Pronghorns vs Rollers



Date Time League Season Home Away Court
September 3, 2023 7:30 pm Canadian National Pickleball League 2023 Pronghorns Rollers 2


Edmonton Expo Centre
Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515, 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton Northlands, Greater Highlands, Edmonton, Alberta, T5B 0J2, Canada


Pronghorns Easily Dispatch Rollers in Four-Game Sweep

Pronghorns Women Break Open Tight Game in Win over Rollers

Early in this game, it looked like these two women’s doubles squads would go shot-for-shot down to the wire. But, the Pronghorns Kim Brent and Pam Clarke, energized by a timeout taken by the Rollers Jessica Kawamoto and Emma Li, quickly finished them off by a score of 15-9.

The story of the early going were unforced errors, with only a nice Li set-up and a Clarke forehand that the Rollers couldn’t get to make things interesting and leading to a 4-4 tie. After Brent put the Pronghorns ahead for good with a backhand to make it 6-5, she would later bust a big backhand to force a Rollers timeout with the score 9-6.

Kawamoto was able to interject with a blazing cross to get the score to 10-7 but was outdone not long after by a Clarke ATP that just hit the sideline to make the count 13-8 Pronghorns. The Rollers hung in for a couple of freezes, but ultimately Kawamoto found net for game point.

Pronghorns Stifle Late Rollers Rally in Men’s Doubles Triumph

Just like the women’s doubles game before, the Rollers Rob Krizmanich and Jonas Dahler took a 1-0 lead, which was their only lead in a 15-11 loss to the Pronghorns Brad Chapman and Matty Stodola. Unlike their female counterparts, Krizmanich and Dahler made things far more interesting, battling back from deficits to get to make the Pronghorns’ jersey collars just a little tighter.

The stories of the early going were Krizmanich and Stodola, who stole the show with outstanding shot-making and defense as the Pronghorns built a 5-4 cushion. Chapman then added an exclamation mark with some astute defense to gain a point. The action then cooled for a bit, with the Pronghorns going ahead 10-6 and forcing a Rollers timeout.

The rest did the trick for Krizmanich and Dahler, who rallied and shot their way to make the score close at 11-10, accented by a booming Dahler overhand winner. Two plays later Chapman ripped an overhand that eluded the Rollers to push the score to 13-10, followed by a Krizmanich net cord shot to get the Rollers within two. That, though, was all the Rollers had as the Pronghorns capitalized on Rollers errors to win this key contest.

Pronghorns Cap Match Win with Big Victory over Rollers

Few games in the Western Split were as lopsided as this one, which favored the Pronghorns mixed doubles team of Kim Brent and Brad Chapman over the Rollers Jessica Kawamoto and Jonas Dahler by a score of 15-5. Brent, the eventual Player of the Match, with the generous help of Chapman, forced the Rollers back on their heels time and again with amazing shots and defensive to offensive onslaughts.

After Kawamoto smoked a hard backhand cross to make the score 1-1 early, it was all Pronghorns after that. Brent accounted for three of her team’s next four points to make it 5-2 Pronghorns, followed later by a vicious Chapman backhand that sent the Rollers to a timeout at 7-3.

Neither Kawamoto nor Dahler had an answer for what Chapman and Brent sent their way, and only scoring their last two points on unforced errors by Brent and Chapman. Fittingly, Brent’s brilliant dinking led to a Chapman ATP that hit Kawamoto to make it 14-5, followed by a Chapman forehand that Kawamoto couldn’t return for the game and match point.

Pronghorns Outlast Rollers to Sweep Match

Another match, another game that meant little to the outcome. But, as this match between the Pronghorns and Rollers went, this was the most entertaining – and most closely contested. In the end, the Pronghorns mixed doubles team of Pam Clarke and Matty Stodola narrowly trimmed the Rollers Rob Krizmanich and Emma Li, 15-14.

Early, there were moments of absolute brilliance, like a seeing-eye Krizmanich ATP for a point, punctuated by some miscommunication, unforced errors, and the Selkirk net eating too many returns. About the midway point, the Rollers had built an 8-7 lead on a Krizmanich backhand and a sneaky Li set-up that Clarke put into the net.

The teams then fought to a 10-10 tie when Krizmanich and Li dinked brilliantly for the 10th point. Stodola turned the tide with a massive overhand for a point, only to have the Rollers tie it on a Li set-up and then good Rollers defensive play. Stodola then ripped another forehand winner that hit Krizmanich, but eventually the unforced errors did the Rollers in, once again.




Player Player of the Match Category wins Category PF Category PA Mixed wins Mixed PF Mixed PA Mixed partner
Brad Chapman0115111155Kim Brent
Kim Brent111591155Brad Chapman
Matty Stodola01151111514Pam Clarke
Pam Clarke0115911514Matty Stodola


Player Player of the Match Category wins Category PF Category PA Mixed wins Mixed PF Mixed PA Mixed partner
Emma Li0091501415Rob Krizmanich
Jessica Kawamoto009150515Jonas Dähler
Jonas Dähler0011150515Jessica Kawamoto
Rob Krizmanich00111501415Emma Li

General Manager: Rob Krizmanich

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Rollers vs Pronghorns

Home: Rollers
Away: Pronghorns
Court: 2