- #18- Shannon Eckstrom, 25 (6’4”, 221)
F- #40- Julie Robinson, 23 (6'1", 209)
F- #55- Bryan Auger, 32 (6'2", 208)
F- #36- Trevor Bellows, 31 (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

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Postby Cassadaigua » Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:13 pm

Burnett is back,
by Chelsea Dufresne, Concord Heights


Team Cassadaigua will once again have Courtney Burnett in the lineup. For those who only follow our international team, you probably think that she has been around forever. Well, you are partly right, since she did turn professional when she was only 18 and will very soon be entering her 20th year of playing in the Cassadagan Hockey League. At 37, you would think that Burnett would be slowing down, but it may just be that she is getting better with time. Courtney has never relied on her speed though her skating has always been more than adequate. Her vision for the game is impeccable, and it has allowed the defensemen to have a long career. She will score goals and can quarterback a powerplay, and that experience only serves her stronger now.

"You have to pinch me sometimes to remind me about how long I have been at," Burnett said in her first interview since arriving in Kelssek, "there are alot of sacrifices that get made to play this long, but I have never really though about hanging up the skates yet. The only thought that I had on that topic is that I will have no problem retiring once I feel that I can no longer help a hockey team. Right now, I don't think I am anywhere near that. So, I keep going out there, keep lacing up these skates and competing against the best players within Cassadaigua, and then throughout the world when we play in a tournament like this. I have been fortunate to win this competition, I guess that shows that I am getting older, but that really is just a number to me." Burnett credits her commitment to her workout routine throughout her career for keeping her able to play at a high level. This is a roster that sees a lot of returnees, as many of the core players are still in their upper 20's or lower 30's. Perhaps, time might be running out for them, but that time is not here right now. As for Burnett? "Right now, I think I can play until I am 50." Well, we will let her get to 40 first.
NS Sports’ only World Cup, World Bowl, World Cup of Hockey, World Baseball Classic and International Basketball Championships winner!

(Motorsports, college basketball, and volleyball, too)


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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