West Kootenay Roller Derby goes to Nationals
West Edmonton mall hosted the first ever Canadian National Tournament this past weekend, hosting 6 nationally ranking teams and over 120 skaters the venue was packed with over 50,000 spectators passing by for a rare chance to see the worlds fasted growing womens sport.
The Kannibelles played a grueling schedule of 3 bout in 2 days and it all came down to the few seconds of the last bout….. The Final bout against Edmonton’s Eville was a fan favorite, the stands were electric with the shifting tides of lead. It was a back and forth grudge match the lead changing several times, through out the 60 minute hard hitting fast skating bout. Alas the Belles were defeated 158-164 and left the tournament with a 4th place over all Canadian National Championships placing.
The Saskatoon Mind Fox took away the National title followed by Regina’s Sugar Skulls, Edmontons Eville, West Kootenays Kannibelles, Lumber Smacks of Moncton NB and Fog City of St John NB. The Tournament held by the Roller Derby Association of Cananda (RDAC) was a huge success and will be repeated with regional tournaments through out the summer, and another National tournament held in the Fall.
We’re always looking for volunteers, skaters, coaches and refs. No experience necessary come train with some of the best in the country.
House season starts April 13th in Rossland BC, be there.