Category Archives: 2013 Season

ToRD Closes Out 2013

Toronto Roller Derby held its last bouts of 2013 this past Saturday at the Bunker. Fans filled the venue to watch the finale of this year’s roller derby action.

The Bay Street Bruisers opened up the night against the Misfit Militia of Alliston, ON. Both teams came out strong, but early jammer penalty trouble allowed the Militia to pull substantially ahead, and maintain that differential throughout the rest of the game.

Final score: Misfit Militia 226 – 132 Bay Street Bruisers

Following their strong showing in the WFTDA Playoffs, #32 ranked CN Power hit the track against #52 Grand Raggidy Roller Girls. The first ten minutes of the game were tense, with neither team able to score many points or gain the advantage of the other. Then CN Power broke free, unleashing the strong defense and unstoppable offensive plays that served them so well at Playoffs, to overwhelm the Grand Raggidy skaters.

Final score: CN Power 200 – 54 Grand Raggidy.

Rogers TV was there filming the action, so if you missed the game or want to relive the action, keep an eye out for broadcast announcements.

UPDATE: Rogers TV broadcast details:
Sat, Oct 26 @ 2:00pm
Misfit Militia vs. Bay Street Bruisers (taped Oct 19/13)
Sat, Oct 26 @ 3:30pm
Grand Raggidy Roller Girls vs. CN Power (taped Oct 19/13)

Can’t wait for next year? ToRD will be releasing their 2014 season schedule soon, with tickets on sale before the holidays at a special discounted advance price!

Oct 19th: Last ToRD Game of the Year

On Saturday October 19th at 5pm, the doors will open on the last Toronto Roller Derby bout of 2013. The night will showcase our A and B travel teams, who have been working hard all year to improve and bring glory to our city.

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CN Power is recently returned from their trip to the Salem WFTDA Playoffs, where they entered as the 10th seed team, and finished in 6th, defeating teams like the Boston Massacre along the way. This is their first home bout in many months; come on out and cheer along your international roller derby representatives!

5PM Doors
6PM Bay Street Bruisers vs. Misfit Militia
8PM CN Power vs. Grand Raggidy Roller Girls All Stars

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event, as well as Toronto Roller Derby merchandise.

UPDATE: After party at the Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St W! There will be a bus leaving Downsview direct to the after party location departing approximately 30 minutes after the last game. Come celebrate CN Power’s excellent performance at Playoffs!

9 – 18 years old and interested in roller derby? Toronto Junior Roller Derby will have a booth set up the event, where you can discuss and learn more about the sport with some of the youth that play.

CN Power Finishes 6th at Salem Playoffs

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What an amazing weekend for CN Power and Toronto Roller Derby!

Entering the tournament as the 10th seed, CN Power blew away everyone’s expectations, defeating Sacred City and later Boston Roller Derby to finish 6th in the WFTDA Salem Division 1 Playoff. The girls in pink put Toronto on the roller derby map with their amazing and energetic play over the weekend.

If you want to read about how it went down, read the Derby Nerd’s analysis. For in-depth coverage, check out the following articles from Derby News Network:

D1S: (10) Toronto Topples (7) Sacred, 215-90
D1S: (2) Atlanta Outpaces (10) Toronto, 219-171
D1S: (10) Toronto Lights Up (6) Boston, 204-198
D1S 5th: (8) Victoria Bounds By (10) Toronto, 208-124

You can catch CNP in action next on October 19th when they take on the Grand Raggidy Roller Girls. Tickets on sale online now, and in stores soon.

Back to School Scrimmage: Beer Pong vs Flip Cup!

It’s off season scrimmage time! Break out your red solo cups, because in the spirit of back to school we’re bringing you Beer Pong vs Flip Cup.

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When: Saturday, September 21st

Time : 6pm

Cost: 5$ to skate or spectate. Season pass holders get in free when you show your pass!

This also gets you into the 8pm closed bout between Toronto’s own Chick’s Ahoy and the Kingston Derby Girls’ Disloyalists.

Attention skaters! Please fill out the form below to skate. Please bring exact change to the venue. Sorry boys, this scrimmage is not co-ed :(

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CHi8ggu2voFeDBAX840Pkdr6uXC2wgGBI0LFv2we0vg/viewform.

Wanna ref or NSO? Contact our Head Ref to sign up.

Please note: there will be no food or beverage sales at this event.

Travel Team Updates

Travel team season is in full swing, and our three teams are busy racking up the points!

Last weekend, CN Power and the Bay Street Bruisers traveled to Milwaukee to take on the Brewcity Bruisers. Two hard fought bouts later, both teams would emerge victorious! This was CN Power’s last bout before heading to the D1 Playoffs in Salem, and they showed their strength in a 301 – 98 victory over the Brewcity All Stars. The Bruisers would cruise to a 213 – 105 victory over the Brewcity Battlestars.

Yesterday, Montreal Roller Derby drove up for a visit with their rookie skaters the Smash Squad, and Les Sexpos, their B-team. In the first half, the Smash Squad capitalized on a series of DVAS jammer penalties to gain a significant lead over the DVAS. Not to be outdone, after halftime the DVAS rallied and closed their almost 100-point deficit to within mere points, with an exciting 2-minute last jam that would see the DVAS lose by just two points.

Final Score: Smash Squad 188 – 186 DVAS

With both teams attempting to uphold the glory of their leagues, the Bruisers and the Sexpos packs were furious on the track. The Sexpos opened up an early lead, taking advantage of penalties to get ahead at the start. Regrouping after a time out, the Bruisers pushed back to close the gap and start growing a lead. Points would trade back and forth for the remainder of the game, with the Bruisers slowly growing their point advantage.

Final Score: Bruisers 162 – 101 Sexpos

CN Power is now turning all their efforts to prepping for the the WFTDA D1 playoffs in Salem, OR. You can help them get there. Be sure to turn in to WFTDA.tv the weekend of September 28th to watch them play.

August Double Header vs. Montreal Roller Derby

Our interleague teams are full swing into their seasons right now, with the Bay Street Bruisers and CN Power traveling to Milwaukee this weekend to take on the Brewcity Bruisers. Our next, and second last for the year, home bout will take place on August 17th – and it’s a double header against teams from Montreal Roller Derby!

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First up, the DVAS will take on the Smash Squad, representing some of the newest skaters of both leagues. Following that game is a clash of B-teams, as the Sexpos challenge the Bruisers on their home turf.

Tickets are on sale now in stores and online. Bring a chair, blanket, or nothing and sit in our trackside seating area. If that’s a little too close to your tastes, we have lots of bleacher space as well. Merch, food and beverages will be available for purchase at the venue.

UPDATE: Attention quad flex pass holders! You can use any remaining flex pass tickets at this game. Season pass holders! Show your seasons pass to receive discounted admission of $12 at the door. The “bonus” admission on your pass is also good at this event!

UPDATE #2: FLASH SALE! Starting Wednesday at 6pm for 24 hours only, buy 2 tickets to Saturday’s double header against Montreal Roller Derby for only $18! Use promo code flash241.