It's called the Fall Brawl, but it could also be called the Black and Blue Bowl.
 
The Badlands Hellraisers Roller Derby Team headed to Wainwright on the weekend for the 3rd annual tournament.
 
Team member Vicki Rivard-Leepart says playing three games in two days can be rough on the body.
 
"I have some fantastic 'derby kisses' to prove it: for those who don't know, a derby kiss is a bruise from playing derby," she told 99.5 Drum FM. "We had teams all the way from the east coast, we were playing teams from the Yukon Territory, it was really fun."
 
Drumheller lost their first game to the eventual tournament winners from New Brunswick. They won their second game, but lost a tough see-saw match to Wainwright that kept them out of the Bronze Medal Game.
 
Rivard noted how much the Hellraisers have come together since their first public match in Drumheller in June of 2016.
 
"We learned a lot and grew as a team," she recalled. "The first tournament we did , it was 'what are we doing? We haven't done this sort of thing before.' This tournament we went in knowing what we were doing and we grew so much more close together and things that we've been practising have been working out very well on the track."
 
"We are calling out for any ladies interested to see what derby is, we're having an open house night and after that, we'll be starting up a 'fresh meat' program so amnyone who's interested in joining can come see what we're about."
 
The Badlands Hellraisers open house is scheduled for Thursday, September 21 at the Drumheller Stampede Barn.
 

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