REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS
|Teams||Wins||Losses||Pts. For||Pts. Agst.|
|Death Track Dolls||1||1||206||231|
|Smoke City Betties||0||2||169||297|
After an extraordinarily tight start to the 2012 Toronto Roller Derby season, the defending champion Chicks Ahoy! are beginning to distance themselves from the pack. Nonetheless, prior to the Chicks’ lopsided victory over the Betties (113 point difference), the average margin of victory hovered around 20–an impressive level of parity for the league. The Gore-Gore Rollergirls ended their first ever ToRD losing streak with a win over the Dolls, yet their roster has been unstable and shifting and they could be vulnerable heading into their matchup against a steadily improving Betties team. The Dolls haven’t been able to quite find a groove in 2012, but loaded with rookie talent, the future looks bright.
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JAMMER QUOTIENT TOP 10:
|1. Bala Reina (CA!)||45|
|2. Bambi (GGR)||36|
|3. Dust Bunny (GGR)||31|
|4. Panty Hoser (DTD)||28|
|5. Dyna Hurtcha (CA!)||27|
|6. Betty Bomber (DTD)||26|
|7. Bellefast (DTD)||24|
|8. Kookie Doe (CA!)||22|
|9. titmouse (SCB)||16|
|10. Rebel Rock-It (CA!)||11|
JAMMER QUOTIENT BREAKDOWN
For the first time since 2007 and only the second time in ToRD’s history, Bambi will not score the highest JQ rating this season. Leading for most of the year, she was recently surpassed by Chicks Ahoy!’s Bala Reina (who is having a breakout season), and after suffering a broken wrist in a recent CN Power game, Bambi will miss the final regular season game and will not get a chance to catch her. More than any other season, the 2012 JQ ratings have been affected by injuries. Perennial JQ contender Candy Crossbones has yet to play a game in ToRD’s regular season and will not be a factor in this year’s race. Last year’s runner-up Dyna Hurtcha is also out for the season finale with a broken wrist (after already missing a game and dropping to fifth in the standings).
This almost certainly means a clear path for Bala Reina to clean up as the league’s top rated jammer. Bala Reina’s rise has been an extraordinary story this season in only her second in the league (she jammed only four times in all of 2011). Her rating of 45 is also pushing into record territory, nearing Bambi’s massive rating of 45 in 2010 (the highest possible rating is 50). Bala’s high rating comes from leading the league in points (144), points per jam (5.5), and plus/minus (+98). The other league leaders are the Gores’ Dusty Bunny with a 39% jam percentage (and with the injury to Bambi, this number will certainly go up; realistically, the 2007 JQ leader is the only skater with a chance to catch Bala Reina) and the Dolls’ Betty Bomber with a very impressive 67% lead percentage.
The other big story emerging in 2012 is Panty Hoser. With two strong games with the star now, she has crept into 4th place in the ratings on the strength of a 56% lead percentage and 3.8 points per jam average. An accomplished pivot and blocker, Hoser is following in the footsteps of her teammate Betty Bomber in becoming an impressive triple threat. At 7th place, another Doll, Bellefast, is the top rated rookie (she also sports an impressive 56% lead percentage and has scored 65 points in her first two games).
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|TEAM||JAM %||PLUS/MINUS||PENALTIES (minutes)|
|CA!||Nasher the Smasher: 62%||Doris Doomsday: +130||Nasher/Marmighty: 7|
|GGR||Foxy Sinatra: 51%||Lady Gagya: +121||Foxy Sinatra: 7|
|DTD||Panty Hoser/Jubilee: 58%||Lucid Lou: +50||Jubilee: 7|
|SCB||Mia Culprit: 61%||Sin D Drop-Her: -4||Mia Culprit: 8|
POINTS PER JAM
|PLUS/Minus||JAM %||LEAD %|
|CA!||Bala Reina: 144||Bala Reina: 5.5||Bala Reina: +98||Kookie Doe: 33%||Dyna Hurtcha: 63%|
|GGR||Bambi: 120||Bambi: 3.8||Bambi/Dusty: +47||Dust Bunny: 39%||Bambi: 31%|
|DTD||Panty Hoser: 69||Panty Hoser: 3.8||Betty Bomber: +23||Bellefast: 28%||Betty Bomber: 67%|
|SCB||titmouse: 57||Rug Burn: 2.5||titmouse: -4||titmouse: 28%||titmouse: 48%|
***ToRD’s regular season comes to a close this Saturday at the Bunker with a rare hometeam double header. Tickets are on sale now. Keep an eye out for a full weekend preview on Thursday.