A staple of men's beer league hockey is the "ringer," a player who appears on a team's roster very late in the season or during the playoffs to tip the odds in their favor. If the "ringer" shows up on your team, you're thrilled to have him. If the "ringer" skates onto the rink for one of your hated opponents, you're left to ask league organizers: "Is he on their roster?" Smart beer leaguers always make sure to have the ringer's name on their roster.
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