Archive for May, 2012

We Put The HA in Hammer City!!

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

On May 26 2012 seven local comedians took the stage in support of HCRG at Route 66 in Hamilton. This was the first comedy fundraiser put together by HCRG and the event came together as well as we could have hoped! The comedians were hilarious, the drinks flowed and it was great to see that a good time was had by one and all!

Between Zak’s ongoing and amazing spiel detailing what it’s like to still be a virgin (and making many requests to rectify his situation with one or many of our lovely roller girls, to no avail), and Gavin going head to head with a lone heckler – and coming out victorious (to the delight of the crowd), the laughs and good times just kept coming.

Numerous prizes were up for grabs with our raffle, and one of the most sought after wins was the door prize to see Helix later that Night –compliments of This Ain’t Hollywood. The best prize available and one that received the most jokes, was an amazing professional teeth whitening certificate. Not only was this one of the highest priced and popular prizes, but the jokes about the relevance of the prize given the area of town, were hilarious. We definitely gave the comedians more material to work with on the fly. Needless to say the winner of that raffle was more then red in the face when he received his prize.

The comedians were excited to support Hammer City’s Wheeled Warriors – all dawning the HCRG shirts we gave as a thank you. Everyone, comedian, patrons, fans staff and our Roller girls had an amazing time. The event drew a crowd that spanned from Toronto to Welland!!

Our enormous thanks goes out to everyone that donated prizes for our raffle and the amazing staff at Route 66. A special thank you to all the comedians that came out: Mayce Galoni, Zak McDonald, Doug Nagy, Ashley Moffatt, Anthony Mlekuz, Gavin Stephens! And a very special thanks goes out to Patrick Coppolino for hosting the night and keeping us rolling. The night would not have been the same without all of you! Who knows, there may be another comedy night in the works, so stay tuned!!

Home Opener Re-Cap! Hamilton vs Rochester

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Video courtesy of the Hamilton Spectator

Hammer City — thank you for coming out and supporting the girls in black and yellow last Saturday! It was an exciting home opener double header against two squads from Roc City Roller Derby from Rochester. NY.

Hammer City’s Eh! Team lined up against the Roc City Roc Stars in the first bout, a WFTDA sanctioned game. With penalties on both sides, and an extremely hard effort put forth by both teams, the score was 265 – 133 in favour of Roc. This bout saw fan favourites Dicey and ChainSAW Mary return to the flat track, both of whom delivered solid games, and harder hits. There were some new faces taking the line for the Eh! Team for the first time on Home turf — congrats to Skarla #100 and Scooby Doom #K9 (Scooby also put up points on the board as a jammer for the Eh! Team).

The second bout of the evening was a nail-biter! The Hammer City Harlots hosted the Roc City B-Sides in an exciting bout that saw strategic play, close action, and more than a handful of lead changes.
Hammer City delivered great defence, and took advantage of power jams. JJ Bladez #5 had a 29 point power jam in the second half of the bout, which put the Harlots in the lead for most of the period. More congratulations to skaters who played their first home bout with Hammer City: Biggie Falls #666, Domino Brasco #131, Red Baron #1117, and Taco Bella #82. Look out for our fierce rookies all season!
With Roc City taking advantage of a power jam in the final jam of the game, the Harlots took a very narrow loss of 141-133. The next match in this new rivalry is certain to be epic.

Our next bout in Hamilton will be Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena. The Hammer City Eh! Team will take on the Royal City All-Stars (Guelph). Stay tuned for more news and ticket sales. This is a bout you won’t want to miss!