Roller derby at Hope Arena

Chilliwack’s NWO Roller Girls Wolfpack took on the Okanagan Shuswap Roller Derby Association’s (OSRDA) All Stars on May 10

Chilliwack’s NWO Roller Girls Wolfpack played against the Okanagan Shuswap Roller Derby Association’s (OSRDA) All Stars on Saturday at Hope Arena.

Chilliwack’s NWO Roller Girls Wolfpack played against the Okanagan Shuswap Roller Derby Association’s (OSRDA) All Stars on Saturday at Hope Arena.

Chilliwack’s NWO Roller Girls Wolfpack took on the Okanagan Shuswap Roller Derby Association’s (OSRDA) All Stars on Saturday at Hope Arena in a bout named Hell’s Skate.

The bout started off with great blocking from both teams as the score was tight up to the half. It proved to be a very physical game and the two teams lived up to the namesake of the bout.

The jammers on both teams had trouble getting through the walls of blockers in order to score points. There were some great skills shown from both teams, and to note one particular difficult maneuver named “jumping the apex” successfully completed by NWO’s Pavel Fury. This maneuver consists of a player jumping from inbound on one side of the arc on the curve of the track, over the out of play area and landing back inbounds on the track. It was a very physical and tough bout for both teams, where blocking on defence proved to be the style of the match. In the end NWO Wolfpack fell to the OSRDA All Stars with a final score of 147-116.

NWO invites the public to check out the next double-header bout dubbed “Little Dead Riding Hood” on Saturday, May 24 at the Landing Sports Centre in Chilliwack, starting at 4 p.m. The junior team, the NWO Honey Badgers, which has members from Hope, take on the Seattle Derby Brats first at 5 p.m. Then the NWO Outsiders take on the Doomsday Bunnies at 7:15 p.m. Admission price for the event is $8 for a single ticket or $12 for two.

For more information about the event or roller derby club, email NWOrollerderby@gmail.com, or visit https://www.facebook.com/NWOrollergirls or http://www.nworollergirls.com/