Manitoba, Nepean Ravens and Cambridge Turbos claim national gold at ringette championships
Wood Buffalo, AB – April 4, 2015 – It’s taken six years, but the Cambridge Turbos have reclaimed the National Ringette League (NRL) championship title after downing Richmond Hill Lightning 6-2 in today’s final. The Lightning, who have never medalled at this event, take home silver.
When asked what made this year different, veteran Turbo Jackie Gaudet, who scored a pair in the win, commented, “Our whole team was on the same page both on and off the ice and we were all working towards the same goal. This is a tough tournament, everyone wants to win and you can’t take your position going into the finals for granted.”
After going undefeated all week, the Nepean Ravens shut out Alberta 3-0 to claim national gold in the U19 division. Nepean’s Molly Lewis picked up a pair of goals in the game to bring her point total this week to 41. “I wouldn’t have been able to score any goals without my team,” Lewis commented modestly right after receiving her gold medal. “From the goalie saves to every pass, this was a team effort.” Metcalfe’s Rianne Munro recorded the shutout between the pipes for the Ravens.
Alberta goes home with U19 silver and Alberta’s St. Albert Mission take home bronze after downing British Columbia 3-2 earlier in the day. St. Albert’s Marie-Eve Gauthier scored two for the Mission.
Manitoba dealt Ontario their first loss of the week in the U16 gold medal final, downing the team from London 6-4 to claim gold. Winnipeg’s Jenna Bazin picked up a pair of goals and two assist in the win. Ontario takes home and Alberta takes home bronze after downing Calgary Pursuit 5-4 in overtime earlier in the day. Calgary’s Eliza Leitch scored the overtime winner for Alberta.
A total of 37 teams played 160 games in six days and competed in three divisions – U16, U19 and the National Ringette League (19+). All-stars and the NRL Annual Awards will be announced at the closing award ceremony tonight.
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Results for Saturday, April 4, 2015 and final standings at the 2015 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships in Wood Buffalo, Alberta:
Alberta 5 Calgary Pursuit 4 (OT)
Manitoba 6 Ontario 4
4th: Calgary Pursuit
6th: Edmonton Elite
7th: St. Albert Mission (AB)
8th: New Brunswick
9th: Zone 5 Pack (AB)
10th: Central Alberta Sting
11th: Manitoba Magic
12th: British Columbia
13th: Outaouais Extrême
15th: Saskatoon Selects
Nepean Ravens 3 Alberta 0
St. Albert Mission (AB) 3 British Columbia 2
Gold: Nepean Ravens
Bronze: St. Albert Mission (AB)
4th: British Columbia
6th: Central Alberta Sting
9th: Regina Bandits (consolation round winner)
11th: Edmonton Elite
12th: Zone 5 GRIT (AB)
13th: Lac St. Louis (QC)
14th: Eastman Flames
Cambridge Turbos 6 Richmond Hill Lightning 2
Gold: Cambridge Turbos
Silver: Richmond Hill Lightning
Bronze: Edmonton WAM!
4th: Calgary RATH
5th: Montreal Mission
6th: Ottawa Ice
7th: Waterloo Wildfire
8th: Gloucester Devils
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.