The Ottawa Slaughter Squad will play host to 5 other MRDA leagues during the O-Town Throwdown taking place this weekend at Jack Charron Arena. Visiting the nation’s capital are the Glenmore Reservoir Dogs (Calgary), Montreal Mont Royals, Philadelphia Hooligans, Toronto Outage and Vancouver Murder.
The tournament will be consist of two, three-team pools, with a round robin on Saturday to determine seeding for Sunday’s elimination games. 11 games are scheduled, with each team competing in 3 or 4 matches.
Pool A consists of Montreal, Toronto and Glenmore (Calgary), with Vancouver, Ottawa and Philadelphia rounding out the field in Pool B.
Action kicks off Saturday morning at 9 am with the 14th -ranked Mont Royals squaring off against the Outrage, ranked 27th. These teams most recently met in April, with Montreal skating to a 208-126 victory.
At 10:30, ranked 15 th, the Murder will make their Eastern Canada debut against the hometown Slaughter Squad. This will be the first meeting between these two teams.
Another first-time meeting will follow at 11:30, with the Reservoir Dogs facing the Mont Royals. This will also be the Calgary squad’s first foray into Eastern Canada.
Following a brief break, action at Jack Carron resumes at 2:00 pm with the number 16 Hooligans looking to leapfrog the Murder, in their first-ever meeting. This game will be a huge chance to impress for both, with Championships just around the corner.
At 3:30, the Outrage and Reservoir Dogs renew relations after a lengthy hiatus, with their first and only meeting in May of 2014 in Calgary, with Glenmore having taken the victory, 324-176.
Saturday’s round robin action concludes with the Slaughter Squad hitting the track against the Hooligans at 5:00. This will mark the first time these teams have met. Sunday’s action also commences at 9 am, with the first of two semi-final games. Upon completion of the semi-final bouts, the 3 rd place finishers in each pool will meet at 12:00 pm in a 5th -place game. Third place will be contested at 1:30, and the weekend will culminate with the Championship game at 3:00.
The weekend promises a two great days of Men’s Roller Derby action! Tickets are still available; please visit otownthrowdown.ca for more information.