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!