Canadian Ringette Championships – Day 5
Calgary, Alberta – April 8, 2022 – The Calgary RATH, who have gone undefeated for the entire NRL 2021-22 season, will now fight for the gold medal against the Edmonton WAM! tomorrow at the Canadian Ringette Championships.
It was nearly an all-Alberta final on the penultimate day of play here in Calgary, Alberta, with only Team New Brunswick to spoil the party. All Championship finals will feature Alberta teams, and all games tomorrow will be at Seven Chiefs Sportsplex & Jim Starlight Centre.
It was an all-out morning for the U16 division as we dove head-first into semi-final action today. In the consolation round, team Prince Edward Island opened the day with an 8-2 win over West Ottawa. In the other consolation semi-final, Team Quebec beat the Calgary Grit 6-3 to win the right to take on PEI tomorrow in the consolation final. In the Championship round, team New Brunswick won the battle of the bragging rights 4-2 over the Sherwood Park Power, putting them into the gold medal game. In the other semi-final, Team Alberta triumphed over the Calgary SURGE 4-1, to put them in gold medal contention at 11am on Saturday. Sherwood Park Power and Calgary SURGE will play off for the bronze medal at 10.45am.
The U19s kicked off this afternoon with the consolation semi-finals. Team Ontario took down their neighbours to the west Team Manitoba by a score of 4-1. Team British Columbia won their match against the Manitoba’s Angels by a score of 6-2. Ontario will face BC tomorrow in the consolation final. It was an all-Alberta affair over on the Championship semi-final side. St. Albert Mission faced off against Team Alberta taking the game 5-4. The Calgary Raid downed Sherwood Park by a score of 3-0. Calgary Raid will square off against St. Albert Mission for the gold medal tomorrow at 1pm. While Sherwood Park will face Team Alberta for the bronze medal at 12.45pm.
In the National Ringette League division, the Calgary RATH took on the Gatineau Fusion in a close match-up, the RATH continued their run of good form and won the game 6-5. The Cambridge Turbos doubled the Manitoba Herd 8-4. Edmonton WAM! downed the Waterloo Wildfire 5-3. And the Atlantic Attack beat the Rive-Sud Révolution 6-5. We were into prime-time with our final NRL matches of the day. The Calgary RATH won against the Cambridge Turbos 5-2 and the Edmonton WAM! beat the Atlantic Attack 8-6. Tomorrow at 3pm we are gearing up for an all-Alberta final – Calgary RATH vs Edmonton WAM! for the gold medal at 3pm. While the Atlantic Attack and the Cambridge Turbos will fight for bronze starting at 2.45pm.
You can watch the Canadian Ringette Championships on the Ringette Canada YouTube channel; youtube.com/c/RingetteCanadaRinguetteCanada or on channel 1999 on TELUS’ Optik TV Network in British Columbia and Alberta.
For more information on the event, including links to rosters, schedules, standings and stats can be found at www.nationalringetteleague.ca
Competition continues Saturday, April 9 at 9.00 a.m. (MDT).