West Kootenay Roller Derby: Killjoys ruin Roller Girls debut

The Rossland-Trail Roller Girls inaugural run came up just short, as the team fell to the Nelson Killjoys

The Rossland-Trail Roller Girls inaugural run came up just short, as the team fell to the Nelson Killjoys in West Kootenay women’s roller derby action in Rossland on Saturday.

The Killjoys came back from an early deficit to seize a 196-161 victory over the recently merged Rossland Gnarlies Angels and Trail’s Bad News Betties. The Roller Girls were ahead until a penalty late in the first half opened a window for the Killjoys to take over the lead. The Killjoys dominated the game in the second half, holding the lead until the end.

Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers also met Salmo’s Babes of Brutality over the weekend, with the Babes winning in another close match 179 to 136.

The next regular season game is May 11 in Castlegar when the Dam City Rollers take on the Rossland-Trail Roller Girls, and the Babes of Brutality face the Valley Vendettas.