2014 Home Season Standings

The 2014 Regular Season for our home teams wrapped up in June, and now we look forward to the Playoffs, and the 2014 edition of the Battle for the Boot! Let’s take a look back at how we got to this point.

2014 ToRD Regular Season Standings

G

W

L

PF

PA

+/-

dolls

Death Track Dolls

3

3

0

652

184

468

gores

Gore-Gore Rollergirls

3

2

1

498

454

44

chicks

Chicks Ahoy!

3

1

2

351

629

-278

betties

Smoke City Betties

3

0

3

334

568

-234

PF = points for, PA = points against

January 25, 2014

Gore-Gore Rollergirls 218 – Chicks Ahoy! 157

After both teams missed the 2013 Battle for the Boot final – the first time in ToRD history that neither team played in that game – the Gores and Chicks met to kick things off in 2014. In the Season Opener, the Chicks leapt out to an early lead, but by the halfway point of the first half, the Gores had gone ahead, and would not relinquish the lead for the remainder of the game. At halftime, the Chicks were still in striking distance, down 91-82, but were unable to close the gap in the second, as the Gores took advantage of power jams and held on for the win. Numerous rookies and transfer skaters – and future fan favourties – made their ToRD home team debuts in this game, including Sneeky Dee and Hyena Koffinkat for the Chicks, and Lumberjack Flash and Guardian Paingel for the Gores, among others.

March 1, 2014

Chicks Ahoy! 159 – Smoke City Betties 139

The first game of a home team doubleheader featured 2013 Battle for the Boot finalists the Smoke City Betties facing the Chicks Ahoy! at the Bunker. Out to avenge their season-opening loss against the Gores, the Chicks came out strong, and in fact led for the entire first half, taking a 94-77 lead to the dressing room. But the Betties weren’t done, and led by jammers LowBlow Palooza, Kil’Her At Large, and new Betties Honey Boom Boom and Babushkill, the ladies in black and blue took the lead in the second, and swapped leads with the Chicks for the rest of the game. In the end, the Chicks came out on top by 20 points, in a game that had the building shaking and was the early contender for bout of the year.

Death Track Dolls 172 – Gore-Gore Rollergirls 79

The nightcap game pitted the 2013 Battle for the Boot champion Death Track Dolls against the Gore-Gore Rollergirls. The Gores jumped out to an early lead with some short and sweet 4-0 jams, but the Dolls took advantage of Gore penalty problems to take over the game midway through the first. A substantial 111-39 Dolls lead at halftime proved to be enough, as the Gores, led by blockers Full Deck and Machu Beatchu, slowed the Dolls scoring in the second, but were unable to break the Doll defense. Led by new jammers Devochka and Sleeper Hold, and with former Gore Just Jes (the former Aston Martini) in the red and white, the Dolls came away with the win.

April 5, 2014

April marked the ToRD debut of the March WFTDA rules update, which brought, among other things, the reduction of all penalties from 1 minute to 30 seconds in the box.

Death Track Dolls 208 – Smoke City Betties 70

This game served as a rematch of 2013’s Battle for the Boot, and with the roster overhaul on the Dolls, and the close Betties loss to the Chicks in March, a tight game was anticipated but it was not to be. The Dolls never trailed in this game, leading 119-26 at the half, and maintaining a similar gap until later in the game. The Betties pushed back in the second, both scoring more and giving up fewer points than they had in the first, but it was too late. The Betties changed up the jammer rotation, putting double threat Honey Boom Boom into the pack and giving SewWhat? the star more often. The Dolls were led by Devochka, who picked up 69 points, and 2013 draftee Chicken Sluggets finally made her Dolls debut as part of the rotation.

May 24, 2014

Death Track Dolls 272 – Chicks Ahoy! 35

In May, the 2-0 Dolls and 1-1 Chicks met in the 3rd game of the season for each team. The Dolls were without co-captain Getcha Kicks with a broken leg, and both jammers Chevy Chase-Her and Sneeky Dee were unavailable for the Chicks. The Dolls played their strongest, most even game of the season, yielding only 15 points in the first half and 20 in the second, rolling to victory. Blockers EmRaged and Tess D’Urb-Evil continue to shine for the Chicks, who also had Wheels of Misfortune making her Chicks debut in the game. On the other side, Block québécois and Wheatabitch made their first appearances in Dolls colours, and did not look out of place either.

June 7, 2014

Gore-Gore Rollergirls 201 – Smoke City Betties 125

It had been 2 months since their last game at The Bunker, but the Gores showed no sign of rust. Perhaps it was the remnants of their dramatic victory of the 2014 Beast of the East tournament in Montreal in April, but the Gores have been on the rise since the start of the season. The Betties started this one out on the right foot, taking an early 3-0 lead thanks to WackedHer opening the scoring. But on the very next jam Taranosaurus Rex picked up 10 for the Gores, and while it remained close through most of the first half – 59-40 Gores with 12 minutes to go – by halftime the Gores were up 101-53. The Betties started closing the gap with a 7-0 run to start the second, but a Betties jammer penalty led to an 18-8 jam for the Gores, and from there on out the Gores kept pace. While the Betties scored 22 more points in the second than in the first, the Gores came within 1 of matching their first half score, and that was the difference on a muggy night in June.

What it all means

When the dust settled, the Death Track Dolls had gone 3-0 for the second consecutive year, cinching first-place overall, and earning a bye to the 2014 Battle for the Boot Championship in October. The Gore-Gore Rollergirls (2nd place, 2-1) and the Chicks Ahoy! (3rd place, 1-2) will meet in the 2014 Battle for the Boot Semi-Final on Saturday September 27, with the winner moving on to the Championship game against the Dolls on October 18. The Smoke City Betties (0-3, 4th place) finish out of the playoffs for the first time since 2011. The Betties will have one further appearance at The Bunker this autumn, hosting the Renegade Derby Dames from Alliston, ON, in the undercard on October 18.

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