Vixens win, lose to end roller derby season


TRENTON – It was a day of win and loss for the Kickin’ Vixens last Saturday as they hosted the only home bout of the year at Trenton Rink, winning one game and taking a loss on the second.

The roller derby team hosted a triple-header against Halifax’s Dockyard Brawlers and Windsor’s Rebel Riot for three action-packed games.

The first bout was the Kickin’ Vixens vs the Dockyard Brawlers in which the team battled hard during the 40-minute game with the score staying fairly close throughout. The Vixens ended up pulling through with the win with the final score at 120-108.

As per the triple-header format, the Vixens played a second game against Rebel Riot after a short break. Rebel Riot and the Kickin’ Vixens had a rough game with some big hits and falls making for a close game throughout the match.

In the last couple of minutes of the bout, Rebel Riot was able to pull through with a few extra points and take the lead from the Vixens to end the game with a final score of 133-127.

The third game of the day was Halifax vs Windsor which saw some impressive apex jumps and some hard hits from both teams over the 40-minute game. The final score rang in at 139-91 for Rebel Riot.

The tripleheader marks the end of the bout season for the Kickin’ Vixens this year.

With the season coming to an end the Vixens are getting ready to begin the learn to skate program for the year and recruit new skaters and referees.

The Vixens will host an open house for anyone who would like to learn more before strapping on a pair of skates. It will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the Trenton Rink from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Those interested in learning more or looking to join the Vixens or the Junior team are welcome to attend. Anyone interested in learning more about or becoming a referee for the sport is also welcome to attend.

DC Comicazi, Debbie Clark, Kickin’ Vixens No. 28, skates away from traffic. (Richard LaFortune photo)