Team Canada selection camp to be held in Mississauga

Ottawa, ON – April 25, 2017 – Thirty-two of Canada’s top ringette athletes will gather this weekend in Toronto in the hopes of securing a spot on Ringette Canada’s senior national team. Following the selection camp, which runs from April 27-30 at the Tomken Twin Arena (4495 Tomken Road) in Mississauga, athletes will continue to train for competition at the 2017 world ringette championship that will take place from November 27 to December 3, 2017 at Hershey Centre in Mississauga.

During the camp, there will be three inter-squad games that will be open to the public:
Friday, April 28: 6-8pm, Tomken Twin Arena – Rink 2
Saturday, April 29: 7-9pm, Tomken Twin Arena – Rink 2
Sunday, April 30: 10:45am-12:45pm, Tomken Twin Arena – Rink 1

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

Breanna Beck – Red Deer
Dailyn Bell – Lacombe
Jamie Bell – Lacombe
Shaundra Bruvall – Calgary
Annie Debaji – Edmonton *
Robyn Gillespie – Sherwood Park
Ellen Hoban – Calgary
Dani Holliday – Edmonton
Paola Romeo – Calgary
Christianne Varty – Calgary
Lindsay Vink – Lacombe

Amy Clarkson – St. Andrews

Sheri Adams – Dorchester
Allison Biewald – Ottawa
Melissa Breslin – Oshawa
Jessie Callander – Oakville
Taylor Campbell – Tillsonburg
Jacqueline Gaudet – Waterdown *
Chantal Gauthier – Pickering
Sydney Granger – Dorchester
Erika Kiviaho – Sudbury
Molly Lewis – Nepean
Paige Nosal – St. Clements *
Shae Reaman – Mount Forest
Abby Richardson – Guelph
Erica Voss – Toronto
Kaitlyn Youldon – Ottawa
Kelsey Youldon – Ottawa

Maude Charbonneau – Ste-Julie
Chantal St-Laurent – Gatineau

New Brunswick
Martine Caissie – Bouctouche
Jasmine Leblanc – Dieppe

*Athlete has been granted an exemption from participating in the April selection camp

Barb Bautista (Calgary) leads the senior national team as head coach, along with assistant coach Sharolyn Wouters (Port Perry, ON), head athletic therapist Connie Klassen (Victoria), mental performance consultant Carl Nienhuis (Abbotsford), and strength and conditioning consultant Nick Westcott (Ottawa).

Following the camp, athletes moving on to the next phase of selection will be announced by May 14th. Athletes will continue to train for the upcoming world championship with training camps being held in Calgary from June 15-18 and Mississauga from October 5-8.

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