Derby season underway

The sixth season of West Kootenay Roller Derby action kicked off Saturday in Castlegar’s Selkirk College gym.

Submitted to the

Castlegar News

The sixth season of West Kootenay Roller Derby action kicked off Saturday in Castlegar’s Selkirk College gym.

Before an enthusiastic large crowd of fans, the local roller derby league hosted its first double header of the season, featuring bouts between Salmo/Slocan Valley Brutality and the Rossland-Trail Rollergirls, and a much anticipated rematch between the Nelson Killjoys and Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers.

The first whistle blew and a fierce battle commenced. The Killjoys leapt to an early lead, which they maintained throughout the game. The league’s defending champions had home track advantage but found themselves unable to come back from a series of costly penalties.

The Dams battled to regain the lead, but could not keep together against the powerful offence the Killjoys put forward. Several times the Dams threatened to come back, but were rebuffed time and again.

At the end of the bout, the unofficial final score was 253-229, ending a year-long undefeated streak for the Dams.

The second game featured the Rossland-Trail Rollergirls versus the Salmo/ Slocan Valley Brutality. The Valley put up a huge battle, playing with a roster of seven skaters, half the usual number.

Rossland-Trail has been working hard during the off season to be a real threat to the front-running teams this year, and it was clear they were ready to dominate the track.

The Rollergirls had the bout well in hand, and Valley Brutality wore themselves out playing short handed. The bout ended with an unofficial score of 278-171 for Rossland-Trail.


Just Posted

Castlegar police seek dawn home intruder

Man walked into house at 4 a.m., asks son about mother

Trail police looking for male suspect driving red van

RCMP report the man asked a young boy to get in his vehicle

Four fires still burning in West Kootenay

More than 25 fires were started by lightning in the last week.

Nuclear medicine temporarily suspended at KBRH

Upgrades expected to be in service by end of September

OPINION: Kootenay tech sector is on the rise and everyone is noticing

Community Comment by Raghwa Gopal, president and CEO of Innovate BC

VIDEO: Trans Mountain expansion project gets green light, again

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon

MPs hear retired B.C. nurse’s petition to change compensation for fatal medical errors

Teri McGrath wants provinces to implement no-fault system for medical errors

Horgan says he’ll still defend B.C. coast after second Trans Mountain approval

Meanwhile, one B.C. First Nation has announced plans for a legal challenge

Demonstrators on either side of Trans Mountain debate clash in Vancouver

Crowd heard from member of Indigenous-led coalition that hopes to buy 51% of expansion project

Police investigating fatal collision near Grave Lake

Grave Lake is located approximately halfway between Sparwood and Elkford

Grieving B.C. mom hopes Facebook message leads to new investigation into son’s Surrey homicide

Criminal Justice Branch didn’t lay charges, concluding no substantial likelihood of murder or manslaughter conviction

B.C.’s measles vaccination program gains traction in May

More than 15,000 doses of the MMR vaccine has been administered across the province

B.C. farmers concerned Agricultural Land Reserve changes choking their livelihood

Dozens voice concerns at special meeting hosted on Vancouver Island

UPDATE: Two-year-old involved in Chilliwack pool drowning has died

Toddler was reported to not be breathing as air ambulance called out Thursday afternoon

Most Read