Canadian ringette championships get underway in London

London, Ontario – April 4, 2016 – Canada’s top ringette athletes took to the ice in London today as the 2016 Canadian ringette championships got underway. Forty-eight 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, seven of the 20 teams came out of the first day of competition undefeated. Manitoba downed British Columbia 7-3 and London 10-7. Calgary Blue beat New Brunswick 6-2 and Central Alberta Sting 5-3. Ontario downed Nova Scotia 8-1 and also beat Gloucester-Cumberland 8-1. Quebec beat Elora-Fergus 6-5 in overtime and downed New Brunswick 6-3. BVRA Angels (MB) beat Clarence-Rockland 3-2 and downed Alberta 4-1. Mississauga beat Saskatchewan 8-7 and Clarence-Rockland 6-2. Rive Sud (QC) downed Gloucester-Cumberland 5-1 and St. Albert Mission 10-5. Oakbank’s Milica Oravec, Mississauga’s Emily Power and Steinbach’s Belle Paisley led the opening day scoring in the U16 division with nine points each.

In the U19 division, five out of 20 teams are undefeated after the first day of play. Calgary Blue downed Nova Scotia 3-2 and St. Albert Mission 5-2. Manitoba beat Cambridge Turbos 4-2 and Edmonton Elite 5-4. Ontario downed Mississauga 8-1 and beat British Columbia 6-2. Alberta beat Eastman Flames (MB) 5-4 and downed London 7-3. Guelph shutout Saskatchewan 7-0 and beat the Cambridge Turbos 9-3. Lacombe’s Gillian Dreger and St. Jacob’s Maddie MacLean led the opening day scoring in the U19 division with seven points each.

In the National Ringette League (NRL) division, the Gloucester Devils beat Edmonton WAM! 5-4 and Montreal Mission beat Edmonton Black Gold Rush 6-4. Calgary RATH downed Atlantic Attack 4-2 and Cambridge Turbos downed Ottawa Ice 7-4.

Games are taking place at the Western Fair Sports Centre and Nichols Recreation Centre. The finals will be held at Western Fair. Competition continues all week and finals in all three divisions take place on Saturday, April 9th (U16 at 10:30, U19 at 12:30 and NRL at 14:30). All-stars and the NRL Annual Awards will be announced at the closing award ceremony on Saturday night.

Rosters, schedules, standings and stats can be found at the following links:

U16: http://www.leaguestat.com/ringettecanada/crc_u16/en/stats/schedule.php

U19: http://www.leaguestat.com/ringettecanada/crc_u19/en/stats/schedule.php

NRL: http://www.nationalringetteleague.ca/stats/schedule.php?view=day

Competition continues Tuesday, April 5 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).

Results for Monday, April 4, 2016 at the 2016 Canadian ringette championships in London, Ontario:

U16 DIVISION

Ontario 8 Nova Scotia 1
Québec 6 New Brunswick 3
Alberta 5 Saskatchewan 4
Manitoba 7 British Columbia 3
Rive Sud (QC) 5 Gloucester-Cumberland (ON) 1
Elora-Fergus (ON) 8 Central Alberta Sting 3
London 7 Edmonton Elite 5
BVRA Angels (MB) 3 Clarence-Rockland (ON) 2
St. Albert Mission (AB) 8 Nova Scotia 3
Calgary Blue 6 New Brunswick 2
Zone 5 Pack (AB) 3 British Columbia 1
Mississauga 8 Saskatchewan 7 (overtime)
Ontario 8 Gloucester-Cumberland (ON) 1
Québec 6 Elora-Fergus (ON) 5 (overtime)
Manitoba 10 London 7
BVRA Angels (MB) 4 Alberta 1
Edmonton Elite 3 Zone 5 Pack (AB) 2
Mississauga 6 Clarence-Rockland (ON) 2
Rive Sud (QC) 10 St. Albert Mission (AB) 5
Calgary Blue 5 Central Alberta Sting 3

U19 DIVISION

Calgary Red 2 British Columbia 1
Edmonton Elite 5 Saskatchewan 4
Calgary Blue 3 Nova Scotia 2
Québec 9 St. Albert Mission (AB) 2
Alberta 5 Eastman Flames (MB) 4
Richmond Hill 4 London 3 (overtime)
Mississauga 3 BLL (QC) 1
Manitoba 4 Cambridge Turbos 2
Ontario 6 British Columbia 2
Guelph 7 Saskatchewan 0
Nova Scotia 4 Nepean Ravens 3 (overtime)
Calgary Blue 5 St. Albert Mission (AB) 2
Eastman Flames (MB) 4 Zone 5 Grit (AB) 2
Alberta 7 London 3
BLL (QC) 6 Calgary Red 4
Manitoba 5 Edmonton Elite 4
Ontario 8 Mississauga 1
Guelph 9 Cambridge Turbos 3
Nepean Ravens 5 Québec 4
Zone 5 Grit (AB) 4 Richmond Hill 1

NRL DIVISION

Gloucester Devils 5 Edmonton WAM! 4
Montreal Mission 6 Edmonton Black Gold Rush 4
Calgary RATH 4 Atlantic Attack 2
Cambridge Turbos 7 Ottawa Ice 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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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
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