Podcast #24: Bruce Bales and the Roller Hockey Dream Team

Bruce Bales is a rollerblader, photographer, videographer, and host of the Iowa River Rumble.

We talk about the zen art of blade maintenance, rollerblading as an art form, working for free, and drafting the USA vs. Canada Aggressive Roller Hockey Dream Teams.

[The draft begins around 1:07.]


Here’s our picks for our ideal roller hockey team, consisting of pro or am rollerbladers.


  • Team USA

    Captain: Chris Dafick
    Alex Broskow
    Jeph Howard
    Victor Arias
    Jeff Dalnas
    Brian Weis
    Don Bambrick
    Chris Farmer
    Brandon Ford
    Collin Kelso
    Goalie: Joey Chase

  • Team Canada

    Captain: Richie Eisler
    Taylor Ritchie
    Danny Beer
    Todd McInerney
    Joey McGarry
    Leon Basin
    Stuart Brattey
    Colin Brattey
    Sean Knight
    Dallas Kurtz
    Goalie: Dustin Werbeski

If you want to know the reasoning behind the choices, you’ll have to listen to the podcast. It starts after the break.

You can check out some of Bruce’s work at vimeo.com/deft. Follow him as @D_E_F_T

If you’re in the area, check out the Quad City Showdown and Iowa River Rumble, Sept. 18-19, in Davenport, Iowa. For more, check out the Iowa-Connection.com.

Episode cover art by Joshua Cullen Photography.

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Intro music is “Devils Poker” and the outro music is “I Ain’t Dead Yet,” both by The Afterdarks.




One Comment

  • You guys should put Don in for team USA goalie…he played travel when he was younger.

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