Team Canada selection camp to be held in Edmonton

Ottawa, ON – July 23, 2019 –Twenty-seven of Canada’s top ringette athletes will gather in Edmonton, Alberta this weekend with the hopes of securing a spot on Ringette Canada’s senior national team. Following the selection camp, which runs from July 25-28, the final roster will be announced and the athletes will continue to train for the upcoming 2019 World Ringette Championships being held in Burnaby, BC from November 25 to December 1.

“It is going to be an exciting weekend of high-caliber ringette as our country’s best leave it all on the ice for a chance to represent Canada on our senior national team roster,” said Stephanie Laurin, Ringette Canada’s Manager of High Performance and Athlete Services. “These athletes have been diligently training and preparing for this camp and will be giving it all they got. We look forward to watching them compete and achieve their goals.”

During the camp, there will be four inter-squad games that will be open to the public. Admission is free and the games will be held at the Terwillegar Recreation Centre (2051 Leger Rd NW):

Friday, July 26: 7pm
Saturday, July 27: 10am
Saturday, July 27: 7pm
Sunday, July 28: 9am

The athletes vying for a spot on Ringette Canada’s senior national team are as follows:

Brea Beck – Red Deer, AB
Jamie Bell – Lacombe, AB
Dailyn Bell – Lacombe, AB
Allison Biewald – Ottawa, ON
Shaundra Bruvall – Calgary, AB
Amy Clarkson – St. Andrews, MB
Annie Debaji – Edmonton, AB
Gillian Dreger – Lacombe, AB
Justine Exner – Calgary, AB
Chantal Gauthier – Pickering, ON
Robyn Gillespie – Sherwood Park, AB
Erika Kiviaho – Whitefish, ON
Paige Lanteigne (Nosal) – St. Clements, ON
Laurence Larocque – Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, QC
Camille Lavoie – Saint-Basile-le-Grand, QC
Jasmine LeBlanc – Dieppe, NB
Erin Markle – Waterloo, ON
Melissa Misutka – Lacombe, AB
Jennica Murray – Calgary, AB
Jenny Snowdon – Moncton, NB
Chantal St-Laurent – Charlesbourg, QC
Laurie St-Pierre – Boucherville, QC
Nina Tajbakhsh – North Vancouver, BC
Rachel Ung – Calgary, AB
Christianne Varty – Calgary, AB
Erica Voss – Toronto, ON
Kaitlyn Youldon – Nepean, ON

Barb Bautista (Ottawa, ON) leads the senior national team as head coach, along with assistant coaches Carly Ross (Edmonton, AB), Alexis Snowdon (Edmonton, AB), Sharolyn Wouters (Port Perry, ON) and Keely Brown (Kitchener, ON). Carl Nienhuis (Chilliwack, BC) is the team’s mental performance consultant, Connie Klassen (Victoria, BC) is the head athletic therapist and Jocelyn MacLeod (Winnipeg, MB) is the team manager.

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