Chilliwack roller derby team the Wolfpack evens record with loss to All-Stars

NWO jammer Steddie (in white with star) sprinting out of the pack while blocker Pavel Fury holds back OSRDA blockers.  - Spencer Jensen
NWO jammer Steddie (in white with star) sprinting out of the pack while blocker Pavel Fury holds back OSRDA blockers.
— image credit: Spencer Jensen

Chilliwack’s own NWO Roller Girls Wolfpack took on the Okanagan Shuswap Roller Derby Association’s (OSRDA) All Stars in the bout named Hell’s Skate in the Hope arena May 10.

The bout started off with great blocking from both teams as the score was tight up to the half. It proved to be a very physical game and the two teams lived up to the namesake of the bout.

The jammers on both teams had trouble getting through the walls of blockers in order to score points. There were some great skills shown from both teams. One particular difficult maneuver called “jumping the apex” was successfully completed by NWO’s Pavel Fury. This maneuver consists of a player jumping from inbound on one side of the arc on a the curve of the track, over the out of play area and landing back inbounds on the track.

It was a very physical and tough bout for both teams, where blocking on defense proved to be the style of this Hell’s Skate bout. In the end NWO Wolfpack fell to the OSRDA All Stars with a final score of 147-116.

NWO would invite everyone to check out the next exciting double-header bout dubbed “Little Dead Riding Hood” on May 24 at the Landing Sports Centre starting at 4 p.m. The Junior team, the NWO Honey Badgers, take on the Seattle Derby Brats first at 5 p.m. Then the NWO Outsiders take on the Doomsday Bunnies at 7:15 p.m. Admission price for this event is $8 for a single ticket or $12 for two. And while you’re there, check out the beer garden, and local vendors and sponsors.

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