Eves of Destruction debut pre-season exhibition game a resounding success!
April 2nd, Esquimalt, BC: it was an exciting night for Island roller derby opening with Victoria’s The Hard Cores’ sizeable victory of 294:136 against Duncan’s Brass Knuckle Derby Dames, followed by Victoria’s The A-Team’s intense game against The Pick-Up Sticks (a composite team of A-level pick up skaters from around Vancouver Island) resulting in a win for the Pick-Up Sticks 210:107.
Saturday marked the first time The Hard Cores played as a team this season and for many of the skaters it was their inaugural bout. The top scorer for the first game was rookie skater Bony Banshee #17, of the Hard Cores, with 71 points, followed by Hard Core Toombstone #73, who is in her second season, with a total of 66 points.
The second game of the night featured many new skaters on the recently rebuilt A-Team, as many veteran skaters retired at the end of last season. The level of derby exhibited in this A level bout was exhilarating and inspiring.The A Team managed to keep the point differential to under 20 points by the end of the first half, but the offense and energetic jamming coming from The Pick-Up Sticks led them to an ever increasing lead in the second half and an eventual win. Top scorer of the second game was Devaskate #8, of the Pick-Up Sticks, with 76 points. The Wife of Wrath #1166 had the top score for the A-Team with 43 points.
Special thanks to the visiting teams, officials, and our fans for making the first ever pre-season exhibition game a great night of Island roller derby!
The beginning of the 2016 home season for the Eves of Destruction will soon be upon us. But the next action happens for the A-Team who is headed to play against Northwest Derby Co. in Bremerton, WA on April 16th.
Please join us for a decade of derby in Victoria starting with the season opener “Battle of the Rock” on April 30th where you can see the Belles of the Brawl face off against Harbour City Rollers from Nanaimo and the Margarita Villains take on the Rink Minx from Campbell River. TICKETS HERE.