Team PEI Wave move to U16 gold-medal final, make history at the 2019 Credit Union Canadian Ringette Championships
Charlottetown/Summerside, PEI – April 12, 2019 – In the forty-one year history of the Canadian Ringette Championships, PEI has never finished higher than eleventh place, until today. PEI Wave beat previously undefeated Team Alberta (Calgary Impulse) 4-3 in an overtime quarterfinal to move onto the semi-final game against West Ottawa at the 2019 Credit Union Canadian Ringette Championships. PEI downed West Ottawa 6-4 in the semi to secure a spot in the gold-medal final tomorrow. They will meet Calgary Core after Calgary beat Team New Brunswick 4-1 today. West Ottawa and New Brunswick will meet tomorrow morning for U16 bronze.
In today’s NRL championship tournament play, Atlantic Attack beat Ottawa Ice 9-3 and secured a spot in the gold-medal final tomorrow. They will meet Calgary RATH after they beat the Cambridge Turbos 4-2 in the semi-final tonight. Cambridge goes home with NRL bronze.
In the U19 division, Laurentides (QC) continued their winning streak, beating Edmonton Elite 6-3 in the quarter-finals and Nepean Ravens 6-5 in the semis. They will face Team Ontario (Guelph Predators) for gold tomorrow. The Predators beat Team New Brunswick 6-3 in the quarter-finals and Calgary Rush 5-3 in the semis. Calgary Rush and the Nepean Ravens will meet tomorrow for U19 bronze.
Forty-five teams from across the country are competing for national titles in the U16 and U19 divisions, as well as the National Ringette League championship title. Games are taking at Credit Union Place in Summerside, Bell Aliant Centre in Charlottetown, APM Centre in Cornwall and Pownal Sports Centre in Alexandra. Gold medal finals in all three divisions take place on Saturday, April 13 (U16 at 10:00 ADT in Summerside, U19 at 13:00 ADT in Charlottetown, and NRL at 15:00 ADT in Charlottetown). All-stars and the NRL Annual Awards will be announced at the closing ceremony on Saturday night in Charlottetown.
All games are being webcast live here: www.sportscanada.tv/ringette. For more information on the event, including links to rosters, schedules, standings and stats can be found at www.crc2019.ca.
Competition continues Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 a.m. (ADT).
Results for Friday, April 12 at the 2019 Credit Union Canadian Ringette Championships in Charlottetown/Summerside, PEI:
Team PEI (Wave) 4 Team Alberta (Calgary Impulse) 3 OT
West Ottawa 3 Zone 2 (AB) 0
Calgary Core 3 Cyclones de Quebec 2 OT
Team New Brunswick 2 Team Ontario (Waterloo) 1
Team PEI (Wave) 6 West Ottawa 4
Calgary Core 4 New Brunswick 1
Team Nova Scotia 4 Saskatoon Selects 3
Calgary Crew 6 BVRA Angels 1
Central Alberta Sting 3 Team Saskatchewan (Regina Stingers) 2 OT
Team BC (LMRL Thunder) 2 Team Nova Scotia 1
Calgary Crew 5 Central Alberta Sting 4
Laurentides (QC) 6 Edmonton Elite 3
Nepean Ravens 7 Team Quebec (Lac Saint-Louis) 3
Calgary Rush 6 Team Alberta (Calgary Rogue) 2
Team Ontario (Guelph Predators) 6 Team New Brunswick 3
Laurentides (QC) 6 Nepean Ravens 3
Team Ontario (Guelph Predators) 5 Calgary Rush 3
BVRA Angels 3 Team BC (LMRL Thunder) 2
Team PEI (Wave) 2 CORA (Ottawa) 1
Team Saskatchewan (Regina Bandits) 3 Saskatoon Blazers 2
Team Manitoba (Magic) 9 Team Nova Scotia 2
Team PEI (Wave) 6 BVRA Angels 1
Team Saskatchewan (Regina Bandits) 8 Team Manitoba (Magic) 2
National Ringette League:
Atlantic Attack 9 Ottawa Ice 3
Waterloo Wildfire 8 Edmonton WAM! 5
Cambridge Turbos 4 Calgary RATH 2
Montreal Mission 5 Manitoba Intact 3
Calgary RATH 4 Cambridge Turbos 2
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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