On Saturday, April 18, Southshire Roller Derby’s women’s travel team, the Battle Cats, heads to Windsor, Connecticut to take on the Beat City Bedrockers of Hartford Area Roller Derby. After more than a year of recruiting and training, the Bennington-based Battle Cats are ready to begin their first competitive season on the road. During 2015 they will compete in three more away games and three home games expected to be held at Riley Rink in Manchester Center.
Hartford Area Roller Derby was established in 2011 and has grown significantly over the years. In 2013, they became full members of the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association, the world’s largest governing body of roller derby. While their travel team, the Wailers, play sanctioned WFTDA games, the Bedrockers are their B-team. The Bedrockers schedule games with newer teams like the Battle Cats and other regional B-teams to improve their skills and work toward the experience and ability found in WFTDA sanctioned play. According to Flat Track Stats, the Bedrockers are ranked 916th in the United States and 1084 in North America.
These two teams will meat again at Southshire’s home, Riley Rink, September 26, 2015.