December 3rd, 2011, the Gas City Rollers hosted their nearest rivals, the Lethbridge Roller Derby Guild in the event — The Nightmatch Before Christmas. The teams had not met up since November 2010 and with a swap of each others key players … the match was sure to be neck and neck. The first 30 minutes saw many lead changes with both teams looking cohesive and strong, putting up strong walls and nickle and diming for points. Lethbridge went into the half a few points over, 52 to 42.
The second half saw Gas City incur some jammer penalties early on, allowing Deathbridge to pull ahead with a substantial lead. Both teams put together some tough lines and held off points throughout the middle of the second half, and Gas City fought back in the final minutes of the game to get back on the score board. However, the damage was already done with Lethbridge pulling ahead for a final score of 155-95. Lethbridge puts away their fall season with a win against the Medicine Hat girls.
The Gas City Rollers are mid-swing in their 2011-2012 season … and will take on the Tar Sand Betties of Fort Mac in January and Lakeland Ladykillers of Cold Lake in February 2012 before heading into Chinook City Roller Derby Flat Track Fever tournament this April. They will finish up their season in Edmonton May 2012 vs the Oil City Tanker Girls.