Western New York's Official Women's Flat Track Roller Derby

2017 Lake Effect Furies

Photo by Jim Bush

Formed in 2008 as the Queen City Roller Girls All-Stars, our travel team, the Lake Effect Furies, plays in games sanctioned by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association – an international organization formed from over 300 member leagues. The Furies draw their players from the absolute best that the Queen City Roller Girls have to offer, and play at the highest level of competition our sport has to offer.

Team History

Season WFTDA Other Notes
2015-16 12-2 0-1 D1 Playoffs Vancouver (6th)
WFTDA Rank: 27th
2014-15 6-6 0-1 D1 Playoffs Omaha (8th)
WFTDA Rank: 44th
2013-14 6-7 D2 Playoffs Kitchener-Waterloo (5th)
WFTDA Rank: 35th
2012-13 10-5 D2 Playoffs Kalamazoo (9th)
WFTDA Rank: 54th
2011-12 6-8 3-0 East Region: 13th
2010-11 4-4 6-1 East Region: 15th
2009-10 6-4 WFTDA Apprentice

The Lake Effect Furies, all-star charter team for the Queen City Roller Girls, began their first full season in 2009 and have improved each and every season since. After gaining full membership in the WFTDA in late 2010 the team ramped up their travel schedule and began playing against a higher caliber of competition. These bouts helped the team learn at a rapid pace and provided a springboard towards the more serious and competitive Furies team of today. This growth has helped the Furies qualify for WFTDA Division 2 Playoffs during both the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and Division 1 for 2015 and 2016.

The Furies are proud to have two original team members still on the current roster. Tabrina Schreier, and Tuesday Hula have all been on the team since its inception and continue to be integral members to this day.

Key players from the Furies past include Addy Rawl, Day TripHer, Dr. Dementer, HerAssHer, KonichiWOW, and Ivana LeiHerOut who gave their all as Furies and are sorely missed.

Of course, the team also owes a debt of gratitude to past coaches, Diamond CrushHer, HerAssHer, Maurice Cooper, and Punk’N Pi for all their hard work in establishing and growing the team.

2016 Recap

The Furies placed 6th at their 2016 Division 1 WFTDA Playoffs in Vancouver, for their strongest finish yet. After falling to Stockholm in the opener, they swept their day 2 games against Naptown (Indianapolis) and Sacred City (Sacramento), before falling to the host squad (Terminal City, Vancouver) on the final day in the 5th place game.

This came after a 2016 season that saw the Furies go undefeated in sanctioned play.

2017 Preview

A new season is now upon us and as always we look forward to a lot more fun and excitement in 2017. The Furies return most of their veteran core, losing Ivana LeiHerOut, MissFire, and Coach Andy, and gaining new transfers GO! and Crazy Squirrel. The Furies open 2017 ranked 27th in the world, their highest ever ranking (of over 300 leagues).


Furies! One Team!


 

 

Team Roster

# Name Position Exp Height Hometown
198 Blackrock Bruiser Blocker 5 Buffalo, NY
1027 Bricks Hit-House Blocker 5 5-8 San Antonio, TX
505 Chickadeemolish Pivot/Blocker 4 4-11.5 Castroville, CA
231 Crazy Squirrel Jammer
51 Dana Scullcrusher Jammer 5 5-1 St. Catherines, NY
424 GO! Jammer 3 5-3 Rochester, NY
54 Head Huntress Blocker 5 5-9 Cheektowaga, NY
666 inSINerator Jammer/Blocker 3 5-11 Kenmore, NY
56 Jenna Hart Blocker 8 5-4 Williamsville, NY
622 Librawlian + Jammer 4 5-5 Colorado Springs, CO
153 Low-Hits Griffin Jammer 5 Niagara Falls, NY
46 Midnyt Blocker 6 5-3 Grand Island, NY
26 Murphy Jammer/Blocker 5 5-5 St. Catherines, ON
60 Pepper Stix + Pivot/Blocker 8 5-6 Buffalo, NY
13 Rosi Jammer 1 5-3 Niagara Falls, NY
52 Tabrina Schreier Blocker 10 5-7 Odessa, NY
82 Tuesday Hula Blocker 9 5-4 Hamburg, NY
Guy O. Tine * 7 Depew, NY
PapaWOW * 6 Toronto, ON

+ Co-Captains, * Coaches