Ringette Canada announces junior national team roster

Ottawa, ON – May 19, 2015 – Following a successful selection camp this past weekend in Toronto, Ringette Canada today announced the roster for its junior national team that will compete at the 2016 world ringette championship taking place in Helsinki, Finland from December 28th, 2015 to January 4th, 2016. The senior national team roster will be announced in October.

“We were extremely impressed with the skill level of the athletes on the ice this past weekend,” said Lorrie Horne, junior national team head coach. “Not only are they the finest group of U21 athletes in the country, they are exceptional young women. We are very proud and confident about our performance at the world ringette championship.”

The athletes named to the junior national team roster are as follows:

Alberta

Ellen Hoban, Calgary AB – goalie
Kelsie Caine, Red Deer AB
Annie Debaji, Edmonton AB
Justine Exner, Calgary AB
Robyn Gillespie, Sherwood Park AB
Lauren Henderson, St. Albert AB

Manitoba

Ryann Bannerman, Winnipeg MB – goalie
Talia Gallant, Winnipeg MB
Samantha Renooy, Oakbank MB
Keyona Tomiuk, Oakbank MB

Ontario

Sarah-Lynne Begin, Ottawa ON
Chantal Gauthier, Pickering ON
Molly Lewis, Nepean ON
Sydney Nosal, St. Clements ON
Shae-Lynn Reaman, Mount Forest ON
Abby Richardson, Guelph ON
Erica Voss, Etobicoke ON

Quebec

Justine Lapointe, St-Basile, QC
Catherine Ruel, Mascouche QC
Laurie St-Pierre, Boucherville QC – goalie

New Brunswick

Britney Snowdon, Moncton NB
Jenny Snowdon, Moncton NB

Nova Scotia

Ashley Maynard, Halifax NS – goalie **

** – Maynard received an injury exemption at the camp. If she is recovered in time for the summer camp, she will get a try out and the goalies will then be announced.
“Ringette Canada would like to thank our national team coaching staff members for all the work that has gone into this process,” said Frances Losier, Ringette Canada’s Director of High Performance and Events. “We are very confident in their abilities and know they will represent us well at the upcoming world championship.”
Both teams will continue to train for the upcoming world championship. The junior team will hold training camps in July and October, while the senior team will have a training camp in August. For more information on the 2016 world ringette championship, including a game schedule, please visit http://www.wrc2015.fi/en/Index.html.

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.

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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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