Doubleheader derby action tonight at Selkirk College

Four teams will be vying for a place in the September finals tonight in Castlegar

FILE: Castlegar's Dam City Rollers

Everything looks good to go for the tonight’s scheduled double header for the West Kootenay Roller Derby league at Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus.

The Dam City Rollers are excited to be back in front of their hometown fans and will go up against the Nelson Killjoys to wrap up another exciting regular season of roller derby action. Last week, half of a scheduled doubleheader was postponed due to the fuel spill.

The Friday night bouts, before WKRD finals in Rossland, promises to be an intense with a lot riding on the outcomes.

The Rossland Trail Roller Girls and The Dam City Rollers both have the potential to end the season in a three way tie with the Babes of Brutality. Four of the five teams will make the finals and in the end, only one team will take possession of the Golden Boot at the 4th Annual Mountain Mayhem tournament in Rossland on Sunday, Sept. 8th at 3 p.m.

The Killjoys have a perfect 2 – 0 record while the Dam City Rollers have one win and two losses.

The Valley Vendettas meanwhile, have even split of one win and their competition on Friday, the Rossland Trail Roller Girls, have one win and two losses.

“This is our third season and we’re already starting to plan for next year,” said Amber Harper (aka: Dam City Rollers’ player Pantsoff) on Tuesday, Aug. 6. “Now that we have Selkirk College [as a venue] we’re able to play earlier in the season and aren’t so dependent on the ice coming out of the hockey rink.”

A season that starts and ends earlier, potentially by July, might mean that even more women are able to suit up and play, though the Dam City Rollers have no issues with recruitment and currently have 18 players on their roster.

The doors open at 5 p.m. with a beverage garden, barbecue and 50/50 draw available. At 6 p.m. RTRG and the Vendettas will open the evening, followed by the Dam City Rollers and Killjoys at 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased from your favourite derby girl, online at www.kootenayrollerderby.com or at the door.

 

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