All the hard work and training that our All-Star team, CN Power, put in this year has paid off and ToRD has qualified to go to the WFTDA Division One playoffs!
What does this mean? Well, if WFTDA is the NHL of Roller Derby, then CN Power would be the Maple Leafs, headed to the playoffs!
Over the last year and a half ToRD has trained mercilessly and traveled over 10, 000 km internationally to climb from the bottom of 198 teams, to 39th IN THE WORLD! The WFTDA announced last month that our ladies in pink will have their chance to show the world that Canada, and more specifically Toronto, Ontario has what it takes to compete for the Hydra Cup!
Check out the amazing video, created by Tiffany Beaudin, that depicts the epic trials and tribulations of CN Power’s journey to Division One. While your at it, help support CN Power get all the way to Oregon and get some really unique limited offer perks while your at it.
Thanks for all your continued support; we would be nothing without our incredible fans!
ToRD For the Win!
This past Saturday the Bay Street Bruisers traveled to Ottawa to challenge the Rideau Valley Rollergirls Slaughter Daughters. Both teams entered the game with an impressive winning streak.
The game began fast and furious, with the Bruisers pulling ahead at the start, only to quickly fall behind the Daughters, who capitalized on early opponent penalties to pull ahead by 90 points and keep that lead at the half. Rejigging things at half time, the Bruisers came back on strong, out scoring the Daughters in the second half and working intensely to close the gap. With a Daughters jammer penalty in the last jam of the game, the Bruisers kept the pack at a stand still to help their jammer rack up points, but the gap was too large to close.
Final score: Slaughter Daughters 179 – 157 Bay Street Bruisers.
The next few weeks are busy for ToRD. This Saturday the DVAS are away at London Middlesex Roller Derby taking on the Violet Femmes. On August 10th, the Bruisers and CN Power are away challenging the A and B teams of the Brew City Bruisers. The following weekend (August 17th) sees Montreal Roller Derby travel to Toronto to have the Smash Squad take on the DVAS, and the Sexpos challenge the Bruisers. Tickets for the double header with Montreal will be on sale soon.
If you haven’t heard yet, CN Power has been invited to the Division 1 playoffs this year! They will play in the Salem, Oregon playoffs at the end of September, and you can help them get there, and get a bellyful of laughs in the process.
Tickets are on sale online now.
The latest WFTDA rankings are in and we’ve hit paydirt! CN Power’s hard work has paid off, and they make it into the Division One playoffs with a ranking of 39, just below fellow Canadian league the Terminal City Roller Girls. CN Power will be travelling to Salem, OR at the end of September for the division playoffs – the games will be broadcast online by WFTDA.tv.
Yesterday, the DVAS participated in the annual the Fresh and the Furious tournament, hosted by the GTA Rollergirls, which pits newer skaters and leagues against each other in an elimination tournament. The DVAS defeated the Pulp Affliction of the Orangeville Roller Girls, the Crow City Roller Girls, the Windsor A-Salt of the Border City Brawlers, and the Hammer City Rollergirls to make it into the championship bout against Les Bûches of Roller Derby Québec. After a hard fought bout at the end of a packed day, the DVAS would fall to Les Bûches to claim second place in the tournament. Well done ladies! The future of ToRD is bright!
Get ready folks because Pride Toronto and Clam Slam are coming at you! Taking place on Friday June 28th, this year’s Clam Slam takes place at Ted Reeve Arena and is a DOUBLE HEADER! What? Yes! MOAR!
UPDATE: Can’t make it to Clam Slam, say because you don’t live in Canada? Thanks to the technical magic of Mr. Force, we will be live boutcasting both bouts!
An exciting conclusion to a great season, the Death Track Dolls capped off their undefeated 2013 season with a win at ToRD’s championship game, Battle for the Boot.
The game started off neck-and-neck, with both teams putting up minimal points. The Dolls opened up the first real lead of the night on natural grand slams, pulling away with a 20 point advantage. From thereon the Dolls hit the track with renewed confidence, racking up points to end the half ahead by over 80 points.
In the second period the Betties came on strong and doubled their score in the first few jams to close the gap to 50 points, but the Dolls surged back to grow their lead and keep the Betties at bay, ensuring their victory.
Final score: Death Track Dolls 258 – 73 Smoke City Betties
So concludes the 2013 home season for Toronto Roller Derby, but the Boot was not the last action you will see from us. On Friday June 28th with our friends from the GTA Rollergirls, ToRD presents Clam Slam 2013 – a double header, and an official Pride Toronto event! Stay tuned to our website for upcoming details.
CN Power and the Bay Street Bruisers are also hitting their seasonal stride, and will be bringing you games at the Bunker in August through October.