This past weekend our newest graduates along with some of the newer Canadian Clubbers and a few newly graduated Detroit friends participated in The Fresh and The Furious tournament in Toronto. This tournament brings together fresh meat teams from all over Southern Ontario, Michigan and even a team from Buffalo, NY. Skaters participating have less than one year of skating experience and may have only played in a handful of bouts, if any at all.
The A-Salt took the track with only 10 (a standard derby roster is 14) and fough hard during both bouts. They stuck it out through the heat and fatigue, staying calm, working as a team and executing their plays. In the end the A-Salt fell short to Les Quebecois 131-99, and TORD Vipers 115-31. These scores do not reflect how well the A-Salt played as a team with the odds stacked against us.
Action shots by Neil Gunner