Penalties costly for Jaw Breakers

Matthew Gourlie
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Moose Jaw's Natosha Wareham (aka Boosty 'Eh' Bombshell), left, and her Jaw Breaker teammates Krazy Krash Kober and Mystique N' Destroy sandwich Melody Violentime from the Saskatoon Killa’ Bees at the Cinco de Mayhem roller deby bout Saturday at the Hillcrest Sports Centre.

The members of Moose Jaw’s Lil’ Chicago Roller Derby club have learned a lot since the club was formed.

They’ve formed a successful team, but Saturday the Saskatoon Killa’ Bees taught the locals a few more lessons. The Killa’ Bees rolled to a 247-102 win over the Moose Jaw Jaw Breakers during the Cinco de Mayhem bout at the Hillcrest Sports Centre.

“We always learn a lot,” said Natosha Wareham from the Jaw Breakers. “We were thinking we were kind of equally matched, but they played well. We both did things that worked. Unfortunately what they were doing worked a little bit better than ours.”

The Killa’ Bees got off to a fast 23-3 lead, but the Jaw Breakers got back in the game and closed the lead to 31-20. Then the tide turned for good when Saskatoon’s Kat Powell — aka ‘Scandalnavian’ to her derby fans — put up a 23-point jam when the Jaw Breakers’ jammer was in the penalty box.

“That’s one of the things we need to work on is to stay out of the penalty box,” said Wareham. “It’s hard when they get ahead so far and we just want to catch them. Then we get frustrated and we start playing with everything we have and maybe aren’t thinking about trying to stay under control.”

Moose Jaw’s Penny Pinch-Her had a nice 10-point jam in the second half.

Mystique N’ Destroy was is Moose Jaw’s captain and earned their jammer of the game award for her strong play. Fast Guns Falasca was the local blocker of the night after she threw a couple of big hits in the same jam late in the bout.

Saskatoon’s Hell-ary Bombshell was their blocker of the game and Scandalnavian was their jammer of the game.

The Jaw Breakers will hit the road to play Brandon on May 26 to play Wheat City. They will host the Gapland Rollers at the Hillcrest on June 16.

Lil’ Chicago will also be having an open house on Sunday, May 13 for new skaters, referees and volunteers from 6-9 p.m. at the Hillcrest.

Organizations: Hillcrest Sports Centre

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Wheat Chicago

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