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World Cup of Hockey 44 - Everything Thread

Postby Quebec and Shingoryeo » Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:38 am

World Cup of Hockey 44 - Quebec & Shingoryeo

Dear 42 nations, hundreds of players and millions of fans. Welcome to the Multiverse's greatest hockey competition! 42 teams will be looking to play for the one single title that unites all, starting off with a double round-robin group stage on home-and-away format. Will Elejamie, the defending champions whose rise to the victory is just one of many upsets and surprises from the previous championships, be back for the back-to-back WCoH title? Or will it be your nation who races against insurmountable odds to clench the trophy before your eyes and nation cheering?

This thread is for IC purposes, meaning that they are reserved for rosters and the roleplays. For any OOC comments, please redirect them to either the IBC Discussion thread or the Signup-OOC thread. If you have more direct enquiries, please contact either of us on discord.

International Hockey Discussion Thread - Signups/OOC - Host Bid - Ranks - Guide to Sports Roleplaying


Pots and Groups

After a home and away group stage, the top three teams from each group will advance to a 18-team elimination stage, with all matches to be held in a magically-constructed site located in middle of cornfields out in northern Quebec named 'Rink of Dreams'. IC information will be updated by December 16 (MD9-10 Cutoff Window).

Top 14 seeds (all group winners and finalists, as well as the top two third-placers) will given a bye into the Round of Sixteen. 15th-18th seeds (remaining third-placers) will play each other in the play-off round, with the winners qualifying for the Round of Sixteen.

Pot 1
Quebec & Shingoryeo (14-HOST)
Valanora (1)
Siovanija and Teusland (2)
Mercedini (3)
Cassadaigua (4)
Ko-oren (5)

Pot 2
Gyatso-Kai (6)
HUElavia (7)
Elejamie (8)
Kelssek (9)
Abanhfleft (10)
Sarzonia (11)

Pot 3
Savojarna (12)
Graintfjall (13)
Le Choix (16)
Delaclava (17)
TJUN-ia (19)
Fluvannia (20)

Pot 4
Nova Anglicana (21)
Chromatika (22)
Poafmersia (23)
Banija (24)
Gergary (25)
Equestria (26)

Pot 5
Sannyamathland (30)
Eshialand (31)
Nephara (33)
Vilita and Turori (36)
Schutzenphalia and West Ruhntuhnkuhnland (39)
Mapletish (48)

Pot 6
Placely Placington (50)
Pius Desurongcrandis (53)
Atheara (55)
Adyatin (82)
Trolleborg (89)
Kaldtfjell (UR)

Pot 7
Huaryamarca (UR)
Taxonomic Kingdoms (UR)
StrayaRoos (UR)
The Cordian Isles (UR)
Rocky Canada (UR)
Patriotlandia (UR)


Group A
Quebec & Shingoryeo (14-HOST)
Kelssek (9)
TJUN-ia (19)
Nova Anglicana (21)
Nephara (33)
Adyatin (82)
Huaryamarca (UR)

Group B
Ko-oren (5)
HUElavia (7)
Graintfjall (13)
Banija (24)
Vilita and Turori (36)
Kaldtfjell (UR)
Rocky Canada (UR)

Group C
Cassadaigua (4)
Elejamie (8)
Fluvannia (20)
Chromatika (22)
Mapletish (48)
Pius Desurongcrandis (53)
The Cordian Isles (UR)

Group D
Siovanija and Teusland (2)
Gyatso-Kai (6)
Delaclava (17)
Poafmersia (23)
Eshialand (31)
Placely Placington (50)
Taxonomic Kingdoms (UR)

Group E
Valanora (1)
Abanhfleft (10)
Le Choix (16)
Equestria (26)
Schutzenphalia and West Ruhntuhnkuhnland (39)
Trolleborg (89)
Patriotlandia (UR)

Group F
Mercedini (3)
Sarzonia (11)
Savojarna (12)
Gergary (25)
Sannyamathland (30)
Atheara (55)
StrayaRoos (UR)



Tiebreakers

  • Points
  • H2H Points
  • Overall Goal Differential
  • H2H Goal Differential
  • Overall Goals For
  • H2H Goals For




Schedule

Expect the RP cutoff between 21:30 and 23:30, Seoul time. As this is different from my usual cutoff range in EST, and incorporates built-in days off, please be advised to read this carefully.

Friday, December 3 - Everything Thread Open!
Wednesday, December 8 - MD1&2 (2v7 - 3v6 - 4v5 - 1 BYE; 6v4 - 7v3 - 1v2 - 5 BYE)
Friday, December 10 - MD3&4 (3v1 - 4v7 - 5v6 - 2 BYE; 7v5 - 1v4 - 2v3 - 6 BYE)
Sunday, December 12 - MD5&6 (4v2 - 5v1 - 6v7 - 3 BYE; 1v6 - 2v5 - 3v4 - 7 BYE)
Tuesday, December 14 - MD7&8 (5v3 - 6v2 - 7v1 - 4 BYE; 7v2 - 6v3 - 5v4 - 1 BYE)
Thursday, December 16 - MD9&10 (4v6 - 3v7 - 2v1 - 5 BYE; 1v3 - 7v4 - 6v5 - 2 BYE)
Saturday, December 18 - MD11&12 (5v7 - 4v1 - 3v2 - 6 BYE; 2v4 - 1v5 - 7v6 - 3 BYE)
Monday, December 20 - MD13&14 (6v1 - 5v2 - 4v3 - 7 BYE; 3v5 - 2v6 - 1v7 - 4 BYE)
Tuesday, December 21 - Play-In Round
Wednesday, December 22 - Round of 16
Friday, December 24 - Quarterfinals
~CHRISTMAS BREAK~
Monday, December 27 - Semifinals
Wednesday, December 29 - 3rd Place Match and Finals Game 1
Thursday, December 30 - Finals Game 2
Sunday, January 2 - Finals Game 3 (Tentative)





All rosters, roleplays and scores should be posted exclusively in this Everything thread. Please keep OOC comments to the Int'l Hockey Discussion thread or the OOC/signup thread.

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The World Cup of Hockey is now officially underway! You may begin posting rosters and initial RPs.
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Postby Quebec and Shingoryeo » Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:50 am

Dear all,

Congrats to your qualification for the World Cup of Hockey 44, a task that's by no means easy, and welcome to Quebec & Shingryeo! The World Cup of Hockey Federation, Hockey Quebec and the World Cup of Hockey 44 Organising Committee would like to wish you a merry visit and that all's going to be well with your visit.

While Quebec & Shingoryeo is no stranger to hosting international tournaments, especially in hockey where the World Cup of Hockey has been hosted four times before now, visiting Quebec & Shingoryeo for the World Cup of Hockey 44 will be a different experience from the usual World Cup of Hockeys, with all matches to be held in a magically/long-constructed property of the Rink of Dreams in middle of northern Quebec. Here are some information you should know before visiting:

FEW THINGS TO KNOW WHEN VISITING HERE

1) Unlike most things in this nation located on the northwestern end of Anaia, this venue is not accessible by most people unless they are 1) local indigenous peoples inhabiting in this part of the country, 2) the negotiators between the humans and the magical spirits of the state who sleep here, or 3) the spirits themselves who usually sleep here tonight. With this in mind, the mortal travel into this specific territory is only possible by 1) the magical portal from your home nation (if your nation and your people believe in magic), or 2) flying into the property with flight permits pre-issued by the Quebecois Government. Either option will be considered acceptable, with each nation's federation expected to e-mail or telegram back to the World Cup of Hockey Federation headquarters after a nation of concern clinches their WCoH spot.

2) Due to the nature of the four-way agreement made between the Government, the World Cup of Hockey Federation, Hockey Quebec and the spirits, there will be a strict entry quota of your fans into the Rink of Dreams. While the quota of your nation's fans is not specified yet, it is safe to assume that there will be at least 5,000 tickets made available to the fans of a participating nation, with a maximum limit of 20,000. Each nation's hockey federation is welcome to set a waitlist for those unable to buy their tickets, but every unclaimed ticket will be made available for Hockey Quebec to resell it to a fan or an official from outside of the eighteen participating nations into the knockout round.

3) In terms of location, the Rink of Dreams property is located in middle of northern Quebec & Shingoryeo, with around a thousand kilometres away from the nearest major city. While the tournament will be held in middle of the summer, the cold, freezing and snowing climate here likely means that a summer here will still be colder than a lot of places out there (unless you are Graintfjall or Ko-oren, then you can debate that they are colder!). With this in mind, a rough 50km radius is set over the Rink with two circles - an inner circle of team and staff lodges and an outer circle of the fan lodges - located well within it, and a solid magical border be set to mark the zone. Being inside the borders mean that you will be kept safe from any wild animals or intruders. The border, however, is not impenetrable from inside- so it is advised people to avoid going anywhere near the edge of the property to keep themselves safe.

4) Quebec & Shingoryeo is a very safe country as long as you abide laws, but this doesn't mean that it's an utopia. Such doesn't exist in the minds of an average Quebecois.

So on this property, there will be large police/security presence to keep people safe and also to enforce regulations if needed. This also means that there will be no destructive violence here (OOC: unless discussed with me). If you wish to RP crowd trouble or minor misunderstandings between people, that's fine, but nothing that would require security intervention. Those that do violate such permissions will lead into expulsion from the property with fines or jail time.

OOC: For the last part, we can work around that if discussed with me in advance. I'm fairly flexible with working things out - like if few hundreds Quebecois fans wanna have a brawl out with their Avatarian equivalents, by all means be my guest because I could see something like that happen.

5) There will be no COVID-19 or other infectious diseases that can affect others and the host's RP permissions. While there has been such disease in past, it would have been over sixty-years ago on my time, and there are strict biofilters to the site established by magical walls and the spirits' presence.

6) Injuries will still be injuries there, and can be treated by the on-site medical staff if needed. While an on-site hospital will be able to handle most injuries, there will be some that require further treatment in bigger cities before the tournament ends. In those cases, fans and players will be allowed to return to the site if they are discharged before the end of the tournament. Otherwise, both HQ and the WCoHF are not responsible for your injuries and ask you to forward the bills to your nation's respective federation so they can reimburse you.

TRANSPORTATION

As stated right above, the travel to the Rink of Dreams site is only possible by pre-established request to fly into the site, barring need for medical help during emergencies.

If you have to arrive to the northern Anaia nation for related purposes even without making the selected few dozen thousands, however, you'll likely just want to fly in to the city that you will be playing in. For this purpose two airports in Quebec City (where the World Cup of Hockey Federation is located in) and Iqaluit (the nearest major city to the Rink of Dreams) will be allowed for the visitors to enter the country, with both scheduled flights and charters to be made available upon your convenience.

Should the visitor permit be made available from the waiting list, however, you will be given access to a choice of either a) a magical portal, or b) a tiny turboprop bringing you to the site, with expenses all paid by Hockey Quebec. This, however, will only be granted on the condition that the visitor on the waiting list be in either city at the time of the waitlist, and be made available within two hours of the notification to their cell phones.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Due to the unusual nature of the World Cup of Hockey 44, which will be held in an isolated location, all players, coaches and fans will be given appropriate accommodations provided with comfort and basic needs.

Twenty three-floor lodges will be built at the closest inner circle surrounding the Rink of Dreams - eighteen reserved for eighteen nations participating in the knockout round, and two for the officiating crew and the members of the organising committee and the World Cup of Hockey Federation. Built with hockey players of the present and the future in mind, the lodges will be fit with the state-of-art technology, comfortable bedrooms and a living room fit with video game consoles and a collection of over 500 games available on each room.

There will a no-alcohol, no-drugs policy on the Rink of Dreams property, with the room service options stay extensive but without either option available due to a small but certain risk of people becoming intoxicated and disappearing into the wilderness beyond the magical property. Still, the Quebecois hosts of the tournament will do their best to accommodate any other need the team and their players may need, and will remain courteous, as long as specific requests are sent with a week notice prior to their enter into the bubble.

Surrounding the inner circle will be around few hundred lodges that range from one to five floors. As with the lodges, all the amenities and facilities will be made available for players' use, from a basement with pool and ping pong tables, to a boardroom that can hold a conference meeting. As with the players' lodges, most requests can be met - but a month's notice would be highly recommended for all those concerned.

Additional facilities are expected to be made available over the next few months leading to the World Cup of Hockey.

LIVE MEDIA COVERAGE

Everybody know that 'Modern Problems Require Modern Solutions', and this certainly applies to the media access and viewership rights for the course of the competition. While in the past it'd have been easier for the viewers to just fly into the hosting country, and may find their luck on a street watch party, it's slightly more difficult this time due to the extremely isolated location of the competition, as well as the filters of both biological, climate and not to mention magical natures that effectively eliminate this option.

With this in mind, the World Cup of Hockey Federation, Hockey Quebec and the World Cup of Hockey 44 Organising Committee have agreed to provide three options for each and every country's access to the competition:

  • OPTION A: The country's federation will be broadcasting the World Cup of Hockey 44 live, with full control given to their nation's broadcaster of choice for the duration of the tournament. If the federation's contract with the broadcaster covers the entirety of the tournament, they will be automatically considered for this option. They will be allowed to bring all the media equipment needed to broadcast the material and will be broadcasting it independently from the Hockey TV (internet) or the QBC (television).
  • OPTION B: The country's federation will be broadcasting the World Cup of Hockey 44 live, with their nation's choice of broadcaster be given access to the camera and live streams provided by the QBC (television) and the Hockey TV (internet - VousTube/RougeTube account provided by Hockey Quebec). While the camerawork will be handled by the QBC-Hockey TV crew, they retain full rights to the commentaries and whatever the related material for the tournament.
  • OPTION C: The country's federation will be broadcasting the World Cup of Hockey 44 under the agreement made between Hockey Quebec and the World Cup of Hockey Federation. Each nation will be allowed to provide live streaming of matches via the federation's online account of choice. The live stream used for the Option C will be from the Hockey TV.

Each and every federation tournament that have signed up for the tournament, as well as other past or prospective nations to the competition, are expected to email all three parties mentioned above over the next month. Should they not respond to the parties concerned on time (OOC: feel free to RP their responses, of course), then it is assumed that there is no live broadcasting rights available for the nation of concern.

MEDIA ACCESS TO THE TOURNAMENT

As for the media access, each and every federation who qualifies for the World Cup of Hockey 44 will be allocated a flexible number of media passes for those in their nations' representatives for television and print media. While the exact number of media passes allocated to each qualifying nation have yet to be confirmed by the committee, it is expected that the combined number for the media personnel from the eighteen sides is to be set in no more than eighteen-hundred combined. Should a qualifying nation fail to fulfill all the media passes allocated to them, the organising committee and Hockey Quebec are allowed to vacate them so they will be reallocated to members of media from either Quebec & Shingoryeo or other nations who have qualified.

An Additional two-hundred media passes will be made available for other nations, with the condition that they have participated in the World Cup of Hockey 44. Their applications will be processed by the Organising Committee, with response to be emailed to them within 5 to 10 business days. The unused media pass slots from the qualifying nations will not be reallocated for this purpose.

For the members of the media crew, the process is straightforward. Once they have received their media passes from their national federation, they will be allowed to enter the country two weeks before the first match of the tournament. All broadcasting equipment needed for the media coverage will be provided or allowed to be brought into the property from their country of origin, with a month's notice in advance. In addition, any important enquiries will be noted and responded promptly by the members of the Organising Committee or the on-site Staff.

Members of the media, both foreign and domestic, are subjected to both the Quebecois law and the on-site regulations. It is expected that any criminal activity will be dealt with immediately, and possibly result in their removal from the site.

PRESS CENTRE AND WELCOME HOUSES

In the inner circle of lodges surrounding the Rink of Dreams exist not only the residences for the players and the officials. What's really available for the fans will be four welcome houses and for the members of the media, the Press Centre. Each welcome house, designed to welcome the hockey fans from all across the multiverse, will be provided with meeting rooms, social areas (game rooms and mini-cinemas), cafeterias from either Quebec & Shingoryeo or the participating nations themselves (also named BYOC - Bring Your Own Chefs). Specific facilities also to note are the duty-free shops on the Lodge no. 3 and a six-theatre cinema on Lodge no. 4.

As for the Press Centre, it will be an average press centre needed for a major competition. Nothing fancy and it can always be converted into more accommodations or storages at times. On the outdoors, each federation will be allowed to set up pop-up pavilions for activities of their choice. The organising committee remains hopeful that these pop-up pavilions will provide opportunities for hockey fans from across the multiverse to try different activities and meet representatives from various nations.

THE RINK OF DREAMS

Located in the very middle of the Rink of Dreams complex is, of course, the Rink of Dreams itself. An outdoor hockey arena that was completed after ten years in making (OOC: or ten weeks for those who believe in magic), the Rink of Dreams is the peak of Quebecois architectural excellence and reliability with its facilities. Under normal circumstances, it is a 20,000-seater outdoor hockey arena with 15,000 to 20,000 retractable seats made available starting the semifinal matches by opening up seats to its two highest floors otherwise fenced off for safety reasons.

All of the main arena rink and its two practice rinks (located on the basement of the stadium) are called the Rink of Dreams, though for official purposes only the main arena rink is referred as the Rink of Dreams. The name comes from from the 2013 Quebecois film 'Rink of Dreams', a popular hit that stars Nolan Park as a freshwater fisherman in middle of northern Quebec who builds a gigantic rink at the edge of the town. On the film, the spirits of the deceased war veterans of his old town (including his long-absent father) and the players of his childhood and boyhood dynasties (1940s Montreal Calaniens, 1950s CSKA Quebec and 1960s Kingston Knights) all come together as one in the end, only if for a night, and the town rejoices at the occasion.

Thus, the very throwback theme in mind, the Rink of Dreams will feature architecture style of an old-world, prewar-styled arena with latest amenities like heated seats, gigantic scoreboards, and 100-person luxury boxes available, but also the features of art deco architecture with simplistic appearance on the outside and modernist features on the inside, including marble floors and lavish decorations made of gold, jade and sculpted wood. Each of two lockers, circular in design, will be provided with individual stalls, showers and of course a small room for both the physiotherapists and the team doctors. At the centre of the floor, there will be a mat with the World Cup of Hockey Federation logo drawn on it, and there will be no penalties for players or coaches accidentally stepping on the logo (lol).

As for the rink itself, there will be a departure from the conventional practice for the Professional Hockey regulation-sized ice (OOC: NHL regulation-sized ice) regulated by the Quebecois Hockey League will be in use. Unlike in last two World Cup of Hockeys and the most recent World Junior Hockey Championships, which featured WCoHF-regulated ice (OOC: IIHF regulation-sized ice), the Hockey Queebc has decided to stick to its traditional choice of the Professional ice for 1) cost-related reasons that come with adjusting seating to different ice sizes, and 2) many past World Cup of Hockeys' past use of the ice). The ice will be maintained with the usual measures taken across the Multiverse to freeze the ice on outdoor arenas, with the ice being monitored and maintained on the 24/7 base.

For the course of World Cup of Hockey, there will be a Teddy Bear Toss every game. The fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears or stuffed toys (yes, even the sexual kind!) to the game, and toss them to the ice when the first goal is scored in the game. The toys gathered at the Teddy Bear Toss will be collected and donated to hospitals and charities in both Quebec & Shingoryeo and other nations who sign up to this challenge.


And that's it. Welcome to the competition, and we look forward to seeing you there!
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Sarzonia Stars


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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.
39 Yuri Evgenikov, 32, 6-foot-3, 230 pounds
Provides veteran depth in the event of any calamities and uses a stand-up style in contrast to Parsons.
43 Owen Franks, 21, 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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The Huayramarcan Ice Hockey National Team

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Huayramarca Mamallaqta Hockey Qhari Quchun (Quechua)


About Huayramarca: The Plurinational State of Huayramarca, also known as ”Huayramarca Mamallaqta” in Quechua and ”Huayramarca Suyu” in Aymara (literally: Windy Country), is an extraordinarily diverse nation in terms of geography that’s located in Anaia. Crossing three time zones, from the islands, reaching the coast, hiking the mountains and then sliding into the jungle, passing massive cordilleras such as the Andes, a nation with 36 million inhabitants that is composed by 9 different ethnic groups.

Huayramarca as such is a relatively new nation for the traditional standards of it, since it was constituted on 1822 (currently, we sit on 1984 according to the Inca Calendar), the main focus of building this nation was to help different ethnic groups to gather force into the region, in order to be recognized multiversally as a nation, hence, may gather some international protection in case their rights would be abused all of a sudden by an external force.

Being completely ignorant on what was happening around themselves, the Aymara, Quechua, Shuar, Guarani, Montubio, Tsáchila, Huaorani, Andoa and Candoshi ethnics decided to form the Republic with the support of neighbouring nations such as the Royal Kingdom of Québec & Shingoryeo. Migration from Québec happened in the late XIX century, mostly peoples known as ”Guayabalenses” decided to move in order to seek a stable place for their families, considering that their home soil was apparently brushed off the map by a dictator called “Gregory”. That last point forced the Huayramarcans into a stronger union in order to survive.

Until the middle XX century, Huayramarca managed to survive economically from llama, alpaca and vicuña herding, since its skins are highly valuable in neighbouring Québec due to their strong winters; also, coffee production helped Huayramarca to build some solid institutions that promoted national expansion near the Cocoabo Forest, that place is “La Selva”, a lush but quite dangerous forest with hundreds of rivers that come from the Andes. After some years of exploration, the authorities met the first indigenous peoples of the zone, which were exploited in order to produce rubber for tires and some mysterious chickens that were produced to do even more mysterious sacrifices to a deity, which the local people and even the rest of Huayramarca wasn’t able to understand how she works, granted, it’s not even a part of the Incan Mythology which includes Inti(the Sun god) and others.

During said period of time, and in a constant influx, a still unknown quantity of Huayramarcans decided to immigrate to neighbouring nations, especially the Kingdom of Québec & Shingoryeo. The Huayramarcans that managed to settle and refuge in said nation are group characterised by being easily adapted to their new home, they managed to assimilate many of the cultural preferences of the Québécois populace, and one of those was ice hockey, some youngsters decided to venture into the Québécois Hockey League (QHL) and a bare minimum of those were actually lucky to fit into a team. At the same time, a rare phenomena started among the Tsáchila indigenous people, they decided to play some kind of hockey in salt flats, imitating the same principles as their familiars did on Québec, with ice skates, pucks and sticks they were gifted from them.

That somewhat weird splitting was capitalized by a Huayramarcan-Québécois coach who envious of seeing nations from all across the multiverse taking part of the World Cup of Hockey, decided that it was time to see Huayramarca in the biggest scene that hockey has to offer. His job began after watching the WCoH 43 final, he started to investigate the background of the entire QHL, searching for players with Huayramarcan parents or grandparents, his work seemed useless until he got contacted by three QHL players who demonstrated that, in fact, they are Huayramarcans. Taking them into the pocket, he visited Santo Domingo, the city that's closer to the salt flats, where he saw a vibrant scene of teams from all across Huayramarca taking part of it, he arranged a meeting with the Tsáchila's patriarch in order to scout players from the salt flats tournament, he got approved and managed to get a team ready for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, since those players considered themselves capable to jump from the salt flat to the ice rinks.

Quick National and Team Facts


Official Name: Estado Plurinacional de Huayramarca - The Plurinational State of Huayramarca.
Demonym: Huayramarcan (English) - Huayramarquino/a (Spanish - Sing.), Huayramarquinos/as (Spanish - Plural)
Motto: Revolución o Muerte ¡Venceremos!
National Anthem: Himno a la Nueva Nación.
Capital City: Huayramarca D.M. (Distrito Metropolitano) - Huayramarcan Metropolitan District.
Highest Point: Nevado Inti (7,920 masl)
Currency: Inti (I$ 1 = N$ 0.33)
Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara (main); Six other indigenous languages.




Team Nickname: Los Fugitivos - The Fugitives
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Local Venue: Domo del Altiplano. Huayramarca D.M.. - Capacity: 17,500


Coach: Sebastián Ferrer - 45 y/o - Mindset: Offensive

The reason of why this hockey team exists is here, a coach who didn't wanted to see World Cup of Hockey from his sofa any more, instead, he wanted to jump into the big
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scene by building from scratch a team for his native Huayramarca, the country he fled in order to pursue a better life in Québec & Shingoryeo. Involved in hockey since his arrival to his new home, he has managed some local teams from Sherbrooke, he was earning his name as a promising coach for youngsters in the area, even helping some of those to jump into the QHL. His training methods are considered to be more focused into collective playing, optimisation of space and focusing in speed and elegance rather than force while attacking, although, a complete fan of somewhat brutal force while defending, he's known for always choosing strong defenceman lines, trying to build an iron curtain on the attempt.

For his venture on Huayramarca, expectations are low since it's taking a group composed by, mostly, amateur players that used to play on salt flats and reinforcing them with five professional QHL players forming the starting lines for the Fugitives. The sole fact of building the team and managing to get support from the Tsáchilas' chief and the National Government is a victory for what was, until today, a completely unknown figure in hockey.

Forward Lines


Line 1:

 Number      Name             Age       Height       Weight    Hand          Team
47 Simón Lugo 31 186 cm 86 kg Right Montréal Koreana (QHL)
87 Ho Man-Young 24 193 cm 99 kg Right Winnipeg Giants (QHL)
31 Pablo Holguín 28 185 cm 89 kg Left Saint John Acadiens (QHL)


La crème de la crème that Ferrer has to offer for the Fugitives, a trio of moderately strong but extremely fast players from the Québécois Hockey League, featuring Ho Man-Young, one of the best players that the Winnipeg Giants has among their lines, Ho is a skilled player that loves to exploit cracks in the rival defence, using his speed and technique to break them for good, he has a great sense of anticipation and tries to be in right place before the puck, instead of chasing it; he has a bright future forward and pretends to showcase with Huayramarca as much as possible. Simón Lugo and Pablo Holguín accompany Ho at the wings, both are fast enough players but Holguín excels due to his stamina, he is known for playing long periods of time without being substituted, while Lugo tends to be the opposite, since he's a player that tends to be very fast and collaborative on counterattacks, he might be one of the fastest QHL players and that tends to have a toll in his stamina. The trio may try to exploit speed and pass the puck in a space via filtered passes, while Ho would try, if possible, to pull out a five-hole or dribble the defenders and goalie in order to confuse them.

Line 2:

 Number      Name             Age       Height       Weight    Hand          Team
20 Alonso Ballesteros 30 199 cm 89 kg Left Sechura Oilers (HHL)
42 Héctor Medina 25 198 cm 94 kg Right Parcoy Highlanders (HHL)
91 Eduardo Pizarro 25 200 cm 94 kg Left Guayaquil Coastals (HHL)


A line composed by fast moving players, but stronger compared to the first one. Ferrer has this line in consideration as a technical alternative in case a defence decides to lockdown and there's need of force to crack it. Ballesteros is a left winger that might like to start from behind or receive a pass to test his one-timer, a strong shot that might have some accuracy, his stats at the Huayramarcan Hockey League (HHL) demonstrates some success as he took the Sechura Oilers to win la Copa del Salar in the inaugural season. Medina is a centre forward that prefers to fight when needed, he might be extremely rude if we compare to the standard of this team, he might be involved in fights constantly; despite that, Medina has a great dribbling capacity and couples nicely with fast wingers such as Ballesteros. Pizzaro, in the other hand, is the slowest, but smartest, player on this line, he will always try to anticipate the movements and prevent offside by playing close to the line, he likes to receive passes right to where he is, so it's safe to say that he doesn't move a lot, still, he manages to control the puck nicely and shoot from mid range.

Line 3:

 Number      Name             Age       Height       Weight    Hand          Team
44 Benjamín Quispe 29 196 cm 88 kg Right Tulcán Eagles (HHL)
76 Marco Huanca 30 186 cm 82 kg Right Illimani Warriors (HHL)
11 Walter Colque 26 191 cm 98 kg Right Metropolitan Condors (HHL)


This third line has a stronger feature compared to the one we had earlier, to the point that some of the players here are considered into special teams such as Walter Colque, this player always chooses violence as his preferred method to solve problems, so, he's almost always involved big time in one, despite that, he has managed to get a great sense of concentration that, if used properly, could help to protect the puck and serve passes to the other two players of his line, specially to Quispe. Benjamín is an agile skater, he has the capability to manoeuvre among the rivals with simplicity, having preference to go behind the goal and serve passes to Huanca. The latter is a player that possesses a rather good one-timer, so, if he considers capable, he will always aim to goal, although his shot capabilities from mid or long range isn't the very best out there.

Line 4:

 Number      Name             Age       Height       Weight    Hand          Team
30 Diego Rojas 22 182 cm 85 kg Left Putumayo Scavengers (HHL)
19 Anthony Mamani 27 182 cm 91 kg Right Lima Fire (HHL)
26 Ángel Chambi 26 176 cm 75 kg Left San Carlos Turtles (HHL)


A significantly better in terms of speed and stamina, the fourth line may not be as technical as the first, but it's one with players that can resist prolonged periods of intense game on ice, specially for the smallest player of the team, Ángel Chambi may look as a non-threat for rival defenders, but it's a player capable to rush in counterattacks and provide some good passing for his teammates. Diego Rojas is a motivated player, his hockey career is starting and he might look promising for some teams in this World Cup, since he's the most technical player in this line, he's able to appear from the rival's back and shoot surprisingly. Anthony Mamani is your average Huayramarcan hockey player, an individual that might look dull on the ice sometimes, but has a great decision skill while receiving the puck, he might want to come from behind the goal and then shoot the goal tender when he doesn't expects.


Defence Lines


Line 1:

 Number      Name             Age       Height       Weight    Hand          Team
51 Zayden McCrae 27 199 cm 111 kg Left Prince Eric Orca (QHL)
15 Mario Nieto 29 187 cm 104 kg Right Saint John Acadiens (QHL)


The stellar defensive line features two strong QHL defenders such as Zayden McCrae and Mario Nieto. McCrae is a Huayramarcan because of his father, who immigrated to Québec & Shingoryeo by the age of 24, this player tends to be excessively physical while trying to recover the puck, but also possesses high speed, so he could be a vital piece for Ferrer's counterattack idea when needed. Mario Nieto is the classical hockey defender that tries to chase the puck, hence being somewhat easy to distract at certain occasions, Nieto tends to use his strength to deter players to be close to the goal, also he's versatile as he likes to keep defending position behind the goal in order to avoid a sudden turn from a rival forward that could end in goal.

Line 2:

 Number      Name             Age       Height       Weight    Hand          Team
01 Felipe Puga 23 193 cm 108 kg Left Sechura Oilers (HHL)
66 Santiago Coronado 29 186 cm 112 kg Right Sechura Oilers (HHL)


This line features what perhaps is the most reliable line in the Huayramarcan Hockey League, both are Oilers and had kept a solid performance during the last season of HHL, specially Puga that led the league in recoveries and puck stealing, a formidable player in terms of physique and speed, Puga can place decently positioned pucks to the forwards in order to help them while transitioning from a defence to attack. Meanwhile, Santiago Coronado is the kind of player that tends to not be aggressive but smart, as he prefers to play nicely with the stick, trying to perform high-style puck recovering from the rivals, he tends to support himself on Puga in order to get out of defensive troubles, so the fastest of the two could led a counterattack when needer. Coronado will always chase the rivals and deter him from shooting.

Line 3:

 Number      Name             Age       Height       Weight    Hand          Team
81 Dante Gallardo 23 192 cm 94 kg Right Guayaquil Habitants (HHL)
64 Kevin Mamani 23 197 cm 80 kg Left Andahuaylas Spartans (HHL)


Gallardo and Mamani are, perhaps, projected to be big things in the HHL, this WCoH will provide them in first row an incredible chance to measure their quality and see if they are capable enough to handle the big leagues or if they could suffer scenic panic in this event, that will be seen but they will prove to be helpful and skilled defenders for the Fugitives. Gallardo is a physically and mentally strong player, capable to take out of their minds his opponents and get into brawls to provoke power-plays, still, he can help on controlling the puck and playing with the goal tender in order to kill some time. Mamani, in the other hand, is a swift player that manages to compensate his lack of physical strength with mental speed, he's a talented player that obstructs rivals moves with ease, and provides his team with a scape valve to release pressure behind and transfer it to the forwards.

Goal Tenders


 Number      Name             Age       Height       Weight    Hand          Team
45 Bin-Seok 23 202 cm 99 kg Left Prince Eric Orca (QHL)
97 Isaac Choque 24 196 cm 95 kg Right Guayaquil Habitants (HHL)
62 Evo Morales 28 196 cm 103 kg Right Santo Domingo Bruins (HHL)


Huayramarcan goalies tend to be strong physically and able to cover most of the goal in order to block shots, but they have some disadvantages because on how tall can they be, so five-hole is a real possibility to beat them but not so easily. Bin-Seok is one of the best QHL goalies (0.94 save average) , he has great reflexes and capability to block from short range hits to fast one-timers, his experience, despite being young, can provide motivation and a confident player in the riskiest positions that the game has to offer. Isaac Choque and Evo Morales are local league players, they were the two best goalies in the last HHL season, they have proved to be consistent and reliable goal tenders for their teams, having saving average of 0.92 and 0.91 each and they will be always ready to support the team when needed.

Special Teams:

Powerplay 1: Lugo - Ho - Quispe | McCrae - Nieto
Powerplay 2: Ho - Ballesteros - Chambi | Puga - Gallardo
Penalty kill 1: Ho - Holguin | Puga - Coronado
Penalty kill 2: Huanca - A. Mamani | K. Mamani - McCrae

Jerseys: Keeping up with the traditions of Huayramarca, the kits for the national team are always tailored by local companies that manufacture sport textiles, hockey wasn't the exception considering the large indigenous and nostalgic immigrant fanbase. The company on charge was SportPlus, who decided to select traditional patterns for a hockey uniform, putting the crest of Huayramarca Hockey in the middle of it. SportPlus has decided to add technological components in order to enhance performance to the best possible, trying to replicate what jersey makers from the best hockey-playing nations usually do, and also has decided to keep those technologies for the fan version, in order to create a sense of professionalism for those who buy it and make them feel like pro hockey players.

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Population: 36 million, demonym: Huayramarcan, capital city: Huayramarca D.M. Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara.

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Postby HUElavia » Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:23 am

HUElavia National Hockey Team





Goalies:
#1: Inka Caipa Mayhuasca (28 Years Old)
#29: Jorge Branco Caetano (31 Years Old)
#30: Vitomir Levin Petrovich (26 Years Old)

Defenders: 
#4: Robert Brousseau (30 Years Old)
#8: Okafo Obee (30 Years Old)
#13: Karim Meghni (35 Years Old)
#25: Pavlo Ilchenko (32 Years Old)
#38: Sergey Tokarev (27 Years Old)
#50: Maxim Vadimovich Strelnikov (25 Years Old)
#67: Maximo Schmidt (26 Years Old)
#88: Jelanie Munachiso (24 Years Old)

Attackers:
#7: Vítor Castilho de Salles (26 Years Old)
#18: William Bourgeois (30 Years Old)
#21: Pablo Tarragona (26 Years Old)
#31: Vincent Dubois (28 Years Old)
#49: Angel Mazzi (27 Years Old)
#55: Pyotr Gachev (30 Years Old)
#67: Sun-Woo Kim (27 Years Old)
#77: Gabriel Joachim (23 Years Old)
#87: Diogo Sato de Souza (22 Years Old)
#97: Chimaijem Zikoranaudodimma (21 Years Old)

Head Coach:
Beau Beaton (66 Years Old)

Assistant Coaches:
Gerardo Quesada (61 Years Old), Diego Seixas (63 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
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Postby Atheara » Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:25 am

National Athearan Hockey Team For WCoH 44

Atheara returns to the World Cup of Hockey, once again! This will be the 2nd edition of the World Cup of Hockey that Atheara will be participating in. Surely the Athearans will bring their defensive playstyle into the rink. But, can the players and management handle the pressure given to them? Well, with the group Atheara has, it won't be easy! But, it's definitely possible. And now, it is revealed to you the Athearan National Team! It's just the same team from last year, but yeah. Let's get into it, right now.

BASIC INFORMATION
Name : Atheara
Trigramme : AHR
Affiliation : Anaia
Nicknames : The Northern Guards (full), Northern Guards (informal), Guards (short)
Rink : Astena National Hockey Grounds (38.900)


MANAGEMENT STAFF
Name of Staff Gender Age Role
Midervon Lesinkch Male 52 Head Coach
John Ademont Male 49 Assistant Coach
Katerina Minoslav Female 33 Head Medic
Alexandra Dicech Female 31 Assistant Medic
Alena Pirvalawski Female 30 Physio
Georgey Istella Male 37 Tactician


PLAYERS AND STARTING LINES
No Name of Player Gender Age Position and Role
91 Brent Tifflehower Male 26 Forward
3 Hevira Diandottir Female 25 Forward
17 Peter Semirolski Male 27 Forward
34 Liveria Lestepol Female 26 Defender
23 Oddvar Elstad Male 27 Defender
1 Folke Hallström Male 26 Goalkeeper, Captain

45 Ella Holgersson Female 24 Forward
99 Marcus Alleray Male 26 Forward
80 Keher Van Lugerdan Male 28 Forward, Captain
71 Rena Igerstrom Female 27 Defender
54 Eva Marewalski Female 27 Defender
4 Karlstone Imunovic Male 26 Goalkeeper

22 Michael Harris Male 22 Forward
56 Erik Gledden Male 23 Forward
31 Alexander Kurov Male 21 Forward
39 Tohan Harilyawski Male 22 Defender, Captain
66 Corros Von Alekheer Male 21 Defender
2 Richofen Graf Spleisher Male 22 Goalkeeper

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Atheara's largest hockey rink, the Astena National Hockey Grounds holds a very large meaning to Athearan hockey. It was the first nationally recognized hockey rink that is allowed for professional use, despite the lack of professional teams back during the age of isolation. It was also, the first nationally recognized rink/stadium for any sport in Atheara back then. AC is available with Free WIFI, as is mandated for every single stadium in Atheara. The seats have an in-built warmer for those who have difficulty handling the cold. This is where Atheara will play their home group stage matches.

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Postby Taxonomic Kingdoms » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:11 am

The Taxonomic Kingdoms are populated by gods of the natural world. These gods do not expect to be worshipped. They can hear prayers, but they usually ignore them the same way people ignore telemarketers. Some of the kingdoms allow mortals to visit or immigrate, while others do not. For example, the Plant Kingdom is notoriously distrustful of humans since Adam and Eve's infamous fruit heist.

Taxonomic gods can appear in many different forms, but usually as plants, animals, fungi, or puffs of fog. Anthropomorphic forms are less common, but you may see them occasionally.

The hockey team are giant tardigrades from the Animal Kingdom.

Goalies:

Carphania Fluviatillis
Limmenius Porcellus


Defenders:

Richtersius Coronifer
Milnesium Almatyense
Paradiphascon Manningi
Acutuncus Antarcticus


Forwards:

Isohypsibius Elegans
Oreella Mollis
Diphascon Faialense
Archechiniscus Biscaynei
Pseudechiniscus Santomensis
Milnesium Longiungue


Home Stadium: Bluber Arena in Bluberville, Pararnavirae.

Pararnavirae is a cold and mountainous kingdom. There is no day or night because it was independent since before God separated light from darkness. There is always a grayish half-light and the temperature usually hovers a little below freezing. Sometimes there are clouds or light snows. At lower altitudes it sometimes rains.

Pararnavirae is home to the gods of hepatitis and retroviruses, as well as certain kinds of plant viruses, etc. The Pararnaviraean Health Department will supply vaccines for all visiting players and staff to allow them to visit safely, but international spectators are recommended to stay home and enjoy the games on TV from the safety of your own country.

Fans are allowed to attend games in person; it's just not a very smart thing to do because of the health risks.

Games are not hosted in the Animal Kingdom because the Animal Kingdom does not have a large population of mortal immigrants, and does not want mortal visitors.

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Godmod Other Events: No

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Postby Sarzonia » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:29 am

The drive to the training rink in downtown Nicksia was accompanied with more than the usual nerves for Brett Tanguay, Sr.

Sure, he'd made that drive before as a member of the coaching staff of the Sarzonian national ice hockey team. Several times, in fact. He knew the route by heart. Which side streets to take to avoid the usual traffic jam on Interstate 295, which street had the unmarked police vehicles lying in wait for someone running afoul of the laws, and which street had the best café serving Pacitalian coffee and Delaclav desserts.

The thing that was different about this drive? He was making this drive on the first day of training for his first full World Cup cycle as the Stars manager. Prior to the opening of World Cup 44, he was an assistant manager under Paul Bremerton. In that role, he knew all eyes would be on Bremerton and the various line changes and lineup decisions he would make over the course of a qualifying campaign. He would be little more than a curiosity as the father of Brett, Jr. the emerging young star player who was stepping into the considerable skates of Sylvan Turcotte as the brightest Star. He was merely the offensive mind for a notoriously defence-oriented Bremerton when World Cup 43 qualifying in Kelssek began.

But now, he was the manager. He was now implementing a new system that would favour an attack mindset a bit more than the usual defence-oriented play under Bremerton. He didn't really have time to implement the system he wanted after taking over for the fired Bremerton during qualifying, but the Stars took to the change in the voice at the top the previous time. Even though Sarzonia's run ended in the usual way at the usual place: A quarterfinals defeat to Valanora, it was still a stirring comeback for the Stars to even get into the knockout rounds considering the talent the Stars had to battle against.

They would get more of the same in qualifying this time, although they'd get to have a few matches in front of their home fans at Bank of Sarzonia Arena in Nicksia. They'd have to face third ranked Mercedini, No. 12 Savorjarna, 25th ranked Gergary, No. 30 Sannyamathland, 55th ranked Atheara and unranked newcomers StrayaRoos in Group F. Astute Stars fans would likely remember the previous time a highly-ranked Mercedini shared a group with the Stars. Sarzonia pulled off not one, but two unbelievable upsets and qualified for the knockout rounds in part due to those stirring victories. Their history with Savorjarna, now ranked one spot below Sarzonia was ... not as successful. The Stars got off on the wrong foot with a 6-2 rout at the hands of the Savorjars. The junior team played to a 1-1 draw against them in the 15th World Junior Hockey Championships.

Sarzonia didn't have much of a history with the other teams in the group. They did defeat Sannyamathland 4-0 in the group stage in the previous World Cup of Hockey en route to qualifying after they rallied to an overall 5-1-1-1 record under the elder Tanguay. Of greater concern for goaltender Jacob Parsons is the team's history with Mercedini. A team that might have taken the Stars for granted in the first leg that suddenly had to pay attention for the second leg, but lost anyway, was certainly not going to make the same mistake again in this World Cup of Hockey with Sarzonia as the second highest seeded team in the group.

"We're going to assume any match against Mercedini is going to feel like a rivalry," Parsons said. "It's a good thing we'll get a bye after facing them each time." Sarzonia will play Savorjarna coming out of the bye each time.

SCHEDULE
MD1: v. StrayaRoos at Bank of Sarzonia Arena, Nicksia (capacity 18,090)
MD2: @ Mercedini
MD3: BYE
MD4: v. Savorjarna at Bank of Sarzonia Arena, Nicksia (capacity 18,090)
MD5: @ Gergary
MD6: v. Sannyamathland Bank of Sarzonia Arena, Nicksia (capacity 18,090)
MD7: @ Atheara
MD8: @ StrayaRoos
MD9: v. Mercedini at Bank of Sarzonia Arena, Nicksia (capacity 18,090)
MD10: BYE
MD11: @ Savorjarna
MD12: v. Gergary at Bank of Sarzonia Arena, Nicksia (capacity 18,090)
MD13: @ Sannyamathland
MD14: v. Atheara at Bank of Sarzonia Arena, Nicksia (capacity 18,090)
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Puck Watch: Can A Return Home Be What We Need?

Postby TJUN-ia » Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:24 pm

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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

The clock is ticking for some of our players...and maybe for the coach, too. We entered the last WCoH on a high after the Miracle on Ice but then we got really unlucky and ended up 5-6, 4 points off the Top 4. Now, finally, we're back for a 12-game, 7-team group stage where only the Top 3 teams can make the next round, with the Top 14 (Top 2 in each group + Top 2 3rd-placed teams) making the Round of 16 automatically while seeds 15-18 have to play a Play-Off to determine the final 2 teams. Quebec and Shingoryeo are the hosts, as well as our group mates, but they will not host the group stage - meaning that, for the first time in 6 years, WCoH action will return to New Washington and everyone is excited for that.

Maybe the return to home ice will be exactly what Ølson Rasmussen needs to turn these #19 Ice Jaguars around, and he knows he may not have much time for that at all. He finds himself under pressure once more to get this team into that playoff come what may as many feel if he doesn't this time, then his fate may finally be sealed. There's also the player factor, as many on this team are now over 30 and may consider hanging their skates at the end of this ride. No matter what happens over the next few weeks, a new ear is coming soon and no one will know what that may look like until this team finds its place in this competition.


COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Ølson Rasmussen (47)
Assistant Coach: Pytor Petrov (44)
Assistant Coach: Yakov Blykovsky (43)
Style Modifier: +0.5


PLAYERS
OFFENCE
Line 1
LW: #2 Julian Visipils (30)
C: #1 Christian Kalsters (31) (C)
RW: #3 Teemu Pukaninen (30)

Line 2
LW: #8 Vasil Cherysezsky (30)
C: #7 Viktor Orban (30)
RW: #9 Ryan Pericic (29) (2nd C)

Line 3
LW: #13 Danil Svengren (27)
C: #12 John Gallagher (26)
RW: #14 Chris Jeeves (28)

Line 4
LW: #18 Callum Sorento-Lineker (30)
C: #17 Thorgan Annursson (29)
RW: #19 Kisei Nawakami (30)

DEFENCE
Line 1
LD: #4 Li Chei (32)
RD: #5 David Stewart (30) (3rd C)

Line 2
LD: #10 Ki Hwa-Na (29)
RD: #11 Peotyr Markelovsky (27)

Line 3
LD: #15 John Le Pont (26)
RD: #16 Kristian van Oosteren (27)

GOALKEEPERS
GK (Starter): #6 Jakob Vaduz (31) (4th C)
GK (Backup): #99 Chulalonnkorn "Chula" Shinawatra (25)


ARENA
Name: The Rink in The Gardens
Location: New Washington, NAU Zone
Capacity: 7,500
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IT'S FINALLY BACK! After 6 years away, International Hockey finally returns to New Washington and The Rink in The Gardens! You'd think that The Gardens of New Washington would demand a bigger venue for their ice hockey arena, but they wanted to pay tribute to the Secretary-General here. His hometown in U1 has a small rink of similar capacity, so developers decided to build The Rink to have a similar feel. While it may be small, the fans make it sound like there are a lot more people in there - NAU ice hockey fans are known for being loud and boisterous when required.


SCHEDULE (Group B, all matches in Kelssek)
MD1: vs Adyatin (82) - The Rink in The Gardens, New Washington
MD2: @Huaryamarca (UR) - Domo del Altiplano. Huayramarca D.M.
MD3: vs Quebec and Shingoryeo (14) - The Rink in The Gardens, New Washington
MD4: @Kelssek (9)
MD5: BYE
MD6: vs Nova Anglicana (21) - The Rink in The Gardens, New Washington
MD7: @Nephara (33)
MD8: @Adyatin (82)
MD9: vs Huaryamarca (UR) - The Rink in The Gardens, New Washington
MD10: @Quebec and Shingoryeo (14)
MD11: vs Kelssek (9) - The Rink in The Gardens, New Washington
MD12: BYE
MD13: @Nova Anglicana (21)
MD14 vs Nephara (33) - The Rink in The Gardens, New Washington



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, ARWC4, WC:TOTS
3rd: ARWC3, IBC32
4th: WBC50, IBC31, WBC52, IBC33, RLWC20
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 (1 Win)

WGPO: #11 Lane Carter (1 Win)/ #9 Batu Tüvshinbayar (WGP2 S5 Champion/1 Win)
NSTT: 3 Singles Titles (2 Runners-up)/1 Doubles Title (1 Runner-up)

UN - You all know what this is (U1)
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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Democratic Socialists

Postby Chromatika » Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:53 pm

Chromatik Ice Hockey Team

Nickname: The Ice Storm
Captain: LW Loren Basalter
Style Mod: -5

Head Coach: Suzanna Marmont, 59 - The head coach of the Chromatik Ice Storm will not be a coach of the CHL per the League's decision. Instead, they turn to one Suzanna Marmont, who may not know the most about the sport but is quite good at organizing people and getting them to act together as a unit. Despite the fact that she may not be able to educate the players on how to play, hopes are she'll be able to help them gel together as a unit.
Assistant Coach: Bryson Sindari, 41 - A valuable member of the Felswyr Viceroys staff, Bryson Sindari is a savant when it comes to Ice Hockey play development in Chromatika. It remains to be seen just how much that's translatable to the world stage.
Goalkeeper Coach: Jason Dumond, 44 - The man who helped both Dorothy Belmont and Dustin Mast to where they are, Dumond runs a goalkeeping school in Chromia for anyone who wishes to learn. He stresses excellence and consistency, two things that any keeper must have a firm hand on.

Starters
RW Ludovic Blanc, 25, Chromia Lancers - A purely offensive winger with an aptitude of speed, Blanc struggles against bigger opposition.
C Ségolène De Villiers, 27, Myana Penguins - A great all-around player whose first touch is a thing of beauty. A good assist threat.
LW Loren Basalter, 32, Felswyr Glaciers - A quick player with great puck-handling skills and the primary scoring threat for the Ice Storm, Basalter was the only consistent goalscoring threat for the Viceroys and instrumental in their triumph at the first two seasons of the Chromatik Hockey League. CAPTAIN
RD Josephine Galmont, 28, Chromia Lancers - The cheeky member of the group, Josephine Galmont led the Chromatik Hockey League with minutes in the Penalty Box in the inaugural season. She's smart about when to go in, though, and won't take a penalty for no reason. Despite her enforcer nature, she's also decent at her job of protecting the net as well.
LD Rowena Hauptman, 25, Felswyr Viceroys - The best defenseman in the nation, Rowena Hauptman famously gave up a full ride to Chromia Central College University to play fullback for the Comets, opting for the lesser known sport of ice hockey instead. She may not be the biggest, barely six feet tall, but she's quick on her feet with a seemingly endless pool of energy.
GK Dorothy Belmont, 24, Felswyr Viceroys - Had a much rougher season, but was still instrumental on how the Viceroys clinched their second title. She can be a bit slow in reacting to sudden changes in play, but when she has the chance to square up, there isn't really anyone better in the country in front of the net.

Reserves
RW Bérangère Levett, 29, Lhor Peregrine Falcons - A much bigger winger (at 6 ft, 7 in) who isn't afraid to use his size to get past defenders and smash the puck in.
C Jared Dumond, 24, Felswyr Glaciers - The best offensive minded center in the sport in Chromatika, he led all centers in goalscoring this past season. That isn't to say he's half bad at passing - he just prefers to finish the job if he can.
LW Wiles Roman, 29, D'rea Metropolitans - The Metropolitans had the second highest goalscoring output in the league and made it to the postseason, and Wiles was one of their best. He likes to run directly at people, choosing to either pass the puck off or shoot right before he's about to hit the defenseman.
RD Lereux Pandoval, 30, Myana Penguins - A more offensive minded defenseman who likes to contribute assists. He's quite good at moving up and down the rink and contributes the most during penalty plays.
LD Yvon Dufresne, 27, Tihon Typhoon - Likes to stay on his side of the rink, preferring to press the play instead of join the attack himself.
GK Dustin Mast, 24, Chromia Lancers - A more instinctual keeper, Dustin Mast plays his best game in the flow of things when reaction is king. He's a bit injury-prone, but when he's available, he's a solid option.

W Élisée Leloup, 23 - Umbar Argonauts - The fastest skater on the squad who can make a few flashy plays.
C Mickaël Gueguen, 26 - Chromia Knights - A big body to throw in when lacking size, Gueguen isn't very good on offense.
D Jerry Monat, 29 - Myana Penguins - Monat is deceptively good at being at the right place at the right time defensively but doesn't do much on the other end.
GK Anne-Marie Martin, 22 - Urrheddiao Kings - Still growing keeper who is decent at the close game but not very good at stopping ranged shots.

Formations/Pairings:
L1 - Blanc - De Villiers - Basalter
L2 - Levett - Dumond - Roman
L3 - Leloup - Dumond - Roman
L4 - Levett - Gueguen - Leloup

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

PP1: Blanc - Dumond - Basalter; Pandoval - Hauptman.
PP2: Blanc - Dumond - Basalter; Pandoval - Monat.
PK1: Blanc - De Villiers; Galmont - Dufresne.
PK2: Marshall - De Villiers; Galmont - Monat.

Schedule
MD1. vs. Mapletish (48)
MD2. @ Pius Desurongcrandis (53)
MD3. vs. The Cordian Isles (UR)
MD4. @ Cassadaigua (4)
MD5. vs. Elejamie (8)
MD6. @ Fluvannia (20)
MD7. BYE
MD8. @ Mapletish (48)
MD9. vs. Plus Desurongcrandis (53)
MD10. @ The Cordian Isles (UR)
MD11. vs. Cassadaigua (4)
MD12. @ Elejamie (8)
MD13. vs. Fluvannia (20)
MD14. BYE
RP Permissions
My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose My Scorers: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: No
RP Injuries to My Players: Yes (I'll determine the severity and length; no career ending injuries)
Godmod Injuries to My Players: No
RP Penalties for My Players: Yes
RP Ejections for My Players: Yes (If you eject my players, eject at least one of yours too)
Godmod Other Events: No
Former User of the Nations of Yesopalitha and Falconfar

Champion: WBC 52
Regional Tournaments: AOCAF 55 Champions, 52 & 63 Runners-Up
WC Proper Appearances: 75 (Ro16), 76 (SF), 77, 78 (QF), 79, 80 (Ro16), 81, 83, 84, 86 (Group Stage), 87, 88 (Ro16)
CoH Appearances: 77 (Ro16), 85 (Ro16)
KPB Ranking: 16 (Post 88)
RP Population: 20 million

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Le Choix
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Le Choix » Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:57 pm

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 (I will determine severity)
Godmod Injuries to my Players: No
Assign Penalties to my Players: Yes
Eject my Players: Yes (max 1)
Godmod Other Events: No
Note: Le Choix is a theocratic dictatorship. Any attempts to interfere with the goings-on with "L'Élu" (The Chosen) or the country should be communicated with me directly. Any attempts made otherwise will be ignored.

Style Modifier: -5
Le Choix WCoH 43 Team
Nation Info
Name: La Théocratie Éclairée du Choix/The Enlightened Theocracy of The Chosen
Head of State: Grand Évêque Jacques du Crépuscule
Head of the Church: Pontifax Jacqueline de Feu
Capital: Espoir du Ciel (Hope of Heaven)

Ice Hockey in Le Choix: Like all sports in the Theocracy, players were chosen from a pool of citizens who showed an aptitude for the sport from a young age. Ice hockey has been one of the newest sports in the Theocracy, with the Ligue de Glace having run for only ten editions. As the Theocracy isn't a particularly cold nation, all play within the Theocracy are done in indoor arenas, with most of the facilities being in the Capital city of Espoir du Ciel. Four clubs call the city their home, while two are in the nearby city of Lumière, two in the city of Gelée, and one each in the small towns of Gardienne and Jardin. The Ligue de Glace has been dominated by two of the Capital clubs, Les Loups d'Hiver (The Winter Wolves) and Les Ours Polaires (The Polar Bears). The Chosen play more of a suffocating defensive style, electing to use counterattacks to score just enough goals to be relevant; nobody in the Ligue de Glace play offensive hockey. (OOC: Nobody has a style mod greater than -2.)

Team Info:
Nickname: La Lumière/The Light

Hockey History
Yr   #    Table Champions          Coupe de Glace Champions
523 01 Les Loups d'Hiver (1) Les Loups d'Hiver (1)
524 02 Les Renards (1) Les Loups d'Hiver (2)
525 03 L'Avalanche (1) L'Avalanche (1)
526 04 Les Loups d'Hiver (2) Les Loups d'Hiver (3)
527 05 Les Pingouins (1) Les Ours Polaires (1)
528 06 L'Avlaanche (2) Les Ours Polaires (2)
529 07 Les Loups d'Hiver (3) L'Avalanche (2)
530 08 Les Loups d'Hiver (4) Les Ours Polaires (3)
531 09 Les Ours Polaires (1) Les Loups d'Hiver (4)
532 10 Les Ours Polaires (2) L'Avalanche (3)
533 11 Les Ours Polaires (3) Les Loups d'Hiver (5)
534 Uncontested

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Aaron Alarie, 50, Les Loups d'Hiver
Assistant Coach: Jocelyn Vaillancourt, 47, Les Ours Polaires
Overseeer: Grand Évêque/Grand Bishop Lydia Poulin, 33

The Players
Goalkeepers
GK Mathias Adnet, 25, Les Ours Polaires
GK Florent Boudreaux, 27, Les Loups d’Hiver
GK Napoleon Arthur, 23, L’Avalanche
GK Fabrice Poullain, 21, Académie d'Ours Polaires

Mathias Adnet is the biggest reason that the Ours Polaires, or Polar Bears, have been atop the table the last three seasons after winning their most recent title. The heir apparent of longtime Ours Polaires player Justin Foix, Adnet has some issues in big-game situations (two Game 7 defeats in the semifinals of the Coupe de Glace that led to the eventual champion win proves that) but is proficient enough in regular play.

Florent Boudreaux is a one-time Coupe de Glace MVP after being the main keeper on Les Loups d'Hiver's run to the Season 9 title in Year 531 Post-Jump. Florent is a more aggressive keeper who likes to meet would-be scorers head on, using his size to stop their advances. Napoleon Arthur has been playing ice hockey since he was 11, one of the citizens that were chosen for the sport from such a young age, leading to his knowledge and instinct of the sport being very formed.

Fabrice Poullain is here to learn. The WJHC star deserves the opportunity.

Defensemen
RD Cécile Lamar, 25, Les Ours Polaires
RD Régine Tailler, 28, Les Pingouins
RD Diahann Loiselle, 23, L'Avalanche
LD Clarita Carton, 30, Les Ours Polaires
LD Lotya Hedin, 22, Les Loups d’Hiver
LD Andree Breaux, 30, Les Pingouins

Cécile Lamar is the Captain of Les Ours Polaires, and is one of the shrewdest in the sport in the Theocracy, weaving in and out between attack and defense with ease, while Clarita Carton is more of a pure defender, doing not much more than pushing the puck to the center.

Régine Tailler is a solid second-choice right defenseman, providing a physical presence when needed and one of the best when it comes to Penalty Kills, while Lotya Hedin is more of a hybrid type that can also play on the attack on penalty plays. Diahann Loiselle is more of a raw prospect, having been chosen for ice hockey only for the last three years and here to gain valuable experience; Andree Breaux provides good locker room presence.

Centers
C Heloise Tourigny, 32, L’Avalanche CAPITAINE
C Susanne Guiton, 20, Les Ours Polaires
C Michelle Burdin, 27, Les Loups d’Hiver
C Timothé Robineau, 19, Académie de l'Avalanche

Heloise Tourigny is the heart and soul of this squad, and one of the oldest players at thirty years of age. Most Chosen retire from sport around 32, so she is nearing the twilight of her career and enjoying being a member of L'Avalanche, traditionally one of the most offensive teams in the Ligue de Glace. Tourigny is a solid distributor of the puck and can surprise opponents with shots from range. Susanne Guiton is more of a pure defensive center despite being only eighteen; Michelle Burdin provides a solid body, not really specializing on anything but decent at everything.

Timothé Robineau will be around for many tournaments to come, he's here to soak up all he see.

Forwards
RW Prewitt Forton, 26, L’Avalanche VICE CAPITAINE
RW Josette Mousseau, 24, Les Ours Polaires
RW Suzanne Dauphin, 21, Les Loups d’Hiver
RW Victoire Baillairgé, 18, Académie d'Ours Polaires
LW Myriam Magnier, 24, Les Pingouins
LW Rayder Valliere, 28, L’Avalanche
LW Adélaïde Le Sueur, 25, Les Glaciers
Prewitt Forton will likely be the leading scorer for La Lumière, possessing great skills on his feet and a decent short-range shot to boot. Myriam Magnier is the Captain of Les Pinguoins and more of a passer.

On the bench, Josette Mousseau and Suzanne Dauphin are here to just gain some experience, Mousseau better in transition and Dauphin being more of a player working off of plans; Rayder Valliere is a good hybrid winger who can play far back if needed and Adélaïde Le Sueur provides solid minutes off the bench, being someone who's coming up in the league.

Victoire Baillairgé is the most likely of the three from WJHC to have any meaningful minutes.

PP Unit 1:
Forton-Guiton-Magnier; Lamar-Hedin.

PP Unit 2:
Forton-Guiton-Valliere; Lamar-Carton.

PK Unit 1:
Tourigny-Valliere; Lamar-Carton.

PK Unit 2
Forton-Guiton; Loiselle-Guiton.
Theocratic Isolationist Dictatorship currently residing in Esportiva
Puppet of Chromatika

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The Cordian Isles
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Democratic Socialists

Postby The Cordian Isles » Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:02 am

National Ice Hockey Team


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Coach: Kress "Terrible" Thomassen, 45
A former CIHL player herself, Thomassen won the league championship on three occasions in the pre-internationalization era with the Danvirk Wall.

ROSTER:

First Line - Forwards
Left Wing - Justin Perreau
Age: 23
Team: Lakeside Warriors
A speedy left wing who can shoot and pass with precision, Perreau was Lakeside's top scorer last season.

Center - Eric Eaton
Age: 28
Team: Creston Northmen
Captain
Eaton stands out even on the best offense in the league as its top contributor in points and second in goals.

Right Wing - Harald Ericsen
Age: 25
Team: Cordasfjord Crusaders
Known for his netfront battling, Ericsen's screens are notoriously good and the defense invariably scores more goals when he's on the ice.

Second Line - Forwards
Left Wing - Jennifer Vosun
Age: 22
Team: East Fjord HC
Vosun was a force on both offense and defense for East Fjord last season, blocking a lot of shots every game and cutting down shooting angles very effectively. Her two-way ability has secured her a spot on the first line of both penalty kills.

Center - Randolf Karlsson
Age: 23
Team: Gilded City Golden
Karlsson found himself late last season and led the Golden to a surprising fifth in the league, his absolute blast of a shot being a major factor in that placement.

Right Wing - Rurik Dirsson
Age: 23
Team: Cordasfjord Crusaders
Dirsson's playmaking was a giant part of Cordasfjord's run to second as he led the entire league in assists.

Third Line - Forwards
Left Wing - Magnus Bjornsen
Age: 20
Team: Kersson College
Bjornsen is an incredibly skilled player and dominated the college league last season, winning the points title by a wide margin.

Center - Martin Kordsen
Age: 19
Team: North Bay Lightning
Easily the best U20 player on the Isles, and with perhaps the best skating skills at all levels, Kordsen was drafted right out of junior hockey to join the Lightning, and was a key part of that team's run to 13th, far above where anybody expected them to be.

Right Wing - Signy MacLeod
Age: 20
Team: Jutland University
MacLeod was the best playmaker in the college league last season, and has been referred to as JU's "quarterback" because she pretty much runs offensive zone play.

Fourth Line - Forwards
Left Wing - Bergonund Olafsen
Age: 25
Team: White River Eagles
Olafsen is a grinder, and his line has the best forecheck on the team.

Center - Will Egilsen
Age: 26
Team: Thor's Rest Thunder
Alternate Captain
Egilsen spends most of his time in the offensive zone, not because he creates offense, but because the forechecks he runs are spot-on.

Right Wing - Tryggve Eriksson
Age: 24
Team: Jutland Whalers
Eriksson is at his best battling in the corners; he rarely comes out without the puck.

Defense - Pair 1
Halfdan and Ivar Leifssen
Age: 24
Team: Jutland Riveters
These twins are both over six feet tall and they have the hardest shots in the league. They were major offensive contributors for the Riveters because of their shots, which are dangerous from nearly anywhere.

Defense - Pair 2
Eric Walker
Age: 27
Team: East Fjord HC
Alternate Captain
Walker plays very well in Cordia's man-on-man scheme and is not afraid to play physically. The biggest hits in the game often come from him.

Freydis Svensen
Age: 25
Team: Lakeside Warriors
Svensen excels at every method of shot prevention: blocking, lifting the stick, contesting the puck, and so on. When she marks a player, they rarely score.

Defense - Pair 3
Haakon Haraldsen
Age: 18
Team: Kersson College
Haraldsen's shutdown defense in the college league has turned Kersson into a force to be reckoned with this past season.

Svein Svensson
Age: 19
Team: Mountainview Typhoon
Don't laugh at his name, or you'll find yourself on the ice, with him laughing at you. Svensson is the most physical player on the ice despite being one of the youngest.

Goaltenders
Absent exceptional play, Smith will play two games to Ericsson's one.
Starter - Olaf Smith
Age: 25
Team: Jutland Whalers
Smith always comes up big in big games and is one of the most consistent goaltenders in the league.

Backup - Chris Ericsson
Age: 23
Team: Valley Fold Vengeance
Ericsson graduated from West Vik University last year and was drafted by the Vengeance in an attempt to change their fortunes. It worked; the team from Valley Fold placed an unexpected 8th.


SYSTEMS:

OOC: These are more guidelines than rules, but if you ever want to talk about systems and how you plan to counter them, here they are.
Forecheck: The "ABC" forecheck. One player pressures opposing defensemen while other players cover all other players so that the other team is left with no options.
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Even Strength Defensive Zone: Below the tops of the circles is man-on-man play; above them is zone play. Important: If an opposing player moves from above to below or vice-versa, coverage changes.
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Breakout: The "Pull", used to create either defensive panic or a 1-on-0 advantage. The weakside winger begins skating as soon as they see puck possession is theirs; strongside wing and center set up in typical breakout procedure, with the added option of a speeding weakside winger.
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Powerplay: The "Umbrella". The idea is to get either a shot from the slot, a cross-ice pass for a shot, or a shot for a rebound and a scramble in front of the net.
Powerplay Unit 1: Perreau-Karlsson-Ericsen Leifssen-Leifssen
Powerplay Unit 2: Bjornsen-Eaton-Dirsson Walker-Svensen
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4-man Penalty Kill: Box or Diamond, depending on the opposing powerplay system. The idea is to not overcommit so as to not allow shots from the inside; shots from the outside are unavoidable.
Penalty Kill Unit 1: Vosun-Egilsen H. Leifssen-Svensen
Penalty Kill Unit 2: Perreau-Ericsen Walker-Haraldsen
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3-man Penalty Kill: Triangle or Right Triangle, depending on opposing powerplay system. In a Right Triangle, rather than the point player moving back and forth during perimeter passing, the entire formation rotates, with the opposite defensemen instead moving up, the same-side defenseman moving over, and the point player moving back.
3-man PK Unit 1: Vosun Svensen-I. Leifssen
3-man PK Unit 2: Ericsen Walker-Haraldsen
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HOSTING:
AirCordia Center: Hosting matchdays 2 and 4. Capacity 17,900, located in Lakeshore, home of league champions Lakeside Warriors. A middle-aged arena, nothing great about it but also nothing terrible.
East Jutland Arena: Hosting matchdays 7, 8, and 10. Capacity 23,000, located in Jutland, home of 3rd place Jutland Riveters. An arena built in the last five years, East Jutland has incredible sight lines and amenities that anyone would enjoy (warmed seats, anyone?).
Cordasfjord Colusseum: Hosting matchday 12. Capacity 60,000, located in Cordasfjord, home of Cordasfjord FC (CIFA) and the Cordasfjord Lancers (CLL). The Colusseum is an old, outdoor (!!) arena with okay sightlines, but there is a lot of history associated with it, including the first running of the Cordia Cup. It will be a perfect place to end the group stage and send off the Cordian team to their final group stage match and, hopefully, to Quebec for the playoffs.


Hockey in Cordia is on par with football in popularity. With a robust college and youth system, players often don't enter the league until they reach 22, with a few exceptional cases. The national league is the Cordian Isles Hockey League, whose second season is to begin after the WCoH. The reigning league champions are the Lakeside Warriors, with the Cordasfjord Crusaders in second and Jutland fielding the third- and fourth-place teams. Cordian hockey as coached by Kress "Terrible" Thomassen is exceptionally aggressive, trading defensive mistakes for offensive chances, relying on a strong forecheck to keep the puck out of their own zone. Players are expected to play a physical game; expect hits, but mostly to make the play. Petty penalties may happen, especially in rough losses. Oh, and you'll hear plenty of trash talk on the ice. A true Cordian talks a good game. Even inside their own zone, Cordian forwards will cheat up at the first sign of possession, a risky move that leaves men on both teams open and can work either way. As a result, the WCoH Federation rates Cordia's playstyle a +3.5.

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, I decide severity and length
Godmod Injuries to my Players: No
Godmod Other Events: Yes, but TG or DM if it might be out-of-bounds
Style Modifier: +3.5
Last edited by The Cordian Isles on Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:11 am, edited 2 times in total.
Ro16: WLC 38
QFs: BoF 77, WCoH 44
SFs: Mike Sarzo Memorial Trophy

Referred to either as the Cordian Isles or Cordia depending on a complex mathematical formula for confusion which sounds better.

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Placely Placington
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Placely Placington » Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:16 am

Placely Placingtonian national men's ice hockey team

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


OK Dave, you got lucky. Sure there were a few embarrassing defeats like getting bitch-slapped 13-3 by Nova Anglicana, losing 8-6 to reigning champs Siovanija and Teusland, 3-0 to the hosts Kelssek (the first time your side failed to find the net presumably because they kept firing it into their own), a narrow 2-1 defeat to Reçueçn (sp?) and a 7-3 defeat to Savojarna at the end, amongst others. But it wasn't all bad. You somehow beat Sarzonia 4-2 in a match that saw them fire their head coach afterwards. And you did manage to somehow win a shootout against Magnecia, who eventually finished dead last in the group and had the worst record all tournament. So at least it could be worse.


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.


Dave McDaverson Memorial Ice Hockey Rink With Ice On Top Of It, Citysburgh, Placely Placington
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All credit for the picture goes to u/iliketreesndcats over on Reddit, all I did was merely resize the picture.

Aww man, it melted :(


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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Ko-oren
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Postby Ko-oren » Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:47 pm

Ko-oren - WCOH 44

Team Colours: Green, blue, yellow
Demonym: Ko-orenite
Nickname: Dragonflies, Green-and-blue
Style Modifier: -5
Jerseys: Home, Away
Stats: Here

Position, Name, Age, Team

Goalies
G Per Janszoon (20) - Launott Polar Bears
G Aiane Alacia (25) - Serevne Northerners
G Aethia Edalia (21) - Arboren Vortex

Janszoon finally managed to break the streak of Alacia starts. The group stage might be a way to find out whether Janszoon or Alacia is the starter on the longer term, though. Janszoon is still quite unexperienced, after all.

Defencemen
Line 1
D Winand Nedergard (27) - West Coast Blizzards
D Aiane Auvia (27) - Aevanna Scouts
Line 2
D Assanor Aiaros (24) - Lamau-Dartha Hunters
D Aleia Aorei (21) - Egevea Islanders
Line 3
D Elinei Aegarial (30) - Serevne Northerners
D Alaguna Aeniva (32) - Launott Polar Bears
Substitute
D Allan Molander (23) - Aevanna Plains Wanderers

There are few surprises here. Nedergard and Auvia are huge names and keep their game at a high level. Aorei is new to the team but shows a lot of promise, and can do well on a line that's a bit more balanced, as in, getting a little support from the forward line.

Wingers
Line 1 (Scoring line)
RW Alagen Acilea (23) - Arboren Vortex
C Aorale Enibel (30) - Egevea Islanders
LW Izan Aiamalod (26) - Launott Polar Bears
Line 2 (Balanced line)
RW Aidaloph Autibel (32) - Aevanna Explorers-Mariners
C Borre Asheim (29) - Noordrug Bi-state
LW Kjell IJsberg (26) - Noordrug Bi-state
Line 3 (Checking line)
RW Lerambee Werree (22) - West Coast Blizzards
C Yaller Nyan (32) - West Coast Blizzards
LW Aifa Aelise (20) - Aevanna Scouts
Line 4 (Defensive line)
RW Aewen Ailise (31) - Aevanna Plains Wanderers
C Hallady Buck (28) - West Coast Blizzards
LW Aundilis Aeretina (28) - Arboren Vortex
Substitute
RW Elis Hermanszoon (32) - Noordrug Bi-state

The professionalism is getting more noticeable. Not only is the coaching staff (somewhat) full time, they've also introduced the more 'global' sides of ice hockey that have been largely absent from the Ko-orenite league so far. Most noticeably: different tasks for different lines. In the league, it's still often seen as a 'depth chart' thing: the best players on line 1, the worst ones on line 4 (or 3, if your roster isn't large enough). Forward-thinking teams like the West Coast Blizzards and Launott Polar Bears - and now the national team - are employing lines for a certain play style rather than purely skill.

Asheim is a surprise, he never was on everyone's mind until this season. For him, his breakthrough season came at age 29, that's all. Nyan and Buck, the West Coast duo, are put in the line that matches their play style best, with Enibel as the star centre on line 1. Left wing is a strong position, with four players in their prime. Right wing is clearly worse with Aiamalod as the exception. IJsberg lost some touch, Werree is new to the national team, and Ailise is good enough for a national team but losing athleticism. When it comes to skating and technique, the right wingers are much better than the left wingers, but in terms of durability and toughness, the left wing has it. And while Ko-oren doesn't play a physical style at all, stamina is extremely important as a selection criterium.

Powerplay
Nedergard - Auvia - Ailise - Enibel - Aiamalod

Penalty Kill
Aegarial - Aiaros/Molander - Werree - Nyan

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.

I Give My Opponent Permission To:
Choose My Goalscorers: Y
Godmod Goalscoring Events: N
Injure Players: Y
Godmod Injury Events: N
Penalise Players: Y
Eject Players: Y
Godmod Other Events: Y
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Postby Patriotlandia » Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:53 pm

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Patriotlandia
National Ice Hockey Team


RP Permissions
My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my Scorers: Yes
Choose Scoring Events: Yes
Godmod Scoring Events: Within reason*
RP Injuries to my Players: Yes, I'd prefer to choose the severity.
RP Fights: Yes, while Patriotlandians won't instigate fights in international competition, they will defend their teammates.
Godmod Injuries to my Players: Within reason*
Godmod Other Events: Within reason*
*If it's possible at hockey game, I'm okay with it. If you are not sure just TG first.

Style modifier: -1


Nation Information
Full Name: The Republic of Patriotlandia
Short Name: Patriotlandia
Capital: Jolicoeur, Province of Abelanne
Demonym: Patriotlandian, although familiar, "Patriot" is often accepted as well.
Highest Domestic League: PHA Division 1
Nickname: The Mountaineers

The Patriotlandia Hockey announced today the official national team roster ahead of it's participation in the 44th World Cup of Hockey. Preparations were also made in Jolicoeur at the Arena Nationale in anticipation of hosting the home games during the group stage of the tournament. The Patriotlandian Witness will provide special coverage of the tournament and share additional information on the nation to bring Patriotlandian culture to international audiences.

Ahead of their international debut, the Mountaineers unveiled their new home and away jerseys. The team will sport the national coat of arms over the traditional blue, white and red colours.
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Arena Nationale, Jolicoeur, Ab
Capacity: 14,000
Fan Chant: A Patriot till I die
Goal Horn & Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFBsoLQXwU0

Though not the biggest arena in the country, Arena Nationale as been the home of almost all national events such as the PHA Playoffs Finals and the Provincial Junior Clash. The arena's architecture should make it a unique sight to visiting players. The home crowd is sure to be energetic, trying to spur on a home team win. The Patriotlandian authorities would like to remind everyone the flares are strictly prohibited inside the confines of the arena due to the increased fire risk.

Staff:
Head Coach: François Saumure, Grand-Ours Bears
Assistant Coach: Romain Durivage, Blackbay Islanders
Although they are rivals now in the PHA, these two coaches have worked together when they coached the Planteau Patriots in the second division. The Mountaineers should play a semi cautious system that looks to minimise mistakes and turnovers. The offensive style combines both counter-attacking and possession play. Expect line changes to be frequent in order to keep the players fresh and line shuffling is also possible if the chemistry is found lacking.

Roster:
No.	Pos	Name			Team			Gender	Age	Height
1 G Hervé Terellien Asche Flames M 35 182
2 D Jerome Dartagne Batille Bataillon M 22 194
6 D Quentin Guerrier HC Jolicoeur M 25 196
7 D Janna Friedova Port-la-Ville Anchors F 27 169
8 LW Max Galant Heron-sur-Fleuve HC M 28 186
9 C Cory Bertrand Asche Flames M 22 176
11 D Phillippe Plamondon Ocrebourg HC M 30 177
13 C Vincent Bourdeau Couen Lancers M 37 195
14 D Jacques Kirouac Asche Flames M 31 184
12 LW Gilles Curtis Blackbay Islanders M 32 181
15 C Tim Rochester Port-Crotay Cleaners M 30 200
17 RW Marius Lambert Couen Lancers M 21 185
19 LW James Offmeister Port-la-Ville Anchors M 23 179
20 LW Mark Biron Asche Flames M 22 178
22 G Renée Latraverse Port-la-Ville Anchors F 26 182
24 D Gael Wilson Couen Lancers M 42 177
26 RW Edouard LeFort Batille Bataillon M 28 189
45 LW Joel Noël Batille Bataillon M 25 202
57 RW Camille Danault Grand-Ours Bears F 27 171
67 RW Marion Prunel Blackbay Islanders F 19 189
71 G Léa Gagné Chaville Sabres F 25 178
77 C Victor Herault HC Jolicoeur M 25 186
81 RW Joel Mann Chaville Sabres M 28 190
85 C Robert Moran Blackbay Islanders M 24 173
88 D Frank Dunlop HC Jolicoeur M 22 187

Forward Lines
1) Curtis (A)	Moran		Mann
2) Galant Herault Danault (A)
3) Biron Bertrand Lambert
4) Noël Bourdeau LeFort
The first forward line should combine Curtis and Mann's experience with Robert Moran's speed to force and capitalise off of turnovers. The second line is more suited for possession in the offensive zone with Camille Danault's passing being an integral part of the Bears success in recent years. The third line combines young talent from around the league. It should be a useful learning experience for them for future competitions. The fourth line brings grit and tenacity, they won't light the lamp often but they shouldn't make many punishable mistakes in the defensive zone.

Defensive Pairs
1)Friedova	Dartagne
2)Kirouac Dunlop
3)Guerrier Wilson (C)
Both Friedova and Dartagne have elite puck moving ability and are able to adequatly cover on defense. Kirouac and Dunlop should have decent chemistry, having both played with HC Jolicoeur before the former's signing with the Asche Flames. In what might be Gael Wilson's first and last international tournament, he will hope to bring all his years of experience to guide the team to a decent result. His pairing with Quentin Guerrier is sure to be solid defensively.

Goaltenders
1)Terellien
2)Latraverse
Two years removed from a Patriot Cup win with the Asche Flames, Hervé Terellien is hoping the injury bug stays away from him. He should hopefully bring his skill and vision to make some crucial saves especially considering the strength of Patriotlandia's adversaries in the tournament. Port-la-Ville's Renée Latraverse should also make for an excellent back-up.

Healthy Scratches
Offmeister, Rochester, Prunel, Plamondon, Gagné

Special Teams
PP1 
Curtis Moran Bertrand Danault
Friedova

PP2
Biron Noël Herault Mann
Dunlop

PK1
Biron Bourdeau
Kirouac Dunlop

PK2
Bertrand LeFort
Guerrier Wilson


Schedule
GROUP E
MD1 @ Abanhfleft (10)
MD2 vs Le Choix (16)
MD3 @ Equestria (26)
MD4 vs Schutzenphalia and West Ruhntuhnkuhnland (39)
MD5 @ Trolleborg (89)
MD6 BYE
MD7 vs Valanora (1)
MD8 vs Abanhfleft (10)
MD9 @ Le Choix (16)
MD10 vs Equestria (26)
MD11 @ Schutzenphalia and West Ruhntuhnkuhnland (39)
MD12 vs Trolleborg (89)
MD13 BYE
MD14 @ Valanora (1)


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Can't make it to Jolicoeur or don't want to miss a single bit of the action during away games? Don't forget to subscribe to the Patriotlandian Sports Network, with a special offer of ₱44 for the month of December with the code "WCoH44".

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Postby Sarzonia » Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:47 pm

"Faster! Faster!"

Brett Tanguay, Sr. was holding the whistle that usually dangled from the string on his neck as he watched his team during a drill.

He'd decided to employ a more attack-oriented offence even though the squad employing that system was the same one that played the more defence-oriented system preferred by former manager Paul Bremerton.

"Pass the puck! Dammit! You had an open man!"

Exasperated, Bremerton blew the whistle to stop his team. He gathered the unit around him.

"Team," he said, "we're still stuck in many of the same habits," he said after he'd ensured that every last player was within earshot. "I'd rather you take a shot when it's open than look for the perfect shot," he said. "Forget the perfect shot. That doesn't exist."

He looked intently at his first line, especially the lanky left wing Matt Davies and the relatively stocky centre Nate Barnes. They were still holding the puck, looking for openings instead of passing and it was allowing the checking line to catch up and force turnovers. Davies was doing better about finding passing lanes, but Barnes wasn't looking to pass. He'd sat his son Brett Tanguay, Jr. in favour of Calan Leftwich because Jr. was still recovering from a tonsilectomy he'd had in the days prior. Besides, having the player not receiving the passes from Barnes and Davies be someone other than his own son was a consideration too. Even though he'd likely have earned the benefit of the doubt from the team that he wasn't favouring Junior, he still didn't want the suggestion of nepotism.

"Calan's was open right here," Tanguay said, showing the players a tablet with video that, in fact, showed Leftwich getting open and tapping his stick to try to draw attention from Davies to pass the puck down to him as they simulated a five-on-three power play. "Nate, what did you see?" He looked at Barnes, who looked like he saw Leftwich, but still held the puck. When Barnes didn't answer, Senior felt white hot anger building up, but he quickly realised that it was possible that Barnes was so ingrained in the old system under Bremerton that it would take getting used to for him to instinctively fire the puck to Leftwich. Or, when the regular matches start, Junior.

"Guy-uh, team," Senior said, looking out and seeing second line centre Alyssa Hannigan and nonbinary right winger Terré Sombulier and realising his mistake, "Look, I know it's taking some getting used to with a new system especially since we're used to Coach Bremerton's system. It's taking me a little getting used to, frankly. But that's why we're spending so much time in training working on the fundamentals. I want us to be as fluid as possible when we hit the ice at Bank of Sarzonia Arena against StrayaRoos. We've still got some work to do."

After the players went back to the dressing room to shower and get dressed, Senior watched his son approach him and sit down on the bench next to him.

"How you feeling, son?"

"I'm OK," Junior said. "I could have played if we had a match today."

"Yeah, I know," Senior said. "But this is why we have training camp and friendlies. It gives you a chance to get some rest and be at your best, and it gives me a chance to get some players more ice time than they'll get when the matches start counting."

"Yeah, Dad, I know," Junior said. "Doesn't make it any easier to not be out there."

Speaking of not being out there, starting goaltender Jacob Parsons was having one of his rough mornings, so reserve netminder Owen Franks started in his place. The team used 33-year-old former backup Yuri Evgenikov as the scout team goalkeeper and goalie coach Pete Peeters looked grimly at the set of pads that was earmarked for him. If something happened to both Parsons and Franks during a match, the 58-year-old would have to actually put on pads and play. Obviously, they would call on Evgenikov if either Parsons or Franks would be out long term. Junior felt the vibrations of his mobile phone and absentmindedly pulled it out and gave a glance. His eyes widened.

"Dad," Junior said. "Jake's been taken to Woodstock General."

"What?!" Senior looked at his son handing him his mobile phone and noticed a suddenly ashen look on his face. It took a beat or two longer than usual for Senior to retrieve the phone from his son as Junior's hand shook. He stared.

Suicide attempt. He'd be OK, but they were keeping him in hospital for observation.

All of a sudden, learning a new system and getting his players to adapt to it was the last thing on either Brett Tanguay's mind as they both hightailed it to the airport for a hastily arranged flight to Woodstock International Jetport and then a drive to Woodstock General Hospital.
Former WLC President. Current member of the IBC, WCoH and WBC Councils. He/him/his.
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Elejamie
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Postby Elejamie » Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:22 pm

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Elejamian national men's ice hockey team
Selección de hockey sobre hielo de Elejamia
Elejam men ishoci tim


Nickname: The Ice-a-phants
Style Mod: 0


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 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 their runs in in the 41st and 42nd editions were uphill battles to try and return to relevance and, while a shock win at the 43rd edition was enough to add a fourth star to their jersey, it's just a matter of whether they've returned to their former glory or if that was just a fluke. It all depends on when they'll inevitably end up facing their old rivals in the Calcuttas.


New uniform design because a) Owayo (which I normally use) didn't have the old "Inka" design when I went to make a new kit and b) I fancied something new as the old kit felt a bit too 90s/00s.

Home:
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Away:
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Alt:
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Head coach: Alex Sorenson (48)
Assistant managers: Eduardo Carreras (54); Akio Shimasaki (44)
Goaltending coach: Eric Christie (53)
Physios: Sam Finney (36); Rachel MacIntlock (37)

Goaltenders:

No. Name Age Position Club
97 Adrian Lambert 24 G (S) Darlaston Wolves (MSL)
1 Cristian Serrano 24 G (B) Davenport Dockers

Defenders

Line 1

No. Name Age Position Club
2 Lupe 33 LD Davenport Dockers
7 Adam Keane (A) 29 RD Elejamie City Ice Elephants

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 32 LW Davenport Dockers
32 Rafael Espinosa 25 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 28 C Edgebaston Shamrocks
11 Harrison Blackburn 22 RW Mainsborough Icemen

Scratches

No. Name Age Position Club
7 Kiko Carpio 23 LW Ángeles de la Playa de Rocas
12 Charlie Spreitzer 27 C Edgebaston Shamrocks
26 Mike Keller 29 RW Mainsborough Icemen
28 Paul Sinclair 28 RD Avon Stars
31 Pedro Cervantes 27 G Ángeles de la Playa de Rocas
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

Extra Attacker:
Lucas Madgwick; Ethan Swinburne


Declan Madgwick Memorial Stadium, Davenport, WYKN
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Horn: Generic ship horn
Goal song: Dropkick Murphys - I'm Shipping Up To Boston
Penalty song: Irish Rovers - Drunken Sailor
Win song: Queens of the Stone Age - Smooth Sailing

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). It will host the first half of Elejamian home games in the group stage (MD1, MD4, MD6).

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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Horn: Coventry Blaze 2021/22 horn
Goal song: System F - Out Of The Blue
Penalty song: Justice - Stress
Win song: Tiesto - Ten Seconds Before Sunrise

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. It will host the second half of Elejamian home games in the group stage (MD9, MD12, MD14).


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, MD9 and, should they make it there, either Final MD1 or MD2 depending on whether they're home or away for the first match.
  • 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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Postby Valanora » Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:40 pm

Valanora WCoH 44 Roster

My opponent if the RP first may:
Choose goalscorers: Y
Choose goal scoring events: Y
Godmod goal scoring events: Y
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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

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Manager: Zelda Hellström (F) - age 62
Assistant: Tarik Carlsson - age 63

Scoring Line 1
LW Eva Strömberg (F), age 33, Raynor City Raptors
C Dag Nowak, age 29, Stormguard Lions
RW Aleksander Olsen, age 30, Valanari Kings

Scoring Line 2
LW Maja Zahl (F), age 29, Soldarian Royals
C Laila Gill (F), age 31, Raynor City Raptors
RW Kristian Simonsen, age 28, Therathor Majestics

Scoring Line 3
LW Kasper Nielsen, age 26, Raynor City Raptors
C Sana Axelsson (F), age 27, Therathor Majestics
RW Jonas Haugen, age 31, Capri Ducks

Checking Line
LW Felizia Norberg (F), age 31, Longview Sabres
C Nicolai Thunes, age 23, Longview Sabres
RW Svante Nyman, age 30, Hondo Guards

Defense Pair 1
LD Dino Håkansson, age 32, Hondo Guards
RD Jesper Nordström, age 36, Travesian Giants

Defense Pair 2
LD Anders Sharif, age 24, Gladerial Panthers
RD Sebastian Idland, age 26, Zul'Atun Eagles

Defense Pair 3
LD Emilio Öberg, age 27, Gladerial Panthers
RD Mie Skogvoll (F), age 27, Hondo Guards

Goalies
Starter - Noel Norberg, age 33, Longview Sabres
Backup - Felix Bråten, age 25, Vaharia Rangers

Power Play 1
Eva Strömberg - Laila Gill - Kristian Simonsen

Power Play 2
Kasper Nielsen - Dag Nowak - Aleksander Olsen

Penalty Kill 1
Felizia Norberg - Sana Axelsson

Penalty Kill 2
Laila Gill - Svante Nyman

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

Postby Vilita and Turori » Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:58 pm

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World Cup of Hockey XXXIV Champions

Vilita & Turori Ice Cat Things
Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Colora Boharii
Assistant Coach: Agaggagii'o "AA" Amphlanza
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Goalkeepers::
[ 92 ] Tommy Finn [ - Alikki-Corra Aye-Ayes (VHL) - ]
[ 60 ] 'Snowman' Avalaski [ - Seraai Icestronauts (VHL) - ]

[ 82 ] Ukanlora Imfagarziiz [ - Eelandii Explorers (VHL) - ]

Defenders::
[ 37 ] Kevin Diesel [ - Vilisorma Yutzies (VHL) - ]
[ 63 ] Spekkio Turazi [ - Eelandii Explorers (VHL) - ]
[ 06 ] Dolak Vintal-Morta [ - Lonngeylin Storm Surge (VHL) - ]
[ 62 ] Hluali Tiik [ - Turoki Islanders (VHL) - ]
[ 56 ] Torren Filiao [ - Lonngeylin Storm Surge (VHL) - ]
[ 45 ] Cinnami Vellamoi [ - Alikki-Corra Aye-Ayes (VHL) - ]

[ 55 ] Bayyre Provichuk [ - Tivali River Sharks (VHL) -]


Forwards::
[ 32 ] Cartai Chiate [ - Vilisorma Yutzies (VHL) - ]
[ 48 ] Ricky Fike [ - Alikki-Corra Aye-Ayes (VHL) - ]
[ 4 ] River Suzgar [ - Alikki-Corra Aye-Ayes (VHL) - ]
[ 23 ] Eastern Raciani [ - Vilisorma Yutzies (VHL) - ]
[ 88 ] Ocean Suzgar [ - Alikki-Corra Aye-Ayes (VHL) - ]
[ 22 ] Jualiar Fichaud [ - Alikki-Corra Aye-Ayes (VHL) - ]
[ 17 ] Ataris Filiac [ - Lonngeylin Storm Surge (VHL) - ]
[ 21 ] Buffky Oktopi [ - Morata Valley Fog (VHL) - ]
[ 15 ] Emhaoi Linaozi [ - Vilisorma Yutzies (VHL) - ]
[ 32 ] Akitana Ruta [ - Yeaddin HC (VHL) - ]
[ 52 ] Malaino Oraziala [ - Yeaddin HC (VHL) - ]
[ 33 ] Askol Mastley [ - Morata Valley Fog (VHL) - ]

[ 7 ] Fordin Unrangii [ - Yeaddin HC (VHL) - ]
[ 22 ] Ieeko Naret [ - Yeaddin HC (VHL) - ]


  • Starting Lineup
    [ G ] Goalkeepers Alternate
    [ D ] Cinnami Vellamoi [VIL]
    [ D ] Spekkio Turazi [TUR]
    [ RW ] Jualiar Fichaud [VIL]
    [ C ] Eastern Raciani [VIL]
    [ LW ] Malaino Oraziala [TUR]
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  • Shootout / Penalty Shot
    Buffky Oktopi [VIL], Ieeko Naret [TUR]




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Pius Phoenixes- Pius Desurongcrandis National Team

Postby Pius Desurongcrandis » Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:48 pm

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Team Info
Country- Pius Desurungcrandis
Nickname- Pius Phoenixes
Home Ice- Piesian Gardens

The Pius Phoenixes are the hockey team that represents Pius Desurongcrandis in the Region Name Hockey League (RNHL). Phoenixes play in the Piesian Capital City of Fennex at the Piesian Gardens. The majority of the players that make up the Phoenixes are brought up in the Piesian Ice Hockey League (PIHL) and junior leagues throughout the Country
Head Coach
Bob Rosset

Assistant Coach- Offense
Carlos Williamson

Assistant Coach- Defense
Hayden Pachuco

Assistant Coach- Goaltending
Bryan Grainer

First Line




PositionName#Age
LWShorty Green1722
CBrian Arma925
RWGuy Bordun2323
DBruce Cotter1629
DJimmy Karts4221



Line 2




PositionName#Age
LWMichel Goulette4718
CGeorge MacDonald3335
RWHarry Potts4322
DRay Dahlst2625
DVictor Top Jr1624


Line 3




PositionName#Age
LWBobert Hullin8218
CBarry Alto519
RWFerdinand Jackson6824
DMike Hines7520
DBobby Raesh1521


Line 4




PositionName#Age
LWRoland Pavilcheck8019
CTaro Tsjuimoto7420
RWLinden Geralt9029
DMatt Doug-White6923
DGuy Hootooka9624


Goal


[tr]
Name#Age
Earl Robertson3724
Tom Crocket4124
Dom Hassen3930

Arma
Green
Goulette
Potts
Karts

MacDonald
Hullin
Alto
Tsjuimoto
Dahlst

Arma
Karts
Cotter
Dahlst

Goulette
Top Jr
Raesh
Hines

Captain- Brian Arma
A. Captain- George MacDonald
A. Captain- Bruce Cotter

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Postby Quebec and Shingoryeo » Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:57 pm

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Quebec & Shingoryeo Senior National Hockey Team
World Cup of Hockey 26 Champions - 24 & 33 Finalists - 22, 25, 30, 42 Bronze Medalists


Basic Facts and Whatnot

Nation Name:Quebec and Shingoryeo
Demonyms: Quebecois
Governing Body: Hockey Quebec
Colours: Blue, White and Red
Anthem: Valour and Servitude
Highest Domestic League: Quebecois Hockey League
Nicknames: The Ice Knights
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Hockey in Quebec & Shingoryeo: Everybody know, to some degree, about the history of excellence and the list of international honours won by the Ice Knights, who have been one of the most decorated sides in the Multiverse. The Quebecois national team, nicknamed Ice Knights (unlike the traditional Grim Reapers nickname used for most other sports), has stood as one of the most historic teams still competing in the international hockey world. Alongside Valanora, Gregoryisgodistan, Havl and Gyatso-Kai, the Ice Knights have been the name to fear in the 20s of the World Cup of Hockey.

That said, the sport has been in a mixed state of affairs as of late due to many reasons. If basketball and volleyball may be on a so-called boom in Quebec and Shingoryeo, the very opposite is happening here. Sure, the hockey games aren't having issues filling up the arenas, and the player numbers remain stable. That said, however, there is a serious challenge the sport faces as the consistent disputes between the Quebecois Hockey League, the Quebecois Hockey Players' Association, and Hockey Quebec, that limits the player pool of national team hockey selections that hasn't helped nobody in keeping the level of interest continue. As a result, for past decade and half their results have been somewhat inconsistent due to their inability to field the best teams at times. In recent times, the teams sent have varied across the board, whether it be a full-strength (37, 40, 42), a mix of third and fourth liners (38, 39, 41) or junior national teamers (43), but Hockey Quebec hopes there will be some form of consistency established in the future-time with its hosting of the World Cup of Hockey 44.




Coaching Staff:

General Manager: Odette Marsden-Kovacevic, 46, Hockey Quebec
Head Coach: Sir. Alexandre Browne-Hahm, 59, Kingston Knights
Assistant Coaches: George Thorpe-Chun, 57, CSKA Quebec
Hannah Barnes-Morin, 38, PLI Islanders

Sir. Alexandre Browne-Hahm's certainly one of the greatest coaches in the history of Quebecois hockey. The former hall-of-famer, who was the starting goaltender of the World Cup of Hockey 26 championship team, has continued his success with a solid coaching career. His body of work would prove that after all, with a 3rd and 9th place finish on the two World Cups he managed in 40 and 43, and last four straight Prenneau Cups for the Kingston Knights dynasty. And while he has not always shown up to coach the Ice Knights at times, as have shown with his refusal to coach the Quebecois national team for WCoH 41 and 43 when the Kingston native wasn't given the complete rights to call up any player available, he is and will remain fully committed whenever he signs up for the job.

Right beside him, he is supported by his longtime colleague George Thrope-Chun of CSKA Quebec fame, and a young, second assistant coach named Hannah Barnes-Morin, the four year PLI Islanders coach who is widely viewed as Browne-Hahm's successor in few years' time.




Goaltenders:

#1 - Brianne Kigatilik - 26 - F - 6'5", 258 lb - St. John's Celtics -- STARTER
#1 - Benedict Shin - 19 - M - 6'2", 203 lb - CSKA Quebec
#33 - Bridget-Anne Heeney - 33 - F - 6'1", 210 lb - Kingston Knights

Three years after her rise to the starting position during the Ice Knights' magical World Cup of Hockey 42 run, Brianne Kigatilik returns to the Quebecois national team as their starting goaltender. Kigatilik, the true butterfly goaltender, is not the best in positioning but makes up for her deficiencies with remarkable flexes, something that she has shown off in St. John's Celtics games where she would routinely be fired with 30+ shots a game.

There's also Bridget-Anne Heeney, the former Ice Knights' starter whose 0.924% saving percentage of excellence continues to be underrated due to how defensively proficient Kingston Knights have been over their dynasty years, and rookie Benedict Shin. The CSKA Quebec rookie has been viewed by many as the best goaltending prospect since the days of Sir. Alexandre himself, and the hybrid goaltender is rumoured to be the next in line as the starting goaltender of this team that has seen every shape and form of goaltender turnovers in recent cycles. Of course, Sir. Alexandre is aware of how goaltending prospects need to be handled, especially on the international level, and is not going to be in rush to start Shin rightaway.


Forwards and Defencemen:

Line 1A:
LW - #9 - Geraldine Otter-Gormley - 21 - F - 5'11", 183 lb - Attawapiskat Avalanche
C - #29 - Hong Deok-Seon - 29 - F - 6'0", 201 lb - CSKA Quebec -- CAPTAIN
RW - #12 - Michael McKenna - 27 - M - 6'5", 221 lb - PLI Islanders

Entering this World Cup of Hockey, coach Browne has struggled to decide between going for a clear-cut top line with positional switches, or to go for the most natural line options possible. After some time, he decided to go for the latter, and came this dynamic, all-arounded top line. Michael McKenna is a fluid, physically bruising power forward who can be relied upon most situations and has served as a spiritual leader for the team that has gone through all forms of changes and struggles. He usually is the man in front of the ice, and loves to do anything to score. Being the third wheel of this team, McKenna is not afraid to aggravate his opposing players or just initiate fights, essentially being a villain out of his own choice and loving every second of it.

Hong Deok-Seon is an average-sized playmaker whose on-ice vision is more than impressive, and whose finest moment came in a shootout winner over Cassadaigua in the third-place match of the World Cup of Hockey 43. Now aged 29 and having multiple WCoHs on her belt, Hong has evolved into a vocal leader for this Ice Knights team that needs it, and knows her best to behave like a true hockey icon she is. On the left wing is sniper Geraldine Otter-Gormley who has made names across the multiverse for her one-timer shots from the left faceoff circle named 'GOG's GAG CORNER'. While it is Hong who is viewed by everybody as the best overall player, her goal celebrations, hilarious press conference remarks and reality show appearances likely put Geraldine Otter-Gormley as the most famous Quebecois hockey player out there.


LD - #2 - Claire Katsitsanéron - F - 20 - 6'2", 210 lb - Saint John Acadiens
RD - #3 - Benoit Starmer-Jodoin - 26 - M - 6'9", 268 lb - Kingston Knights

There once was a time when the Ice Knights had a great top pairing for few years and it got them into many places, like a 9-1-0 run in the WCoH 40 group stage and the third-place just four years after that. Of course, not everything can last forever and thus the Yi-Jodoin pairing had to be separated, as Henri-Michael Yi was demoted to the second-pair duties. Remaining on the top-pairing will be Benoit 'Star-Joker' Starmer-Jodoin, as the massive defenceman continues to assert his presence on the ice with his massive size, cannon of a shot, and the ability to bodycheck into the wall like how Teus commentator Oskar Kirsche wants a junior player to backcheck his rival player. Still one of the best defencemen in multiverse, ever-so-humorous 'Star-Joker' will bring back the glee and the jokes into the ice and the interviews.

He will be joined on the top pairing by Claire Katsitsanéron, an offensive defenceman with excellent skating abilities and solid vision to help out the team on the offensive game. The defensive prodigy, while still has to grow further into her frame, is viewed by many as an excellent linemate option for Starmer-Jodoin and should help out the team on powerplay, one area where they have either shone bright (4/8 conversion rate on the semifinals of WCoH 42 against the Goldhorns of all team)...or fall flat.


Line 1B:
LW - #54 - Eloise Cha-Meunier - 31 - F - 6'1", 198 lb - CSKA Quebec
C - #15 - Hwang Dong-Joon - 21 - M - 6'2", 219 lb - Montreal Koreana
RW - #19 - Baek Chan-Sook - 23 - F - 6'3", 226 lb - Gander Jets

This line was put together this cycle, and despite solid size all three forwards carry, the chemistry is where the second line's expected to have lot more challenge this cycle. Among the three, Eloise Cha-Meunier is probably at his best form in this point and time, especially with the way her CSKA Quebec side has ben playing over the first half of the QHL season. Hwang Dong-Joon's had a 29-goal, 71-point season last season, something that brought him to the MVP considerations back then, but Hwang has struggled with inconsistent forms early into this season that coach Browne and co. have decided not to put him as a top-line winger yet. Instead, he is placed as a second-line centre, with highly capable winger in Cha-Meunier and a smooth-skating playmaker in Baek Chan-Sook to do bit more job for him. This line's not as quick as the top line or even the third line, but really clicks and scores in bunches when the lightning strikes the bottle - now they just have to do that a bit more often.

LD - #4 - Henri-Michael Yi - 27 - M - 6'0", 198 lb - Saint John Acadiens -- ALTERNATE CAPTAIN
RD - #5 - Nikos Aravossitas - 23 - M - 6'2", 228 lb - South Bend Caribou

Henri-Michael Yi's been one of the best defencemen, if not the best defensive defenceman, in Quebec and Shingoryeo over last five years. While slightly undersized, he's a fast skater whose ability to maintain puck possession and on-ice positioning is at another level. While underrated on the offence with solid passing ability, he prefers to stay on the zone and complete penalty-kill duties as wanted. Nikos Aravossitas is a solid two-way defenceman who knows how to produce points with a powerful wrist shot. Since his junior days, the defenceman has evolved into a highly-dependable piece, and he has an importantly role to lead in powerplay and on the rush.

Line 2:
LW - #11 - Eileen Pellan - 33 - F - 6'2", 208 lb - Kingston Knights -- ALTERNATE CAPTAIN
C - #19 - Jean-Gabriel Talon - 24 - M - 6'4", 230 lb - Halifax Highlanders
RW - #7 - Joel Katsitsanéron - 20 - M - 6'0", 191 lb - CSKA Quebec

There is a mix of potential on this third line that has an uber-physical power forward in Eileen 'The Heart' Pellan, an awkwardly multi-tooled centreman in Jean-Gabriel Talon and a powerful sniper in Joel Katsitsanéron. The general consensus is that this line is capable of pulling primetime defensive duties where needed, and it is probable Pellan can be used for PKs and Katsitsanéron powerplays. As for Tallon, it's hard to say - he can be relied upon a variety of duties but his development hasn't panned out well, a sign that his ceiling with this team as a very good middle-six forward but awful top liner, may have been already reached.

LD - #44 - Dannick Nam - M - 31 - 5'11", 198 lb - 22 - Attawapiskat Avalanche
RD - #8 - Christina Sanipass - 21 - F - 6'2", 207 lb - CSKA Quebec

The decision to pairing Dannick Nam, an undersized muscular kirby, with Christina Sanipass hasn't been an easy one for the coach Browne and co. to defend it per se. Nam is a defenceman whose puckhandling skills, energy and stamina, have helped him overcome his physical limits, but Christina Sanipass, while defensively reliable, is prone to getting penalties at worst timing possible.

Line 3:
LW - #13 - Selim Jafarov - 27 - M - 6'5", 231 lb - PLI Islaners
C - #10 - Patrik-Felix Asperup - 25 - M - 5'11", 193 lb - Nunavut North Stars
RW - #49 - Alexis-Felix Tavernier - M - 19 - 6'3", 223 lb - Montreal Koreana

As with the third line, this fourth line has a solid mix of grit and skill to compliment themselves. The awkward mix of the players, however, would be something to notice as the first-timer Jafarov is a menacing presence in front of the goal, while Patrik-Felix Asperup is an uber-undersized centreman with excellent faceoff abilities and solid penalty-kills, but can be pushed around by bigger centres at times. Sophomore sensation Alexis-Felix Tavernier, in the meanwhile, is a pure scorer with lovely slapshot and acceleration. The reigning rookie of the year, who has had solid showcase with the Ice Knights last WCoH under the Under-20 team, thrives off attention and will do anything to warrantee himself into more icetime.

RD - #6 - Erina McGrath - 24 - 6'1", 193 lb - Montreal Koreana
RD - #5 - Felix-Andre Joseph - 21 - M - 6'4", 217 lb - PLI Islanders

This is a fairly generic fourth-line, even by Quebecois standards. Unlike the usual high-tempo game emphasised for the Grim Reapers, blueliners McGrath and Joseph will be expected to keep their stick tight with a low-tempo mindset, and the emphasis on 'getting the puck out of their own zone'. Both McGrath and Joseph are underrated in transition game though, and when paired up with a couple of solid snipers, can always go for solid feeds. Joseph's wrister is pretty good too.

Reserves:
GK - #35 - Benoit Heslop - M - 6'0", 197 lb - Attawapiskat Avalanche
DEF - #26 - Pierre-Armand Matteau - M - 19 - 6'4", 220 lb - London Osprey
RW - #77 - Hwang Jeong-Hyeon - 23 - F - 5'11", 180 lb - Jeongju Huskies

Home venue to be announced in my next RP.
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Postby Nephara » Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:03 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.

Brun is a legitimately excellent talent and will be looking for a contract abroad on the strength of her performances in the tournament. The others... well, they're there.

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

FIRST VI
GK - 1 - Asger Fuchshund (Riverside) - Age 28
RB - 2 - Ursula Hoellerer (HC Treason) - Age 26
LB - 3 - Abigail Carragher (Sabrefell United) - Age 31
RW - 5 - Tash Elbrook (Laith United) - Age 27
C - 21 - Tathalia Brun (Riverside) - Age 19
LW - 6 - Felicity Montag (Vermillion Glory) - Age 24

Nephara is taking a full squad to the WCOH. Use this generator if further players are required.
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Team Mapletish for World Cup of Hockey 44

Postby Mapletish » Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:27 pm

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TEAM MAPLETISH FOR WCoH 44
Nation Name: The Mapletia Unida of Mapletish
Demonym: Maplish/Mapletian
Team Nickname: The Dragons/The Minnows
The Supporters: The Fierykop

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

Notes
The entrance to the World Cup of Hockey 44 (WCoH 44) will be the first time the Dragons enter a multiverse ice hockey tournament following since World Cup of Hockey 42. Daryl Richardson resumes helm at the top of the Maplish ice-hockey set up following a disappointing 9th place finish in the Group of Swords in a 13 nations group back in WCoH 42. Despite the glaring finish that could be easily identified, the Dragons had the group's best defence conceding only 9 goals in 12 matches, they too held the group's record for having the worst offence with 13 goals scored in 12 matches.

The ongoing dispute between the national sports organsiations and the Mapletish Board of Sports Organisations (MBSO) is set to continue as the professional ice hockey clubs or the Big Twenty Sports Club were unwilling to release their youth players to participate in this edition of the WCoH44. It is not known whether this boycott will end anytime soon but judging from the state of affairs, it will be unlikely that any professional team will release their players anytime soon to keep with the boycott. As such head coach, Darryl Richardson is tasked to bring his Men's ice-hockey squad from the national team development setup. This squad of 18 players had last played together in the WCoH 42.

Previous appearances: 8
WCoH42, WCoH 36, WCoH 22 (2nd), WCoH 21 (3rd), WCoH 20 (3rd), WCoH 19, WCoH 18, WCoH 17



Head Coach: Darryl Richardson, 44
Assistant Coach: Keith King, 42

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

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

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

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The Minuscule Nation Mapletish
Pop. 65,000,000 | Capital: Struggait City| Demonym: Maplish/Mapletian| Trigramme: MAP
First - WLC 24, DBC 43, XIV Winter Games Second - WCoH 22, RUWC 23, CR 24 Third- BoF 44, HWC 11, WCoH 20, WCoH 21, DBC 49 Fourth - U15WC9, RLWC12
Qualified for WC 64, 66
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Gyatso-kai National Team ROSTER

Postby Gyatso-kai » Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:28 am

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Gyatso-kai National Ice Hockey Team
‘The Ice Bisons’


┤ GENERAL INFORMATION ├

Official Name: Gyatso-kai National Ice Hockey Team / 凯海洋国家冰球队(Kaihaiyáng Guójia Bingqiú Duì) / Gyats'kai Tsad droten Cinyc'get'shuk
Official Nation Name: The Avatarian Republics of Gyatso-kai / 凯海洋降世神通共和国 (Kaihaiyáng Jiàngshì Shéntong Gònghéguó) / Tsad Gyats'kai Jettise
Officiating League: Avatarian Hockey League (AHL)
Founded: 1902 (17 YRk)
Regional Officiating Body: The Atlantian Oceania Hockey Confederation
Year of Membership: 2019.2 (63 YAg)
World Cup Record: 149-20-59 (WDL)
AOHC Record: 2-0-2 (Before 2021 AOlympics)
Titles: 1 (Championship: World Cup of Hockey XXIII)
Rank:
World: 6th (After WCoH XLII)
AOCAF: 10th (Before AOHC VII)
Nickname: Ice Bisons
STYLE MODIFIER: +3.0 out of 5.0

┤ COACHING STAFF ├
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Head Coach: ISHII Hakoda
Height: 193cm – Weight: 93kg – Age 46 years old – Team: University of Adirolf, Head Coach

The leader in Caps, Goals, and Assists for the National Team, Ishii Hakoda was selected to lead the Ice Bisons out of The Silence and into the new era! While he has not yet to manage to capture the same magic as the venerable Kad Skirata had when the Ice Bisons first ever showed up on the Multi-Verse Stage, Ishii continues to hold the confidence of the National Sports Council. After a successful Third Place campaign in World Cup XL, the Ice Bisons have continued to advance out of the Group Stage in every edition since; including last edition’s Quarterfinal 1-nil defeat by Le Choix.

Assistant Coach: Ito Pakku
Forward Coach: IKEDA Kuruk
Defense Coach: KO Piandao
Goalie Coach: SHU Huanguo

Head Medical Officer: Doctor FONG Wuchin
Height: 186cm – Weight: 84kg – Age 52 years old

A graduate of the pristine Royal Academy of Medicine in Imperial City, Fong Wuchin enters his sixth campaign as the Head Medical Officer for the Ice Bisons. Having earned multiple degrees in Sports Medicine, General Surgery, Kinesiology, as well as holding two Traditional Medicine Certifications, 'The Tin Doc' as he is loving referred to as is more than capable of addressing any and all health concerns that can arise with a team as culturally diverse as the Ice Bisons. Much like most doctors for the National Teams, Fong served before college in the Republic Defence Focre; specifically in the Republic Navy as a Corpsman. After his mandatory service, Fong entered in college before earning his intial medical degree from the RAoM; afterwhich, he would accept a commission into the Navy where he would work his way up to the Head of Medicine at the Republic Naval Academy based in Yu Dao. Currently holding the rank of Commodore, Fong oversees much of the education appointments within the Republic Naval services, as well as conducting leading research in the areas of Sports Medicine and how it can be applied on the field.
Rating: A - Team Relationship: A - Morale: A - Confidence: A
Medical Assistants: LEE Haicheng, WEN Jintao, SHU A'dia

Security Chief: First Lieutenant BEVIIN (CL-23-0192)
Height: 180cm – Weight: 84kg – Age: 18 years old CHRONOLOGICAL (28 years old BIOLOGICAL)

Given the occurrence of Atlantian Oceania's regional tournaments for both football and gridiron - both of which Gyatso-kai as sent delegations - at the same time as the World Cup of Hockey, the usual assignment of Captain Akaan and his detachment of 'Security Assistants' was not available to Head Coach Ishii and the Ice Bisons. Instead, First Lieutenant CL-23-0192 of the Besh Company within the First Avatarian Guard was assigned by The Avatar to oversee security for the Ice Bisons as they travel to the Anaia Region for the first time since the Foxchester Declaration.

A younger trooper than Akaan, CL-23-0192 (known as 'Beviin') is what is called a "standard trooper', in that his armor and training is not as specialised as that which Akaan -- being a Commando -- received. His personality is also a bit less 'militarised'; this leads to a bit more 'personal approach' to the job, which Beviin took with delight whereas Akaan often looks to the security detail jobs as "calm" and "boring". Nonetheless, should any issue arise that Beviin feels uncomfortable, Akaan will be but a comline away for advice.
Rating: A – Strength: A – Tactics: B+ – Skill: B+
Security Assistants: CT-01-2221, CT-9833, CC-04-0110, RC-12/4-1789, RC-12/4-1988, RC-15-3302, RC-8826


┤ THE ROSTER ├

.:: FIRST LINE ::.

Position #	Name		Age	Hand	College				Current Team
GK 30 SHU Pianhuo 27 R Republic City State Univ. Omashu Badgermoles
DEF 32 WATANG Kouji 28 R Univ. of Kibago Omashu Badgermoles
DEF 77 HED Torvik 30 L Univ. of the Northern Tribes Itakawai Lighting
OFF 87 KOBUSHI Kaede 32 L Royal Earth Univ – Dongjiang Omashu Badgermoles
OFF 21 HOSAKA Severi 24 R Drotenfao College Gaoling Bears
OFF 49 SONG Unataq (C) 36 R University of Adirolf Gaoling Bears


After making his debut in WCoH XL, Shu Pianhuo returns to his place between the pipes for the fifth straight tournament; jumping over the two perennial backups for the National Team – Ming Zhanshi and Dang Mun-Hee – and securing his place in net. A younger goalie, who managed to win his first Kuruk Cup within his first three seasons at Omashu. Shu has proven his family proud, developing into a fine starting goalie whose style continues to evolve over time.

The defensive pair for the first line remains the same since WCoH XLI, with Omashu-fan-favorite Watang Kouji paired with Hed Torvik of Itakawai fame. A defensive line with over 200 kilos is somewhat of an Avatarian tradition, where speed is often sacrificed for power, though even for their size, Avatarian hockey players tend to be faster than one would expect. Watang, out of the Fire Nation, is known for powerful forechecks and his insane speed on the backskate; while Hed, otherwise known as the “Mandalorian Shield”, is just as impressive at generating offence as he is pushing another player into the boards.

The forward line, albeit a bit old, is anchored by the youthful Hosaka Severi, who started on the second line before his promotion to the first; with his blinding speed on the ice, Hosaka has been a great asset for assisting on the wings and driving offense with the Avatarian standard of dump and play. Kobushi Kaede, an impressive left-winger from Omashu – has continued to hold down his end of the line, shifting more to the defensive side with the recent changes in style. Song Unataq, who has always been more defensively-minded, continues the trend of the line to be more interested in keeping puck possession and breaking up offensive rushes through size and determination. Though for Song, this is set to be his last tournament; having confirmed his retirement for multi-verse play at the start of this campaign. Perhaps this will be the year for more hardware to make its way to Republic City…

.:: SECOND LINE ::.

Position #	Name		Age	Hand	College				Current Team
DEF 26 HITEKI Kia (A) 42 R Uni. of the Southern Tribes Southern Polar Leopards
DEF 81 Ero’ki NACER 23 R Hatsu University Omashu Badgermoles
OFF 18 WANG Torsti 28 L Adirolf State University Si Wong Beetles
OFF 86 Nestori HUAN 31 R Ba Sing Se Univ. Shu Jing Dragons
OFF 19 CHEUNG Sepi 30 L Saigon City College Kelita Riverhounds


With Hiteki Kia having over a century of caps on the Ice Bisons under his belt, he is the most seasoned player on the team, and rightfully wears the first A. With age and skill, Hiteki is renowned for his ability as "damage control" through the last four World Cups he played in. Having changed up his usual pairing from Hed Torvik to Ero’ki Nacer, the young right defensemen from Hatsu University and second year Badgermole finds himself yet again beneath the wings of “Sifu Hiteki” as many of the younger players respectfully refer to him as such. Nacer, who graduated right out of Hatsu University to sign an entry-level contract with the Badgermoles, found his number being called in the final games of the 2020.2 Regular Season, when last season’s first pick Hu Jiaozi was taken out of the season with a bad trip that saw him slide skate-first into the boards and break his tibia in two places. With an impressive season in the Republic Hockey League underway with the Humoki Huangdogs, he made the transition to AHL-level play with ease, and scored his first AHL goal against the Itakawai Lightning in Game One of the Finals.

On offense, Wang Torsti from Si Wong finds himself on the left side of the ice, after a renewed contract with Si Wong has been paying off for him. Opposite him we find Cheung Sepi who has continued to carve his name in the banks of the Kelita River. Even though he has been moved from the first line, Cheung is not taking it as an insult, and instead, viewing it as a chance to sharpen his own skills on the off-handed plays. In the middle, another once-first-liner Nestori Huan finds his return to the line better known for damage control rather than scoring. However, with his impressive knowledge and vision that had earned him his spot on the first line last World Cup, Huan may very well prove his doubters wrong and bring some glory to the second line… or find himself fading into obscurity…

.:: THIRD LINE ::.

 Position #	Name			Age	Hand	College			Current Team    
DEF 37 DEGOUR Niyan 23 L Royal Fire Academy Kyrimorut Ramikade
DEF 92 Ki'an LOSOW (A) 36 R University of Keldabe Outer Ring RabbiRoos
OFF 71 RELICYC Tho-An 23 L Republic City State Uni. Itakawai Lightning
OFF 33 SOUMA Shichiro 29 R Yokoua State Uni. Senlin Archers
OFF 17 KIL’OR Alecyc 27 L University of Kom’rk Itakawai Lighting


With the retirement of Kuang Deniigi after the AOlympics, the young Degour Niyan has been called up from the reserves to take his place. A scrappy young Mandalorian from the eastern reaches, Degour is incredibly volatile and prone to egging his opponents on to get into their heads. Pairing him with Ki’an Losow gives the youthful inexperience a master’s overwatch. Though, as Losow has been fond of saying, it is only a matter of time before he himself is no longer fit for the fight. Expected replacements on the third line are both Sons of the Earth; Mancole Kaleb of Ba Sing Se, and Bar’cay Godorow of Itakawai… which has led many to wonder if the third line is going to be full of Itakawai players.

Offensively, the third line is filled with strong passers and even stronger shooters. Both Relicyc Tho-An and Souma Shichiro have done amazingly well in skills competitions involving accuracy and shot speeds; both players are younger and wanting to make a name for themselves. However, what is unique on the third line is the arrival of Kil’or Alecyc, an impressive power forward who saw his name behind many a goals in both previous tournaments as well as strong postseason play for the Lightning. Given the emphasis that Coach Ishii has put on slotting Badgermole players into prime spots the last two campaigns, someone like Kil’or – a second-line Lightning player who has been with the team since their return – was bound to find himself in the lower lines. However, ever the professional, Kil’or has enjoyed playing with Relicyc, a teammate and good friend of his in Itakawai, and the two of them have been working with Souma to fully connect the offense on the third line… Do not be surprised if you start seeing goals being made from this far back in the depth charth.

.:: RESERVES ::.


Position # Name Age Hand College Current Team

GK 88 MING Zhanshi 25 R University of Omashu Itakawai Lightning
GK 70 Dang Mun-Hee 28 L University of Adirolf Foggy Swamp Catgators
DEF 02 SHAO Lee 34 L University o9f Omashu Republic Capitals
DEF 49 ARPAD Roku 20 R Ba Sing Se University Ba SIng Se University
DEF 11 GOLAN’IK Gal 19 L Royal Fire Academy Royal Fire Academy
DEF 34 Jaster KAL'OKI 21 L University of Adirolf Kyoshi Warriors
DEF 42 SHANG Koma 20 R Ba Sing Se University Ba Sing Se University
OFF 28 Taneli SANTTU 25 L University of Kirachu Whale Tail Whalers
OFF 12 Samuli YANG 28 L Humoki Tribal Univ. Crescent Islanders
OFF 35 Rikuto ADORJAN 25 R Royal Earth Univ. Ember Redhawks
OFF 20 Mancole Kaleb 24 R Keldabe State Univ. Ba Sing Se Bears
OFF 19 Barc’ay GORODOW 28 L Univ. of Enceri - Keldabe Itakawai Lightning
OFF 11 Gyorje KOP'KI 23 R Kyoshi State Univ. Crescent Islanders


┤ SPECIAL UNITS ├

Powerplay
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Second Unit
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Penalty Kill
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Second Unit
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Three-Man Team
First Unit / Overtime Start
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Second Unit / 5-on-3 First Unit
19 --- 32 --- 49

Third Unit / 5-on-3 Second Unit
81 --- 71 --- 86


┤ UNIFORM ├

The Ice Bisons will continue to wear the World Cup XXVI Uniform for the duration of the Forty-Third World Cup of Hockey tournament.





┤ SCHEDULE OF MATCHES ├

╣ GROUP D ╠

Matchday 01 at ImageTaxonomic KingdomsNR
Matchday 02 vs ImageSiovanija and Teusland2
Matchday 03 BYE
Matchday 04 at ImageDelaclava17
Matchday 05 vs ImagePoafmersia23
Matchday 06 at ImageEshialand31
Matchday 07 vs ImagePlacely Placington50
Matchday 08 vs ImageTaxonomic KingdomsNR
Matchday 09 at ImageSiovanija and Teusland2
Matchday 10 BYE
Matchday 11 vs ImageDelaclava17
Matchday 12 at ImagePoafmersia23
Matchday 13 vs ImageEshialand31
Matchday 14 at ImagePlacely Placington50


┤ HOME ARENAS ├

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Official Name: Sundari Times Forum
Local Name: The Forum
Seating Capacity: 19,950
Location: Sundari, Southern Mandalorian Territories, Mandalore, Gyatso-kai
Games to be Played Here: Matchday 02, Matchday 11

The Sundari Times Forum is a larger-than-average arena in in the Southern Mandalorian Territories; seating just under 20,000 fans, the nine-time Kuruk Cup Champions are certainly a show of force within the League and their fans are known as the most compassionate and dedicated fans in the entire league. Considering the fact that this team was just denied their tenth Kuruk Cup in the last season, you can expect to see quite a few rambunchous fans in the stands to egg on any of the Omashu players who have made the National Team roster.

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Official Name: The Capital Centre
Local Name: The Centre
Seating Capacity: 20,950
Location: Republic City, Capital Administrative Territory, Avatarian Republics of Gyatso-kai
Games to be Played Here: Matchday 07, Matchday 08

The Capital Centre is a more modest arena when compared to the other arenas in the division, seating just under 21,000 fans in the most posh of settings. Home to the Republic Capitals an incredibly wealthy team in which many of the most dedicated fans are served fresh caviar and fed sparkling wine through gilded funnels, the Capital Centre reflects this opulence in its design.

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Official Name: Tribal Saddledome
Local Name: The Saddle
Seating Capacity: 28,350
Location: Augnuook, Southern Water Tribes, Water Tribes, Gyatso-kai
Games to be Played Here: Matchday 05, Matchday 13

Home to the Southern PolarLeopards, the Tribal Saddledome --- much like the Ice Palace of the BuffaloYaks --- seats 28,350 dedicated fans in what is arguably the most comfortable arena in the far southern isles. Though the PolarLeopards have not enjoyed much success in recent years, their fans are just as devoted as those across the bay in Itakawai, if not more so… given that their devotion has yet to be paid for with a Kuruk Cup or even a postseason run...




┤ ROLEPLAY INFORMATION ├

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my goalscorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes, so long as they are reasonable.
RP injuries to my players: No
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Hand out penalties to my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes, so long as they do not effect the overall game

If you have any questions at all about players, coaching staff or what you can do with my team, please feel free to telegram me. I will answer as soon as I am able to.
Last edited by Gyatso-kai on Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:21 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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Champions: World Cup of Hockey XXIII
Runner-Up: World Junior Hockey Championship III, World Cup of Hockey XXI, XXVI
Third Place: World Cup of Hockey XV, XVII, XVIII, XL


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Postby Nova Anglicana » Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:21 am

Nova Anglicana World Cup of Hockey 44 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
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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, RUWC 31

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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