Team Canada

Ringette Canada selects and prepares national teams to participate in the World Ringette Championship.

The next World Ringette Championship will be held November 2017 in Canada.

For additional information please contact the Director of High Performance, at frances@ringette.ca.

Do you have what it takes to play for Team Canada?

Click on the links below to find out more about our National Team programs


2017 Senior National Team

Sheri ADAMS

#66 ◊ Forward

Dorchester, ON ◊ Cambridge Turbos

Sponsor: Ontario Ringette Association

 

Breanna BECK

#61 ◊ Goalie

Red Deer, AB ◊ Edmonton WAM!

Sponsor: Tim Horton’s Western Canada

 

Dailyn BELL

#89 ◊ Forward

Lacombe, AB ◊ Edmonton WAM!

Sponsor: Tim Horton’s Western Canada

 

Jamie BELL

#93 ◊ Forward

Lacombe, AB ◊ Edmonton WAM!

Sponsor: Tim Horton’s Western Canada

 

Allison BIEWALD

#11 ◊ Forward

Ottawa, ON ◊ Gatineau Fusion

Sponsors: Argyle OMFS Services Inc, Ontario Ringette Association

 

Melissa BRESLIN

#3 ◊ Defence

Toronto, ON ◊ Cambridge Turbos

Sponsor: Ontario Ringette Association

 

Shaundra BRUVALL

#9 ◊ Forward

Calgary, AB ◊ Calgary RATH

Sponsor: Tim Horton’s Western Canada

 

Martine CAISSIE

#77 ◊  Forward

Bouctouche, NB ◊ Atlantic Attack

Sponsor: Services Financiers Danny Chaisson Inc

 

Taylor CAMPBELL

#4 ◊ Forward

Tilsonburg, ON ◊ Cambridge Turbos

Sponsors: Wellmaster Pipe and Supply, Ontario Ringette Association

 

Amy CLARKSON

#33 ◊ Goalie

St. Andrews, MB ◊ Manitoba Intact

Sponsor: Tim Horton’s Western Canada

 

Jacqueline GAUDET

#18 ◊ Defence

Waterdown, ON ◊ Cambridge Turbos

Sponsor: Ontario Ringette Association

 

Chantal GAUTHIER

#16 ◊ Defence

Pickering, ON ◊ Richmond Hill Lightning

Sponsors: Ontario Ringette Association, Central Region Ringette, Network Research Field Management Inc.

 

Sydney GRANGER

#12 ◊ Defence

Dorchester, ON ◊ Cambridge Turbos

Sponsor: Ontario Ringette Association

 

Erika KIVIAHO

#10 ◊ Forward

Whitefish, ON ◊ Waterloo Wildfire

Sponsors: Yallowwega Belanger Salach Architecture, Belanger Construction, TD Canada Trust Branch 2832, Ontario Ringette Association

 

Jasmine LEBLANC

#41 ◊ Goalie

Dieppe, NB ◊ Ottawa Ice

Sponsor : Ontario Ringette Association

 

Paige NOSAL

#91 ◊ Defence

St. Clements, ON ◊ Cambridge Turbos

Sponsors: Ontario Ringette Association, Brian Kettles, Barb Gaudet

 

Christianne VARTY

#28 ◊ Defence

Calgary, AB ◊ Waterloo Wildfire

Sponsor: Ontario Ringette Association, Tim Horton’s Western Canada, RH Counselling & Consulting Inc.

 

Lindsay VINK

#2 ◊ Defence

Lacombe, AB ◊ Edmonton WAM!

Sponsor: Tim Horton’s Western Canada

 

Erica VOSS

#91 s Defence

Toronto, ON ◊ Richmond Hill Lightning

Sponsor: Ontario Ringette Association

 

Kaitlyn YOULDON

#6 ◊ Forward

Nepean, ON ◊ Gatineau Fusion

Sponsor: Ontario Ringette Association

 

Kelsey YOULDON

#23 ◊ Forward

Nepean, ON ◊ Waterloo Wildfire

Sponsor: Ontario Ringette Association

 

 


Senior national team program

Senior national team staff

Barb Bautista – Head coach


TALENT IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION PROCESSES

General Registration

  • General registration through Ringette Canada ensures that an athlete’s name will be submitted for consideration to receive an invitation to training weekends and selection camp.
  • It is assumed that athletes who have committed to playing in the National Ringette League have passion and commitment to the sport and would welcome an invitation to attend the Team Canada selection camp. However, it is still in each athlete’s best interest to confirm by registering on the Ringette Canada website.
  • Registration is open to all age-appropriate athletes.

Click here to register for the senior national team


Talent Identification

Senior National Team athlete identification will be done based on NRL season scouting during the 2016-17 season to culminate in a final selection camp in May of 2017.  All teams will be seen at least once, either in person or via game video analysis.

When scouts are present for NRL games, it is expected that athletes be available to meet with the National Team staff following the game that has been scouted. The request will be made by the scout through the team General Manager or Head coach.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for selection to the 2017 Women’s National Team for the World Ringette Championship, a female athlete:

  • Must be a member in good standing with her club association and an athlete in good standing with Ringette Canada; and
  • Must be registered with, or certified by, Ringette Canada; and
  • Must be eligible to represent Canada in World Championship. This requires that an athlete be a citizen of Canada
  • As per IRF rules athletes must be born on or before December 31st, 2001 to compete in the 2017 World Championship

Tryouts

Tryouts for the senior national team are typically held on a yearly basis with most tryout camps being closed/invitation only.

At a tryout camp athletes can expect:

  • To complete fitness testing: Maintaining fitness is key going into the camp as it improves the athlete’s ability to perform consistently at a high performance level and also helps to reduce the potential for injury.
  • Be evaluated in both their primary and secondary positions

 

Any athlete trying out should be able to meet the minimum standards of both positional skills and fitness testing requirements.

Tryouts also afford athletes the opportunity to showcase their abilities in inter-squad game situations.


Selection criteria

The senior national team coaching staff and Ringette Canada’s Director of High Performance will establish the selection criteria.

The selection criteria will include:

  • Previous and current performance
  • Experience
  • Positional requirements
  • Present and projected development and/or improvement
  • Leadership/contribution to team chemistry
  • Availability for competition and training

Selection Process

The Senior National Team Program (SNTP) will hold Development camps across Canada during the selection season; and one off-season selection camp in May 2017 to begin preparing for the 2017 World Championships.


Regional Development Camps

These are opportunities for athletes to be seen by National Team coaches in a controlled setting. The purpose of these camps is to introduce potential Senior National Team athletes to the High Performance training environment, to the system play required and to introduce them to what it takes to transition into a High Performance athlete.  

The following development camps are tentative locations and possible dates:

  • TBC – Montreal Regional
  • Nov 26 – Ottawa Regional (CONFIRMED)
  • Dec 4 – Toronto Regional (CONFIRMED)
    • Tomken Twin Arena- 4495 Tomken RD, Mississauga, Ontario (3:15-4:15pm)
    • Iceland Arena – 705 Matheson Blvd. E Mississauga, ON L4Z3X9 (7:15 – 9:15pm)
    • 8:00am – 9:15pm
  • Dec 10 – West regional 1 (Location to be determined to accommodate BC, MB and SK NRL athlete schedules) 
  • Dec 17 – West Regional 2 (Alberta)

Cost: $40 per camp

Camps will include:

  • 1 practice session
  • 1 game (or 2 hour practice session – pending player registration numbers)
  • Classroom sessions

Full evaluations are made based on each athlete’s performance at the camp and consideration will be given to these athletes for selection to Team Canada based on this information.

Transportation, meals and accommodation are the responsibility of each individual athlete for this stage of the National Team process.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

FOLLOW INSTRUCTION FOR PAYMENT:

All National Team camp fees will be paid via PayPal

  1.      You must sign up for a PayPal account :
    1.   http://bit.ly/2fnVhJF
  2.      Log in to your PayPal account
  3.      At the top of the screen click Send and Request
  4.      Click Pay for Goods and Services
  5.      Enter the following in the space provided; Email address: ringette@ringette.ca
    1.  Amount: $40
    2.  IMPORTANT – Please include the first and last name of the athlete in the section below the payment amount.
  6.       Click Next to submit payment

NRL Championship

National Team scouts will be on-site for the duration of the 2017 NRL Championships. Scouting reports will be completed for most games at this event for the purpose of Senior National Team Selection camp invitations. Additionally, NRL Championship all stars will be selected based on the National Team scouting reports.


Assessment of Athletes

Through the course of the NRL seasons and possibly continuing at the NRL Championships, the SNTP Bench Staff and High Performance Committee will scout and identify the selection pool for our Senior National Team.

This process will include:

  • NRL Coach assessment and scouting reports
  • Previous and Current Video Review of NRL season
  • Previous and Current Video Review of High Performance events
  • Previous World Championship and International events
  • Scouting at NRL games by assigned scouts and National Team Staff

Athletes from the identified 2016 senior national team athlete pool will be eligible to be named to the Senior National Team. Final selection will include consideration for physical and technical aspects of the game as well as overall team dynamics.


Team size

Athletes from the 2017 senior national team athlete pool will be named to the National Team. Factors that will be considered in the final selection include physical and technical aspects of the game as well as team dynamics. Team size is based on strategic plan and tactics for a given season.


SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM

Training expectations

In addition to the time spent together during camp, athletes are also expected to adhere to a training program (mental/physical) during on and off-season. The program is prepared specifically for high performance ringette athletes and is reported to the senior team bench staff. Athletes are expected to spend a minimum of 5-7 hours per week training (on and off ice) or as the athletes assigned program dictates.

Regional and specialization camps may be planned to allow athletes and coaches additional time to work together; these camps will provide the opportunity to work on key aspects of the athletes game and to improve their skills under the direction of the coaching staff.


Athlete Monitoring Program – Pilot

For the 2017 Senior National Team program, Ringette Canada will pilot an athlete monitoring program. A pool of athletes will be selected and supported with identified Integrated Support Team – Sport Science, Sport Medicine (IST-SSSM) throughout the competition season leading into the May selection camp. Athletes may be identified to this pool as early as November of 2016.  The classification of these athletes will be based on past National Team performances, an athlete’s potential to meet to SNT selection criteria and their ability to execute the system play that will be required.

*An athlete that does not meet the training or performance requirements may be removed from this pool.


Team Training Schedule

Tentative selection/training camp dates (travel days included)

  • TBC
  • Up to 2 full team training camps (summer and fall 2017)
  • Possibility of domestic competition (new event)
  • Centralization – November 25th-27th*
  • World Ringette Championship – November 28 – December 3, 2017*

*Pending IRF official confirmation of exact competition dates. May vary by one day. 


Competition schedule

National team schedules vary based on the events required each year. The senior national team will typically compete together as a team in team camps and exhibition games leading up to the event and at the World Championship themselves.


Costs

The costs will likely be similar to previous programs. Ringette Canada is committed to reducing the costs to the athletes to as little as possible without compromising our ability to compete and achieve our goal.

Regional training weekend – No more than $100 per athlete

May selection camp – $1000 (Selection camp will be set up as a break even camp; any surplus will be redistributed to each attending athlete and athletes named to the team will carry over this amount towards their team fee)

Team fee – To be confirmed by May 1st, 2017 once Ringette Canada overall budget is set.

Ringette Canada’s Director of High Performance and Events will conduct a budget information session with all athletes at the May Selection camp.


Athlete obligations

Once selected to the national team, and to remain a member of the team, athletes shall:

  • Maintain status as a member in good standing with their provincial/territorial ringette association and of Ringette Canada;
  • Under supervision of the national coach, participate in all training programs, competitive activities, evaluation activities and reporting procedures of the Canadian National Team;
  • Comply with the requirements of Ringette Canada Athlete Agreement;
  • Demonstrate commitment to the National Team by maintaining or improving fitness levels and ensuring that competitive performance is maintained at a high standard appropriate for competition at the world championship.
  • Anti-Doping Program:  Athletes must adhere to the 2015 Canadian Anti-Doping Program as adopted by Ringette Canada. National Team Athlete Agreements will include the standard 2016-17 Canadian Anti-Doping Program Adoption Contract. An information session will take place at the May selection camp to outline all aspects of this program and the requirements on athletes and Team Staff.

Failure to satisfy these criteria may result in the athlete being moved to a non-traveling reserve position on the senior national Team or being removed from the senior national team entirely.


Junior national team program

Registration

General registration ensures that the athlete’s name will be submitted for consideration to receive an invitation to the selection camp.

The main focus and scouting for the junior national team will be on NRL and U19 AA athletes for the upcoming season. However, the registration process is open to all age eligible athletes.

It is assumed that athletes who have committed to NRL or U19 AA programs have passion and commitment to the sport and would welcome an invitation to attend the junior national team selection camp. However, only athletes who have completed the self-identification process will be considered for invitation to the selection camp.

Click here to register for the junior national team.


Junior national team coaching staff

Lorrie Horne – Head Coach

 


Team selection

Tryouts for the junior national team will be held in May of 2017. Any athlete trying out should be able to meet the minimum standards of both positional skills and fitness testing requirements. Tryouts also afford athletes the opportunity to showcase their abilities in inter-squad game situations. Maintaining fitness is key going into the camp as it improves the athlete’s ability to perform consistently at a high performance level and also helps to reduce the potential for injury.


Selection criteria

The junior national team coaching staff and Ringette Canada’s Director of High Performance will establish the selection criteria.


Athlete Identification process

Three opportunities for athletes to be seen over the course of the season have been setup to ensure that as many athletes as possible are involved in our High Performance entry programs.

Please note that none of these activities are mandatory for selection to the Junior National Team. These are opportunities to be seen, athletes are free to participate in as many or are little of these events as they see fit.

Tournament scouting

Attendance of National Team Scouts has been confirmed for the following events:

  • Wood Tournament, Edmonton, AB -November 23-27, 2016
  • Voyageur Tournament, Winnipeg, MB – January 26-29, 2017
  • Gloucester Tournament , Gloucester, ON – February 2-5, 2017
  • Atlantic Championships, PEI, February 17-19, 2017
  • Ontario AA Provincials, Nepean, ON – March 10-12, 2017
  • Québec U19AA Provincials, TBC – March 10-12, 2017

**Scouts may be present at other tournaments throughout the season based on availability. These will be communicated prior to the events.

What should I do to be seen?

If you are attending any of these tournaments and would like to be seen please complete the following form at least one week prior to the start of the tournament. This will ensure that the scouts can plan accordingly while at each event.

https://goo.gl/forms/JFofe1EOl5Ei8Xd63

Will I be contacted directly at any time while at these tournaments?

At the discretion of the scout, they may reach out to athletes on-site at scouting events.

No formal feedback will be given to each registered athlete beyond what is listed above.

Development Camps

These are opportunities for athletes to be seen by National Team coaches in a controlled setting. The purpose of these camps is to introduce potential Junior National Team athletes to the High Performance training environment, to the system play required and to introduce them to what it takes to transition into a High Performance athlete.  

Three development camps have been confirmed:

Mississauga, ON – December 16-18, 2016
Dec 16 – camp begins at 1pm
Dec 18 – camp ends at 6pm
Montréal, QC (Saint-Roch-de-l’achigan) -December 27-29, 2016
Dec 27 – camp begins at 1pm
Dec 29 – camp ends at 6pm

Sherwood Park, AB -December 31 – January 2, 2017
Dec 31 – camp begins at 10am
Jan 2 – camp ends at 7pm

Cost: $310 per athlete per camp

Camps will include:

  • Fitness testing
  • 3 practice sessions
  • 2 games
  • Classroom sessions
  • Post-session snack
  • Team Canada T-shirt

Transportation, meals and accommodation are the responsibility of each individual athlete for this stage of the National Team process.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

FOLLOW INSTRUCTION FOR PAYMENT:

All National Team camp fees will be paid via PayPal

  1.      You must sign up for a PayPal account :
    1.   http://bit.ly/2fnVhJF
  2.      Log in to your PayPal account
  3.      At the top of the screen click Send and Request
  4.      Click Pay for Goods and Services
  5.      Enter the following in the space provided; Email address: ringette@ringette.ca
    1.  Amount: $310
    2.  IMPORTANT – Please include the first and last name of the athlete in the section below the payment amount.
  6.       Click Next to submit payment

Canadian Ringette Championships

National Team scouts will be on-site for the duration of the 2017 Canadian Ringette Championships. Scouting reports will be completed for most games at this event for the purpose of Junior National Team Selection camp invitations. Additionally, CRC all stars will be selected based on the National Team scouting reports.

Will I be contacted directly at any time during the CRC?

At the discretion of the scout, they may reach out to athletes on-site at scouting events. Given the nature of the Canadian Ringette Championship, scouts will reach out to athletes once eliminated from competition. We encourage athletes to take the time to introduce themselves to the scouts at any time during the event.

Next steps

Upon completion of the 2017 Canadian Ringette Championships up to 30-45 athletes will be invited to the May selection camp. Invitations will go out no later than April 11th, 2017.


Selection camp

 

Up to 45 athletes will be invited to the May selection camp.
Camp will be held in a South Ontario location to be determined.
May 18-22, 2017.


Team size

Factors that will be considered in the final selection include physical and technical aspects of the game, as well as team dynamics. Team size is based on strategic plan and tactics for a given season.


Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for selection to the 2016 Junior National Team for the World Ringette Championship, a female athlete:

  • Must be born on or after January 1, 1997
    • As per IRF rules athletes must be born on or before December 31st, 2001 to compete in the 2017 World Championship
  • Must be a member in good standing with her club association and an athlete in good standing with Ringette Canada; and
  • Must be registered with, or certified by, Ringette Canada; and
  • Must be eligible to represent Canada in World Championship. This requires that an athlete be a citizen of Canada

Training expectations

In addition to the time spent together during camp, athletes are also expected to adhere to a training program (mental/physical) during on and off-season. The program is prepared specifically for high performance ringette athletes and is reported to the junior team bench staff. Athletes are expected to spend a minimum of 5-7 hours per week training (on and off ice) or as the athletes assigned program dictates.

All athletes that self identify for the Junior National Team Program will be given the off-season training program in preparation for Identification and Selection camps.


Training camp dates 

  • Selection: May 18-22, 2017 – South Ontario
  • Team training camp:
    • August 31 – September 4 , 2017 – Sherwood Park, AB
    • October 6 – 9, 2017, Mississauga, ON
  • World Championship – November 2017, Canada (Location to be confirmed by September 2016)

Costs

The costs will be similar to previous programs. Ringette Canada is committed to reducing the costs to the athletes without compromising our ability to compete and achieve our goal.

Regional Identification Camp – $310
May Selection Camp – $1000

Team Fee – $4000

Ringette Canada’s Director of High Performance and Events will conduct a budget information session with all athletes (and parents) at the May Selection camp.


Athlete obligations

Once selected to the national team, and to remain a member of the team, athletes shall:

  • Maintain status as a member in good standing with their provincial/territorial ringette association and of Ringette Canada;
  • Under supervision of the national coach, participate in all training programs, competitive activities, evaluation activities and reporting procedures of the Canadian National Team;
  • Comply with the requirements of Ringette Canada Athlete Agreement;
  • Demonstrate commitment to the National Team by maintaining or improving fitness levels and ensuring that competitive performance is maintained at a high standard appropriate for competition at the world championship.
  • Anti-Doping Program:  Athletes must adhere to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program as adopted by Ringette Canada. National Team Athlete Agreements will include the standard Canadian Anti-Doping Program Adoption Contract. An information session will take place at the May selection camp to outline all aspects of this program and the requirements on athletes and Team Staff.

Failure to satisfy these criteria may result in the athlete being moved to a non-traveling reserve position on the junior national Team or being removed from the junior national team entirely.


Junior National Team

Marie-Pier BLANCHARD

#8 ◊ Forward

St-Julie, QC ◊ Montreal Mission

 

Madison BONSEL

#17 ◊ Defence

Airdrie, AB ◊ Calgary RATH

Sponsors: Fred Peterson, Rebecca Peterson, Marilyn Peterson, Heidi Fell Profesional Corp., Reggin Industries

 

Tara BURKE

#14 ◊ Defence

Wellesley, ON ◊ Waterloo Wildfire

Sponsors: Elaine Martin, Rich Wyatt, Colin Clark, Dee & Duane Miller, Shawn Ross, Angie Athanasopoulos, Sandra Aguila, Sue Wiffin, Ben Wiffien, Joan Hergott, Al Bruce, Karen Lawrence, Brian Townes, Robert Kalbfleisch, Jim Harrison, Fiona Gruninger, Ravindi Kulatunga David Black, J.Keir, Ontario Ringette Association, Kitchener Ringette Association

 

Emily CHÉNIER

#74 ◊ Forward

Gatineau, QC ◊ Gatineau Fusion

 

Gillian DREGER

#2 ◊ Forward

Lacombe, AB ◊  Edmonton WAM!

 

Madison FORD

#1  ◊ Goalie

Winnipeg, MB ◊ Manitoba Intact

Sponsor: Bird

 

Mégane FORTIN

#51 ◊  Defence

Blainville, QC ◊ Lac St-Louis Adrenaline

Sponsor: DC Electrique Inc.

 

Ashley HEIMBECKER

#3 ◊  Defence

Cambridge, ON ◊ Richmond Hill Lightning

Sponsors: Arete Financial Inc., Ontario Ringette Association

 

Alana LESPERANCE

#18 ◊ Forward

Winnipeg, MB ◊ Bonivital Angels

 

Grace MacKenzie

#33 ◊ Goalie

Stillwater Lake, NS ◊ Halifax Hurricanes

 

Erin MARKLE

#9 ◊ Forward

Waterloo, ON ◊ Waterloo Wildfire

Sponsors: Phil Singeris, Gerald Lamoureux, Carrie Anderson, Rich Wyatt, John Backewich, Barb Hatch, Bridget Speek, Jennifer Barton, Dona Saunders, Ontario Ringette Association

 

Jennica MURRAY

#11 ◊ Defence

Calgary, AB ◊ Calgary RATH

Sponsor:Concorde Airport Services

 

Sydney NOSAL

#91 ◊ Forward

St. Clements, ON ◊ Cambridge Turbos

Sponsors: Peak Nosal Elite Ringette Camp, St. Clements Minor Ringette, Ontario Ringette Association

 

Sara PLOUFFE

#27 ◊ Forward

Gatineau, QC ◊ Outaouais U19AA/Gatineau Fusion

Sponsor: Ringuette Quebec

 

Sara REYNOLDS

#22 ◊ Defence

Whitby, ON ◊ Richmond Hill U19AA

Sponsors : Teresa Ribich, Carolyn Mountjoy, Stevens & Black Electrical Cont. Ltd., Paul Wolf LIghting & Electric Supply Ltd., ACCU Electric Motors Inc., Central Region Ringette, Ontario Ringette Association

 

Torrie SHENNAN

#71 ◊ Defence

Edmonton, AB ◊ Edmonton Ringette Club U19AA

 

Britney SNOWDON

#77 ◊ Forward

Moncton, NB ◊ Atlantic Attack

 

Jenny SNOWDON

#7 ◊ Forward

Moncton, NB ◊ Atlantic Attack

 

 

Kaylee SPEARING

#4 ◊ Forward

Winnipeg, MB ◊ Bonivital Angels

Sponsors: A-Phase Electrical Ltd., Normandeau Roofing Ltd.

 

Laurie ST-PIERRE

#31 ◊ Goalie

Boucherville, QC ◊ Rive Sud Revolution

 

Rachel UNG

#10 ◊ Defence

Calgary, AB ◊ Calgary RATH

 

Julie VANDAL

#28 ◊ Defence

Gatineau, QC ◊ Outaouais U19AA/Gatineau Fusion

Provincial Associations