Ringette Canada announces high-performance scouts attending national championships

Ottawa, ON – April 4, 2018 – Ringette Canada today announced the high-performance scouts who have been selected to attend the 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships. The event will take place in Winnipeg, MB from April 8-14 and the high-performance scouting program is a pilot program aiming to increase the number of active coaches involved in its high-performance ringette programs.

“When we announced our high-performance scouting program, we were pleased to receive interest from 25 candidates from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia,” said Frances Losier, Director of High Performance and Events, Ringette Canada. “Our selections were based on a combination of regional representation, coach certification levels and we also took into account the development of female coaches. Our plan is to have additional opportunities over the next two seasons tied to various National Team events.”

The following six individuals will be in Winnipeg as part of the high-performance scouting program:

Shawn Wagar – Lacombe, AB
Stacey Fertile-Wright – Oshawa, ON
Jody Trethewey – Middle Sackville, NS
Carrie Hartley – Ottawa, ON
Kelly Markwart – Emerald Park, SK
Shelagh Rouse – Waterloo, ON

These individuals will assist with the U16 and U19 athlete scouting process in Winnipeg for the 2019 national team programs. They will be part of a team lead by Ringette Canada high-performance coaches that will populate the athlete scouting database for future national team programs in addition to selecting the all-star lines at the 2018 Save-on-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships.

The 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships will get underway in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 8 and teams from across the country will compete for national titles in the U16 and U19 divisions, as well as the National Ringette League championship title. The opening ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 8, games start Monday morning and finals will be held on Saturday, April 14. All-stars and the NRL Annual Awards will be announced at the closing award ceremony on Saturday night.

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Ringette is a Canadian sport that was invented in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario by the late Sam Jacks. There are currently over 30,000 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. For more information, please refer to the Ringette Canada Web site at www.ringette.ca.

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