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Batista

[[Image:CA|center|125px|Batista]]

Tier Level [[3]]
League Number 82
Date Founded October 2007
Season Founded Season 11
City Fremont, CA
Home Arena Wofner Arena
Colours Orange, Black
General Manager Usa Teddy Long
Head Coach Canada Marquis Midgette
Captain Canada Collin Yusi
Play-off Wins Season 12, 14
Play-off Finalists Season 14

Batista is a team in the GHL based in Fremont, California. They currently play in League 82 of Tier 3. They play their home games at the Wofner Arena in Fremont, CA.

Franchise HistoryEdit

The New BeginningEdit

A new ownership group, led by Ismail Omar Guelleh, bought a really crappy team in the GHL's League 1483 in Tier 5 (which there are many of) for $25,000,000 USD in the middle of Season 11. Their hired general manager, Teddy Long, quickly remade the team to try and salvage the rest of the season. They finished out Season 11 going 14-21-3 and missed the playoffs.

Championship RunEdit

During the offseason, the Batista made many moves in both the trade market and free agency. Key pickups included the signing of current team captain Collin Yusi and Evlampiy Nikolaev, both rookies at the time. They also made a trade for Porfiry Alexandriov. The Batista lost their third game against new rival TBaggers, which had also been formed recently. Afterwards, Batista lost just two more games, one in overtime, ending the season 35-2-1. One regular season highlight was their victory over the TBaggers, handing them their only outright loss in the season.

PlayoffsEdit

In the first round, the Batista swept an AI team, including a 13-0 win. They also swept their opponent in the second round. The Batista were destined to face their archrival TBaggers in the finals.

FinalsEdit

In Game 1, the TBaggers were able to eek out a victory over the Batista. However, energized by the crowd at Wofner Arena (then called The Oracle), the Batista won Game 2 with ease. In Game 3, the TBaggers got the lead early and held it for a long while. But, with 45 seconds left and an empty net for Batista, the TBaggers recieved two quick penalties, followed by a penalty against Batista's top goal scorer, Don Hogland. But, the advantage was enough for Kim Smirnov to score with 28 seconds left and send the game to overtime, which was won by Batista on a goal by Houston Rose.

Movin' On UpEdit

The Batista were introduced into League 634 of Tier 4. Offseason moves included signing Jerrold Feather and Rueben Spencer. They also made a trade to get Stephan Esquivias. During the season, they made trades for Herman Ailsworth, Gail Terboss, Olin Boisselle, and Young Elsasser. The season went better than expected for the Batista, considering the new move up. They also were able to win a major upset against the Wakefield Warriors, which was their only loss of the season. The Batista ended the season 32-3-3.

PlayoffsEdit

They swept the first series easily against an AI team. In the second round, they were swept by the Who Dares Wins.

Championship Run, Part 2Edit

Before the season, one representative of the Batista said, "I believe we have a good number of pieces to get to the championship. With a couple more additions, we could make a real run for the trophy." More moves were made in Season 14. Teddy Long brought in Edwardo Storz via free agency and Anibal Wooden, Michael Aleizar, and Prokl Voronov via trades. In a midseason trade, The Batista acquired Buster Trexler. They finished the season in first place after defeating DT, the Batista's main rival of the season.

PlayoffsEdit

The Batista scored a total of 20 goals in sweeping their first round opponent. They also swept their second round opponent, the Indy Rangers. This led to a matchup vs. DT in the finals. Unfortunetaly for the Batista, the also lost Vlas Chernyshev, a key defensemen, and Stefan Esquivias, their regular season top goal-scorer, to injury

FinalsEdit

The Batista swept DT in the final round. They won the first game easily, 8-3. In the second game, they were able to edge out DT 3-2, even with a game full of mistakes. "It feels great to have done this with the odds stacked against us," said Gail Terboss. "We could have folded after the injuries, but we hung in there and we were able to overcome them."

Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season League GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
Season 11 1483:5 38 14 21 3 31 67 81 10th Missed Playoffs
Season 12 1483:5 38 35 2 1 71 190 28 2nd Champions vs. TBaggers, 2-1
Playoffs 1483:5 7 6 1 0 12 35 7
Season 13 634:4 38 32 3 0 67 223 48 3rd Lost in Semifinals vs. Who Dares Wins, 2-0
Playoffs 634:4 4 2 2 0 4 23 7
Season 14 634:4 38 37 1 0 74 274 23 1st Champions vs. DT, 2-0
Playoffs 634:4 6 6 0 0 12 44 8
Season 15 82:3 38 24 12 2 50 128 93 7th Lost in Quarterfinals vs. allstars, 2-1
Playoffs 82:3 3 1 2 0 2 7 9

Current RosterEdit

Goaltenders
# Age Catches Acquired Place of Birth OA rating
50 Canada Anibal Wooden 30 Left Season 14 St. Quentin, New Brunswick 82
86 Russia Evdokim Tikhonov 24 Left Season 11 Perm 79
Defensemen
# Age Hand Acquired Place of Birth OA rating
94 Canada Olin Boisselle 29 R Season 13 Desbiens, Quebec 88
38 Canada Young Elsasser A 27 L Season 13 Herbert, Saskatchewan 85
43 Usa Michale Aleizar 27 R Season 14 Elsmere, Delaware 81
27 Russia Vlas Chernyshev 31 R Season 11 Bryansk 80
98 Canada Clark Menden 24 R Season 15 Cartwright, Newfoundland 81
18 Canada Rueben Spencer 25 L Season 12 New Dundee, Ontario 76
Forwards
# Position Age Hand Acquired Place of Birth OA rating
42 Canada Gail Terboss Power play RW 27 L Season 13 Cannington, Ontario 94
92 Usa Buster Trexler LW 29 L Season 14 Danvers, Massachusetts 89
17 Canada Edwardo Storz Sniper C 29 L Season 14 Inukjuaq, Quebec 92
2 Canada Collin Yusi C C 25 L Season 12 Niverville, Manitoba 88
82 Canada Jerrold Feather LW 32 R Season 13 Val-Morin, Quebec 84
14 Sweden Herman Ailsworth C 29 L Season 13 Göteborg 85
39 Sweden Stefan Esquivias Power play A RW 33 L Season 13 Motala 83
58 Sweden Baltasar Liebe RW 27 L Season 11 Vänersborg 80
24 Russia Evlampiy Nikolaev Grinder RW 23 L Season 12 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy 82
13* Russia Prokl Voronov C 23 L Season 14 Kurgan 80
Inactive List
# Position Age Hand Acquired Place of Birth OA rating
21 Canada Raymundo Henigan Power shot F 21 L Season 14 Brooks, Alberta 69
6 Canada Elmer Battershell LW 35 L Season 12 Aklavik, Northwest Territories 73
32 Russia Kafka Sagaser Lightning RW 20 L Season 15 Zvolen 71
Coaches
# Position Age Hand Acquired Place of Birth OA rating
-- Canada Marquis Midgette Coach 52 R Season 11 Richmond Hill, Ontario 90
-- Usa Sergio Romo Ass. Coach 40 R Season 11 Los Angeles, California 73
-- Canada Nathanial Lieberman Ass. Coach 69 L Season 13 Vancouver, British Coloumbia 76
-- Russia Kim Smirnov Power play Special Teams Coach 37 L Season 11 Tolyatti 64
Staff
# Position Age Hand Acquired Place of Birth OA rating
-- Usa Abel Calvelo Lightning Equipment Manager 35 L Season 11 Kalamazoo, Michigan 67
-- Sweden Augus Bruker Power shot Stadium Manager 32 L Season 11 Norrtälje 62
-- Canada Scot Monterrano Locker Room Assistant 21 L Season 13 Killarney, Manitoba 70
-- Russia Konstantin Gerasimov Grinder Zamboni Driver 19 L Season 14 Novosibirsk 64
-- Usa Mauricio Beydler Stadium Announcer 27 L Season 11 Dubuque, Iowa 70

CaptainsEdit

Werner Doose- Season 11-12

Collin Yusi- Season 13-Present


Head CoachesEdit

Marquis Midgette- Season 11-Present

FeudsEdit

There have been many feuds in the Batista's locker room.

Batista vs. TBaggersEdit

These two teams were rivals during season 12 in League 1483 at the top two teams in the league by far. Both temas knew that they would probably have to face the other in the championship series. In the first game, a brawl occured in the second period that led to 160 penalty minutes being handed out. In the second game, many one-on-one fights took place, resulting in a total of 22 penalties. During on of the fights, the league's leading scorer, Noak Auland, was injured and out for a month. In the end, the Batista came out on top.

Don Hogland vs. Kim SmirnovEdit

They were both players on the Batista for its first three seasons of existence. Their rivalry began as a competetion for the title as the top goal scorer on the team. Don Hogland ended up winning this both times, earning him bragging rights. However, Kim Smirnov has the distinction of being the one who scored the game-tying goal in Game 3, something Hogland did not appreciate. Hogland said he "could have scored that goal if that ref didn't call that high stick." The rivalry boiled over, and the two had a fist fight on the bench. After season 13, Teddy Long traded Don Hogland away. "We appreciate Don's services to the team." When asked why Hogland and not Smirnov, he simply said, "He has more value. Period."

Edwardo Storz vs. Baltasar LiebeEdit

These two openly didn't like each other. Liebe felt that his spot on the team is threatened by Storz, and that he is a puckhog. Storz believed Liebe is just being an a**hole, and that Liebe can't accept the fact that he is less talented than Storz. Liebe and Storz appeared to have settled their differences for the time being.

Collin Yusi vs. Werner DooseEdit

Yusi and Doose were the top two candidates to become the team's captain for season 13. Doose had been the captain for the past two seasons, but many players felt that Yusi was better suited for the job after what he had done during the past season. The vote turned out to be won by just two votes for Yusi. The result did not please Doose, and his production went down almost immediately. He was not chosen as an assistant captain either, making him even angrier. Insiders report that he has not really gotten over the fact, and has even asked to be traded down to tier 5.

Wofner ArenaEdit

  • Originally known as The Oracle, Mobius Stadium, and EjamTV Arena.
  • The old Wofner Arena seats 7,800 people. The new Wofner Arena seats 12,000 people
  • The beer served at the Wofner Arena is known as "the best beer in the 3rd tier."
  • The scoreboard was donated by Mr. Edwards.
  • Bob the Bull, a large mechanical head of a bull, hangs from the ceiling. Smoke blows out of its ears every time the Batista score and after ever victory. It is not to be confused with Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.
  • Wofner Arena is also the home of the professional wrestling company Wrestling of the Future. Two shows are taped every week- Saturday Morning Madness and Tuesday Night Temptation.

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