Chloe Catastrophe clears the pack with ease during a West Kootenay Women's Roller Derby match in Nelson Saturday. The Dam City Rollers edged out the hometown Killjoys in a close 106-89 bout.

Dam City Rollers shaking up derby league

Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers proved even though they’re a new team, they’re a force to be reckoned with after a win in Nelson on Saturday night.

Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers proved even though they’re a new team, they’re a force to be reckoned with after a win in Nelson on Saturday night.

Kitty Karnage said it was nice to play a team with the same amount of experience.

“The best part about the game was the fact that it was so evenly matched,” she said. “It was really fun to play another rookie team with the same skill level.”

The Dam City Rollers were about 10 points behind the Nelson Killjoys for the entire game, Karnage said, but they pulled ahead in the last quarter to win 106 to 89.

“It might have been a little bit different if we could’ve stayed out of the penalty box,” she said. “It’s was a hard-hitting game with a lot of action for the fans.”

Karnage said they needed a win to build up their confidence, but the game could’ve gone either way.

“While it was fun to play the Babes [earlier this month], it’s hard to go into a game where you feel like you’re not going to win.”

She said “quite a few” of their fans made the trip to Nelson for the game as well, which was great.

The Dams will play Rossland’s Gnarlie’s Angels on June 17 in Castlegar.

Karnage said they’re one of the league’s better teams so they’re feeling the same pressure when they played against the Babes of Brutality, but they’ll be working hard until then to prepare.

The same night, the Babes of Brutality will take on the Lumber Jackies from Nelson.

After, the Dam City Rollers will have one more game against the Lumber Jackies before playoffs.

Karnage said each of the new teams in the league have improved immensely since the start of the season and they’ll continue to do so.

“Hopefully next year it’ll be more even across the board,” she said.

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