Archive for July, 2012

Re-Cap! Hamilton Hosts Kitchener

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Captain Scooby Doom (#K9) jamming against Booty Two Shoes. Photo by Joe Mac

WHAM! BAM!! It wasn’t a boxing match but there were hard hits, bobbing and weaving, and a few TKOs as the Hammer City Harlots showed Kitchener’s Tri-City Total Knock-Outs how to rule the ring on Saturday, July 21st.

The Harlots proved their ability to fight for the win after being outscored at the end of the first half, 35-79.

Crowd favourite, Dicey, along with fellow jammers, Ginger Wilde, and team captain Scooby Doom closed the point spread slowly during the first half of the 2nd period and then took the lead by tearing through the Knock-Outs’ penalty-weakened defense lines. The Harlots played clean and stayed out of the penalty box during the final minutes as the TKO’s scrambled for points. During the last jams of the bout, the Harlots outnumbered the Knock-Outs on the rink and generated a comfortable lead of 156-114 with 1:23 left in the game.

While the Harlots’ jammers were racking up the points, blockers Dymond Cut-Her, Little Red Rollerhood, Whacks Poetic and Fista Krusher kept the Knock-Outs’ jammers at bay. Miz Karmakazee, Taco Bella, Peppermental, and Bean Stalker delivered devastating blows to their opponents while Biggie Falls, Wild Rice and Judge Jodie used a combination of finesse and force to clear the way for their jammers.

The hard-fought battle ended with a final score of 165 to 118 in favour of the Harlots.

“We had a blast playing against the Knock-Outs”, said Harlots’ bout MVP Whacks Poetic. “It was a solid game from both teams.” Whacks also noted that she is excited about the winning home season so far – the Harlots and the Eh! Team both won their most recent home games in June against the Royal City Roller Girls of Guelph.

Hammer City’s next home bout takes place on August 18 at Parkdale (Pat Quinn) Arena. This double header will feature the Eh! Team and the Forest City Derby Girls (London, Ontario), with the Harlots taking on the Belles of the Brawl (Brantford, Ontario).

July 21: Hammer City vs Tri-City

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

On July 21st, the Hammer City Roller Girls have a one-two punch of bare knuckle derby on the scorecard. Doors open at 5:00 pm with the first whistle at 6:00 pm.

First up, and for the first time ever in the Hammer: a junior roller derby showdown, featuring skaters from Southwestern Ontario and Buffalo (including Toronto Junior Roller Derby and Queen City Roller Girls’ Ice Ice Babies). These pugnacious pups range in age from 9-18, so come cheer the fight from these small feats of might.

The main event takes place around 8:00 pm, when the Hammer City Harlots go toe-stop to top-stop against the Tri-City Roller Girls’ Total Knockouts. The TKOs are coming off a win over London’s Lunch Ladies, and the Harlots, who are riding a victory themselves (over Royal City’s Violet Uprising), will be looking to sting them hard on the flat track.

Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena, 25 Hester St., Hamilton
Doors at 5:00 pm, first whistle at 6:00 pm.

Get your tickets online and save $2 off the door price:

Adults $13 advance / $15 door | Kids 5-12 $5 | Under 5 years Free
* Bring a non-perishable food item for a $1 discount at the door. Donations go toward our community partner Ganohkwasra, who will also be attending as special guests.

Tickets are also available at these local outlets:
* Blackbird Studios
* Compass at McMaster
* Freewheel Cycle
* Hammer City Records
* This Ain’t Hollywood
* Varnetta

Good stuff to know:
* Licensed bar area, concession stand
* For up-close-action, bring a chair and sit trackside
* Kid-friendly event
* Awesome HCRG swag for sale
* Your ticket gives you complimentary admission to our after party at This Ain’t Hollywood (19+)