Saturday night spelled VICTORY for Toronto Roller Derby! Both the D-VAS and CN Power took the win in their bouts.
The D-VAS faced off against Sister Slag, a team from the reasonably new Nickel City Roller Derby. Both teams came into the bout with similar levels of experience, and the odds of who would take the win were even. The first period started off neck and neck, with both teams maintaining parity on the score board. The D-VAS broke the tie first with a 4 – 0 jam by Keri Daway. This kicked off some momentum for the D-VAS, who started to pull ahead. Sister Slag didn’t stand idly by while this happened, instead hitting the track with gusto and closing the point gap. Halftime hit with the D-VAS ahead 31-25.
The second half showcased a battle between the two teams, Sister Slag trying to close the gap, and the D-VAS trying to rack up more points to increase their lead. Many of the jams in the second period were strategically played, ending with no additional points for either team. In the last half of the second period, the D-VAS picked up some steam with some big jams by Krash and Keri Daway, increasing the spread to win the bout!
Final: 71 – 38 D-VAS.
Main Event: The 2011 CN Power team hit the track for the first time this year to battle against the Killamazoo Derby Darlins from Michigan. Killamazoo was a big unknown for CN Power, who had practiced hard to be ready for their first bout as a WFTDA apprentice against a WFTDA team. Their bout roster was packed with effective blockers, seasoned pivots, and experienced jammers.
The bout started off rocky, with the first jam ending 0 – 0. Then CN Power settled into their skates and put on a hell of a show. Solid jamming and very well timed blocking allowed CN Power to run away with the bout. Including the first jam, the first period only saw 2 jams that garnered CN Power no points. Cheered on by an overjoyed crowd, CN Power ended the half ahead a whopping 112 – 11.
Neither team let it get to their heads. After a brief intermission, both teams hit the the track with fresh determination – KDD hitting hard and aiming to even the score, and CN Power trying to ensure the win was theirs. The second period mimiced the first, albiet with a slight increase in penalties for both teams; including a game ejection on Mega Bouche of CN Power for diving. The remaining blockers stepped in to fill the gap, never losing stride, to grow their lead for the win.
Final: 197 – 35 CN Power
Congratulations to both Toronto Roller Derby teams on two EXCELLENT bouts! Big shoutouts and thanks to Nickel City Roller Derby, and the Killamazoo Derby Darlins for making the treck to Toronto for some great derby (and a wicked afterparty). If you missed it.. well… that totally sucks. Bout footage and interviews coming soon to ToRD.tv!
Toronto Roller Derby returns on March 12th when the Smoke City Betties take on the Chicks Ahoy! in their first regular season ToRD bouts of 2011!