Complex packed for derby double header
Nearly 1,200 fans packed the Castlegar Complex on Friday night to cheer on their favourite teams in the West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League’s first double-header.
Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers played their first game ever against the seasoned Babes of Brutality from Salmo.
The Babes proved to be too much for the Rollers, and Castlegar was defeated 218-61.
“The Dam City Rollers are happy with how we played,” Kitty Karnage said after the bout.
“The outcome of the game is what it is.”
Nelson’s Killjoys took on Rossland’s Gnarlie’s Angels afterward, in a physical game that saw medical attendants descend upon the track more than once.
In the Killjoys’ second game ever, the Angels won 273-73.
Karnage said the teams were really pumped from all the fans that came out to support them.
On May 28, the Rollers will take on the Killjoys in what is expected to be a much closer match.
“I think we’ll definitely see a more even score,” Karnage said. “We’re both on the same level so I think it will be a closer game and it’ll be just as exciting.”
That same night, Gnarlie’s Angels will take on Nelson’s other team, the Lumber Jackies. Both games will be at the Nelson Community Complex.
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