Michelle Hay, a.k.a. Haywire, blocks the Yukon/Masset team jammer in the Saturday afternoon bout in Terrace. Providing blocking support on the left is Kari Morgan (Capt’n Kaos) and Kristen Middleton (Skele-score). (Jackie Lieuwen photo)

North Coast Nightmares win two in home tournament

The Terrace roller derby team beat Thompson-Okanagan and Yukon-Masset last weekend

The North Coast Nightmares hosted a tournament on Saturday, with a Yukon-Masset team and a Thompson-Okanagan All Star Team known as TOAST.

The Nightmares chalked up a double win, beating Yukon-Masset by a solid 299-94 and then overcoming TOAST 134-96.

“We anticipated that one being a close match and a good game, and it was,” said Nightmares coach Chris Thomas, explaining that TOAST has a lot of experienced players.

“They really pushed us to play our best,” he said, “and I think our team did that… they played better than they have thus far this season.”

The earlier game was against Yukon-Masset, with players from the Yukon Roller Girls and Haida Gwaii Razor Clams.

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“It was a bit chaotic for the first half,” said Thomas, noting that they hadn’t played them before and there were a number of new skaters.

“When people fall down more, there’s more chaos on the track,” he explained. “So it took a while to adjust to that.”

The other two bouts saw TOAST defeat Yukon-Masset 349-57 and 408-51.

The Nightmares compete in their next bout in Whitehorse June 9.



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Laura Haley, a.k.a. Comet Crush-her, joins with her fellow blockers to stop the advance of the opposing jammer. (Jackie Lieuwen photo)

Jammer Kari Morgan, a.k.a. Capt’n Kaos, skates for an opening in the pack at one of Saturday’s bouts. (Jackie Lieuwen photo)

Jammer Elise Bentley, a.k.a. Hellise, pushes through the pack. (Jackie Lieuwen photo)

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