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Regular season closer takes place this weekend

The final regular-season league game for the 2015 roller derby season is set to play out this Saturday.

Chris Stedile

Rossland News

The final regular-season league game for the 2015 roller derby season is set to play out this Saturday and is expected to be quite the nail-biter.

The Nelson Killjoys will be traveling to the Cominco arena to face-off against the Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG). Winning this bout will spring Nelson into first place but the RTRG will be looking to shut down the dreams of the Nelson girls with a win of their own.

Last game, RTRG lost two skaters to “foul-outs” due to penalties — further proof of the ferocious and competitive nature of this sport — and with a number of senior skaters and big hitters leading the way the Killjoys’ jammers will need to keep their wits about them to get through RTRG walls and score points.

“The crowd can expect to see some hard hits, babes on skates and major fun,” according to RTRG’s Lauren Derksen (aka Shred-Her).

Shred-Her is still earning her derby wings, but her dedication, her sheer will and great attitude indicates she’ll be on the track in no time.

“RTRG is doing great in my opinion,” she said. “This season has brought on a bunch of changes and we as a team have adapted and grown.”

Meanwhile, the Killjoys have been working hard and may prove to have a few tricks up their sleeves in return. Watch both teams leave it all on the track and determine the final league standings going into the 2015 playoffs, May 23, 5 p.m..

Take a break for a snack and a drink and then sink back into your seat for more. The second part of the evening’s entertainment rolls out at 7 p.m. when Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers take on the Lilac City Roller Girls from Spokane.

While Lilac City is ranked higher overall in North America, the Dams are such a force that statistics predicts they’ll win — albeit by a margin of only a few percentage points.

Have a beer with a roller girl and learn more about how the game works, or just enjoy the spectacle and cheer for the dogpiles!

Doors open at 4 p.m. with $15 tickets upon entry.

 

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