2012-2013 Season Schedule
Season nine is in full swing with the Minnesota RollerGirls - Minnesota’s original roller derby league.
Saturday, September 8
WFTDA Regionals, Sept. 14-16
Saturday, October 6
WFTDA Championships, Nov. 2-4
Saturday, November 10
Saturday, January 19
Saturday, February 16 with Minnesota Swarm
Saturday, March 2
Saturday, March 23
Saturday, April 6
Bout Recap: Midsummer Melee: the preview
Thursday, June 14, 2012
This Saturday, the Minnesota RollerGirls return for a summer All-Star doubleheader at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Our main event pits Minnesota (#2 in the North Central region) against the uncontested champions of the region – the Windy City Rollers All-Stars. Windy City has never lost a bout against a Midwestern team in sanctioned play, and Minnesota has asked them to come to the Roy for an opportunity to break that streak.
Also in action this weekend will be the MNRG’s All-Stars Team B. They’ll take on Minneapolis’ North Star Rollergirls Northern Lights as a stiff-hitting warm-up to the main event.
This is the big one. And we want you there, either live here in Saint Paul when the first whistle blows at 7:30 or (if you’re watching in Chicago or elsewhere across the world) watching on tv.mnrollergirls.com.
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Windy City Rollers All-Stars v MN RollerGirls All-Stars
Ranked #2 in the WFTDA North Central Region
Ranked #11 (aggregate score 850) by Flat Track Stats
Ranked #13 by the Derby News Network
Last defeat to a WFTDA top-12 team: Charm City on June 2nd by six points
Last defeat to a North Central team: Windy City in October 2011, 123-100
Ranked #1 in the WFTDA North Central Region
Ranked #10 (aggregate score 850) by Flat Track Stats
Ranked #4 by the Derby News Network
Last defeat to a WFTDA top-12 team: Charm City on June 3rd by thirty-six points
Last defeat to a North Central team: Never
The Streak goes on: It may be the most enduring run in modern roller derby; Chicago’s Windy City Rollers have never been defeated by a team inthe North Central region of the WFTDA. Chicago started dominating Midwestern teams in 2007 and they haven’t yet stopped. This ups the ante for both leagues. For Minnesota, they’d love to win and end the streak in front of their own Roy crowd. For Chicago, it’s a tradition that must not end.
Welcome to the Big Leagues: Minnesota will be playing a number of familiar faces, but two – maybe three - on the roster are new to the 2012 All-Stars.
- Buzz Tightrear – Buzz came to us from Madison’s Mad Rollin’ Dolls in the middle of the season and immediately became part of the Rockits’ killer Red Wall. Buzz will add her ability to track a jammer in the pack as well as to cleanly drop a player to the All-Star pack.
- Shiver Me Kimbers – SMK has been the unseen force in many a Dagger Doll line for years now. Looks like the secret’s out; #667 replaces her pink uniform for aqua and army over the summer and will line up with the All-Stars this Saturday.
- Fannie Tanner – 2011’s rookie of the year scored fistfuls of points against Detroit two weeks ago at the Midwest Brewhaha. If she comes in for the WCR bout, it’ll be a last-minute decision; Fannie’s an alternate for the 14-member All-Star roster.
Prepare for the jump to lightspeed: One of the reasons that Minnesota and Windy are so closely ranked is that both teams play roller derby at an incredibly fast pace. We don’t just mean the jammers; everyone can move at a pace that is faster than you have ever seen before at the Roy. Get ready to see full-speed blocking – as well as the sound of wheels brutally skidding to a stop to trap opposing players.
Just to catch you up: The Windy City Rollers have beaten the MNRG five times – and each time, Minnesota has gotten closer to the win. Windy has beaten us at the regional tournament three successive times, including a bout on our own Roy track when we hosted Regionals in 2009.
The teams last met at the 2011 North Central Regional championship in Indianapolis, where Minnesota came out ahead in the first half as we took advantage of Windy’s penalty-laden jamming. However, Windy sped up their pace, stopped their penalty bleeding, deployed derby legend Jackie Daniels in 1-of-2 jammer rotation, and beat us as our own jammers went to the box repeatedly. A 23-point game.
It’s hard to remember a tougher loss…so get ready for the comeback.
Windy City Rollers All-Stars
Jackie Daniels – co-captain
Ol’ Drrrty Go-Go – co-captain
Bork Bork Bork
Alternate: Mo Vengeance
MN RollerGirls All-Stars
Juke Boxx (co-captain)
Psycho Novia (co-captain – bench coaching)
Buzz Tight Rear
Shiver Me Kimbers
Alternate: Citizen Pain and Fannie Tanner
North Star Rollergirls Northern Lights v MN RollerGirls All-Stars Team B:
We always bring you a doubleheader. The undercard bout on Saturday will be a cracker. We’ve asked our sister league in Minneapolis to hop the river to play, and they’re sending some of their very best. This is the only second time that we have played on the Roy track against the North Star Rollergirls, but we have a long history of training alongside them as well as cheering for each other in tournament season.
For fans of Minnesota derby, it’s a rare treat to see our two leagues fight it out on the track. To give you an idea of how long it’s been since the last MNRG/NSRG bout, the last time we played the North Stars at the Roy, L’exi Cuter was a fresh-faced jammer just finishing her rookie year. Diamond Rough (WFTDA’s player of the month for June 2012) hadn’t yet debuted as an All-Star, and Juke Boxx still played for the Mad Rollin’ Dolls.
In that 2009 match (a tournament consolation bout played early on a Saturday morning), the North Star Supernovas defeated Minnesota’s own All-Stars. On Saturday, we’ve challenged the Northern Lights - their “B” travel team - to try to take the win against our own MNRG All-Stars Team B.
The Northern Lights have a mix of veteran talent and fresh faces filling their roster. You’ll see some incredible play from established Twin Cities monsters like Katerina Hitt and Kayzilla. You’ll also meet more recent standouts like Obscene Sheen (blink and you’ll miss her passing you), Faye Smelter, and Bossy Nova.
Minnesota doesn’t actually have a ‘B-team’ that practices together; MNRG Team B is, instead, the group of women that are part of Minnesota’s All-Star program who are not on the roster of fourteen playing against WCR. If you’ve been watching the MNRG this past season, you’re about to see some of your favorites play in a dream-team situation against some of the best that the North Stars have to offer.
North Star Rollergirls Northern Lights
Hell N Gone
Alternate: Minnie Assaultah and shE. coli
MN RollerGirls All-Stars Team B
Bombs Over Bacon
Konceal N Kari
May 02, 2013
The Minnesota RollerGirls close their season down with its annual celebration of the league’s best and brightest. WHEELIES RESULTS AHEAD.
April 11, 2013
Three times the ABS went ahead; three times the Rockits almost caught up. The unstoppable Atomic Bombshells earn a third spot on the coveted MNRG hometeam trophy.
April 10, 2013
Led by vets and rookies alike, the Garda Belts triumphed and controlled the track against a short-staffed Doll team.
April 08, 2013
Gardas take 3rd against the Dagger Dolls in our final night of the season.
April 08, 2013
A member of the Minnesota RollerGirls since season 1, Hanna is an intimidating presence on the track. Off the track, she’s a huge part of helping to develop the next generation of RollerGirls!