U16 and U19 teams advance to next round, National Ringette League round-robin play continues at the 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships

Winnipeg, Manitoba – April 12, 2018 – The end of day four at the 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships in Winnipeg saw teams advance to the championship and consolation rounds in the U16 and U19 divisions, while round-robin play continues tomorrow in the National Ringette League (NRL) division.

New Brunswick, Zone 2 (AB) and Calgary Surge ended round-robin play undefeated and play in the U16 championship round tomorrow. Manitoba Magic and Central Alberta Sting ended round-robin play in a tie-breaking mini-game, with the Magic coming away with a 1-0 win and a spot in the championship seeding round later in the day. Their championship hopes were quickly dashed when they were downed 6-1 by Team Manitoba (Angels). In other championship round seeding play, Team Ontario (Nepean Ravens) beat PEI 6-3; Team Québec (Rive Sud) downed Team Alberta (Calgary Shock) 7-4; and Team BC (LMRL Thunder) posted an 8-7 overtime win against Team Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Selects). Tomorrow’s quarterfinals will see New Brunswick face Team Ontario (Nepean Ravens); Zone 2 (AB) face Team Manitoba (Angels); Calgary Surge up against Team Québec (Rive Sud) and Team BC (LMRL Thunder) face the Regina Stingers.

In the U19 division, the Guelph Predators beat Nova Scotia 8-2 and downed New Brunswick 5-4 to finish up round-robin play undefeated. They will meet Waterloo Wildfire tomorrow in quarterfinals. BLL (QC) and Nova Scotia ended round-robin play tied for the last spot in the championship round and will meet in a mini-game first thing tomorrow morning – the winner will then go on to play Team Québec (Laurentides) in quarterfinals. In other quarterfinal match-ups tomorrow, Team Manitoba (Angels) will face New Brunswick and the Eastman Flames (MB) will face Manitoba Magic.

In today’s NRL championship tournament play, Atlantic Attack beat Richmond Hill Lightning 11-5 and Gatineau Fusion 10-3 to put them in the top spot going into the last day of round-robin play with five wins and one loss. Cambridge Turbos beat Montreal Mission 5-1 and downed Edmonton WAM! 4-3 to end the day with a 4-2 record. WAM! also sits at a 4-2 record after beating Calgary RATH 5-4 today. This sets the stage for an exciting end to round-robin play tomorrow.

Games are taking place at the Seven Oaks Arena and BellMTS IcePlex, with finals being held at the BellMTS Place. Competition in all divisions started Monday and will run all week, with the finals in all three divisions taking place on Saturday, April 14 (U16 at 11:30 CDT, U19 at 13:30 CDT and NRL at 15:30 CDT). All-stars and the NRL Annual Awards will be announced at the closing ceremony on Saturday night.

All games are being webcast live here: www.ringettecanada.tv. For more information on the event, including links to rosters, schedules, standings and stats can be found at www.crc2018.ca.

Competition continues Friday, April 13 at 8:00 a.m. (CDT).

Results for Thursday, April 12 at the 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba:

U16 DIVISION

Round-robin:
Team New Brunswick 9 BLL (QC) 4
Spruce Grove Pursuit 7 Manitoba Wild 5
Manitoba Magic 5 Mississauga Mustangs 4
Calgary Surge 10 Zone 5 Pack (AB) 5
Sherwood Park Power 9 Eastman Flames (MB) 3
Team Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Selects) 6 Central Whitby Sharks 5
Team Manitoba (Angels) 4 Team Ontario (Nepean Ravens) 0
Zone 2 (AB) 5 Team Québec (Rive Sud) 3
Team Alberta (Calgary Shock) 8 Central Alberta Sting 2

Mini-game:
Manitoba Magic 1 Central Alberta Sting 0

Consolation round seeding:
Manitoba Wild 2 Eastman Flames (MB) 1

Championship round seeding:
Team Manitoba (Angels) 6 Manitoba Magic 1
Team Ontario (Nepean Ravens) 6 Team Prince Edward Island 3
Team Québec (Rive Sud) 7 Team Alberta (Calgary Shock) 4

U19 DIVISION
Team British Columbia (LMRL Thunder) 6 BLL (QC) 3
Team New Brunswick 5 Mississauga Mustangs 4
Eastman Flames (MB) 10 St. Albert Mission 4
Team Ontario (Guelph Predators) 8 Team Nova Scotia 2
Waterloo Wildfire 7 Team Prince Edward Island (Wave) 3
Team Manitoba (Angels) 7 Team Saskatchewan 0
Team Alberta (Calgary Strive) 8 TORL Force (BC) 3
Team Québec (Laurentides) 5 Zone 5 GRIT (AB) 0
Mississauga Mustangs 4 Edmonton Elite 3
Eastman Flames (MB) 8 Team British Columbia (LMRL Thunder) 4
Team Ontario (Guelph Predators) 5 Team New Brunswick 4
Manitoba Magic 5 Zone 5 GRIT (AB) 4
Team Québec (Laurentides) 6 Waterloo Wildfire 4
Team Alberta (Calgary Strive) 8 Team Prince Edward Island (Wave) 1
BLL (QC) 4 Team Nova Scotia 3
Team Manitoba (Angels) 10 TORL Force (BC) 4
Edmonton Elite 5 St. Albert Mission 4 OT
Manitoba Magic 5 Team Saskatchewan 2

NRL DIVISION
Cambridge Turbos 5 Montreal Mission 1
Atlantic Attack 11 Richmond Hill Lightning 5
Edmonton WAM! 5 Calgary RATH 4
Gatineau Fusion 10 Manitoba Intact 7
Atlantic Attack 10 Gatineau Fusion 3
Manitoba Intact 8 Richmond Hill Lightning 5
Cambridge Turbos 4 Edmonton WAM! 3
Calgary RATH 7 Montreal Mission 5

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