All-stars named at the 2017 Freson Bros. Canadian ringette championships

Leduc, Alberta – April 1, 2017 – All-stars were named tonight at the closing ceremony of the 2017 Freson Bros. Canadian ringette championships in Leduc, Alberta.

The Canadian ringette championships are designed to crown champions in the U16, U19 and National Ringette League (19+) divisions; to provide fun, friendship and fitness to participating players; and to encourage ringette across Canada. The performance awards recognize excellence in the sport of ringette.

While the championships hope to stimulate ringette participation in Canada, they also carry the important goal of promoting excellence in competitive ringette – team excellence and individual excellence. Criteria for being awarded a performance award include: general excellence, specialized skills in her position, contribution to team success, capacity for fair play, and sportsmanship.

Agnes Jacks True Sport awards were also presented in each division. Winners included Ontario (Nepean) in the U16 division, Zone 5 GRIT in the U19 division and Waterloo Wildfire in the National Ringette League division.

All-stars were presented to:

U16 DIVISION
Second all-star team:
Offence: Kira Begin – Ontario (Nepean)
Offence: Kianna Doyle – Central Alberta Sting
Offence: Sidney Crowe – British Columbia (LMRL Thunder)
Defence: Kat Shaughnessy – Cambridge Turbos
Defence: Reese Lange – Manitoba (BVRA Angels)
Goalie: Emilie Gauvreau-Brunet (BLL (QC)

First all-star team:
Offence: Mégane Fortin – Québec (Laurentides)
Offence: Cloe LeBlanc – New Brunswick
Offence: Emma Croswell – Cambridge Turbos
Defence: Katherine Eamon – Alberta (Calgary PACE)
Defence: Olivia Simpson – Ontario (Nepean)
Goalie: Amelie Duguay – New Brunswick

U19 DIVISION
Second all-star team:
Offence: Laurianne Bourke – Rive-Sud (QC)
Offence: Britney Snowdon – New Brunswick
Offence: Claire Wyville – Ontario (Guelph)
Defence: Haley Groenenboom – St. Albert Mission (AB)
Defence: Melissa Misutka – Central Alberta Sting
Goalie: Grace MacKenzie – Nova Scotia

First all-star team:
Offence: Taylor Hildebrand – Manitoba Magic
Offence: Alana Lesperance – Manitoba (BVRA Angels)
Offence: Emily Chénier – Québec (Outaouais Extrême)
Defence: Rachel Ung – Alberta (Calgary)
Defence: Victoria Shennan – Edmonton Elite
Goalie: Shaylene Laufersweiler – St. Albert Mission (AB)

NRL DIVISION
Second all-star team:
Offence: Dailyn Bell – Edmonton WAM!
Offence: Shaundra Bruvall – Calgary RATH
Offence: Sheri Adams – Cambridge Turbos
Defence: Beth Hurren – Richmond Hill Lightning
Defence: Shae Reaman – Richmond Hill Lightning
Goalie: Karine Doiron – Atlantic Attack

First all-star team:
Offence: Kelsey Youldon – Waterloo Wildfire
Offence: Martine Caissie – Atlantic Attack
Offence: Paige Nosal – Cambridge Turbos
Defence: Christianne Varty – Waterloo Wildfire
Defence: Lindsay Brown – Edmonton WAM!
Goalie: Emily Ferguson – Waterloo Wildfire

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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For more information, please contact:

Alayne Martell
Media and Public Relations | Relations de presse et publiques
Ringette Canada | Ringuette Canada
National Ringette League | Ligue Nationale de Ringuette
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Cell : (902) 308-1067
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