If you walk the hallways of the World Arena, if you look around a corner on game nights, "It's kind of comical there's definitely been some epic battles around the corner," says Colorado College forward Nick Halloran. The Colorado College hockey players have a ritual, "We call it sewer ball. It seems to be a hockey thing," says Colorado College forward Bailey Conger. They warm up by playing sewer ball. The players gather in a circle, it's like a game of hacky sack,"It's a fun activity kind of free your mind," says Colorado College forward Ben Copeland. Halloran adds, "I think it's a great way for the guys to stay loose." The idea is to keep the soccer ball in the air and if you can't, "See ya" "The last one to touch it when it hits the ground is out," says Conger. Halloran added, "You can kind of kick it at someone and if it hits them and just hits the ground then there out. That's considered a sewer."
At times it can be pretty cut throat, hence the name sewer ball. The only rule is that you can't kick the ball at someone's face but sometimes you can't save face, "I mean sometimes we get a little overboard on the sewer ball. All these guys are ball losers," says Copeland. They may be bad losers but it also helps with team bonding, "I think it's awesome cuz it's such a fun game guys will sometimes not want to warm up cuz the sewer game is too intense or something," says Halloran.