Ringette Canada announces Hall of Fame inductions

Ottawa, Ontario – November 21, 2018 – Ringette Canada today announced the induction of its  2017 junior national team into its Hall of Fame. The team won gold after defeating Finland 9-6 in game two of the best two out of three game series at the 2017 World Ringette Championships held in Mississauga, Ontario. The Ringette Canada Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of the sport of ringette and the outstanding achievements of ringette athletes, coaches, officials and administrators across Canada.

“Our 2017 junior national team represents a tenacious and talented group of individuals who have clearly demonstrated what teamwork can accomplish,” said Angie Milbury, president, Ringette Canada. “It gives me great pleasure to be able to recognize these well-deserving individuals with an induction into our Hall of Fame.”

Being inducted into the Ringette Canada Hall of Fame from the 2017 junior national team are:

Athletes – Marie-Pier Blanchard (Sainte-Julie, QC), Madison Bonsel (Airdrie, AB), Tara Burke (Wellesley, ON), Emily Chénier (Gatineau, QC), Gillian Dreger (Lacombe, AB), Madison Ford (Winnipeg, MB), Mégane Fortin (Blainville, QC), Ashley Heimbecker (Cambridge, ON), Alana Lesperance (Winnipeg, MB), Erin Markle (Waterloo, ON), Grace MacKenzie (Stillwater Lake, NS), Jennica Murray (Calgary, AB), Sydney Nosal (St. Clements, ON), Sara Plouffe (Gatineau, QC), Sara Reynolds (Whitby, ON), Torrie Shennan (Edmonton, AB), Britney Snowdon (Moncton, NB), Jenny Snowdon (Moncton, NB), Kaylee Spearing (Winnipeg, MB), Laurie St-Pierre (Boucherville, QC), Rachel Ung (Calgary, AB), and Julie Vandal (Gatineau, QC). Team staff – head coach Lorrie Horne (Sherwood Park, AB); assistant coaches Chris Belan (Calgary, AB), Andrea Ferguson (Winnipeg, MB), Sarah Ianni (Walden, ON), Jacinda Rolph (Stony Plain, AB), and Danielle Hildebrand (Oakbank, MB); goalie consultant Claudia Jetté (Saint-Laurent, QC); athletic therapist Melinda Krulicki (Red Deer, AB); strength and conditioning consultant Nick Westcott (Ottawa, ON); and national team program logistics and team services manager Stephanie Laurin (Kingston, ON).

About Ringette

Ringette is a Canadian sport that was invented in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario by the late Sam Jacks. There are currently over 31,000 players on nearly 2,000 teams across Canada, with over 1,500 officials and nearly 8000 coaches. Internationally, it is played in more than a half a dozen other countries around the world. Ringette has been designated a Heritage Sport by Sport Canada and as part of the Sport for Life movement, ringette is well advanced at adapting Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model. As a proud member of True Sport, Ringette Canada is committed to sport that is values-based and principle-driven. For more information, please refer to the Ringette Canada Web site at www.ringette.ca.


For more information, please contact:
Alayne Martell
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Ringette Canada | Ringuette Canada
National Ringette League | Ligue Nationale de Ringuette
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