2019 Credit Union Canadian Ringette Championships hit the ice in PEI

Charlottetown/Summerside, PEI – April 8, 2019 – It was an action-packed opening day at the 2019 Credit Union Canadian Ringette Championshipsthat kicked off in Charlottetown/Summerside, PEI today. Forty-five teams from across the country are competing for national titles in the U16 and U19 divisions, as well as the National Ringette League championship title.

In the U16 division, the hometown PEI Wave team downed team Ontario 2-1, in likely the biggest upset of the day. Charlottetown’s Sophia Jeffery picked up the pair for PEI. In other U16 play, seven of the 19teams came out of the first day of competition undefeated. Zone 2 (AB) beat PEI 6-3 in the first game of the day and then went on to beat Central Alberta Sting 1-0. Team BC (LMRL Thunder) beat Cyclones de Quebec 7-4; Team Quebec (Rive-Sud) downed Team Nova Scotia 6-3; Spruce Grove Rage beat Team Saskatchewan (Regina Stingers) 9-7; Calgary Core downed West Ottawa 4-3; GCRA (ON) beat Calgary Crew 4-3; and Team Alberta (Calgary Impulse) beat the Saskatoon Selects 9-3 and Team New Brunswick 3-1. Zone 2’s (AB) Kennedy Rice (Airdrie) led the opening day scoring in the U16 division with eight points.

In the U19 division, the hometown PEI Wave had a strong first day, downing Zone 5 (AB) 6-4. Charlottetown’s Robyn Power scored four for PEI. In other U19 play, half of the 18 teams came out of the first day of competition undefeated. Laurentides (QC) beat Team Manitoba (Magic) 6-3 and downed Team BC (LMRL Thunder) 9-3; Guelph Predators beat PEI Wave 7-3 and downed Team Manitoba (Magic) 7-3; Nepean Ravens downed Team BC (LMRL Thunder) 3-2 in overtime and beat the Saskatoon Blazers 7-6; Calgary Rush downed Zone 5 (AB) 5-1 and posted a 6-3 win over the Saskatoon Blazers; Calgary Rogue beat Team Nova Scotia 8-2 and downed TORL Force (BC) 9-2; Team Saskatchewan (Regina Bandits) beat Team Nova Scotia 10-1 and CORA (Ottawa) 7-4; Team Quebec (Lac Saint-Louis) downed CORA (Ottawa) 6-5 and Team New Brunswick 8-5; and Edmonton Elite beat the BVRA Angels (MB) 2-1. Delphine Aguiar (Laurentides), Hailee Parsons (Calgary Rogue) and Guelph Predators’ Claire Wyville (Morriston) led the opening day scoring in the U19 division with eight points each.

In the National Ringette League division, Montreal Mission opened the day downing Calgary RATH 7-5. Cambridge Turbos beat Manitoba Intact 6-5, while Waterloo Wildfire downed Ottawa Ice 7-3. In the last game of the day, defending National Ringette League champions, Atlantic Attack downed Edmonton WAM! 8-4. Bouctouche’s Martine Caissie led the opening day scoring in the National Ringette League division with seven points.

Games are taking at Credit Union Place in Summerside, Bell Aliant Centre in Charlottetown, APM Centre in Cornwall and Pownal Sports Centre in Alexandra. Competition in all divisions started today and gold medal finals in all three divisions take place on Saturday, April 13 (U16 at 10:00 ADT in Summerside, U19 at 13:00 ADT in Charlottetown, and NRL at 15:00 ADT in Charlottetown). All-stars and the NRL Annual Awards will be announced at the closing ceremony on Saturday night in Charlottetown.

All games are being webcast live here: www.sportscanada.tv/ringette. For more information on the event, including links to rosters, schedules, standings and stats can be found at www.crc2019.ca.

Competition continues Tuesday, April 9 at 8:00 a.m. (ADT).

Results for Monday, April 8 at the 2019 Credit Union Canadian Ringette Championships in Charlottetown/Summerside, PEI:

U16
Zone 2 (AB) 6 Team PEI (Wave) 3
Team BC (LMRL Thunder) 7 Cyclones de Quebec 4
Central Alberta Sting 5 BVRA Angels (MB) 1
GCRA (ON) 4 Calgary Crew 3
Team Alberta (Calgary Impulse) 9 Saskatoon Selects 3
Calgary Core 4 West Ottawa 3
Team Quebec (Rive-Sud) 6 Team Nova Scotia 3
Team NB 3 Team Manitoba (Magic) 2
Team PEI (Wave) 2 Team Ontario (Waterloo) 1
Spruce Grove Rage 9 Team Saskatchewan (Regina Stingers) 7
Cyclones de Quebec 1 BVRA Angels (MB) 0
Zone 2 (AB) 1 Central Alberta Sting 0
West Ottawa 4 Team Nova Scotia 0
Team Alberta (Calgary Impulse) 3 Team NB 1
Calgary Crew 10 Saskatoon Selects 3

U19
Team Ontario (Guelph Predators) 7 Team PEI (Wave) 3
Nepean Ravens 3 Team BC (LMRL Thunder) 2 OT
Team Alberta (Calgary Rogue) 8 Team Nova Scotia 2
Laurentides (QC) 6 Team Manitoba (Magic) 3
Team Quebec (Lac Saint-Louis) 8 Team NB 5
Team Saskatchewan (Regina Bandits) 7 CORA (Ottawa) 4
Calgary Rush 5 Zone 5 (AB) 1
Edmonton Elite 2 BVRA Angels (MB) 1
Nepean Ravens 7 Saskatoon Blazers 6
Team Alberta (Calgary Rogue) 9 TORL Force (BC) 2
Laurentides (QC) 9 Team BC LMRL Thunder) 3
Team PEI (Wave) 6 Zone 5 (AB) 4
Team Saskatchewan (Regina Bandits) 10 Team Nova Scotia 3
Team Ontario (Guelph Predators) 7 Team (Manitoba Magic) 3
Team Quebec (Lac Saint-Louis) 6 CORA (Ottawa) 5
Team NB 5 Edmonton Elite 4
BVRA Angels (MB) 7 TORL Force (BC) 2
Calgary Rush 6 Saskatoon Blazers 3

National Ringette League:
Montreal Mission 7 Calgary RATH 5
Cambridge Turbos 6 Manitoba Intact 5
Waterloo Wildfire 7 Ottawa Ice 3
Atlantic Attack 8 Edmonton WAM! 4

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. For more information, please refer to the Ringette Canada Web site at www.ringette.ca.

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