Roller Derby

Assassins, Brute-Leggers challenge Hammer City Girls

The Hammer City Roller Girls conclude the home portion of their 2015 season with a doubleheader Saturday (Aug. 8) at Hamilton’s Dave Andreychuk Arena on Hester Street.

(Photo: Darren Stehr/HCRG)

(Photo: Darren Stehr/HCRG)

Providing the competition will be the Royal City Roller Girls Brute-Leggers from Guelph and the Toronto Roller Derby’s D-VAS (Deadly Viper Assassination Squad).

The all-Southern Ontario competition gets underway with the first game at 6 p.m. and the second at 8:00 pm. Doors will open at 5 p.m.

In the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association’s latest rankings, the Toronto Roller Derby league sits at No. 32 with an 8-7 record in sanctioned WFTDA meets.

Royal City has a 5-1 record and is ranked 108th while Hammer City at 2-6 is rated at 172.

Saturday’s event is also Hammer City’s annual alumni bout. Any former HCRG members or skaters get in free if they wear HCRG items, such as a jersey.

Anyone wearing their Harlots jumpsuit can also get two friends in for free.

Both Hammer City teams squared off against the Border City Brawlers of Windsor in a doubleheader on July 12 in Hamilton.

The Eh! Team scored a 197-117 win over the All-Stars and the Harlots were 271-175 victors over the Canadian Clubbers.

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