Roller Derby

HARD ready to battle Warriors, Forest City squads


Hamilton Area Roller Derby takes on London’s Forest City Derby Girls in a flat track re-match on Family Day (Monday, Feb. 16) at the team’s home base of Ancaster Fairgrounds.

Forest City Derby Girls will be looking to avenge a narrow defeat at the wheels of Hamilton’s Los Conos. (Photo: Darren Stehr)

Forest City Derby Girls will be looking to avenge a narrow defeat at the wheels of Hamilton’s Los Conos. (Photo: Darren Stehr)

The first game will feature the Hamilton Bombers against the Woodstock Warriors and will start at 2 p.m. The second match will have Los Conos taking on Forest City.

A recent match-up between Forest City and Los Conos resulted in a close win for the Hamilton team, 186-183.

Bolstering the Los Conos attack will be Chainsaw Mary, a team founder and crowd favourite, from maternity leave. There is also a Junior Roller Derby Meet and Greet prior to the game at 1 p.m.

HARD (Hamilton Area Roller Derby) is made up currently of two teams, Los Conos and the Hamilton Bombers, both as full-contact teams in the Hamilton area with a fresh approach to roller derby. Los Conos personnel is mostly veteran players, while the Hamilton Bombers includes a mix of veterans and newer players.

Players hail from Hamilton, Kitchener, Toronto, Brantford and Simcoe with regular practices at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. More information is available at www.hamiltonarearollerderby.com.

Hard is dedicated to playing a fast, exciting game.

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