Sloppy Boggins at Ted Reeve Arena

We noticed that the Blood & Thunder World Cup coaching rosters have been announced and a familiar name from GTA Rollergirls is on the Team Sweden side.

Sweden:
Head coach: Swede Hurt
Mad Maloony and Sloppy Boggins: Positions TBD

Sloppy has been and still is an integral part of GTAR and everyone within the league really misses him as he hits Sweden for Derby and more reasons than one. He definitely was instrumental into my indoctrination into Derby showing me one night at practice what happens from corner to corner and what to look for.

More on Team Sweden here at Stockholm Roller Derby.

So the rest of the countries were announced as follows:

Australia:
Co-coaches: Ass N Junk and Dodge Sportsman
Manager: TBD

Canada:
Head coach: Coach Pauly
Assistant coaches: Furious P and Mack the Mouth

England:
Head coach: Ballistic Whistle
Assistant coach: Barry Fight
Manager: Rollin StoneR

Finland:
Head coach: Estrogeena Davis
Assistant coach: Tigre Force
Manager: Claire Leah Threat

Germany:
Head coach: Titty Twista
Assistant coach: Rockdog
Manager: ChefXecutioner

Ireland:
Head coach: Violent Bob
Assistant coach: U-Go Boss
Manager: Scarlett McCabre

New Zealand
Head coach: Piece of Hate
Assistant coach: TBD
Manager: TBD

Scotland
Head coach: Viper
Assistant coach: TBD
Manager: TBD

Sweden
Head coach: Swede Hurt
Mad Maloony and Sloppy Boggins: Positions TBD

U.S.A.
Head coach: Buster Cheatin
Assistant coach: Bonnie D. Stoir
Manager: Coach Rhino

Next Step: Blood & Thunder  looking for Referees and Announcers and Volunteers.

February 5th at The Hangar

On
the calendar for next week if you can get past Groundhog Day! The season opener feels odd at this time of year – but it seems only a year ago we were getting into the swing of Toronto Roller Derby with Cubs and Cougars on the 20th of February, then seeing Rideau Valley Vixens and CN Power just a week later both for the first time and CN Power prevailed 199-49. Still in winter, March 13th brought the Fans Choice Black and White game.

RVRG are coming back to The Hangar this year for this year’s edition of Quad City Chaos along with returnees Terminal City Rollergirls – TCRG from Vancouver – Montreal [New Skids on the Block levelled all the opposition last year] and Toronto Roller Derby’s CN Power on March 26 and 27.


In
the meantime, striking very close to home is the imminent cuts to bus routes on the TTC including the TTC 101 Parc Downsview. Much has already been written about it by other players and bloggers such as Roadside Bombshel War on Roller Derby: Bus Cuts will Hurt
and Toronto Roller Derby has campaigned actively to save the route:
Petition to Save the 101 Parc Downsview Park Bus or Toronto League hopes to roll over Transit Cut Plan

 

“They’re proposing these service cuts on the coldest, darkest, shortest days of the year along a route where there are fewer sidewalks, dimly lit parking lots and unmanned train tracks that rip through there every hour,” said Monica Mitchell, a.k.a. Monichrome of the Death Track Dolls, in a Jan. 25, 2010 Toronto Sun article “TTC changes leave riders ‘frustrated'”.

“They’re proposing these service cuts on the coldest, darkest, shortest days of the year along a route where there are fewer sidewalks, dimly lit parking lots and unmanned train tracks that rip through there every hour,” said Monica Mitchell, a.k.a. Monichrome of the Death Track Dolls, in a Jan. 25, 2010 Toronto Sun article.

The TTC is self-described as “the better way”. For fan of Derby and me personally, the TTC is the only way to get there and considering the amount of gear that Derby players and photographers can carry it is not an easy walk in the park to get to The Hangar, no matter what time of year.

So for the 5th of Saturday in February TAKE THE BUS TO THE SEASON OPENER AND SAVE! and see two great teams in action: the always speedy Death Track Dolls and the current holders of The Boot Gore-Gore Rollergirls.

“Toronto Roller Derby has worked hard to get the City Councilors to keep a direct TTC service to our beloved space. For ToRD’s 5th season opener we are offering a 101 Bus discount on all tickets purchased at the door. When you present a TTC transfer from Downsview Station, you will save $3 (value of bus fare!) on tickets purchased at the door. ONLY transfers obtained from Downsview Station on the day of the bout (Feb 5th) will be accepted for the discount. The red TTC transfer machine is located in between the subway and the bus, so you do not have to detour to pick up a transfer.”

Slight update here: Tri-City Thunder at Quad City Chaos – Terminal City Rollergirls stay home in Vancouver this year. Rematch! says Lippy Wrongstocking!

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