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.
|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|
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, B’kini Whacks, Day TripHer, Dr. Dementer, HerAssHer, Ivana LeiHerOut, and KonichiWOW, who gave their all as Furies and are sorely missed.
Of course, the team also owes a debt of gratitude to past coaches, Coach Andy, Diamond CrushHer, HerAssHer, Maurice Cooper, and Punk’N Pi for all their hard work in establishing and growing the team.
The Furies reeled off 10 consecutive regular season victories in WFTDA sanctioned play during the 2016 season, including a 2-0 record at Toronto Roller Derby’s Quad City Chaos tournament in March and a 3-0 record at Tri-City Roller Derby’s Beaver Fever tournament in May.
The Furies qualified for WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in Vancouver, entering the tournament as the #9 seed. After dropping a tough game to Stockholm Roller Derby (Sweden) in the opener, the Furies swept their day 2 games against Naptown Roller Derby (Indianapolis, IN.) and Sacred City Derby Girls (Sacramento, CA.), before falling to the host squad Terminal City Roller Girls (Vancouver, BC, Canada) on the final day in the 5th place game. Though entering as the #9 seed, the Furies strong play over the weekend allowed them to move up three places and leave Vancouver in 6th place for that WFTDA Division 1 tournament.
Based on the combination of the undefeated regular season record and the 6th place finish at D1 Playoffs, the Furies proudly finished in 27th place out of 318 teams in the 2016 WFTDA year-end rankings. This ranking of 27th place is the highest ever achieved by the Lake Effect Furies!
Coming off a successful 2016 season the Furies are now eager to return to WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs again in 2017 and hopefully achieve an even higher ranking and tournament placement. The Furies return most of their veteran core, but are very sad to say good-bye to Coach Andy, Ivana LeiHerOut, and MissFire. New to the Furies for 2017 are Crazy Squirrel and GO!, each of whom will bring exciting new skills to the team.
The Furies open 2017 ranked 27th in the world, their highest ever ranking. Can they crack the top 25 this season? Stay tuned and watch the results unfold, including four big games at Buffalo RiverWorks on March 25th (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), April 22nd vs. Steel City Roller Derby (Pittsburgh, PA), May 6th vs. Boston Roller Derby (Boston, MA), and May 20th vs. Ohio Roller Derby (Columbus, OH).
Help cheer your hometown Furies onto great heights this season! We look forward to seeing you all at RiverWorks!!
Furies! One Team!
|198||Blackrock Bruiser||Blocker||5||Buffalo, NY|
|1027||Bricks Hit-House||Blocker||5||5-8||San Antonio, TX|
|51||Dana Scullcrusher||Jammer||5||5-1||St. Catherines, NY|
|54||Head Huntress||Blocker||5||5-9||Cheektowaga, 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