New Brunswick U16, Manitoba U19 and Cambridge Turbos pick up national gold at 2017 Freson Bros. Canadian ringette championships

Leduc, Alberta – April 1, 2017 – The Cambridge Turbos defended their National Ringette League (NRL) championship title today, beating the Atlantic Attack 6-5 in the gold medal final at the 2017 Freson Bros. Canadian ringette championships. This makes the Turbos the first team in league history to win three consecutive championship titles.

Sydney Nosal (St. Clements) picked up a hat trick and two assists including the game winner for the Turbos. “Twice they were up by two on us and it was totally a mental game for our team to pull ourselves together. At halftime, we took our time, calmed down and came out and we knew that we would be able to battle and come back into the game,” commented Nosal shortly after the game. Sydney’s sister Paige picked up a pair of goals and three assists in the game.

In the U16 division, New Brunswick picked up the gold medal after downing the Cambridge Turbos 4-3. Moncton’s Amy Green posted the game winner, while Dieppe’s Alexane Dupuis picked up a pair of goals and assisted on the game winning goal. This is only the second time in the 39-year history of the event that New Brunswick has won national gold in the U16 division. The Turbos go home with silver, while the Central Alberta Sting claimed bronze after defeating Alberta (Calgary PACE) 5-4 in overtime.

In the U19 division, Manitoba (BVRA Angels) shut-out Rive-Sud (QC) 4-0 to remain undefeated and pick up the gold medal. Rive-Sud go home with the silver medal. Alberta (Calgary) go home with bronze after beating St. Albert Mission (AB) 5-3.

When asked how she felt coming into the gold-medal final, Winnipeg’s Madison Ford commented, “I felt pretty confident coming into the final. We’ve been doing so well all season and throughout the tournament, and we were very confident with what we could come out with today.”

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. All-stars and the NRL Annual Awards will be announced at the closing award ceremony tonight.

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

Results for Saturday, April 1 at the 2017 Freson Bros. Canadian ringette championships in Leduc, Alberta:

U16 DIVISION

Bronze game:
Central Alberta Sting 5 Alberta (Calgary PACE) 4 (OT)

Gold game:
New Brunswick 4 Cambridge Turbos 3

Gold: New Brunswick
Silver: Cambridge Turbos
Bronze: Central Alberta Sting
4th: Alberta (Calgary PACE)
5th: Québec (Laurentides)
6th: Ontario (Nepean)
7th: BLL (QC)
8th: Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Selects)
9th: Manitoba (BVRA Angels)
10th: British Columbia (LMRL Thunder)
11th: Calgary Impact
12th: Regina Stingers
13th: Manitoba Magic
14th: Zone 5 Pack (AB)
15th: St. Albert Mission (AB)
16th: Whitby (ON
17th: British Columbia (TORL Force)
18th: Zone 2 (AB)
19th: Sherwood Park (AB)
20th: Edmonton Elite
21st: Nova Scotia (Halifax Hurricanes)

U19 DIVISION

Bronze game:
Alberta (Calgary) 5 St. Albert Mission 3

Gold game:
Manitoba (BVRA Angels) 4 Rive-Sud (QC) 0

Gold: Manitoba (BVRA Angels)
Silver: Rive-Sud (QC)
Bronze: Alberta (Calgary)
4th: St. Albert Mission (AB)
5th: Edmonton Elite
6th: Ontario (Guelph)
7th: Richmond Hill (ON)
8th: Nova Scotia
9th: Central Alberta Sting
10th: Québec (Outaouais Extrême)
11th: Zone 5 GRIT (AB)
12th: Manitoba Magic
13th: Saskatchewan (Regina Bandits)
14th: New Brunswick
15th: Prince Edward Island (PEI Wave)
16th: British Columbia (TORL Force)

NRL DIVISION

Gold game:
Cambridge Turbos 6 Atlantic Attack 5

Gold: Cambridge Turbos
Silver: Atlantic Attack
Bronze: Waterloo Wildfire
4th: Richmond Hill Lightning
5th: Edmonton WAM!
6th: Calgary RATH
7th: Ottawa Ice
8th: Edmonton Black Gold Rush

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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