The Rhode Island Riveters of PVD came out of the Battle of Bunker Hill tournament with another strong two out of three victory. Skating through June 8 and 9 in Auburn, MA, the joint women’s and men’s round robin tournament showcased several memorable moments that can be viewed on replay through NerDerby on Twitch.TV. One of the standout moments was PRD’s own #042 Flyin’ King picking up the highest scoring jam of the entire tournament with 31 points in a game that PRD maintained an 8-straight lead jam streak. PRD defeated Muddy River 283 – 230 and beat Maine 133 – 241, but lost to Twin State in a very close 172 – 157 game.
Coming up next on the weekend of June 22, PRD hosts their second ever Rhodey Robin tournament at the Longplex in Tiverton. This features skaters from Long Island, Roc City (Rochester, NY) and Quebec, and many tiers of tickets are available through ProvidenceRollerDerby.com. Both the RI Riveters and the Killah Bees will be on hand to compete, sign autographs and participate in events with the audience.
The next home season game at the Alex & Ani Skating Center in downtown PVD is on Saturday, July 27 at 5pm. The double header will open with an expo game featuring Providence Junior Roller Derby, followed by The Old Money Honeys vs. the Sakonnet River Roller Rats. The Rats already lead the season 1 – 0 with a victory over the Mob Squad with a score of 161 – 199. For all the dates, times and locations, details can be found on the league’s Facebook or by going to Providence Roller Derby.com
Speaking of junior roller derby, the next 12-week junior roller program starts Saturday, June 29 at PRD’s practice space in Coventry. Juniors who started out last year are already competing at PRD bouts this season. Open to ages 7 to 17, you can sign up your future derby star by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org.