This weekend saw the PCU Centre hosting the Roller Derby Manitoba Tobin Tussle tournament. Along with regular tournament play, exhibition games were scheduled between teams Manitoba, Ontario and Alberta, with four members of the Team Canada squad on hand.

IMG_1532We spoke with Chuck ‘Morris’ (Morrison) about the weekends events. “Portage had it’s first game about a year ago, and now we’re hosting some of the highest calibre play you’ll see.”  Morrison, a referee in the Plap City Rollers club explained that there are 7 referees on the track at any time, 1 for each “Jammer” or scoring player, and 5 to watch the pack for safety issues and game play infractions. “Its a quite a workout as you have to skate along with players. We’re working pretty hard out there.”  Chuck is heading to Moosejaw in August for a Ref Certification clinic that will eventually lead to accreditation for higher levels of play.

We decided to strap a camera to Chuck, and see exactly what he saw during play between Portage la Prairie’s Headstone Honeys and Brandon’s Gang Green.  Take a look at this raw footage and some pics below.

 

 


Team Alberta play Team Ontario


 


Headstone Honeys vs. Gang Green


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Gang Green

Gang Green

Headstone Honeys

Headstone Honeys

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