Nelson Killjoys host Dam City Rollers in Mountain Mayhem Championship Saturday at NDCC Arena
The Nelson Killjoys have some unfinished business ahead Saturday against the Castlegar Dam City Rollers at the Mountain Mayhem Championship in the NDCC Arena.
The game is the finale for the West Kootenay Roller Derby League as the two teams battle it out for the Golden Boot Trophy.
“The Killjoys are expecting a challenging and exciting game in the finals against Dam City,” said team spokesperson Meg Ablast, a skater on the Nelson KillJoys women’s roller derby team.
“We have been training hard all season, under the unfaltering leadership of coach Kai Boss.”
“We are strong, disciplined, and determined, and we are eager to hold our spot as number one in the West Kootenays,” Ablast added.
The contest is a rematch from the 2014 championship between the two West Kootenay rivals, won by Dam City Rollers.
The Killjoys won the league title in 2013.
“The keys to success for our team have been teamwork and constantly improving on our strategies,” said Ablast.
“We work hard, we support each other and we strive to be the best that we can.”
The West Kootenay Roller Derby League started the 2015 season with four teams — Castlegar Dam City Rollers, Nelson Killjoys, Rossland/Trail Roller Girls and Valley Brutality.
However, the Valley squad folded after the season opener due to a lack of skaters, leaving the league with three teams.
Tickets for the Mountain Mayhem Championship can be purchased at Chop Shop, Tribute Boardshop and online at kootenayrollerderby.com
Doors open at 5 p.m.
First jam goes at 6 p.m.
The public is encouraged to bring canned food to donate at the door for a local food bank.