Team Canada rosters announced for world ringette championship

Ottawa, ON – October 13, 2015 – Ringette Canada has announced the rosters for its junior and senior national teams that will compete at the 2016 world ringette championship taking place in Helsinki, Finland from December 27th, 2015 to January 4th, 2016.

“This is an exciting moment for ringette in Canada as we announce the athletes who will represent us in international competition in Finland later this year,” said Frances Losier, Ringette Canada’s Director of High Performance and Events. “We know that our coaches have brought together this country’s best ringette athletes and we are very confident they will represent us well at the upcoming world championship.”

The athletes named to the senior national team roster are as follows:

Alberta

Jamie Bell, Lacombe AB
Dailyn Bell, Lacombe AB
Shaundra Bruvall, Calgary AB
Jenna Debaji, Edmonton AB
Jacqueline Ho, Calgary AB
Bobbi Mattson, Calgary AB
Dallas Robbins, Okotoks AB
Paola Romeo, Calgary AB
Christianne Varty, Calgary AB – Assistant Captain

Manitoba

Amy Clarkson, St. Andrews MB

Ontario

Jacqueline Gaudet, Waterdown ON – Captain
Sydney Granger, Dorchester ON
Jennifer Hartley, Ottawa ON
Elyssa Jasper, Ajax ON
Jasmine Leblanc, Ottawa ON
Paige Nosal, St. Clements ON
Kelsey Youldon, Nepean ON
Kaitlyn Youldon, Nepean ON

Quebec

Julie Blanchette, Montreal-Ouest QC – Assistant Captain
Chantal St-Laurent, Charlesbourg QC

The coaching staff for the senior national team includes:
Barb Bautista – Head coach, Ottawa ON/Calgary AB
Trina Janssens – Assistant coach, Calgary AB
Sharolyn Wouters – Assistant coach, Brooklin, ON
Stephanie Laurin – Team leader, Kingston ON
Connie Klassen – Head athletic therapist, Victoria BC
Carl Nienhuis – Mental performance consultant, Abbotsford BC
Keely Brown – Goalie Consultant, Edmonton AB
Alayne Martell – Media and PR, St. Peter’s NS
Frances Losier – Director of High Performance, Mirabel QC

The athletes who were previously named to the junior national team roster are as follows:

Alberta

Kelsie Caine, Red Deer AB
Annie Debaji, Edmonton AB
Justine Exner, Calgary AB
Robyn Gillespie, Sherwood Park AB
Lauren Henderson, St. Albert AB
Ellen Hoban, Calgary AB

Manitoba

Ryann Bannerman, Winnipeg MB
Talia Gallant, Winnipeg MB – Captain
Samantha Renooy, Oakbank MB
Keyona Tomiuk, Oakbank MB

Ontario

Sarah-Lynne Begin, Ottawa ON – Assistant Captain
Chantal Gauthier, Pickering ON
Molly Lewis, Nepean ON
Sydney Nosal, St. Clements ON
Shae-Lynn Reaman, Mount Forest ON – Assistant Captain
Abby Richardson, Guelph ON
Erica Voss, Etobicoke ON

Quebec

Justine Lapointe, Saint-Basile-Le-Grand QC
Catherine Ruel, Mascouche QC
Laurie St-Pierre, Boucherville QC

New Brunswick

Britney Snowdon, Moncton NB
Jenny Snowdon, Moncton NB

The coaching staff for the junior national team includes:

Lorrie Horne – Head coach, Sherwood Park AB
Chris Belan – Assistant coach, Calgary AB
Jackie Deschenes – Team leader, Ajax ON
Kathryn Pringle – Team leader, Fredericton NB
Danielle (Hobday) Hildebrand – Legacy coach, Oakbank MB
Andrea Ferguson – Legacy coach, Winnipeg MB
Sarah (Miller) Ianni – Legacy coach, Toronto ON
Claudia Jetté – Goalie consultant, Montréal QC
Melinda Watson – Athletic therapist, Red Deer AB
Alayne Martell – Media and PR, St. Peter’s NS
Frances Losier – Director of High Performance, Mirabel QC

Both teams will continue to train for the upcoming world championship. The junior team just finished up a training camp in Toronto this past weekend and the senior team will hold a training camp in Ottawa on November 26-27. For more information on the 2016 world ringette championships, please visit http://www.wrc2015.fi/en/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wrc2016 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/2016wrc.

2015 has been proclaimed the ‘Year of Sport’ in Canada, which aims to celebrate the role that sport plays in our Canadian identity. Ringette Canada fully supports this proclamation and encourages all Canadians to celebrate sport in their communities.

About Ringette

Ringette is a Canadian sport that was invented in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario by the late Sam Jacks. There are currently nearly 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. 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
Phone | Téléphone : (613) 748-5655, ext. 226
Cell : (902) 308-1067
alayne@ringette.ca
@: www.ringette.ca
@: www.nationalringetteleague.ca
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