Jaw Breakers finish season with close loss

Matthew Gourlie
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Lil Chicago Roller Derby

It was a full moon Saturday and the Lil’ Chicago Roller Derby Jaw Breakers finished their season with an eventful game in Rocanville.

The Jaw Breakers mounted a late comeback, but lost 141-132 to the Gapland Rollers in one of their closest games to date.

“It was a really exciting game,” said Jaw Breakers captain Milissa Lawson. “We lost by nine measly points.”

The Jaw Breakers were coming off a big win at home against Saskatoon’s Killa’ Bees, but got off to a slow start some changes to their line-up.

“We had some borrowed skaters, so we were a little inconsistent at the start. Our jams were up and down in the first half,” said Lawson.

“In the second half we were spot-on every single jam. We pulled together like never before. We came back from a 35-point deficit to bring it to a couple of points.”

There was a scary moment in the first half when one of the Jaw Breakers had to leave the game by ambulance. The local skater was fine and the Jaw Breakers skated hard in the second half after the incident.

“That was something our team has never had to deal with yet,” said Lawson. “We’ve had some injuries, but that was probably the scariest thing I’ve witnessed.

“After everything that happened . . .we skated really hard in the second half.”

The loss wraps up the Jaw Breakers’ season. They are planning to continue skating and practicing in the winter, but don’t have any more games scheduled to date.

Geographic location: Saskatoon

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