West Kootdnay Women’s Roller Derby: Kannibelles feast on Rollers

The West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League all-star team is proving it is one of the elite teams in western Canada and the U.S.

The West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League all-star team is proving it is one of the elite teams in western Canada and the U.S.

After beating teams from Edmonton, Red Deer and Spokane earlier this year,  the Kootenay Kannibelles  demolished the Raggedy Rollers from the Okanagan Shuswap league 252-25, at the Rossland Arena Saturday.

The Kannibelles are the WKWRDL’s traveling teams and run tryouts every four months. They have three more games scheduled this season, in addition to the Western Regionals in Nelson in June, where they line up against the best teams in Alberta, B.C. and Yukon.

Tonight in WKWRDL action, the Babes of Brutality take on the Valley Vendettas in a low-key midweek battle before another double–header with all the bells and whistles hits the oval at the Rossland Arena on Saturday.

The midweek matches don’t offer the complete package, (no beer garden), but for those on a budget, admission to the game is only $5.

The weekend’s double dip will feature the full-meal-deal with Nelson Killjoys taking on the Gnarlie’s  Angels in the first tilt, while the Dam City Rollers throw down against the Bad News Betties in the second match.

For those wanting to get involved, the WKWRDL is hosting another round of fresh meat training.  Registration nights are April 29th, 5 p.m. at the Trail Armouries (1990 7th Avenue, Trail, BC) or May 1st, 6 p.m. at the Rossland Arena (2000 2nd Ave, Rossland, BC).  Regular practice nights will be Sundays from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Trail Armouries and Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rossland Arena.

Potential derby divas must bring $5 and a copy of your ID and health card.  Gear can be purchased locally at Phat Angel (495 Baker Street, Nelson, BC) or online at www.rollergirl.ca

For more details visit www.kootenayrollerderby.com Tonight’s game goes at 7 p.m., while Saturday matches hit the oval at 6 and 8 p.m.