Killbillies open new roller derby season with loss to Prince George

Killbillies Captain Amanda Rathburn says she was proud of how the team performed with a limited number of players and thought the new players to this year’s team put forth a great effort.

“It was a good game, a hard game, a toughly fought game. We did lose in the end but I couldn’t be more proud of the girls none the less,” she says. “Our new players were superstars. On a bench of nine girls we had four brand new players out on the floor and none of them failed. They were unbelievable.”

In her role Rathburn adds it’s important to provide support for new players and says they didn’t look out of place in the game.

“I definitely take the role of the Captain seriously and try to have strong leadership. I ask a lot of them and give them a chance to show what they have and everybody did show what they have.”

The Killbillies were down four players for the tilt. Two were unable to play because of injuries and another two were not able to take part due to other circumstances. The team will next be in action for their home opener on May 31 against the Grimshaw Grim Reapers.

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