The Eves of Destruction A-Team has returned bruised and exhausted but determined, after an impressive showing at Prince George’s Northern Exposure Roller Derby Tournament which features some of the best derby players from Western Canada and across the border.
The A-Team went 1-3 on the tournament winning their first game 281-101 against Central Washington’s Rodeo City Rollers, and losing their next two against Prince George’s Rated PG Rollergirls 175-133 and against Greater Vancouver’s Anarchy Angels 179-168.
As A-Team player Pfury S. Pfaff explains, they were up against some stiff competition, but held their own:
“Our defensive style of play really kept our point spreads minimal against some really tough competitors. Our last two games were some of the hardest hitting derby I have ever played and it made for some exciting derby for players and spectators”
Pfury S. Pfaff adds Prince George put on a fantastic derby tournament giving them the opportunity to play against some great teams.
“Having a chance to play against teams that you don’t play very often lets us see other strategies that we may not come up against so now we go home and put some work into how to shut those strategies down”
Your next opportunity to see roller derby in Victoria will be May 19th: The Eves’ The Rotten Apples face the Saltspring Tempest and the Eves’ Hard Cores play the Washington State’s Aftershocks Roller Rebels. Tickets are available online for $10 in advance or are $15 at the door.
All 2018 events are family friendly (kids under 10 are free!), include a beer garden, halftime events, vendor village and TWO games full of hard hitting action!
The Eves of Destruction Roller Derby League was formed in 2006, has over 80 players, refs, and officials, and features five teams. Adult members play for The A-Team, The Belles of the Brawl, The Margarita Villains and The Hard Cores. The league also has a gender-inclusive junior team, The Rotten Apples, made up of players aged 10-18.