Ringette Canada announces major officials attending national championships

Ottawa, ON – March 28, 2018 – 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. Ringette Canada today announced the major officials who have been selected to attend the national championships.

“Officiating is a significant component of our national championship event and we are extremely fortunate to have such a strong talent pool of officials across Canada,” said Frances Losier, Director of High Performance and Events, Ringette Canada. “The major officials chosen for this event have consistently demonstrated the highest level of skill and we thank each of them for their contribution to our 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:
Pete Smit – Abbotsford BC

Official Supervisors:
Lucie Anne Ingoldsby – Halifax NS
Iris Todd – Edmonton AB
Chad Weatherall – Calgary AB
Jeff Ethier – Mirabel QC
Pat Turcotte – Caledonia ON
Myles Blahut – Winnipeg MB
Lorie Grant – Kitchener ON
Trevor Sorrell – Regina SK

On-Ice Officials:
Jaki Leckman – Burnaby BC
Melanie Stewart – Port Coquitlam BC
Jaimie Nelson – High River AB
Lori Kindopp – Red Deer AB
Aaron Armstrong – Tisdale SK
Eric Bohémier – Winnipeg MB
Steve Baker – London, ON
Brent Bunting – Barrie ON
Robert Drury – Whitby ON
Chris Faulds – Waterloo ON
Chris Feher – Waterloo ON
Janyce Gunn – Oshawa ON
Alexander Hanes – Kingston ON
Geri-Louise Lamers – Barrie ON
Karen Meek – Bowmanville ON
Amy Murray – Courtice ON
Becky Murray – Sunderland ON
Patrick McKee – Nepean ON
Mario Périard – Rockland ON
Emmanuelle Bourbeau – Gatineau QC
Benoit Ducharme – Montreal QC
Tracy Hill – Pierrefonds QC
Normand Laforest – St-Basile-Le-Grand QC
Mathieu Leduc, Gatineau QC
Julie Mailhiot – Laval QC
Marko Ouellet – Roxboro QC
David Singh – Ile Perrot QC
Marc St-Hilaire – Joliette QC
Marco Mallet – Dieppe NB
Luc Melanson – Dieppe NB
David Jones – Halifax NS

Shot-clock operators:
Michael Murphy – Oromocto NB
Nadine Hetherington – Saskatoon SK
Brenda King – Saskatoon SK
Ashley McGraw – Winnipeg MB
Yvette Chaput Chinchilla – Winnipeg MB
Amy Hanes – Kingston ON
Duane Miller – Waterloo ON
Sharon Smit – Abbotsford BC
Nicole Borges – Chilliwack BC
Nancy Desfonds – Gatineau QC
David Saunders – Charlottetown PEI

Sheri Markle (Waterloo, ON) will attend the event as Ringette Canada’s Technical Representative.

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.

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 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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