Ringette Canada announces officials and shot clock operators attending national championships

London, ON – March 10, 2016 – The 2016 Canadian Ringette Championships will get underway in London, Ontario on April 3rd 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 officials and shot clock operators who have been selected to attend the national championships.

The officiating team at the event will consist of one director of officials, eight supervisors and 35 on-ice officials. They include:

Director of Officials:
Pete Smit, Abbotsford BC

Official Supervisors:
Lucie Anne Ingoldsby – Halifax NS
Iris Todd – Edmonton AB
Chad Weatherall – Calgary AB
Nat Fortin – Ottawa ON
Jeff Ethier – Mirabel QC
Chris Bradt – Hamilton ON
Pat Turcotte – Caledonia ON
Myles Blahut – Winnipeg MB

On-Ice Officials:
Michelle MacRae – Port Coquitlam BC
Jaki Leckman (Arthurs) – Burnaby BC
Melanie Stewart – Port Coquitlam BC
Jaimie Nelson – High River AB
Lori Kindopp – Red Deer AB
Kim Wittner – Calgary AB
Aaron Armstrong – Tisdale SK
Eric Bohémier – Winnipeg MB
Chris Faulds – Waterloo ON
Geri-Louise Lamers – Barrie ON
Stephanie Renda – Toronto ON
Jessica Lalonde – Ottawa ON
Alexander Hanes – Kingston ON
Mario Périard – Rockland ON
Marc Brisson – Brantford ON
Brent Bunting – Barrie ON
Robert Drury – Whitby ON
Lorie Grant – Kitchener ON
Janyce Gunn – Oshawa ON
Karen Meek – Bowmanville ON
Amy Murray – Courtice ON
Becky Murray – Sunderland ON
Jeff Evans – Richmond Hill ON
Margareth Peressutti – Mississauga ON
Denise Pelletier – Cambridge ON
Emmanuelle Bourbeau – Gatineau QC
Richard Desfonds – Gatineau QC
Benoit Ducharme – Montreal QC
Julie Mailhiot – Laval QC
David Singh – Ile Perrot QC
Marc St-Hilaire – Joliette QC
Nicolas Manseau – Quebec City QC
Marco Mallet – Moncton NB
Luc Melanson – Moncton NB
David Jones – Halifax NS

The following shot clock operators will be attending the event:
Michael Murphy – Oromocto NB
Karen Freund – Winnipeg MB
Nadine Hetherington – Saskatoon SK
Estelle Doiron – Moncton NB
Sharon Smit – Abbotsford BC
Mike Morris – Calgary AB
John Francis – Belleville ON
Nancy Desfonds – Gatineau QC
Jamie Doerbecker – Waterloo ON
William Pay – Halifax NS
Kieley Forsey – London ON

Opening ceremonies will be held on Sunday, April 3rd, games start Monday morning and finals will be held on Saturday, April 9th. Games will take place at the Western Fair Sports Centre and Nichols Recreation Centre. 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 nearly 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.


For more information, please contact:

Alayne Martell
Media and Public Relations | Relations de presse et publiques
Ringette Canada | Ringuette Canada
National Ringette League | Ligue Nationale de Ringuette
Phone | Téléphone : (613) 748-5655, ext. 226
Cell : (902) 308-1067
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While we are a proud Canadian organization, we acknowledge that our head office is located on traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Ringette Canada extends our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples for their valuable contributions to this land. We are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

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