Ringette Canada announces major officials attending national championships

Ottawa, Ontario – March 3, 2020 – The 2020 Canadian Ringette Championships will get underway in Ottawa, ON on April 5  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, nine supervisors, 31 on-ice officials and 11 shot-clock operators. They include:


Director of Major Officials:

Chad Weatherall – Edmonton AB


Official Supervisors:

Myles Blahut – Winnipeg MB

Christopher Faulds – Waterloo ON

Natalie Fortin – Ottawa ON

Lorie Grant – Kitchener ON

Janyce Gunn – Oshawa ON

Melody Harder – Burnaby BC

Blair MacGregor – Red Deer AB

Michael Murphy – Oromocto NB

Iris Todd – Edmonton AB


On-Ice Officials:

Aaron Armstrong – Tisdale SK

Steve Baker – London ON

Eric Bohemier – Winnipeg MB

Emmanuelle Bourbeau – Gatineau QC

Marc Brisson – Brantford ON

Brent Bunting – Barrie ON

Robert Drury – Whitby ON

Sylvie Dubois – Sherwood Park AB

Benoit Ducharme – Montréal QC

Chris Feher – Kitchener ON

Alexander Hanes – Bath ON

Tracy Hill – Pierrefonds QC

Becky Jamieson (Murray) – Sunderland ON

David Jones – Beaver Bank NS

Danielle Lalonde-Clarkin – Ottawa ON

Geri Lamers – Wasaga Beach ON

Mathieu Leduc – Gatineau QC

Patrick McKee – Nepean ON

Karen Meek – Bowmanville ON

Brandon Miller – Ottawa ON

Amy Murray – Courtice ON

Jaimie Nelson – High River AB

Margareth Peressutti – Mississauga ON

Mario Périard – Rockland ON

Courtney Pettitt – Smithville ON

Amanda Pukalo – 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

Karen Cross-Landon – Pierrefonds QC

Nancy Desfonds – Gatineau QC

Karen Freund – Transcona MB

Amy Hanes – Kingston ON

Brenda King – Saskatoon SK

Duane Miller – Waterloo ON

Scott Morrison – Fredericton NB

Breanna Nembhard – London ON

Melissa Scott – St. Albert AB

Sharon Smit – Fraser Valley BC


The opening ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 5, games start Monday morning and finals will be held on Saturday, April 11. 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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Jennifer Leak
Manager of Safe Sport and Events
Ringette Canada 
Phone: 613.748.5655 x 220
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