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.
|2016-17||6-2||0-1||D1 Playoffs Dallas
WFTDA Rank: 18th
|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, 2016, and 2017.
Key players from the Furies past include Addy Rawl, B’kini Whacks, Day TripHer, Dr. Dementer, HerAssHer, Ivana LeiHerOut, Tuesday Hula, and Tabrina Schreier, 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 qualified for WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in Dallas, entering the tournament as the #6 seed. The Furies completed the weekend 2-1, with wins over Houston and Wasatch (Salt Lake City) and a loss to Arch Rival (St. Louis). In the post-playoff rankings released November 30th, 2017 the Furies ranked 18th of 340 leagues spanning the globe, their highest ever post-season ranking.
Coming off a successful 2017 season the Furies were eager to return to WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs again in 2018 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 Tabrina Schreier and Tuesday Hula. Jenna Hart joins the 2018 coaching staff, and new to the Furies for 2018 are Michelle Angel, Amazon, and Veggy Cowgirl, each of whom will bring exciting new skills to the team.
The Furies home schedule for 2018 includes games against Ann Arbor, Orangeville (ON), Philly, and Windy City.
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||6||5-9||Buffalo, NY|
|1027||Bricks Hit-house||Pivot/Blocker||6||5-8||San Antonio, TX|
|231||Crazy Squirrel||Jammer||4||5-5||Elora, ON|
|54||Head Huntress||Blocker||6||5-9||Cheektowaga, NY|
|622||Librawlian *||Jammer||5||5-5||Black Forest, CO|
|153||Low-Hits Griffin||Jammer/Pivot||6||5-5||Niagara Falls, NY|
|46||Midnyt||Blocker||7||5-3||Grand Island, NY|
|26||Murphy||Pivot/Blocker||6||5-5||St. Catherines, ON|
|60||Pepper Stix *||Pivot/Blocker||9||5-6||Buffalo, NY|
|13||Rosi||Jammer/Pivot||2||5-3||Niagara Falls, NY|
|666||Sin||Jammer||4||5-11||Kenmore , NY|
|027||Veggy Cowgirl||Pivot/Blocker||6||5-6||Buffalo, NY|
|Guy O. Tine +||8||Depew, NY|
|56||Jenna Hart +||9||Williamsville, NY|
|PapaWOW +||7||Toronto, ON|
+ Coach, * Co-Captain