Kootenay Kannibelles derby showdown in Rossland Saturday

This weekend, the Kootenay Kannibelles, the region's roller derby travel team plays in Rossland.

Celine Die-On (14) of the Angels looks to pass the Dam City Rollers player. Roller derby was off to a rolling start Friday as the doubleheader kicked off the third season.

The West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League launched into its season opener last Friday in Rossland arena, with more action this weekend.

The doubleheader saw Salmo’s Babes of Brutality versus Nelson’s Lumber Jackies, followed by Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers taking on last year’s champions Rossland’s Gnarlie’s Angels.

This weekend, the first of three Kootenay Kannibelles home games is going to be in Rossland.

League president Michelle Sylvest said it’s exciting to have that calibre of roller derby here.

The Kootenay Kannibelles are this region’s travel team that players have to try out for every four months to remain on the team.

“Just because you made it once, doesn’t mean you’ll make it again,” Sylvest said, adding that they play at a high level.

Competing against them will be Okanagan-Shuswap’s Raggedy Rollers. First whistle is 6 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $12 in advance  and $15 at the door, ($2 for kids 12 and under) RossVegas in Rossland and Gerick Cycle & Sport in Trail.

Online tickets sales at www.kootenayrollerderby.com where you can check out the 2012 Bout Schedule and contemplate the bounty of a seasons pass before they’re gone on April 21.

 

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