Atlantic Attack earn bye to gold-medal final, Waterloo Wildfire takes National Ringette League bronze

Leduc, Alberta – March 31, 2017 – Atlantic Attack beat Edmonton WAM! 9-4 to finish round-robin play in first place in the National Ringette League (NRL) division at the 2017 Freson Bros. Canadian ringette championships today. This earned the Attack a bye to the gold-medal final tomorrow, where they will meet the Cambridge Turbos. The Turbos beat Waterloo Wildfire 6-2 in the bronze-medal final.

In the U16 division, New Brunswick beat previously undefeated Central Alberta Sting 8-2 in the semi-finals to put them in the gold-medal final tomorrow. They will meet the Cambridge Turbos, who beat Alberta (Calgary PACE) 4-3 in the other championship semi-final. Central Alberta Sting will meet Alberta (Calgary PACE) to play for bronze. Zone 5 Pack (AB) will play Manitoba Magic in the consolation round final tomorrow.

In the U19 division, Manitoba (BVRA Angels) continued their winning streak beating Nova Scotia 5-2 in the quarter-finals and St. Albert Mission (AB) 8-3 in the semi-finals to put them in tomorrow’s gold-medal final. They will meet Rive-Sud (QC) who beat Richmond Hill 6-5 in overtime in the quarter-final and downed Alberta (Calgary) in the semi-finals. St. Albert Mission (AB) will play Alberta (Calgary) for bronze. Central Alberta Sting will play Québec (Outaouais Extrême) in the consolation round final tomorrow.

Games have been taking place at the Leduc Recreation Centre, the Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre in Beaumont, and the Dale Fisher Arena in Devon. Finals will be held at the Leduc Recreation Centre on Saturday, April 1 (U16 at 9:30 MDT, U19 at 11:30 MDT and NRL at 13:30 MDT). All-stars and the NRL Annual Awards will be announced at the closing award ceremony on Saturday night.

Rosters, schedules, standings and stats can be found at the following links:

U16: http://ringettecanada.hockeytech.com/stats/daily-schedule/2017-3-27?league_code=crc_u16&league=6

U19:​ http://ringettecanada.hockeytech.com/stats/daily-schedule/2017-3-27?league_code=crc_u19&league=4

NRL: http://www.nationalringetteleague.ca/stats/schedule.php?view=day

Competition continues Saturday, April 1 at 9:00 a.m. (MDT).

Results for Friday, March 31 at the 2017 Freson Bros. Canadian ringette championships in Leduc, Alberta:

U16 DIVISION

Championship quarter-finals:
Central Alberta Sting 7 BLL (QC) 2
Alberta (Calgary PACE) 7 Québec (Laurentides) 6 (OT)
New Brunswick 4 Ontario (Nepean) 3 (OT)
Cambridge Turbos (ON) 8 Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Selects) 2

Championship semi-finals:
New Brunswick 8 Central Alberta Sting 2
Cambridge Turbos (ON) 4 Alberta (Calgary PACE) 3

Consolation quarter-finals
St. Albert Mission (AB) 6 Edmonton Elite 3
Zone 5 Pack (AB) 5 TORL Force (BC) 3
Whitby (ON) 6 Zone 2 (AB) 5 (OT)
Manitoba Magic 6 Sherwood Park (AB) 5
Zone 5 Pack (AB) 5 St. Albert Mission (AB) 3

Consolation semi-finals:
Manitoba Magic 7 Whitby (ON) 5

U19 DIVISION

Championship quarter-finals:
Rive-Sud (QC) 6 Richmond Hill Lightning (ON) 5 (OT)
Manitoba (BVRA Angels) 5 Nova Scotia 2
Alberta (Calgary) 4 Ontario (Guelph) 1
St. Albert Mission (AB) 3 Edmonton Elite 2

Championship semi-finals:
Rive-Sud (QC) 3 Alberta (Calgary) 2 (OT)
Manitoba (BVRA Angels) 8 St. Albert Mission (AB) 3

Consolation quarter-finals
Central Alberta Sting 7 British Columbia (TORL Force) 2
Manitoba Magic 7 New Brunswick 6 (OT)
Québec (Outaouais Extrême) 8 Prince Edward Island (PEI Wave) 2
Zone 5 GRIT (AB) 4 Saskatchewan (Regina Bandits) 0

Consolation semi-finals:
Central Alberta Sting 5 Manitoba Magic 3
Québec (Outaouais Extrême) 6 Zone 5 GRIT 5 (OT)

NRL DIVISION                                                                                                                         
Richmond Hill Lightning 4 Edmonton Black Gold Rush 1
Waterloo Wildfire 6 Ottawa Ice 2
Cambridge Turbos 8 Calgary RATH 5
Atlantic Attack 9 Edmonton WAM! 4

Mini-game
Waterloo Wildfire 2 Richmond Hill Lightning 1 (OT)

Bronze-medal game
Cambridge Turbos 6 Waterloo Wildfire 2

About Ringette

Ringette is a Canadian sport that was invented in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario by the late Sam Jacks. There are currently over 30,000 players on nearly 2,000 teams across Canada, with over 1,500 officials and nearly 8000 coaches. Internationally, it is played in more than a half a dozen other countries around the world. Ringette has been designated a Heritage Sport by Sport Canada and as part of the Sport for Life movement, ringette is well advanced at adapting Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model. As a proud member of True Sport, Ringette Canada is committed to sport that is values-based and principle-driven. For more information, please refer to the Ringette Canada Web site at www.ringette.ca.

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