The Revelstoke Derailers’ blockers crowd out the Armstrong Candy Strykers team

Revelstoke Derailers down Armstrong Candy Strykers in roller derby action

The Revelstoke Derailers defeated the Armstrong Candy Strykers 310-227 in roller derby action at the Forum on Saturday.

The Revelstoke Derailers defeated the Armstrong Candy Strykers 310-227 in roller derby action at the Forum on Saturday.

“That was an awesome game. Very clean,” said Derailers captain Stephanie ‘Pownder Puff’ Ells. “I love playing those girls.”

The two teams had played each other in January, when the Candy Strykers won by 13 points.

The forum slowly filled up as the Derailers battled the Candy Strykers on the track. The girls from Armstrong built up a big early lead, as Revelstoke struggled with the big blocking by the Candy Strykers.

Revelstoke slowly chipped away at the lead until a series of strong jams near the end of the first half vaulted the Derailers in front.

For three straight plays, the Derailers jammers Stephanie “Akilla the Honey” Noel, Janice “Tank” Roberge, and Tennille “Kernel Panic” Barber, racked up the points while the blockers managed to hold back the Candy Strykers’ jammers.

The team’s play brought the score at half-time to a 159-126 lead for Revelstoke. The second half saw the girls  slowly build on their advantage for a 310-227 final.

“They were amazing. I knew they could do it,” said Derailer’s coach Amanda “Commanda” Hawthorne. “We’re a great team. It was a clean game. The other team was awesome, they brought their A-game too.”

The Derailers next home bout is on Saturday, June 29, against the Calgary Kill Jills. The night will also feature a men’s bout between the Calgary Reservoir Dogs and the Vancouver Murder.

 

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