Photo by Joe Mac at Midnight
Alliston's Misfit Militia cap undefeated season in Toronto
by TJ Pelletier
The Misfit Militia have proven yet again that they
are the team to beat in Ontario after collecting their latest win,
226-132, to cap off an improbable season of perfection.
On Saturday, the Misfits travelled down to the hub of Roller
Derby in Ontario
to take on Toronto Roller Derby's B Travel Team, the Bay St. Bruisers.
The game started very slow for both teams, with each
side trading points early on. Penalties ravaged the Buisers' jamming
rotation, allowing Smoka-Cola, Zombabe and MadMegz to start piling on
the points consistently. Even when the Militia jammers sat in the
penalty box themselves, the strong defense of the Misfits held the
Bruisers jammers to minimal points, never giving up too many, but also
allowing the Bruisers to hang around a bit too long.
"We went into this game to fight for a win," said
Nancy Noir, who earned MVP Blocker for the Misfits. "We knew our
only chance for that was to do it together as a tight team."
And tight they remained. Big hits and successful
positional blocking allowed the Misfits blockers to hold off the
onslaught of the Bay St. Bruisers, who were employing every tactic they
could think of to try and break down the Misfits defense. Renny Rumble,
Dezz-STROYHer, Terry Bomb, Tushy Galore, Turbo Tiff, Red Hot, Devochka,
Laya Down and Nancy Noir all held firm and remained calm during an
extended push from the Bruisers during the early stages of the second
The Bruisers pushed, with the support of a
boisterous crowd, and nearly got the Misfits off their game, but a well
placed time out and solid, consistent play from the jammers kept the
Misfits in the right place to follow through on the victory.
"In addition to being confident in our skills and
working as a team," said Zombabe of the Mil, who earned MVP Jammer for
the contest, "the goal this game was to remain calm and be patient. We
found that worked to our advantage and kept our heads in the game."
The goal was met, the crowd waivered and the final
whistle sounded, giving the Misfits their perfect end to a perfect
"We went into this game and our whole season knowing
we were strong when we stayed together," said Nancy Noir. "The Misfits
have become a tight unit, and it's paid off."
This contest will send ripples throughout the derby
community. Despite the early season challenges, becoming an independent
team, stepping back and breathing, these aptly named Misfits have found
their niche and have solidified themselves in the top ten of Canadian
roller derby teams, where they currently sit sixth out of over 110
Miss the game? You can watch the boutcast provided
by Layer 9 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3LpS84N81k
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