Saturday, Chinook City held our first event of the season at our new home, Acadia Recreation Complex! It was a busy day with closed Junior action in the afternoon followed up by a double-header event with both of our men’s and women’s teams playing. Home field advantage certainly helped as all three of our teams came out on top!
In their first game, our juniors, the Youthanizers, took on Lethbridge’s Windy City Wipeouts! Both teams played amazingly well. It was a tight game, but the Youthanizers took the win with a score of 252 to 215. This is the future of roller derby folks!
Later in the day, the Glenmore Reservoir Dogs met their long-time rivals Red Deer’s Dreadnaughts. With both teams seeking a win, it was a hard-hitting and intense game. The Dogs came out on top with a final score of 199 to 118.
In our last bout of the evening, the Kill Jills hosted the ladies from the Deathbridge Derby Dames. Last year, these two teams met and the result was a thrilling and exciting game which afforded the Jills one of their first wins. This year, the Jills were hoping to do it again. And they did! The ladies in yellow pulled out a huge win with a score of 304 to 99.
We’d like to thank the Windy City Wipeouts, Dreadnaughts and Deathbridge Derby Dames for making the trip into Calgary and helping to make our first event of the season an amazing success!
And of course, we can’t put these things on without the support of all of our Officials (our friends from Pulp Conviction and those swell out-of-town officials who made the trek to help keep our skaters in line) and all of the fabulous volunteers who helped make this ship run. Thank you!
Make sure you mark you calendar for our next home event on July 6th! We will be hosting a co-ed invitational (if you are a skater, you can sign up here!) and our Kill Jills will be taking on Bow Valley Roller Derby‘s LadyMacs from Canmore!