Killamazoo Overwhelms Gold Coast, 180-162

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON–Eyes on the bronze medal, 3 seed Killamazoo and 7 seed Gold Coast Derby Grrls came together in the second-to-last game of the Kitchener-Waterloo tournament and delivered an exciting, hard-hitting game. With several lead changes and extraordinary determination by both teams, Killamazoo was able to clinch the lead in the last few jams, taking home a 180-162 win.

D2KW: Berlin Mauls Killamazoo, 232-185

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON–While Berlin had not outperformed pre-tournament expectations as much as Gold Coast this weekend, they were still proving themselves to be formidable opponents. This was no exception against Killamazoo; while they almost let a large first-half lead slip away as a tight first period was followed by a much looser second that gave Berlin fans their usual palpitations, the final few jams were carried out nervelessly for the Germans’ most comfortable win of the weekend so far, 232-185.

D2KW: Killamazoo Adjusts Outfit, 203-191

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON–In the first half of the third Kitchener-Waterloo game, Killamazoo and The Chicago Outfit delivered the anticipated close match of skill and action. It was a back-and-forth game with momentum swings both ways–but Killamazoo got the swing towards the end and took the win 203-191.

D2 Kitchener-Waterloo Playoff Preview

D2 Kitchener-Waterloo Playoff Preview DC, Photo (c) James Calder ShutterThug

The second playoff of the 2014 tournament season has a number of milestones: it is the first playoff to be held outside the USA, and it is the first to feature a team from continental Europe.

Read on to find out about all the teams, and all the day-one match-ups.