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A wild night at the roller derby

More Roller Derby action recently occurred in Invermere during “Silence of the Jams.” - Photo Ryan McKenzie
More Roller Derby action recently occurred in Invermere during “Silence of the Jams.”
— image credit: Photo Ryan McKenzie

The Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena was hopping on Saturday, May 10th as Invermere hosted the East Kootenay Roller Derby League’s second double-header bout of 2014, “Silence of the Jams”. The night started with a League match-up between Kimberley’s “Bavarian Barbarians” and the new kids in town, Elkford’s “Wildcat Brawler’s”. Both teams came out fighting, with Barbarians’ rookie jammer “Derby Little Secret” powering through the pack, followed closely by the Brawler’s jammer “Wild Thyme”, backed up by some powerful blocking by both teams. The Barbarians commanded the lead from the start, finishing with a score of 349 to 130 for the Barbarians.

The main event pitted Invermere’s “Killer Rollbots” against the “East Side Wheelers” out of Indus, Alberta.  This was a close match-up between two strong teams, which saw skilled jamming by the Rollbot’s “Puma Thurman” and blocking that left some bruises. The Rollbots fought hard but couldn’t pull off the win, with the East Side Wheelers taking the game 153 to 108.

The EKRDL always loves playing in front of the crowd in Invermere, and they did not disappoint on Saturday. The EKRDL wishes to send a big Thank You to all of the volunteers, sponsors, players and fans for supporting the EKRDL’s third full season.

The next League game is on June 7th in Elkford, where the Bavarian Barbarians take on the Killer Rollbots, and the Wildcat Brawlers go up against the Rocky View Rollers from Airdrie, Alberta.  Doors open at 5:30 and don’t forget to bring a donation for the local food bank!

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