Edmonton WAM! takes National Ringette League bronze, Richmond Hill Lightning to face Cambridge Turbos in gold medal final
Wood Buffalo, AB – April 3, 2015 – Richmond Hill Lightning has never made the medal round at the National Ringette League (NRL) championships, until today. The Lightning downed Waterloo Wildfire 8-6 in their last round robin game to move into the semifinal bronze medal match against Edmonton WAM!. Jess Jones (St. Thomas) scored both the opening goal and the overtime winner to down WAM! 4-3 and move the Lightning into the gold medal final against the Cambridge Turbos. Edmonton WAM! will go home with bronze.
In the U19 division of the 2015 Tim Hortons Canadian Ringette Championships, the Nepean Ravens beat British Columbia 4-3 in overtime to advance to the gold medal final tomorrow. They will meet Alberta, who downed St. Albert Mission 5-4 in overtime semifinal action today. The Mission will play British Columbia for bronze. Nepean’s Molly Lewis scored a hat trick, including the overtime winner for the Ravens, while Calgary’s Morgan Ayres scored the game winner for Alberta.
In the U16 division, Ontario continued to dominate, beating New Brunswick 6-2 in the quarterfinal and downing Calgary Pursuit 4-1 in the semifinals to advance to the gold medal game. They will now face Manitoba, who beat Edmonton Elite 10-5 in quarterfinal play and then took down previously undefeated Alberta 5-2 in semifinal action today. Alberta goes on to play Calgary Pursuit for bronze.
A total of 37 teams are competing at the event and finals will be held tomorrow, April 4th (U19 at 11:30, NRL at 13:30 and U16 at 16:00). All-stars and the NRL Annual Awards will be announced at the closing award ceremony.
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Results for Friday, April 3, 2015 at the 2015 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships in Wood Buffalo, Alberta:
Calgary Pursuit 4 Quebec 1
Alberta 4 St. Albert Mission (AB) 3 (OT)
Manitoba 10 Edmonton Elite 5
Ontario 6 New Brunswick 2
Manitoba 5 Alberta 2
Ontario 4 Calgary Pursuit 1
Zone 5 Pack (AB) 3 Central Alberta Sting 1
Manitoba Magic 11 British Columbia 4
Outaouais Extrême 6 Saskatchewan 2
Nepean Ravens 4 British Columbia 3 (OT)
Alberta 5 St. Albert Mission (AB) 4 (OT)
Quebec 3 Zone 5 GRIT (AB) 2 (OT)
Regina Bandits 3 Edmonton Elite 2
Edmonton Elite 3 Zone 5 GRIT (AB) 2
Regina Bandits 2 Quebec 1
Ontario 8 Saskatchewan 2
Central Alberta Sting 6 Manitoba 5
Lac St. Louis (QC) 4 Eastman Flames 3
Edmonton WAM! 9 Cambridge Turbos 4
Ottawa Ice 6 Gloucester Devils 5
Calgary RATH 6 Montreal Mission 2
Richmond Hill Lightning 8 Waterloo Wildfire 6
Bronze medal game:
Richmond Hill Lightning 4 Edmonton WAM! 3 (OT)
2015 has been proclaimed the ‘Year of Sport’ in Canada, which aims to celebrate the role that sport plays in our Canadian identity. Ringette Canada fully supports this proclamation and encourages all Canadians to celebrate sport in their communities.