2011 was a busy season where the Gapland Rollers once again took to the track in some tough defeats against ‘B’ travel teams from Regina and Saskatoon, and the Lil’ Chicago Roller Derby League out of Moose Jaw. They finished off the season hosting Scrap in the Gap, coming out with a hometown win against Swift Current’s Redneck Betties.
The Gapland Rollers are a 100% skater owned and operated roller derby league based out of Rocanville, Saskatchewan.In the spring of 2010, skaters KnuckleBones (formerly of SRDL) and Nixon Broozes (formerly of PBDC) found themselves living back in rural Saskatchewan after years of living the city slicker lifestyle. Not willing to give up their derby addictions, the two sisters quickly joined forces with a fierce bunch of local ladies to kickstart the small town league.Word caught on quickly, and in a matter of weeks, women were traveling from Moosomin, Whitewood, Esterhazy, Welwyn, Langenburg, and surrounding areas to skate with the Gapland Rollers. Following a strict training schedule, the girls dedicated three nights a week and crushed their benchmarks and written rules exams before the summer’s end. At the end of the 2010 season, the Gapland girls laced up for their very first bout against Regina’s ‘B’ travel team, and went home with their first victory!
In 2012, Gapland’s ‘A’ travel team finished the season with a 3 and 1 record. They sought revenge twice on Lil’ Chicago and also hosted a hometown win against Estevan’s Southeast Sask league. The tables turned on Gapland when the Redneck Betties took home a 65-point win in August.The Smalltown Smashers, Gapland’s junior league, grew exponentially during their second season in 2012. They participated in mixed scrimmages and bootcamps throughout the prairies.