Saskatoon athlete named captain for Team Canada at Junior Roller Derby World Cup

The Saskatoon native is leading the way as captain of the Canadian team at the Junior Roller Derby World Cup in Valence, France next week.

Everton Sraferek has been named captain of one of two of the 35 players that make up the women’s only and open teams.

Slaferek and Jasper “Golden Eagle” Davis from Lethbridge, Arata will captain the Open team, while Tess “Tornado” Charlton from Guelph, Ontario and Naomi “Scream Soda” Morrell from Victoria, British Columbia will co-captain the all-female team.

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Saskatoon roller derby skater playing for Canada’s junior team

The tournament in France will be the first time the tournament will be held outside of North America.

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“I’m very excited and very happy. The team building was great, but to be the captain? I’m thrilled to represent my country and the amazing Canadians that I skate with,” said Slavelek.

“Our captain was chosen for his knowledge of the derby, his ability to keep his cool in stressful situations and his rapport with his teammates,” said Team Canada head coach Caroline ‘Meow’ Reimer.

“People from eastern, western and central Canada wear C in good balance.”

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Canadian Team Junior Roller Derby Team Heads to France World Cup

Sask isn’t the only Slaferek. He resides for the Canadian national team, with other players from Swift Current, Saskatoon and Esteban.

The 35 players heading to France and their derby names are:

  • Ami Traoré “Ami Gotcha” from Alta’s Medicine Hat.
  • April Willie, ‘April Sours’ in Airdrie, Alta.
  • Audrey May, “Ojira”, from Lethbridge, Alta.
  • Davis Leibel Gerein, ‘Bette Davis Eyes’, from Calgary, Alta.
  • Jessie Ledger “Chessie” from Lethbridge
  • “Derby Devil” Elise St. Onge from Houston, British Columbia
  • Killia Franklin “Clawless” from Lethbridge
  • Cleopatra Grannemann Mason, “Cleo Pasha”, from Chilliwack, British Columbia
  • Everton Slaferek, ‘Everton’, from Saskatoon
  • Jasper “Golden Eagle” Davis, from Lethbridge
  • Anna Gutridge, “Guts”, from Red Deer, Alta.
  • Mahawa Traoré, “Hawabunga” from Medicine Hat, Alta.
  • Rainie Macdonald, “Hurricane Rain”, from Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Stella Ideas, “I’ll Heart Einstein”, from Toronto, Ontario.
  • K’Senya Schell, “K’Slamya” from Medicine Hat
  • Ella Gudamundsson, ‘Killer Ella’, from Esteban, Sask.
  • Cary Spottiswoode “Kirelina” from “Red Deer”
  • Makayla Soper, “Ma-Kill-Ya”, from Stratford, Ontario.
  • Mackenzie Heidinger “Medusa” from Lethbridge
  • Ella Thors, “Miss Cousy”, from Swift Current, Sask.
  • Raina McPhee “Red Streaks” (From “Red Deer”)
  • Mila Rennie “Lenny” from “Red Deer”
  • Naomi Morrell “Scream Soda” from Victoria, British Columbia
  • Riley Stilborn, “She-Hulk” (From “Airdrie”)
  • Myra Moore “Shredder” from Lethbridge
  • Catherine McLean “Skaty McPain” (from Guelph)
  • River Evans, “The Speed ​​Demon” from Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Abigail Rymer “Super Fly” from Lethbridge
  • Mayra McElristram “Tank” (From “Airdrie”)
  • Tallulah Nance Armstrong, ‘The Tenacious T’, from Calgary
  • Vincent Price “The Mystic” Saskatoon
  • Tess Charlton “Tornado” (from Guelph)
  • Valerie Klassen “Valkyrie” from Kitchener, Ontario.
  • Violet LeBlanc, ‘Vicious Vi’, from Fredericton
  • Delia Beck, “What the Beck”, from St. Catharines, Ontario.

The team’s coaches and support staff are:

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  • Caroline Rymer “Meow” (from Lethbridge)
  • Hamilton’s “Fred” Christine Manders
  • Jenna McLean, “Ferris Bruiser” from Calgary
  • Raina Owen, ‘Rayna Terror’, from Saskatoon
  • Jennifer Zamit ‘Rasputin’ from Stratford
  • Barbara Lapointe, “Banshee”, from Oromoct, New Brunswick
  • Andrew De Souza, “D-Ray”, from Burlington, Ontario.

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