DALLAS, TX – The Team Blood versus Team Thunder was an all-star exposition bout composed of skaters from the teams that did not advance to the semi-final round. The result was a fun, very competitive game that brought together players from all over the world for one game. The game went back and forth but in the end Team Blood won 153-129. Check out the rosters below, and how some of the consolation games went on Saturday.
DALLAS, TX – The first jam gave us the phrase that was indicative of how the rest of the game would play out: jammer penalties. After three in the first minute and thirty seconds of gameplay that jam ended at 0-0, but then the next ten minutes were slow going. After that, England pulled away with the help of power jams, but by the half Canada had closed up the gap with some of their own. After Canada continued their run in the second half, with Konichiwow leading their defense, Mainey and many of her London teammates hung on with demoralizing packs and forced Canada on more penalties.
England took the win, and now moves onto the Final game, 156-112, and play Team USA at 7pm. Canada plays Australia for 3rd place at 5pm. (The final was formerly at 5pm, but World Cup organizers have since added the 3rd place game.)