Kootenay Kannibelles have strong showing at national tournament

West Kootenay Roller Derby well-represented in inaugural national competition.

Kootenay Kannibelle's Jezebrawler

The Kootenay Kannibelles took fourth place in the inaugural Roller Derby Association of Canada (RDAC) national tournament held March 15 – 17 in Edmonton, Alta.

Six teams competed at West Edmonton Mall with an estimated 50,000 spectators passing by to watch the action, according to a press release from the West Kootenay Roller Derby League.

The Kannibelles played three bouts in two days and the battle for third came down to the final few seconds of the last bout.

Playing the Edmonton E-Ville team, the lead changed hands several times throughout 60-minutes of hard-hitting, fast-skating action.

The ‘Belles were defeated 158 – 164 and finished the tournament with a fourth place showing.

The Saskatoon Mindfox took first place in the competition, against other teams from Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and New Brunswick.

Regional tournaments will be held throughout the summer, with another national tournament expected in the fall.

For more information about West Kootenay Roller Derby, check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wkrollerderby.

 

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