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2013 Gapland Rollers Awards

Now that the 2013 season is wrapped up and our awards have been given out, why not share the results with our fans?  Take the time to congratulate your favorite Gapland Rollers (most have Facebook links below). Congratulations to all our members!

Player Voted Awards for Season 4:

Additional Season 4 Awards (decided on by Coach Farm Fatale):

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PLAYER PROFILE: INTRODUCING ‘HOUDINI’

Houdini

Houdini #5151

Here is one of our amazing Smalltown Smashers, Houdini.  Known to most of the public as Paige Clark, this 11 year-old attends Grade 6 at Langenburg High School.  She lives near Spy Hill, Saskatchewan, on an acreage with her parents and big sister.  Houdini is a true cowgirl, competing in gymkanas with her horse, Snooper.  She also belongs to the Assessippi Ski Club during the winter.  Isn’t it refreshing to hear about a super active kid these days?

Houdini was drawn to the sport through her derby idols and fellow league-mates, hELLbilly Deluxe and Heartlyss.  They shared their love of derby with her and she realized she had to try it!  Her derby name came from a nickname her dad always had for her, which fit perfectly into the derby world.   Continue reading

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PLAYER PROFILE: INTRODUCING ‘NIXON BROOZES’

Nixon Broozes #30

Nixon Broozes #30

Meet one of the Gapland Roller’s founding members: Kimberly Hilts.  All of this Gapland wonderfulness is thanks to what started out as an idea for her and her sister, KnuckleBones.  Kim started out playing flat track roller derby with the Pile O’ Bones Derby Club in Regina.  After moving back home to Rocanville, she realized this sport was too good to let go.  Kim left PBDC in 2010 and Gapland’s season one took off.

Kim’s derby name not only sounds neat, but pays homage to her mother.  Nixon is actually her mother’s maiden name.  She says she added Broozes to it because she seems to get a lot of them.  The number 30 was not her original choice.  Kim is the third of five children in her family, so her first choice for numbers was 3. Continue reading

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PLAYER PROFILE: INTRODUCING ‘RIP N ROLL HER’

RIP N ROLL HER #30

Rip N Roll Her #30

Rip N Roll Her #30

Let us introduce to you one of our junior skaters: Kaili Adams.  She makes the trek from Whitewood, Sk to play with the Smalltown Smashers (Gapland’s under 19 team).  You could say that derby runs in her family, since both of her parents are intricately involved in the Ringleader Rollergirls.

In choosing her derby name, Kaili just let it flow.  “Rip N Roll Her just sounded good,” she explains.  Her number, 30, is her favorite number for all her sports.  She has played hockey since she was four years old and also enjoys baseball and curling. Continue reading

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PLAYER PROFILE: INTRODUCING ‘TINAshus T’

TINAshus T #3

TINAshus T #3

TINAshus T #3

Meet one of the poster girls for our Summer Shovin’ bout, Tina Hilts!  If you haven’t seen the posters, check out our facebook event to see Tina rocking it as Rizzo.

This 28 year-old grew up in Rocanville and has been with Gapland since the beginning.  Lucky for us, she happens to be sisters with the two founding members (Nixon Broozes and Knuckle Bones).  She decided she might as well give derby a try, since she looks up to both sisters and they have such a passion for it. Continue reading

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