Arch Rival Roller Derby flat-track action returns to Midwest Sport Hockey this Saturday (February 18) at 6:30 p.m.
In the evening’s opener, two-time ARCH defending champs, the Stunt Devils (1-1), tangle with the M-80s (0-2) in a game that contains plenty of intrigue.
Both teams desire to reach April 22’s local trophy game and a Saturday victory helps the cause. The Stunts suffered their first setback of the season in a 249-222 loss to the Smashinistas in late-January.
Triple-deuces on the scoreboard normally secures a derby squad a duke but the shootout with the ARCH standings-leader Smashies (2-0) still resulted in a tough-luck “L” in the ledger for the defending champs.
Jammer Aggie Wartooth collected 61 points in the game while Psychokid D’ Freakout and Violet Opposition also collected prime points. One main cog of the Stunts’ jamming rotation, the extremely-lethal Bricktator, will be absent from the line-up this Saturday.
Blocking will be propelled by Shear-Ra Powers, Cruella Belle-ville, Beaver Knievel, Fletch-A-Sketch, Nox, Hardcore Parkour, Wonder Thighs, Pegasass, Bruise Almighty and Goldie Blocks.
Meanwhile, the M-80s face a “must-win” scenario Saturday for a loss knocks the loggers out of trophy contention.
Shoulder, CO and BEECH, PLEASE! are both primed for jamming duties and the rotation will be complimented by Snoop Dogwood and Branch Devereaux. Blocking is anchored by Fir Serious?!?!, Lumberjam, Jenny Loggins, Sequoia Destro-Ya, Twig E. Smalls, Ginger, Pine As Buck, Chop It Like It’s Hot, Fiona Crabapple and Megabirch.
Like the aforementioned Stunt Devils, the M-80s also added to its roster via the recent supplemental draft and claimed past team lynch pin and multi-season ARCH All-Star Rhino Might to its complexion.
The Stunts topped the M-80s at ARCH’s December season opener (200-188) in a last-jam, come-from-behind sprint. One can assume that the M-80s are primed for revenge and snag the second slot in the league’s hierarchy.
The evening also features GateKeepers Roller Derby action as the Creve Coroners (1-1) meets the Central West Friends (1-1) in a game that will break the gridlock in the GKRD Turf Wars logjam.
Tickets are $10 while children 10 and under get in free.
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