Coming up on Saturday, June 6, you can catch all four house teams ready to battle once again at the Royal City Curling Club. Season Nine has been full of action and it is not going to stop anytime soon! Join us as the first bout of the night features the undefeated Public Frenemy taking on the ferocious Faster Pussycats.
Public Frenemy will be looking to keep their winning streak going, so you can bet this bout will be full of fast paced, hard hitting action. They’ve been training hard, and you can bet they’ll do anything to stay on top. Although the Pussycats are in the series 1 for 1, these girls are ready to take over the number one spot and strip Frenemy of their pristine title! Both teams are looking incredibly strong this season; blockers and jammers are trying new strategies to keep up with the always evolving game. Last weekend, Public Frenemy pulled the infamous “Pegassist” from the jam line against the Riot Girls to earn lead jammer before the pack even hit the pivot line.
The mayhem won’t stop after the last whistle of the first bout. Bout number two will be just as entertaining with the Bad Reputations taking on the Riot Girls. The Bad Reps are down on their luck as they’ve lost both previous games this season, but don’t let that be any indication of their relentless ambition to win! In their last game against the Pussycats, they managed to score over 110 points late in the second half, even after several players fouled out with several penalties. The Riot Girls aren’t going to give up a win easily though; even with their short roster during their last game, they put up one heck of a fight. Sending out their strong jammers and maintaining tight blocking walls, the Riot Girls closed the points gap by the end of the game to just over 50 points.
All four teams are warmed up and ready to bring their A-game to this next event, so be sure to grab your tickets and head over early to get the good track-side seating! Tickets are available online or at the door by cash or credit card. Our 19+ lounge area upstairs has cold drinks and awesome seats, and there will be food trucks outside the venue. Our 50/50 draws at halftime don’t disappoint, so don’t go too far! Doors will open at 5:00pm, and the first whistle blows at 6:00pm.
House Team Action in New Westminster: Bad Reputations vs Faster Pussycats and Riot Girls vs Public Frenemy
by The Great Gashby
Photo by TJ Chase Photography
The third double header of the TCRG regular season was Saturday, May 23rd at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster. It was strictly house team play this time around, with all four teams on the track. To start things off, there was a match-up between the Faster Pussycats and the Bad Reputations, followed by the Riot Girls taking on Public Frenemy to cap off the evening.
Both the Bad Reputations and the Faster Pussycats picked up plenty of fresh new players in this year’s fresh meat draft, and their shiny enthusiasm was infectious. Both teams also suffered losses in their first game of the season, so were looking for redemption. The Bad Reps jumped to an early lead in the first few jams, capitalizing on FPC penalties. Multiple power jams for both team ratcheted up the points, with Pussycat jammers Drago and Scarlet Starlet seizing these opportunities. Thin packs for the Bad Reps impacted their ability to stop the FPC jammers, though Battouta Hell and Dimples Diablo tried valiantly. At the half, Pussycats had a sizable lead 154 – 63.
Always dangerous, no matter the score, the Bad Reputations aimed to make a comeback in the second half. Strong jamming by Real Canadian Bacon and Siren Says brought the Bad Reps within eighty points of the Faster Pussycats’ lead. Both teams suffered due to penalty troubles, and had key players foul out of the game. Rookie La Zole continued to show grit and tenacity in her jamming, and added points to the Pussycats’ total. In the end, the Pussycat’s held on for the win, 224 – 176.
The Riot Girls and Public Frenemy were looking to continue their winning streaks, as both teams were victorious in their respective opening day bouts. Public Frenemy started the bout strong, with Red Sonja and Deathly Innocent pushing PF to an early 22 to 0 score. The Riot Girls answered back with a 17 point jam by BruiseBerry Pie. Fierce, fast-paced game play kept the score close and the bout action packed. Midway through the first half, PF held the Riot Girls scoreless for five straight jams, while increasing their own score incrementally. In the final jam of the first half, Public Frenemy’s Jessica Rabid dazzled the crowd with an apex-jump, increasing PF’s lead by 65 points (116 – 51).
The battle continued, fast and physical, with both the Riot Girls and Public Frenemy scoring points and taking hits. Strong jamming by Annie Means Necessary helped keep the game within reach for the Riot Girls. Novel skaters made a stand on the jammer line, including Public Frenemy's Sambooka Cha Cha Cha and Riot Girl Smackin 'em, as both teams dug deep into their jammer rotation. The Riot Girls made a push at the end, but Public Frenemy held on for the win; final score was 178-122.
Join us for the final games of Season 9.0 regular season on Saturday, June 6th at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster (doors open at 5pm). Match-ups will include the Faster Pussycats taking on Public Frenemy, and the Bad Reputations taking on the Riot Girls. Hope to see you there!
by Rianna Conda
With the season opener events behind us, Season 9 for the Terminal City Rollergirls is officially
Our next double header coming up on Saturday, May 23 first features the Faster Pussycats taking on the Bad Reputations. A few weeks ago, the Pussycats lost their first game of the season to the Riot Girls. Just last weekend, the Bad Reps fell short of beating Public Frenemy by over 100 points. The ‘Cats and the ‘Reps met once in the pre-season, and that game was a mere 30 point difference with the Pussycats claiming victory at 170 points. It’s been a few months now since the two teams have met on the track, but you can be sure that each team will be fighting hard with the momentum of the last few weeks. You don’t want to miss the action of this first game as both teams will be fighting hard for their first win of the season!
The action doesn’t stop there, as the second bout of the evening showcases the Riot Girls versus Public Frenemy. Both of these teams have won their first game of season 9, so they’re both thirsty for victory. The Riot Girls are last seasons’ Mercury Shield champions, and they want to maintain their title by beginning the season undefeated; however Public Frenemy are ready to duke it out and snag that away from them. With both teams fighting hard to stay on top, you can bet this game is going to be fast-paced and hard-hitting! Just because it’s early in the season, doesn’t mean anyone’s holding back!
You can catch all the action at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster. Doors open at 5:00pm, and the first bout whistle is at 6:00pm. Tickets are available online or at the door by cash or credit card. There will be food trucks as well as an upstairs lounge for those aged 19 years or older, and you can always bet on fresh team merchandise and half-time entertainment!
by The Great Gashby
Photo by TJ Chase Photography
The air was thick with anticipation on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster. For the start of Terminal City Rollergirls’ Season 9.0, two fantastic match-ups were on the docket. First up, in a rematch of last year’s season finale, it was the Faster Pussycats vs. the Riot Girls. The feature game showcased international WFTDA-sanctioned roller derby, with our Terminal City All-Stars taking on the Helsinki Roller Derby All-Stars. And even though the Vancouver Canucks were playing in Game 6 of their series against the Calgary Flames, a sold-out crowd came out to cheer for their teams.
Both the Riot Girls and the Faster Pussycats had impressive showings in the pre-season round robin. And with the kinks ironed out and the rookies brought up to speed, it was all systems go for Season 9.0. The Pussycats capitalized on a power jam opportunity and pounced to an early lead, but the Riot Girls were undaunted. Annie Means Necessary took back the lead for the RGs with a natural grand slam, and set the tone for the remainder of the bout. In a series of short jams and quick points, both teams added to their scores, but ten-point jams by End’erWigglin and Annie Means Necessary helped the Riot Girls increase their lead. The Faster Pussycats retaliated with a fourteen-point jam by rookie La Zole, who kept up her gritty, fight-for-the-last-point style through a full two-minute jam that included two power jams. However, a jammer penalty at the end of the first half hurt the FPC, and resulted in the RGs adding nineteen more points to their lead. At the end of the first half, the score was 112 to 64 for the Riot Girls over the Faster Pussycats.
Powerful jamming and consistently strong blocking continued to allow the Riot Girls to add to their lead. In particular, quick offensive moves by Hurt Russell and Felicity Brammer helped the RG jammers break free of the pack and score points. The Pussycats answered back with great jamming from their small powerhouse jammers including Starlet Scarlet, Drago and Tiki Timebomb. However, it wasn’t enough to retake the lead. The Riot Girls continued to get nickel-and-dime points to win the bout, 195 – 95 over the Faster Pussycats. MVPs for the game were La Sole for the Faster Pussycats, and Felicity Brammer for the Riot Girls.
Two of Vancouver’s finest teams, the Vancouver Canucks and Terminal City All-Stars, were out Saturday night looking for the win. This was the All-Stars first game of the season, and some new faces were present on this year’s squad, including Public Frenemy’s Red Sonja, and Faster Pussycats' Jackson. And what a way to begin their All-Star-dom, in front of a home town crowd against the Helsinki Roller Derby All-Stars.
Helsinki jumped to an early lead in the bout, capitalizing on a flurry of Terminal penalties. Helsinki’s Maria Kosonen, MIA and Taru Saxelin formed a dynamic trio of jamming power that TCRG initially had a difficult time containing. However, by capitalizing on a Helsinki jammer penalty, Evada Peron racked up the points to bring Terminal within one point of Helsinki’s lead. Terminal’s Maiden Sane kept the momentum going, and Terminal overtook the lead. Star passes and penalties for both teams towards the end of the first half made for some exciting derby with plenty of points scored by both teams. At the half, the score was 118 to 86 for Terminal City over Helsinki.
At the start of the second half, both teams had strong dynamic walls that kept the point scoring low. Terminal’s blocking dynamos, including Brittany Palmer, Eve Hallows, Sundown and Scarlett Bloodbath, kept Helsinki from scoring points for six straight jams. Helsinki’s Varpu Knuutila and Paulina Brandt used their size and speed to their advantage while jamming, and capitalized on a couple of Terminal jammer penalties. Terminal continued to lead throughout the second half by a margin of between thirty to forty points, but the score differential didn’t reflect how close the game felt. Momentum shifted in Helsinki’s favour towards the end of the game. These energizer bunnies just kept on going, and with one final burst, they tried to close the gap. But it was too little too late; Terminal took home the win in their season opener, 215 to 185 over Helsinki Roller Derby All-Stars.