Gloucester Devils continue winning streak at national championship

London, Ontario – April 6, 2016 – The Gloucester Devils continued to dominate in the National Ringette League division at the 2016 Canadian Ringette Championships being held in London this week. The Devils beat Montreal Mission 10-2 to remain undefeated after the third day of round robin play. Ottawa’s Allison Biewald posted five goals and an assist for Gloucester and Nepean’s Kaitlyn Youldon picked up a goal and five assists. Kaitlyn’s sister Kelsey also picked up three goals and an assist in the game.

In other National Ringette League play, Ottawa Ice beat Calgary RATH 5-4 to finish day three with a 3-1 record. Cambridge Turbos are also 3-1 after beating Atlantic Attack 11-1, while Edmonton WAM! beat Edmonton Black Gold Rush 7-2.

Teams in the U16 and U19 divisions moved onto the championship and consolation rounds today. The day started with Mississauga and BLL (QC) playing a mini-game in the U19 division to determine who would move onto the championship round. Terrebonne’s Camille Vezina scored the lone goal in the ten-minute game to move BLL (QC) into the championship round and putting Mississauga into the consolation round.

Competition in the U16 division saw some previously undefeated teams suffer losses. Manitoba were downed 11-4 by New Brunswick and Rive Sud were downed 4-3 by Alberta. When Rive Sud and Manitoba met each other today, Rive Sud downed Manitoba 6-5 in overtime. Quebec remains the only undefeated team in U16, beating Edmonton Elite 6-4 and Ontario 5-3 today.

Competition in the U19 division saw Guelph continue their winning streak, picking up a 2-1 win over BLL (QC) and a 5-3 win over Nova Scotia. Previously undefeated Alberta suffered a 4-1 loss to Quebec and a 3-1 loss to Manitoba.

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 Thursday, April 7 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).

Results for Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the 2016 Canadian ringette championships in London, Ontario:

U16 DIVISION
Championship round:
New Brunswick 11 Manitoba 4
London 9 Calgary Blue 8
St. Albert Mission 7 Mississauga 3
Alberta 4 Rive Sud 3
BVRA Angels (MB) 5 Ontario 3
Quebec 6 Edmonton Elite 4
Calgary Blue 6 St. Albert Mission 5 (overtime)
Mississauga 12 London 8
New Brunswick 6 Alberta 3
Rive Sud 6 Manitoba 5 (overtime)
BVRA Angels (MB) 5 Edmonton Elite 3
Quebec 5 Ontario 3

Consolation round:
Elora-Fergus (ON) 9 Nova Scotia 2
Clarence-Rockland (ON) 7 Zone 5 Pack (AB) 6
Central Alberta Sting 5 Gloucester-Cumberland (ON) 2
British Columbia 5 Saskatchewan 3
Elora-Fergus (ON) 2 Zone 5 Pack (AB) 1
Nova Scotia 4 Clarence-Rockland (ON) 3
British Columbia 6 Central Alberta Sting 5 (overtime)
Gloucester-Cumberland (ON) 7 Saskatchewan 6 (overtime)

U19 DIVISION
Championship round:
Nova Scotia 3 Zone 5 Grit (AB) 2
Manitoba 5 Calgary Red 4 (overtime)
Quebec 4 Alberta 1
Guelph 2 BLL (QC) 1
Nepean Ravens 11 Eastman Flames (MB) 9
Ontario 11 Saskatchewan 3
Quebec 4 Calgary Red 3
Manitoba 3 Alberta 1
BLL (QC) 4 Zone 5 Grit (AB) 1
Guelph 5 Nova Scotia 3
Eastman Flames (MB) 9 Saskatchewan 7
Ontario 6 Nepean Ravens 0

Consolation round:
St. Albert Mission (AB) 4 Mississauga 3
Cambridge Turbos 4 London 0
Edmonton Elite 3 Richmond Hill 2 (overtime)
Calgary Blue 6 British Columbia 2
British Columbia 5 Edmonton Elite 2
Calgary Blue 9 Richmond Hill 5
Cambridge Turbos 5 Mississauga 1
St. Albert Mission (AB) 3 London 1

NRL DIVISION
Gloucester Devils 10 Montreal Mission 2
Ottawa Ice 5 Calgary RATH 4
Edmonton WAM! 7 Edmonton Black Gold Rush 2
Cambridge Turbos 11 Atlantic Attack 1

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