Hellions of Troy

Hellions of Troy Roller Derby (HoTRD) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in the Capital District in New York State. Founded in 2008, the league is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

Hellions of Troy Roller Derby
Metro areaCapital District, New York
CountryUnited States
Founded2008
TeamsHellions (A team)
Herculadies (B team)
Track type(s)Flat
VenueRollarama Skating Center, Schenectady
AffiliationsWFTDA
Org. typenone
Websitehttp://www.gohellions.com/

History and structure

The Hellions was formed in 2008 by skaters who had split from Albany All Stars Roller Derby and spent the winter practicing and bouting at the Fun Spot in Glens Falls.[2] Negotiations for the Hellions 2009 summer season at the Glens Falls Civic Center began in October 2008 and continued through the Hellions' December bout against the Green Mountain Derby Dames[3] and into 2009. In March 2009, the league announced its inaugural six-bout season in Troy.[4] The Hellions currently skate at Rollarama Skating Center in Schenectady,[5] and play under the WFTDA reulset.[6] The league is skater owned and operated, with members running all aspects of league management, including bout production, coaching, public relations, and merchandising.

The Hellions of Troy Roller Derby League consists of both an A team and a B team, the Hellions and the Herculadies respectively.[5] The Herculadies made their debut in the 2012 season.

In October 2011, the Hellions became an apprentice member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association,[7] and it became a full member in December 2012.[8]

WFTDA rankings

Season Final ranking[9] Playoffs Championship
2013 128 WFTDA[10] DNQ DNQ
2014 124 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ
2015 260 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ
2016 229 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ
2017 195 WFTDA[14] DNQ DNQ

References

  1. "Hellions of Troy Roller Derby – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  2. Thompson, Maury (30 October 2008). "Get ready for rolling excitement". Glens Falls Post-Star. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  3. Thompson, Maury (9 December 2008). "Hellions on wheels". Glens Falls Post-Star. Archived from the original on 12 December 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  4. "All Over Albany 3/25/2009 Hellions of Troy Throw Down in Frear Park". Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  5. Moran, Lindsay (3 March 2017). "Hell on wheels: Local roller derby team ready to kick off new season". Troy Record. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  6. Times Union 03/13/2009 Local rollergirls find similarities in documentary film about the roots of modern derby
  7. "WFTDA Accepts 13 Leaguesinto Apprentice Program - LatestNews - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  8. "WFTDA Welcomes 14 New Members - LatestNews - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  9. "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  10. "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  11. "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  12. "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  13. "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  14. "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
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