Canadian officials announced for upcoming World Ringette Championships in Mississauga

Ottawa, ON – September 29, 2017 – Ringette Canada is pleased to announce the Canadian officials who have been selected for the upcoming 2017 World Ringette Championships taking place from November 27 to December 3, 2017 at Hershey Centre in Mississauga. Brent Bunting (Barrie ON), Chris Faulds (Waterloo ON) and Rob Drury (Whitby ON) will act as Canada’s on-ice officials, while Sharon Smit (Abbotsford BC), Nancy Desfonds (Gatineau QC) and Jamie Doerbecker (Waterloo, ON) will act as shot-clock operators for the event.

“We are extremely fortunate to have such a strong officiating program that continuously develops exceptional officials at every level of our sport,” said Nathalie Muller, Technical Director, Ringette Canada. “We are proud to have Brent, Chris, Rob, Sharon and Nancy represent us on the world stage when Canada goes for gold later this year.”

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