Derby set to roll into Rossland

Next Friday, the West Kootenay Roller Derby League kicks into high gear with a double header in, where else, but Rossland.

Next Friday, the West Kootenay Roller Derby League kicks into high gear with a double header in where else but Rossland.

The night starts at 5 p.m. on Friday the 13th, with Babes of Brutality taking on Lumber Jackies in the first match and Dam City Rollers taking on Rossland’s Gnarlie’s Angels.

The Angels finished last season as league champions as they took back the lead in overtime laps, in what was a stunning finale.

The team will be playing to keep up the unbeaten streak that they managed all of last season.

League president Michelle Sylvest said there are a number of changes for this year.

For one, the league has expanded the amount of games to 26 this year. They’ve also added two new teams: Trail Bad News Betties and the Slocan Valley Vendettas will join the fray this year officially. Last year they played, but the games were only exhibitions.

Sylvest, who plays for the Betties under the name SylvestHer StallOwn, suspects there will be some interesting rivalries this year.

“I think we’ll have some competition from the teams that didn’t end up playing all season,” she said. “I think that’ll bring the level up for everyone .”

They will also be hosting the Western Regional Championships this year.

“So it’s a pretty big season,” she said.

The teams began training in January, but Sylvest said a lot of the teams keep up practice over the course of the off-season, from September to January.

The doors open at the Rossland arena at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13, with first whistle at 6 p.m.

Tickets and more info available at www.kootenayrollerderby.com.

Just Posted

B.C. Interior free from measles

Vancouver measles outbreak hasn’t spread to the B.C. Interior

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Trail RCMP seeking info on van near Fruitvale school

Vehicle in question offered young girl a ride to school

Parity prevails at BC Senior Curling championship

Teams go toe-to-toe in second Draw at the BC Senior Curling Championship

Thieves target Genelle commercial properties

Police believe thefts may be connected

Students give two thumbs up to no more B.C. student loan interest

Eliminating the loan interest charges could save the average graduate $2,300 over 10 years

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Missing Surrey snowshoer caught in avalanche found dead on Vancouver mountain

North Shore Rescue resumed its search today after efforts were temporarily halted Tuesday due to snowstorm

Most Read