With the 2016-2017 season starting in less than two weeks, the Buccs have learned that they have to say goodbye to a couple of valued crew members. Due to various reasons and circumstances goalie Tom Schellevis, defensemen Lotte Kastelijns and Lars Swart as well as forwards Koen van Breugel and Roy Welink have decided to leave the ship after sailing the frozen seas for many years.
Even though the notorious crew doesn’t like to part ways with any of its crew members, the loss of both Lotte and Tom is especially though. Due to their hard work on the ice and their dedication to the Buccs off the ice these two will always have a special place in Buccs history.
Lotte spent multiple years on the board as both chairwoman and as game secretary and was also actively involved in many different committees over the years. Her ‘work hard or go home’ mentality both on and off the ice did not only earn her a lot of respect from fellow crew members, but also from opponents and other students sports clubs and associations around Utrecht. Together with her fellow board members she was instrumental in helping the Buccaneers grow both financially and as an organization over the last years.
Tom spent five years on the Buccs board as the treasurer, was involved in multiple committees, and always promoted the Buccs anywhere he could. There’s no way to deny that the Buccs will lose a bit of their notoriousness when Tom leaves the crew. Looking at the way Tom always defended his crease, many on-ice opponents will breathe a big sigh of relief when they read this. At the same time, his refreshing but sometimes harsh comments off the ice at students sports gatherings will always be remembered. Finally, Tom’s unmatched language skills in formal writing and discussions were certainly instrumental in many successful applications for grants and subsidies for the Buccs.
The Buccaneers would like to thank Lotte, Tom, Lars, Koen and Roy for their years on the most notorious crew to ever sail the world’s frozen seas. Obviously, we hope you guys stay connected and will fondly look back at your time as a valued member of USIJV The Buccaneers.
Last friday a large crew of Buccaneers and fans sailed to the 2016 Sportgala Awards at Sportcentrum Olympos . After a very successfull 2015 edition and again a large amount of nominations, the expectations were high. Unfortunately, the enthousiasm and support that got us multiple awards last year, weren’t enough this time around as the Buccs were left empty handed. Nevertheless, the crew took it in stride and then just decided to rock the party and kill it on the dance floor!
We would like to thank the Sportraad Utrecht for organizing this great event and all the people that took the time to cast their votes over the last couple of weeks! And, last but not least, we congratulate all the award winners from this year’s edition!
Last Wednesday the Sportraad Utrecht announced the nominations for the ‘Student Sportgala Awards’ 2016. The Buccaneers were amazed to find out that we got nominated in a staggering seven different categories. We would like to thank everybody who nominated us, but we’re not there yet. Now you have the chance to help us win these pretegious awards by voting for all the nominated Buccaneers through www.sportraadutrecht.nl/sportgala/.
The Buccaneers were nominated in the following categories:
– Best male student athlete (beste mannelijke studentensporter): Kale Jewell OR Jurjen van den Hengel
– Best female student athlete (beste vrouwelijke studentensporter): Sofie Rijnsaardt
– Most handsome male student athlete (knapste mannelijke studentensporter): Daan Verhees
– Prettiest female student athlete (knapste vrouwelijke studentensporter): Merel Holman
– Best coach in student sports (beste coach in de studentensport): Wouter Leenen
– Best sponsor in student sports (beste sponsor in de studentensport): Bison Bowling Mariaplaats
– Best student sports club (leukste studenten sportvereniging): USIJV The Buccaneers
Last week we received the incredibly sad news that the mother of legendary former crew members Calvin and Wicor had passed away after a sudden and brief sickbed. As one of the driving forces behind former sponsor Mooieschoenen.nl Karin will always have a special place in Buccaneers history. On behalf of the entire crew we would like to express our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences towards the whole Telkamp family.
Everyone is aware the Buccaneers did not only become notorious for their hockey, but also for the awesome parties they throw. So to spice things up even more for our annual end of season party we have decided to triple the number of Utrecht’s finest sports teams involved. Therefore your co-hosts at this event are the Domstad Devils (Lacrosse) and Rinoceros (Field Hockey). These Utrecht teams are famous for their sportsmanship and commitment both on and off the field and will be a guaranteed slam dunk addition to co-host an already legendary party.
So on behalf of the Buccaneers, Devils and Rinoceros we are psyched to announce this year’s end of season party: ‘Gear Up & Stick to it!’
The party will take place on Friday 20th of May at the heart of Utrecht in K-Sjot (Oudegracht 155). Tickets are only 2.50 euros in pre-sale (please order your tickets through email via email@example.com) or 4 euros at the door. Doors open at 22.00 and close at 01.00 (so make sure you are in before that time!). We will make sure there is plenty of (cheap) beer and beer-pong available to you at this American-style Party. So empty your agendas for Friday May 20th, invite your friends and come celebrate the 2015/2016 season with your favourite Utrecht Sports teams!
Check out the Facebook-event to RSVP and get all the information on this awesome party!
Even though the Buccs are still practicing every week throughout the summer, on Friday April 15 the Party Buccs hosted the annual end-of-season BBQ. Just like last year, all Buccs came together to celebrate another great season with some beers, meat and of course the 2015-2016 Buccs awards. Even the weather couldn’t stop the Buccs from having a great night. While the rain was pouring down, the team was chilling at Jacques comfortable and dry apartment and balcony. As the night moved along, so did the excitement for the soon to be awarded Buccs awards for the crew members’ achievement over the past season.
The 2015-2016 Buccs awards winners as voted by their peers:
– Most Valuable Player: Jurjen van den Hengel
– Most Improved Player: Kenneth Abma
– Player’s Player: Andy Blakeley
– Top Coaching Staff: Wouter Leenen
– Player’s Player Player: Daan Verhees
– Most Fragile Player: Martin Spithoff
– Most Violent Player: Tom Schellevis
– Best Hair Award: Mitchel van Zaanen
– Ghost Award: Brenda van Geffen
– Butcher of the Year: Martin Klima Jr
– Best Quotes at Inappropriate Times: Daan Veerhees
– Best Jagr Impression: Martin Taimr
On Sunday March 20th the Buccs will set sail for Groningen to play their last game of the season against the Bulldogs. As a true Buccaneers tradition the board arranged a bus for players and fans for the lengthy journey to Groningen. These legendary annual bus trips have truly set their mark on Buccaneers history and is an experience you definitely don’t want to miss out on. The trip will feature an opportunity to meet and celebrate with the crew and includes snacks, drinks and of course free entrance to the game!
For only 20 EUR you can join this epic bus trip and experience what it’s like to sail and conquer with the most notorious crew to ever sail the world’s frozen seas! However, please note that seats on the bus will be limited to 50 and ULTIMATE FANS CLUB members will have priority. So, don’t wait and sign-up now by e-mailing to TC@buccaneers.nl
Bus trip details
Date: Sunday March 20th 2016
Departure place: Vechtsebanen (Mississippidreef 151, Utrecht)
Boarding time: 16:45
Departure time: 17:00
Return time: 01:30
Price: 20 EUR pp