Hunt for national titles continues at 2017 Freson Bros. Canadian ringette championships

Leduc, Alberta – March 28, 2017 – The action and excitement continued on day two of the 2017 Freson Bros. Canadian ringette championships in Leduc today as teams continued to battle for national titles in the U16, U19 and National Ringette League (NRL) divisions.

In the U16 division, only BLL (QC) and Central Alberta Sting remain undefeated after the second day of round-robin play. BLL defeated St. Albert Mission (AB) 3-1 and Alberta (Calgary PACE) 3-1. Central Alberta Sting downed Edmonton Elite 9-2 and beat Ontario (Nepean) 5-3. Québec’s Mégane Fortin (Blainville) continues to lead the scoring in the U16 division with 23 points.

In the U19 division, the only team left undefeated is Manitoba (BVRA Angels). They shut out Zone 5 GRIT (AB) 5-0 and Downed New Brunswick 7-3. The surprise upset of the day today was when the Saskatchewan (Regina Bandits) beat Ontario (Guelph) 3-1. Singles came from Jade Weimer (Balgonie), Robin Nimegeers (White City) and Dannielle Yeager (Emerald Park).

In the National Ringette League (NRL) division, the Cambridge Turbos and Richmond Hill Lightning remain undefeated. Cambridge beat Waterloo Wildfire 6-4 and downed Edmonton Black Gold Rush 5-3, while the Lightning posted an 8-3 win over Edmonton WAM! and a 5-4 win over Calgary RATH.

Games are taking place at the Leduc Recreation Centre, the Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre in Beaumont, and the Dale Fisher Arena in Devon. The finals will be held at the Leduc Recreation Centre. Competition continues all week and finals in all three divisions take place on Saturday, April 1 (U16 at 9:30 MDT, U19 at 11:30 MDT and NRL at 13:30 MDT). 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://ringettecanada.hockeytech.com/stats/daily-schedule/2017-3-27?league_code=crc_u16&league=6
U19:​ http://ringettecanada.hockeytech.com/stats/daily-schedule/2017-3-27?league_code=crc_u19&league=4
NRL: http://www.nationalringetteleague.ca/stats/schedule.php?view=day

Competition continues Wednesday, March 29 at 8:00 a.m. (MDT).

Results for Tuesday, March 28 at the 2017 Freson Bros. Canadian ringette championships in Leduc, Alberta:

U16 DIVISION
BLL (QC) 3 St. Albert Mission (AB) 1
Ontario (Nepean) 6 Manitoba (BVRA Angels) 4
Calgary Impact 8 Whitby (ON) 4
Québec (Laurentides) 11 Zone 5 Pack (AB) 4
Central Alberta Sting 9 Edmonton Elite 2
Alberta (Calgary PACE) 6 Manitoba Magic 4
British Columbia (LMRL Thunder) 3 Zone 2 (AB) 0
Cambridge Turbos 8 Regina Stingers 7 (OT)
Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Selects) 5 Sherwood Park (AB) 4
St. Albert Mission (AB) 4 Nova Scotia (Halifax Hurricanes) 3
New Brunswick 6 Whitby (ON) 1
Manitoba (BVRA Angels) 7 TORL Force (BC) 3
BLL (QC) 3 Alberta (Calgary PACE) 1
British Columbia (LMRL Thunder) 9 Zone 5 Pack (AB) 5
Calgary Impact 9 Québec (Laurentides) 6
Central Alberta Sting 5 Ontario (Nepean) 3
Regina Stingers 5 Manitoba Magic 2
Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Selects) 7 Edmonton Elite 1
Cambridge Turbos 9 Nova Scotia (Halifax Hurricanes) 3
New Brunswick 7 Zone 2 (AB) 2
TORL Force (BC) 4 Sherwood Park (AB) 2

U19 DIVISION
Manitoba (BVRA Angels) 7 New Brunswick 3
Québec (Outaouais Extrême) 8 Alberta (Calgary) 3
St. Albert Mission 3 Central Alberta Sting 0
Edmonton Elite 5 British Columbia (TORL Force) 0
Nova Scotia 4 Manitoba Magic 3 (OT)
Richmond Hill (ON) 3 Zone 5 GRIT (AB) 1
Saskatchewan (Regina Bandits) 3 Ontario (Guelph) 1
Rive Sud (QC) 8 Prince Edward Island (PEI Wave) 1
Alberta (Calgary) 4 New Brunswick 3
Québec (Outaouais Extrême) 6 British Columbia (TORL Force) 4
Nova Scotia 5 Central Alberta Sting 4
Manitoba (BVRA Angels) 5 Zone 5 GRIT (AB) 0
Ontario (Guelph) 7 Manitoba Magic 6 (OT)
St. Albert Mission (AB) 3 Prince Edward Island (PEI Wave) 2
Edmonton Elite 4 Richmond Hill (ON) 2
Rive-Sud (QC) 7 Saskatchewan (Regina Bandits) 3

NRL DIVISION                                                                                                                        
Richmond Hill Lightning 8 Edmonton WAM! 3
Cambridge Turbos 6 Waterloo Wildfire 4
Atlantic Attack 8 Edmonton Black Gold Rush 3
Calgary RATH 8 Ottawa Ice 6
Atlantic Attack 10 Waterloo Wildfire 7
Cambridge Turbos 5 Edmonton Black Gold Rush 3
Richmond Hill Lightning 5 Calgary RATH 4
Edmonton WAM! 8 Ottawa Ice 2

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