Wichita - March 21st at The Cotillion was the season opener for The ICT Roller Girls who invited Plan B down for their first game of the season. This year Plan B is led by Sk8l Attraction with Dixie Wolf in the co-pilot seat. The ICT All Stars put up a noble effort but when the smoke cleared and the points were counted it was Plan B who took the victory lap with a final score of 176 to 150.
Be sure to catch Plan B's next game on April 25th when they take The All-Stars with them up to The Windy City to play The Chicago Outfit's Shade Brigade. The All-Stars will take on The Syndicate.
Check back to read about The All-Stars tournament results during The Clover Cup in Ft. Worth, Texas on March 27-29th.
The season is just getting warmed up folks!
Wednesday, March 18th - Winnwood Skate Center
Good evening mister and missus derby fan and all the ships at sea. The second half of the Underground Game 2 featured The Victory Vixens taking on The Black Eye Susans. Some of you may be asking yourselves, Jack, what is this KCRW Underground you keep talking about? This is a new thing that the league just came up with this season. It's a way to make the season last a little longer and since they couldn't get all of the dates at Municipal Auditorium, they took it back to the roots of the first season. You can get tickets for these games right here on the website, they're only $5.00 a game. The only catch is that you have to buy tickets for all of the Underground games not just individually. The good news is that the price drops with each game so don't feel like you have to pay full season prices for half a season. Don't feel like waiting for the monthly bout? Work weekends? Check out the Underground games and get your derby fix, otherwise, you just have to read about it. Speaking of reading about it...
The Vixens were looking to keep their momentum going after the win against The Knockouts and The Susans were looking for their first victory. The Vixens pulled an early lead in the first period when Mayhem Myers had a 24 point power jam in jam 3. The Susans were unable to rally back and at halftime as the score looked dismal with The Vixens leading 76 to 34. When the second period got underway, The Susans offense started getting a little more offensive. They managed to close the gap a little until Jam 11 when Enigma Fitzgerald had a power jam and turned over the lead 113 to 111. Unfortunately for The Susans, things turned back around and by the end of the game The Victory Vixens were living up to their name with a final score of 136 to 113.
Don't miss the next Underground Game on Wednesday, April 15th - Game 3A, as The Dorothys and The Vixens fight to keep their winning streak. Then on Wednesday, April 22 - Game 3B, The Knockouts and The Susans will battle for their first win.
You do not miss these Underground Games! They are a great opportunity to get up and personal with your favorite skaters!
Please buy your Underground tickets online here or through your favorite skater!
Wednesday, March 11th, Winnwood Skate Center held the first half of Bout 2's game of the 2015 home season. It had the added bonus of being the first Underground Game played during the week. The Dreadnought Dorothys took on The Knockouts.
The Dorothys are looking to prove that they're ready to fight their way out of the basement while The Knockouts are looking for their first victory of the season. As the crowd counted down and the whistle blew, The Dorothys took an early, aggressive lead. It wasn't until the third jam that Knockouts captain, Mary Lou Wretched, was able to put four points on the board. Seeing that the beast could bleed, the offense went on the attack and by halftime The Dorothys were only leading by three points. The second half would tell a different story. It looked as though captain Erin No Braugh's locker room speech was more inspiring than Mary Lou's because despite all the efforts of The Knockouts, when the dust settled, the scoreboard read Dorothys 145-Knockouts 117. I caught up to Mary Lou Wretched after the game and in spite of a second loss, she and the team still have a positive attitude. They lost some veteran players at the end of last season but they've also picked up some really talented players along with rookie blocker Gloria Strike 'Em. She admits to having some work to do before the team is where it was last season but they're not ready to give up the trophy just yet.
Tune in next time folks, for the second half of the Underground Game Bout 2B where The Victory Vixens will play The Black Eye Susans.