Memorial Hall - KCRW's Junior Warriors started their 2016 season this past Saturday. There have been a few changes this year. Aside from the new logo, they have adopted a new color scheme, black and red. The new black team is called The Bad Reputations with the red team going by the name of The Hells Angels (obviously, we're not in California). The age cutoff has been dropped back to eight so it's a little reminiscent of the beginning seasons with the exception being that these kids can really skate.
There has been some retention from last season so you'll see some familiar faces along with a fresh crop of rookies. Though they are currently playing at a level two status, I have it on good authority from some of the coaches that the veterans are really busting their a...butts to play at a level one status while the rookies are working hard to be the best level two skaters they can be.
The Hells Angels won the game 250 to 221.The Bad Reputations were starting to come together in the second half but it was a little too late. Hopefully, they'll take what they learned from the game and apply it to their practices because on August 27th they'll be facing off again.
In the meantime, you can still feed your derby fix with the invitational match coming up August 6th and 7th with KCRW, The Arch Rivals and Team Argentina. Don't miss it! Track down your favorite derby girl for tickets or make sure you get to the door early