On the one hand, it is fun to participate in a themed bout and play the part: pick matching tights to the team’s colors and consider face paint or helmet stickers. On the other hand, it is rather difficult to lace up your skates and play against a teammate and best friend (or in my case my partner). We do occasionally take hits or called penalties personally and it can be hard to separate yourself from the bout you’re playing, but at the end of regulation time it was the best bout CCD has played at home so far this season.
The Villains were ahead by half time but the second half proved a nail-biter with lead changes, power jams, key penalties and the eventual outcome of the Super Heroes prevailing (in true comic book form) in the last few minutes of the bout. (Final Score: Heroes 146, Villains 141)
For the players, nothing was as fun as letting the newer CCD members play and watching the love of the sport grow with every jam and the melding of strategy and skills as the jams progressed.
As a player that has been with CCD since the league’s name was first voted on, it warmed my Villain heart to see ladies who were just babies on skates months earlier take their first lap after their names were called out by Biffy. Because Hero or Villain, penalty or lead jammer, it’s all about our skaters; our sisters. Instilling the love of the sport, a sense of empowerment with every lap and a bond with nine other players on the track is what counts and that makes us all super heroes.
-Hell Paseo, #7