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Our fabulous All-Stars travel team traveled south of the border to scenic Tacoma, WA to take on the Dockyard Derby Dames’ B-team on September 27, 2008. We won! Final score was TCRG 143 to Dockyard 32. TCRG was obviously on their A-game for the B team, and Dockayrd put up a respectible fight! Not one person dropped the ball that night, and all players were proud to be there.
The Dockyard girls are the sweetest girls we’ve ever played against, they took the loss graciously without getting mean or dirty, and they gave us a gift basket with gooodie bags for each person on our team. So sweet!
The Calgary Roller Derby Association played their A-Team and lost by a considerable margin, but they tried hard and looked great as a team. That Tacoma A-Team was tough!
We’re really looking forward to having our All-Star teams play each other. Dames…care for a road trip of your own?
Our first official road game of the season was a smashing success! Calgary put up a heck of a fight with heavy hits and bone rattling action, but TCRG ground them down for a decisive 97-65 victory using their infamous defensive skills in combination with some ginormous jamming. Once again, we’re proving that TCRG has the best derby in Canada!
Gagging for details? Check out Nic’s yummy photos:
(The Rollersport.tv video is down at the moment, but check hopefully it will be back up soon!)
See you in Tacoma on Sept. 27, Calgary…
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2008
Time: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Minoru Arena, 7551 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC
Tickets: $15 in Advance, $20 at the door
All-star teams from across Canada, a bunch of scorching bouts, hundreds of roller girls converging on Vancouver. Probably more girl-on-girl roller derby action than you can handle.
Teams confirmed so far:
Terminal City All Stars
Calgary Roller Derby Association’s Hellion Rebellion
Montreal Roller Derby’s travel team
Eves of Destruction from Victoria
Advance tickets now available at Rollergirl Rollerskates - 1387 Odlum Dr. (@ Kitchener just off Clark Dr.) in Vancouver, online here (for a $2 service fee), or from your favorite TCRG girl.
You don’t want to miss this event. Seriously. Be a part of Canadian roller derby history!
(Courtesy of the tasty Bustylicious from the Riot Girls)
It was a dead heat for the whole game. Riot Girls coming out a little bit ahead - but never more than three points - of the Bad Reps. In the third things changed a bit…. the Bad Reputations came back from a second period lull and fought like crazy.
The last jam was insane! The Riot Girls were down 10 points - 104 to 94 and just under 2 mins left on the clock. Luludemon jamming against Cinderhella. Luludemon hit the pack first. I was playing back blocker, Cinderhella came in with an elbow aimed at my face and I dodged the blow. Unfortunately for her the ref saw and waived her off the track before she even made a first pass through the pack. As soon as she was off I skated up to Lulu (who was still fighting her way through the pack) I grabbed her by the waist and started shoving her through. I screamed in her ear “THEIR JAMMER IS IN THE BOX! WE CAN STILL WIN!” and she took off like lighting. She made two clean passes scoring us - that’s right, 10 points. With Cinderhella in the box scoring 0, that made the score at the end of the 3rd period 104 to 104!!
That’s right! The TCRG saw their first overtime jam in their first ever championship game! So crazy. I’m sure you know how overtime works, but in case you’ve forgotten - 2mins, no lead jammer, scoring starts on the first pass, most points in that single jam wins. We had Trixi Trippin Chix facing off against Rollergirl with both of them up against some crazy blocking lineups. At the end of Trixi’s first pass through, Lamb Baste-her chased her out, cocked an elbow and smashed her in the face…Trixi made two successful passes and scored us 8 points. Rollergirl made two successful passes and was right at the back of the pack as we hit the 10 second mark. The buzzer went and we had to wait for the refs to confer on the final score…
Rollergirl passed 3 Riot Girls right at the end of the jam scoring 11 points for her team.
Final score: Bad Reputations 115 to Riot Girls 112.
I’m not going to blame our loss on an elbow, or a particular jam, or my specific issues with some of the calls the refs made throughout the game, or calls from the bench, or any one thing at all. With a game this close there are hundreds of little things we could have done differently to change the outcome. It was a well-fought battle from both sides, and I’m glad to have been a part of such an amazing game. Now TCRG is *really* playing roller derby!
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