Team Canada juniors open World Ringette Championships with a win, senior team drops game one to Finland
Burnaby, BC – November 28, 2019 – Defending junior world champions, Team Canada, posted a 7-6 win over Finland in the first game of a best two out of three series in the Junior Pool at the 2019 World Ringette Championships today. Finland was up 4-3 after the third period, but Canada came back to score four in the final quarter for the win. Mississauga’s Laura Soper picked up a pair of goals and four assists, while Moncton’s Britney Snowdon picked up a pair and three assists. Blainville’s Mégane Fortin posted two goals and two assists and picked up player of the game for Canada.
“We stuck to the basics and knew there was no need to change that, “ said team captain Britney Snowdon following the win. “When we meet them again on Saturday it will be a clean slate, we will take it one shift at a time and hopefully the outcome will be in our favor.”
In the battle between Canada and Finland’s senior teams, Finland beat Canada 11-4 in the first game of a best two out of three series in the Sam Jacks Pool. Charlesbourg’s Chantal St-Laurent picked up a pair of goals for Canada. Finland’s Anne Pohjola picked up four goals and pair of assists, while Susanna Tapani posted four goals. Calgary’s Shaundra Bruvall picked up player of the game for Canada and Katariina Kurikko was named player of the game for Finland.
Earlier in the day, USA downed Czech Republic 17-3 in the second game of the Presidents’ Pool. Shaelyn Corasiniti, who lives in Calgary, Alberta, posted an impressive three goals and two assists in the game and was awarded player of the game for USA. Arran Arthur picked up the player of the game nod for Czech Republic. In the first Presidents’ Pool game, which happened yesterday, Sweden shut out Czech Republic 11-0.
Junior national teams from Canada and Finland are competing in a best two-out-of-three series in the Junior Pool, with Team Canada looking to defend the world title they won at the last two world championships. Senior national teams from Canada and Finland are competing in a best two-out-of-three series in the Sam Jacks Pool, with Finland looking to defend the world title they have held for the last six championship events.
Sweden, Czech Republic and USA are competing in the Presidents’ Pool, which consists of a full round-robin series followed by a semi-final game on November 30 and a final game on December 1, when the President’s Trophy will be awarded.
All games are being live webcast and can be accessed here: http://sportscanada.tv/2019-world-ringette-championships. The official host website of the event is www.wrc2019.ca. Photos are being posted daily on our Ringette Canada Flickr page, which can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/30Hhbty.
November 27 results
Sweden 11 Czech Republic 0
USA 17 Czech Republic 3
Canada 7 Finland 6 – junior
Sam Jacks Pool
Finland 11 Canada 4 – senior
Complete stats can be found within our stats system: http://bit.ly/2Qk7H66
Competition continues tomorrow, November 29, with the following games taking place (all times PST and all games played at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre in Burnaby, BC):
Round-robin play in the Presidents’ Pool:
17:55 USA vs. Sweden
Games on Saturday, November 30 include (all times PST and all games played at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre in Burnaby, BC):
Presidents’ Pool Bronze game:
9:40 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Game two of the Sam Jacks Pool:
14:10 Canada vs. Finland – senior
Game two of the Junior Pool:
18:40 Canada vs. Finland – junior
Ringette is a Canadian sport that was invented in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario by the late Sam Jacks. There are currently nearly 32,000 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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