M-80s vs. Stunts This Saturday!

(Photos by Bob Dunnell)

After competing in front of a record-setting 1,200 fans at Queeny Park last month, a St. Patrick’s Day donnybrook is slotted for Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) this Saturday at Midwest Sport Hockey (570 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO).

In the 6:30 p.m. contest, the Stunt Devils (2-1) clash with the M-80s (0-2) in the League’s fifth cycle of the six-game regular season docket.

Much intrigue will be focused on the winless M-80s, who haven’t fielded a complete line-up through two games, and the potential firepower they now possess. For the first time this season, the fire-cracking loggers sport a full roster and in order to be a part of the late-April title picture they must win this weekend’s game.

Jammers Shoulder, CO, Reptar and Twig E. Smalls will pace the jammer rotation while BEECH, PLEASE! compliments. Blocking will be paced by Lumberjam, Snoop Dogwood, Fiona Crabapple, Ginger, Jenny Loggins, Sumack Down, Megabirch, Chop It Like It’s Hot, Maul Bunyan, Sequoia Destro-ya and Fight Shrub.

Additional impact will come from a pair of newly-slotted transfers, blocker LuxFurious from the Atlanta Rollergirls and Jedi Knight-N-Gale from the St. Chux Derby Chix.

Meanwhile, the Stunt Devils picked up an impressive 216-191 victory over the ARCH defending champion Smashinistas last month. In the topsy-turvy battle, the dare devils’ duke resulted in a two-way tie in the standings as the teams now sport identical 2-1 records.

In the win, jammer Psychokid D’Freakout notched 122 points while Bricktator added 63. Aggie Wartooth and Ultraviolet also added imperative points in the victory. Blockers Fletch-A-Sketch, Shear-Ra Powers, Lethal Dose, Wonder Thighs, Splatter, Nox, Hardcore Parkour, BiFurious, Pegasass, Bruise Almighty and Joan of Spark are primed to provide the power up-front.

With victory Saturday, the Stunts clinch an April trophy berth and send an early salvo that they plan on picking up their first ARCH trophy since 2016.

A donnybrook is expected at Midwest Sport Hockey! We’ll see you there!

Also at the event is the continuation of GateKeepers Roller Derby’s Turf Wars local campaign as the Creve Coroners (1-1) meet the Raiders of Forest Park (0-3).

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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Muckety Muck

Muckety Muck has been a co-announcer for Arch Rival Roller Derby since 2008. Writes Arch Rival previews and recaps for Arch City Sports, a St. Louis-based sports website.

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