Autumn Action Wraps up An Exciting Year of Flat Track



The Autumn Season signals the twilight of the 2016 Flat Track Year and this season has been a dynamic one for Canada. From Beast of The East to Beaver Fever through to the Men's Roller Derby World Cup and Divisional 1 Action in Montreal and Vancouver. Canadian Roller Derby has a lot to be proud of in 2016.


But all good things must come to an end and as teams pack up their gear for another season and some teams take to the track for the handful of bouts that take place from Oct-December one can't help but feel their is change in the air for 2017. From the way leagues handle their bouts, to more rule changes, more tournaments and a changing face the sport is viewed one can see that 2017 will be even more dynamic then this season.

...and we will be changing as well as we head into Year 5 of our coverage track-side...

 

 



  • Derby Wrap-Up

    Here is your Derby Wrap for Tuesday Oct 25th, 2016. Our apologies for the delay as we were waiting for scores to come in...

  • Canadian Flat Track Rankings

    Here are you Cross Canada Stats as recorded by Flat Track Stats. The Top Ten remained unchanged this week...

  • MRDA Standings

    There were no changes in the Men's Rankings for the Canadian Teams. All Canadian Teams remain the same...

Inside Jammer Line Magazine

2010 All Over Again: Montreal Adapts and Pulls Away From Canadian Crowd

It was supposed to be a rebuilding year. Seven core members of Montreal’s New Skids on the Block had retired in the off-season after yet another playoff heartbreak. It was supposed to be the year when their nearest Canadian rivals—namely Terminal City and Toronto—surpassed them, swallowed them up and left them behind. It was supposed to be the least competitive year for Montreal Roller Derby since 2009.

Instead, the Skids put in the best performance in Canadian WFTDA playoff history (finishing 4th in their Division after a tough loss to Minnesota in the 3rd place game for a shot to advance to the championship tournament) and finished the season 15th in the WFTDA, eight spots higher than their next Canadian opponent (Terminal City). This was Montreal’s highest ranking since April 2014 and tied for the team’s highest end-of-season ranking of all time in 2013—the year they climbed as high as 8th in the Association.

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Off The Track

Off The Track is Jammer Line Magazine's Sister Publication and is decicated to the players in the sport of Flat Track.

Players are given their own feature photo session in the magazine and we tell their story, showcase their stats, their highlights from the track and any other information they wish to share with us. In short we give player's a chance to shine in their own magazine.

Off The Track is published every three months spanning four issues throughout the Flat Track Season and highlights from the photo session that are not in the magazine are given their own feature gallery on our web-site.

Getting involved in Off The Track is simple. If you're a player and have your league's permission then please contact us at offthetrack@jammerline.ca or message us through our Facebook Page and tell us more about yourself. From there we will bring our makeup artistry team and photographer to you or you can come to the Jammer Line Studios and have your photo session with us. It's that simple.

We look forward to this new publication and welcome the opportunity to feature the players in this dynamic and amazing sport!

Canadian Top Ten

RankTeamRating
1.Terminal City Rollergirls882.4
2.Montreal Roller Derby875.0
3.Calgary Roller Derby Asso...808.9
4.Orangeville Roller Girls808.6
5.E-Ville Roller Derby774.6
6.Tri-City Roller Derby769.6
7.Les Sexpos758.6
8.Muddy River Rollers756.9
9.Capital City Derby Dolls747.1
10.Winnipeg Roller Derby Lea...743.0


MRDA Top Ten

RankTeamRating
1.Saint Louis GateKeepers1012.3
2.Southern Discomfort Rolle...964.3
3.Your Mom Men's Roller Der...955.3
4.Texas Men's Roller Derby947.3
5.New York Shock Exchange942.4
6.Bridgetown Roller Derby937.1
7.Puget Sound Outcast Derby896.6
8.The Vancouver Murder871.0
9.Magic City Misfits865.6
10.San Diego Aftershocks853.3

Upcoming Coverage

  • Our next coverage takes us to Woodstock, Ontario as we take in Roller Derby Misfits Home Season Opener. See you track-side October 29th, 2016!