Dam City Rollers jammer Lady MacDeath (404) heads to the floor after a check from one of the Rossland Trail Roller Girls. The Rollers prevailed in the battle for third place in the league on Sunday

Rollers celebrate third after Mountain Mayhem

Chants of "We're number three!" could be heard coming from some of the players after roller derby final in Rossland.



The West Kootenay Roller Derby league wrapped up another season with two bouts to determine the top three standings at the Rossland Arena on Sunday, Sept. 8.

The Nelson Killjoys triumphed over all others this season by beating the Salmo Babes of Brutality 244 – 130, winning the coveted Golden Boot during the Mountain Mayhem finals.

The Castlegar Dam City Rollers, meanwhile, got past the Rossland Trail Roller Girls on their home track in order to claim a third straight season in the third place position.

The DCR ladies took a large early lead on the strength of strong defence and exceptionally slippery jammers to lead 110 – 38 with only six minutes to play in the first half.

Not to be outdone in front of hometown fans, the RTRG squad picked up 30 more points of their own before the end of the first half while cruising on power jams. During that same stretch, DCR managed only a further nine points and the stage was set for a showdown in the second.

Despite a strong early push from RTRG, the second was dominated by the Rollers with steady, consistent scoring. The final score was 250 – 156.

“We spent a lot of time training the last few weeks for this,” said Dam City Rollers coach Sauce. “They’ve worked really hard.”

One of the keys to their success came not from learning how to take track away from opposing players but in training to push each other into open spaces. The strategy worked well in the final jams as RTRG had a difficult time sending jammers through the purple wall put up by the Dam City Rollers.

As is customary, the winning team took a victory lap to high fives but then both teams did something special.

Every player took a knee as a volunteer Carol Fehr was called to the middle of the track and thanked for her efforts over the course of the season. Fehr was also presented with a birthday cake and serenaded by all those in the arena.

Congratulations to all of the derby athletes and volunteers who kept bringing these entertaining bouts to the masses.

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Castlegar’s Waterline property purchased; owners to protect it for rock climbers

New owners plan to subdivide, sell bluffs to recreational climbing group

Feds, B.C. to expand Darkwoods Conservation area

New funding allows the national land trust to add some 7,900 hectares to the Darkwoods Conservation Area

Good fencing makes good neighbours— especially when your neighbours are bears

Workshop in Pass Creek this weekend to promote benefits of proper protection for livestock

Josie Hotel will be ready on opening day, says management

West Kootenay’s first ski-in, ski-out boutique hotel to open this month

Columbia Avenue paving scheduled for weekend

Paving on Castlegar’s main thoroughfare will take place in a few days, weather permitting.

Josie Hotel will be ready on opening day, says management

West Kootenay’s first ski-in, ski-out boutique hotel to open this month

B.C. Realtor suspended after helping intern forge note about sick grandma

Vancouver real estate agent Jaideep Singh Puri has to pay fine, take ethics course

Offensive Facebook post by Okanagan Conservative riding sparks outrage

Post taken down after Conservative MP in neighbouring riding condemns it and demands removal

John Horgan shrugs off low turnout, change to referendum option

‘No’ proportional representation group says voting should be extended

Two more government pot shops to open in Kamloops

Two private applications are also in the queue to come before city council by the end of the year

2 B.C. men charged after allegedly stealing $1,400 worth of butter

The two men, ages 23 and 25, are facing charges of theft under $5,000, Coquitlam police said

Invasive fire ants join the tourist swarms at Hawaii Volcano National Park

Invasive species found at popular tourist destination

Ten-year sentence for man convicted of B.C. belt-strangling death

Shayne McGenn guilty of manslaughter in 2016 death of David Delaney, 63

Roy Clark, country singer, ‘Hee Haw’ star, has died

Guitar virtuoso died because of complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla. He was 85.

Most Read