Here’s a New Year’s Resolution for you…watch more roller derby live!
A chance for you to take up on this happens Saturday night at Queeny Park’s Midwest Sport Hockey (570 Weidman Rd., Ballwin, MO). At the 6:30 p.m. launch, the Stunt Devils (0-1) clash with the M-80s (0-0) in a battle of teams aiming for their first victory of the season.
The Stunts are looking to even their record following December’s 177-168 setback to the defending League champion Smashinistas. Even in defeat, the daredevils were satisfied with their efforts as they had erased a 40-point deficit and executed at hard-charging levels without the services of two All-Star caliber skaters.
In the December game, jammer Psychokid D’Freakout paced the squad with 97 points followed by Ultraviolet’s 36. Aggie Wartooth and Hakuna Renata also contributed numerous rotations with scoring passes.
Anchoring the walls were blockers Cruella Belle-ville, Lethal Dose, Hardcore Parkour, Fletch-A-Sketch, Pegasass, Nox, Bruise Almighty, Joan of Spark and Wonder Thighs. Returning to the Stunts’ line-up this Saturday after a one-game absence will be jammer Bricktator and blocker Shear-Ra Powers.
Their opponents, the M-80s, take to the flat-track for the first time this season and present a revamped line-up that features a solid mix of familiar faces and newfound acquisitions.
In the jamming rotation, returnees BEECH, PLEASE!, Twig E Smalls and Megabirch are set for numerous shifts. Returning blockers include co-captains Snoop Dogwood and Jenny Loggins as well as Ginger, Chop It Like It’s Hot, Fiona Crabapple and Sequoia Destroya.
Newcomers to the “Lumberjacks” this season include jammer Bad Axe, who played with the ARCH All-Stars last travel season after transferring from Denver Roller Derby, blocker Sumack Down, who formally skated as Pixie Dust-Ruction for the St. Chux Derby Chix, dual threat Big Red, another transfer from SCDC, blocker Maul Bunyan, a transfer from Heavy ArmHER Roller Derby from Fort Irwin, California and rookie Fight Shrub.
The M-80s aim to saw into the ARCH standings and log a two-team tie in the standings.
Saturday’s event also features the continuation of GateKeepers Roller Derby’s local regular season as the Raiders of Forest Park (0-1) tussles with the Creve Coroners (0-0).
Tickets for Saturday’s doubleheader at the door are $12 while children 10 and under get in free. Adult tickets purchased in advance online at Brown Paper Tickets are $10 while groups of six and more can get a ticket for $8. VISIT THIS LINK for online discounts.
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