This is a guest post from Disloyalist triple threat Manic Breeze, who drove from Kingston with an extremely pregnant Cabin Fever on three functional tires to watch the Rogue Warriors take on Peterborough’s Jamazons.
I went to see the Rogue Warriors’ last away game of the year this past Saturday, August 11th, in Peterborough (along with the fabulous Cabin Fever). Peterborough Roller Derby, always amazing hosts, put together an awesome game featuring a badass and beautiful announcer, excellent baked goods, a sweet kids’ corner, and an arena packed full of fans. This is the third time KDG has played Peterborough, and I think KDG’s relationship with this friendly league is apt to be a long one.
The final score was 210-168, a 42-point lead for the Rogues. Yeah! In the first half, the Jamazons had a closer score to the Rogues; at one point it was a nail-biting 69-68 after a particularly strong power jam for Ptbo.
Both teams played to win with some incredible hits, some sending people flying and others resulting in pileups. The crowd loved it; they were hooting and hollering and sighing and saying “Oooooh” when falls looked like they hurt! The Rogues played an amazing game, pushing themselves to work together as a solid unit (of ass), particularly impressing this fan with their smooth bridging techniques (perhaps a skill picked up in a scrubby burned-out rollerskating chase sequence?).
Of course, the Rogues had excellent leadership on the bench: co-captain Kimminent Danger (off skates due to a knee injury) and coach Reba Smackintire, who kept calm and level heads while throwing out strong lines in the face of many penalties.
Of the Rogues’ jammers, there was some solid and steady skating from Nikki Heat, while Bad Princess blazed through the pack, pushing her way past Jamazon blockers with sheer force. Box Punch also played a beautiful game — as it turns out she is an artist on and off the track! When the Rogues had a power jam and had slowed the pack to a standstill, Box timed her hits to sweep aside the opposing blockers just as the Rogue jammer snuck by, untouched by any Jamazon. Jammer helping at its finest! Oowee! Clearly the Jamazons were awestruck by her prowess, naming her MVP of the game. Go Box!
The Jamazons, accepting their defeat, may have gained safe passageway through the wastelands. If they do not, the Rogue Warriors will again be made to unleash their dogs of war.