Ottawa Ice take National Ringette League bronze, Cambridge Turbos to meet Gloucester Devils in gold medal final

London, Ontario – April 8, 2016 – The Gloucester Devils beat Ottawa Ice 5-3 to finish round-robin play undefeated in the National Ringette League division at the 2016 Canadian Ringette Championships. That earned the Devils a bye to the gold-medal final, where they will meet the defending champs Cambridge Turbos, after the Turbos beat Ottawa Ice 7-3 in the bronze-medal game this evening. Ottawa Ice go home with the bronze.

In the U19 division, Guelph continued their winning streak and beat Alberta 5-4 in overtime to advance to the gold medal final tomorrow. They will meet Ontario, who downed Nepean Ravens 8-2 in semifinal action today. The Ravens will play Alberta for bronze.

In the U16 division, Quebec continued to dominate, beating Alberta 5-1 in the quarter-final and shutting out BVRA Angels (MB) 6-0 in the semifinals to advance to the gold medal game. They will face Rive-Sud (QC), who beat Mississauga 6-2 in quarterfinal play and then took down Ontario 4-2 in semifinal action today. BVRA Angels (MB) will play Ontario for bronze.

Games have been taking place at the Western Fair Sports Centre and Nichols Recreation Centre. The finals will be held at Western Fair tomorrow, 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 Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).

Results for Friday, April 8, 2016 at the 2016 Canadian ringette championships in London, Ontario:

U16 DIVISION
Quarter-finals:
BVRA Angels (MB) 5 London 3
Rive Sud (QC) 6 Mississauga 2
Ontario 5 New Brunswick 4 (overtime)
Quebec 5 Alberta 1

Semi-finals:
Quebec 6 BVRA Angels (MB) 0
Rive Sud (QC) 4 Ontario 2

Consolation semi-finals:
Saskatchewan 7 Gloucester-Cumberland (ON) 6
Elora-Fergus (ON) 9 British Columbia 3

Consolation final:
Elora-Fergus (ON) 6 Saskatchewan 5 (overtime)

U19 DIVISION
Quarter-finals:
Ontario 7 Quebec 4
Alberta 4 Nova Scotia 1
Guelph 5 BLL (QC) 1
Nepean Ravens 5 Manitoba 3

Semi-finals:
Guelph 5 Alberta 4 (overtime)
Ontario 8 Nepean Ravens 2

Consolation semi-finals:
Calgary Blue 5 Richmond Hill 0
Edmonton Elite 4 Cambridge Turbos 2

Consolation final:
Calgary Blue 3 Edmonton Elite 2 (overtime)

NRL DIVISION
Round-robin:
Gloucester Devils 5 Ottawa Ice 3
Calgary RATH 6 Montreal Mission 1
Edmonton WAM! 4 Cambridge Turbos 3
Atlantic Attack 6 Edmonton Black Gold Rush 4

Bronze-medal game:
Cambridge Turbos 7 Ottawa Ice 3

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