National Ringette League announces annual award winners

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – April 14, 2018 – The National Ringette League (NRL) today presented its annual awards recognizing the performance of NRL athletes and coaches during regular season play. The awards were presented at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships, which have been taking place in Winnipeg, Manitoba this week.

Trophies were presented to the following:

Rookie of the Year (the most outstanding player in her first year of NRL competition)
Britney Snowdon- Atlantic Attack

Most Valuable Player (the player judged to be the most valuable to her team)
Shaundra Bruvall – Calgary RATH

Top Centre (the most outstanding player that played predominantly the centre position)
Kaitlyn Youldon- Gatineau Fusion

Top Forward (the most outstanding player that played predominantly forward position)
Martine Cassie – Atlantic Attack

Top Defense (the most outstanding player that played predominantly the defense position)
Erica Voss – Richmond Hill Lightning

Top Goalkeeper (the most outstanding goalkeeper)
Halli Berry – Richmond Hill Lightning

Coaching Staff of the Year (the most outstanding coaching staff group of the year, this award is voted on by the teams)
Calgary RATH – Paul Geddes (head coach), Grant Exner (assistant coach), Trina Janssens (assistant coach)

NRL Top Scorer
Kaitlyn Youldon – Gatineau Fusion (100 points)
Julie Blanchette – Montreal Mission (100 points)

NRL Scoring Champion
Martine Cassie – Atlantic Attack (46 goals)

About the National Ringette League
The National Ringette League (NRL) is the showcase league for ringette in Canada and strives to be the premiere women’s sports league in the country. The league has 15 teams participating in two conferences – a Western Conference with five teams and an Eastern Conference with 10 teams. The objectives of the NRL are to move ringette into the mainstream of Canadian sports activity, encourage greater public awareness of ringette, create more and better competitive opportunities for athletes, and achieve positive financial results at both a league and team level. For more information on the NRL, including schedules, team rosters and athlete profiles, please visit our website at


For more information, please contact:
Alayne Martell
Media and PR – Ringette Canada/National Ringette League
Office: 613-748-5655, ext. 226
Cell: 902-308-1067

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While we are a proud Canadian organization, we acknowledge that our head office is located on traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Ringette Canada extends our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples for their valuable contributions to this land. We are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

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