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The Bad Reputations and Faster Pussycats meet for the first time this season
By Evada Perón, TCRG Reporter, Photos by Bob Ayers
It’s a new season of roller derby in Vancouver, and that means a brand new batch of rookies for the Terminal City Rollergirls, which has provided an exciting new level of competition between the TCRG house teams. The upcoming matchup on Saturday, April 21 at Minoru Arena in Richmond between the veteran-heavy Bad Reputations and rookie-packed Faster Pussycats will be a bout not to be missed.
It’s been quite some time since these two teams have met on the track, and Faster Pussycats’ team captain Tiki Timebomb recalls the last game, which...
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by Ryan Seven, TCRG Home Bout Reporter
Photos by Bob Ayers
It was Good Friday to everybody else, but if you were a roller derby fan in Vancouver, it was a Damn Well Great Friday, as the Terminal City Rollergirls kicked off their sixth season with a double-header that saw the Bad Reputations defeat the Riot Girls 104-87, and the Faster Pussycats hold onto a 108-81 win against Public Frenemy, in a rematch of last year’s Championship Bout.
Bad Reputations versus Riot Girls
Season Six officially started with the Bad Reps and Riot Girls clashing in another bruising battle.
Even though both squads have filled their rosters with a crop of rookies, the rivalry between these teams is still as potent since the first time they squared off against each other in the league’s first championships.
Both teams looked evenly matched out the gates, and were tied at 5 early on before Hittin’ Miss –one of the Riot Girls’ two All-Stars -- jumpstarted her team with a 10-point jam. Riot Girls’ rookie and crowd-favorite Justine Timberskate carried the momentum forward with a monster 21-point jam that launched the Riot Girls ahead 40-9.
Bad Reps jammer Real Canadian Bacon (R in blue) approaches the pack
Recap by Mack the Mouth, Terminal City All-Stars’ Head Coach, photos by Bob Ayers
The Terminal All-Stars (including special guests Evada Perón from TCRG’s Faster Pussycats and Berretta Lynch from WKWRD’s Kootenay Kannibelles) arrived in Portland, OR on Friday, March 30 with a lineup of eleven skaters, ready for an American adventure that started with the Rose City Rollers' house team, the Heartless Heathers.
Evada Perón fights her way to the front of the Heathers' pack
Jammers Kim Janna and Beretta Lynch and strong pack work held the Heathers off the board for the first six jams with TCRG holding a 12-0 lead. In jam #6 Evada broke it open with her first of three double digit jams of the night, taking ten points. The Heathers adjusted because TCRG only scored four points in the next eleven jams and found themselves down 41-30 with a few minutes left in the first half. That’s when Evada, along with blockers 8Mean Wheeler, Feis T Roller, PLAYER 1 and Lynch took advantage of a power jam and ran a 14-0, giving TCRG the lead once again. As the last jammed finished the All Stars took a 49-45 lead into the locker room.
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Promotional photography courtesy of Nicolas Charest for Rollergirl Roller Skates and Bob Ayers, unless otherwise noted.