Ringette Canada announces major officials attending national championships

Ottawa, Ontario – March 6, 2019 – The 2019 Credit Union Canadian Ringette Championships will get underway in Prince Edward Island on April 7 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. Ringette Canada today announced the major officials who have been selected to attend the national championships.

The officiating team at the event will consist of one director of major officials, eight supervisors, 31 on-ice officials and 11 shot-clock operators. They include:

Director of Major Officials:
Chad Weatherall – Calgary AB

Official Supervisors:
Myles Blahut – Winnipeg MB
Jeff Ethier – Mirabel, QC
Natalie Fortin – Ottawa ON
Lorie Grant – Kitchener ON
Janyce Gunn – Oshawa ON
Melody Harder – Burnaby BC
Blair McGregor – Red Deer AB
Iris Todd – Edmonton AB

On-Ice Officials:
Aaron Armstrong – Tisdale SK
Steve Baker – London ON
Emmanuelle Bourbeau – Gatineau QC
Marc Brisson – Brantford ON
Brent Bunting – Barrie ON
Stacy Dafoe – Paris ON
Richard Desfonds – Gatineau QC
Robert Drury – Whitby ON
Sylvie Dubois – Ardrossan AB
Benoit Ducharme – Montréal QC
Christopher Faulds – Waterloo ON
Alexander Hanes – Bath ON
David Jones – Beaver Bank NS
Lori Kindopp – Red Deer AB
Geri Lamers – Wasaga Beach ON
Mathieu Leduc – Gatineau QC
Marco Mallet – Dieppe NB
Patrick McKee – Nepean ON
Karen Meek – Bowmanville ON
Luc Melanson – Dieppe NB
Brandon Miller – Ottawa ON
Margareth Peressutti – Mississauga ON
Mario Périard – Rockland ON
Courtney Pettitt – Smithville ON
Amanda Pukalo – Toronto ON
Stephanie Renda – Toronto ON
Nicole Robb – Vancouver BC
Evan Sharp – Garibaldi Highlands BC
David Singh – Ile Perrot QC
Melanie Stewart – Port Coquitlam BC
Marc St-Hilaire – Notre-Dame-des-prairies QC

Shot-clock operators:
Kevin Braithwaite – Fraser Valley BC
Nancy Desfonds – Gatineau QC
Jamie Doerbecker – Waterloo ON
Karen Freund – Transcona MB
Amy Hanes – Kingston ON
Brenda King – Saskatoon SK
Marjorie Legros – Boucherville QC
Michael Murphy – Oromocto NB
Breanna Nembhard – London ON
David Saunders – Charlottetown PE
Sharon Smit – Fraser Valley BC

The opening ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 7, games start Monday morning and finals will be held on Saturday, April 13. 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 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.


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Ringette Canada | Ringuette Canada
National Ringette League | Ligue Nationale de Ringuette
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