All-stars named at the 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships

Winnipeg, Manitoba – April 14, 2018 – All-stars were named tonight at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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 Team Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Selects) in the U16 division, Eastman Flames (MB) in the U19 division and Calgary RATH in the National Ringette League division.

Toughest Competitor Awards

Keala Fleury (Saskatoon) – Team Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Selects) has claimed the title of U16 Toughest Competitor.

Trudy Beamish (Steinbach) – Eastman Flames has claimed the title of U19 Toughest Competitor.

Chantal Gauthier (Pickering) – Richmond Hill Lightning has claimed the title of NRL Toughest Competitor.

All-stars were presented to:

U16 DIVISION

Second all-star team:
Offence: Riley Wasylyniuk (Cochrane AB) – Zone 2 Alberta
Offence: Brynn Nesbitt (Calgary AB) – Calgary Surge
Offence: Rileigh Hache (Nepean ON) – Team Ontario
Defence: Olivia Birstonas (Whitby ON) – Central Whitby Sharks
Defence: Grace Brown (Calgary AB) – Team Alberta
Goalie: Julianna McIntyre (Winnipeg MB) – Team Manitoba

First all-star team:
Offence: Emma Kelly (Nepean ON) – Team Ontario
Offence: Alexsi Kavvadas (Winnipeg MB) – Team Manitoba
Offence: Alexane Dupuis (Dieppe NB) – Team New Brunswick
Defence: Chanelle Smith (Calgary AB) – Calgary Surge
Defence: Reese Lange (Winnipeg MB) – Team Manitoba
Goalie: Georgia Fraser (Souris PEI) – Team PEI

U19 DIVISION

Second all-star team:
Offence: Kaylee Spearing (Winnipeg MB) – Team Manitoba
Offence: Claire Wyville (Morriston ON) – Team Ontario
Offence: Cloé LeBlanc (Memramcook NB) – Team New Brunswick
Defence: Laurence St-Denis (Ste-Marthe QC) – Team Quebec
Defence: Emilie Gruninger (Oakbank MB) – Eastman Flames
Goalie: Janna Griffioen (Waterloo ON) – Team Ontario

First all-star team:
Offence: Alana Lesperance (Winnipeg MB) – Team Manitoba
Offence: Milica Oravec (Oakbank MB) – Eastman Flames
Offence: Mégane Fortin (Blainville QC) – Team Quebec
Defence: Nicole Pelletier (Edmonton AB) – Edmonton Elite
Defence: Gabriele Lefebvre (Blainville QC) – Team Quebec
Goalie: Marie Ève Dubé (Blainville QC) – Team Quebec

NRL DIVISION

Second all-star team:
Offence: Chantal St-Laurent (Charlesbourg QC) – Gatineau Fusion
Offence: Kaitlyn Youldon (Nepean ON) – Gatineau Fusion
Offence: Justine Exner (Calgary AB) – Calgary RATH
Defence:  Julie Vandal (Gatineau QC) – Gatineau Fusion
Defence: Lindsay Brown (Lacombe AB) – Edmonton WAM!
Goalie: Breanna Beck (Red Deer AB) – Edmonton WAM! 

First all-star team:
Offence: Martine Caissie (Bouctouche NB) – Atlantic Attack
Offence: Jenny Snowdon (Moncton NB) – Atlantic Attack
Offence: Maude Charbonneau (Sainte-Julie, QC) – Montreal Mission
Defence: Paige Nosal (St. Clements, ON) – Cambridge Turbos
Defence: Erica Voss (Etobicoke, ON) – Richmond Hill Lightning
Goalie: Karine Doiron (Sainte-Anne-de-Kent NB) – Atlantic Attack

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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