Canadian Ringette Championships – Day 6 Finals
Calgary, Alberta – April 9, 2022 – Champions were crowned and all-stars were named tonight at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Canadian Ringette Championships in Calgary Alberta.
The stands were packed, and the energy was high as the skates hit the ice our first game of this championship day. Team Québec won a close match-up against Team Prince Edward Island, 3-2 to take the gold medal in the consolation final. Moving on to the championship round, the Calgary SURGE beat Sherwood Park Power 5-1 to take the U16 bronze medal. The U16 gold medal match was an absolute thriller, with some excellent end-to-end play, by the time the final whistle blew, team Alberta took the gold medal over Team New Brunswick by a score of 7-6.
The Canadian ringette championships are designed to crown champions in the U16, U19 and National Ringette League (19+) divisions; to provide fun, friendship and fitness to participating players; and to encourage ringette across Canada.
The U19s were on ice next, starting with the consolation final. Team Ontario took the U19 consolation gold, beating out Team British Columbia by a score of 5-2. Over to the championship round where the bronze medal match saw to Alberta teams going head-to-head. Team Alberta won out, defeating Sherwood Park by a score of 8-2 to take the bronze medal. The gold medal game was another electrifying match up featuring the Calgary Raid and the St. Albert Mission. When the curtain fell, the Mission took gold medal 5-4 and the Raid had to settle for the silver.
The National Ringette League was last up on the docket. The bronze medal went home with the Cambridge Turbos as they downed the Atlantic Attack 6-2. The gold medal match was another all-Alberta affair with the Calgary RATH looking to continue their winning streak against the Edmonton WAM! The game was exhilarating, and the Calgary RATH pulled off an amazing feat, going undefeated for the entire NRL season, and capping it all off with a gold medal win downing the WAM! 5-1.
It was a wonderful week of Ringette in Calgary. While the championships hope to stimulate ringette participation in Canada, they also carry the important goal of promoting excellence in competitive ringette – team excellence and individual excellence. Criteria for being awarded a performance award include: general excellence, specialized skills in her position, contribution to team success, capacity for fair play, and sportsmanship.
Agnes Jacks True Sport awards were presented in each division. Winners included the Calgary Surge in the U16 division, Team Alberta (Calgary Raid) in the U19 division and Calgary RATH in the National Ringette League division.
All-Star line-ups were named in each division. Second line and first-line all-stars for the U16 were:
1st Defence NB1-Team New Brunswick 21 Janie Bourque
1st Defence QC2 – Rive Sud 13 Charlie Martel
1st Forward AB1-Team Alberta 8 Madison Rice
1st Forward AB1-Team Alberta 14 Talisa Cowley
1st Forward ON1-Team Ontario 6 Morgan Forrest
1st Goalie AB4 – Calgary Matrix 1 Allison Hehr
2nd Defence AB1-Team Alberta 4 Karley Clark
2nd Defence ON1-Team Ontario 2 Janie Thauvette
2nd Forward AB2-Calgary SURGE 14 Sage Snethun
2nd Forward NB1-Team New Brunswick 66 Taylor Beal
2nd Forward NB1-Team New Brunswick 99 Gabrielle Gosselin
2nd Goalie SK1 – Team Sask 1 Cadence Howe
Toughest Competitor AB4 – Calgary Matrix 1 Allison Hehr
Second line and first-line all-stars for the U19 were;
1st Defence Team New Brunswick 9 Genevieve Belliveau
1st Defence Team Alberta 15 Kaylee Armstrong
1st Forward Team Alberta 11 Erin Ung
1st Forward Team Alberta 12 Emily Dodd
1st Forward Team New Brunswick 23 Manon Vautour
1st Goalie Shewood Park 1 Kaeli Woodliffe
2nd Defence Calgary Raid 11 Sydnie Rock
2nd Defence Équipe Québec 20 Laurianne Alain
2nd Forward Calgary Raid 5 Mikyla Brewster
2nd Forward Outaouais Extreme 10 Alex Violette
2nd Forward Edmonton Elite 14 Tori Klapstein
2nd Goalie Saskatchewan 31 Maddy Nystrom
Toughest Competitor Team Alberta 12 Emily Dodd
Second line and first-line all-stars for the National Ringette League were;
1st Defence Waterloo Wildfire 16 Chantal Gauthier
1st Defence Edmonton WAM! 3 Annie Debaji
1st Forward Atlantic Attack 7 Jenny Snowdon
1st Forward Atlantic Attack 77 Britney Snowdon
1st Forward Cambridge Turbos 8 Jennifer Gaudet
1st Goalie Calgary RATH 33 Brea Beck
2nd Defence Rive Sud Révolution 88 Camille Dumont
2nd Defence Gatineau Fusion 28 Julie Vandal
2nd Forward Waterloo Wildfire 23 Kelsey Youldon
2nd Forward Black Gold Rush 6 Molly Chorney
2nd Forward Edmonton WAM! 2 Gillian Dregger
2nd Goalie Cambridge Turbos 31 Jessie Callander
Toughest Competitor Gatineau Fusion 7 Emily Chenier
Congratulations to all the winners and to all the teams for some exceptional skill throughout the week. And a big thank you to all our coaches, trainers, officials, volunteers, host committee members, parents, grandparents and those supporting ringette all over the world this week by tuning in to our YouTube channel.
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