Hunt for national titles continues at the 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships in Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba – April 10, 2018 – The action and excitement continued on day two of the 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships in Winnipeg as teams continued to battle for national titles in the U16, U19 as well as the National Ringette League (NRL) championship title.

In the U16 division, Rive Sud (QC), Alberta’s Zone 2, Calgary Surge, Regina Stingers and New Brunswick remain undefeated after the second day of round-robin play. Rive Sud beat Central Whitby Sharks 6-2; Zone 2 beat PEI 6-1; Calgary Surge beat the previously undefeated Nepean Ravens 5-2; Regina Stingers downed the Mississauga Mustangs 8-4 and shut out Central Alberta Sting 5-0; and New Brunswick beat Manitoba Magic 10-3. Abby Corney (Emerald Park) rose to the top of the scoring with a total of 14 points for her Regina Stingers.

In the U19 division, only two of the 18 teams remain undefeated after the second day of round-robin play finished up. Laurentides (QC) beat previously undefeated Manitoba Magic 6-5 and downed TORL Force (BC) 11-4; while the Guelph Predators beat the Mississauga Mustangs 7-1 and downed BLL (QC) 7-5. Blainville’s Mégane Fortin with Laurentides and Winnipeg’s Alana Lesperance with the Magic are tied for scoring in the U19 division with 16 points each.

In today’s NRL championship tournament play, Richmond Hill Lightning picked up two overtime wins, beating Cambridge Turbos 6-5 and downing Montreal Mission 6-5. Calgary RATH dealt Atlantic Attack their first loss of the tournament, beating them 4-3. Montreal Mission’s Maude Charbonneau (Sainte-Julie) finished day two as the leading scorer in the NRL with 14 points.

Games are taking place at the Seven Oaks Arena and BellMTS IcePlex, with finals being held at the BellMTS Place. Competition in all divisions started Monday and will run all week, with the finals in all three divisions taking place on Saturday, April 14 (U16 at 11:30 CDT, U19 at 13:30 CDT and NRL at 15:30 CDT). All-stars and the NRL Annual Awards will be announced at the closing ceremony on Saturday night.

All games are being webcast live here: www.ringettecanada.tv. For more information on the event, including links to rosters, schedules, standings and stats can be found at www.crc2018.ca.

Competition continues Wednesday, April 11 at 8:00 a.m. (CDT).

Results for Tuesday, April 10 at the 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba:

U16 DIVISION
Regina Stingers 8 Mississauga Mustangs 4
Team British Columbia (LMRL Thunder) 5 Spruce Grove Pursuit (AB) 4
Manitoba Wild 7 Zone 5 Pack (AB) 5
Team New Brunswick 10 Manitoba Magic 3
Team Prince Edward Island 4 Sherwood Park Power (AB) 3 OT
Calgary Surge 5 Team Ontario (Nepean Ravens) 2
Regina Stingers 5 Central Alberta Sting 0
Team British Columbia (LMRL Thunder) 3 Team Manitoba (Angels) 2
Team Alberta (Calgary Shock) 5 BLL (QC) 4 OT
Team Québec (Rive Sud) 6 Central Whitby Sharks 3
Team Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Selects) 5 Eastman Flames (MB) 2
Zone 2 (AB) 6 Team Prince Edward Island 1

U19 DIVISION
Team New Brunswick 8 Team British Columbia (LMRL Thunder) 5
Team Québec (Laurentides) 6 Manitoba Magic 5
Team Saskatchewan 5 Team Prince Edward Island (Wave) 3
BLL (QC) 5 St. Albert Mission 4
Team Manitoba (Angels) 8 Zone 5 GRIT (AB) 3
Waterloo Wildfire 7 Team Alberta (Calgary Strive) 6
Team Ontario (Guelph Predators) 7 Mississauga Mustangs 1
Team Québec (Laurentides) 11 TORL Force (BC) 9
Team Nova Scotia 8 Edmonton Elite 5
Team British Columbia (LMRL Thunder) 9 St. Albert Mission 4
Team Saskatchewan 3 Zone 5 GRIT (AB) 2 OT
Manitoba Magic 9 Waterloo Wildfire 6
Eastman Flames (MB) 6 Mississauga Mustangs 5
Team Manitoba (Angels) 5 Team Alberta (Calgary Strive) 4
TORL Force (BC) 7 Team Prince Edward Island (Wave) 1
Team Ontario (Guelph Predators) 7 BLL (QC) 5
Team New Brunswick 6 Team Nova Scotia 2
Eastman Flames (MB) 7 Edmonton Elite 6 OT

NRL DIVISION
Richmond Hill Lightning 6 Cambridge Turbos 5 OT
Atlantic Attack 7 Edmonton WAM! 5
Gatineau Fusion 9 Calgary RATH 7
Montreal Mission 7 Manitoba Intact 6 OT
Richmond Hill Lightning 6 Montreal Mission 5 OT
Edmonton WAM! 7 Gatineau Fusion 5
Calgary RATH 4 Atlantic Attack 3

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