U19 teams advance to championship round, round robin play continues in U16 and National Ringette League divisions

Wood Buffalo, AB – April 1, 2015 – The end of day three at the 2015 Tim Hortons Canadian Ringette Championships saw teams advance to the championship and consolation rounds in the U19 division, while round-robin play continues in the U19 and National Ringette League divisions.

In the National Ringette League (NRL) division, the Cambridge Turbos are the only team undefeated, downing Ottawa Ice 7-4 today. Previously undefeated Montreal Mission were downed 7-4 by Richmond Hill Lightning and Calgary RATH beat Waterloo Wildfire 7-4. In front of 200 local visiting students, Edmonton WAM! beat the Gloucester Devils 7-6 in an exciting overtime game. Lacombe’s Lindsay Brown picked up the overtime winner.

In the U19 division, Ontario and the Nepean Ravens finish round robin play undefeated. The Ravens downed British Columbia 6-2 and beat previously undefeated Alberta 6-1. Ontario beat Quebec’s Lac St. Louis 8-1 and downed Edmonton Elite 6-2. Nepean’s Molly Lewis continued to dominate in U19 scoring, picking up six goals and two assists today, bringing her round robin point total to 32. Teams will now move onto the championship and consolation rounds.

In the U16 division, Ontario and Alberta remain undefeated. Ontario downed Central Alberta Sting 6-2 and Quebec’s Outaouais Extrême 9-4. Alberta beat New Brunswick 6-5 and Saskatchewan 8-1. Tillsonburg’s Haleigh Cole dominated in scoring today, picking up two hat tricks in both Ontario games.

There are 37 teams competing at the event and games are taking place at the Frank Lacroix Arena, MacDonald Island Park and Casman Centre in Fort McMurray as well as the Anzac Recreation Centre and Fort McKay Arena. Competition continues all week and the finals will be held on Saturday, April 4th (U19 at 11:30, NRL at 13:30 and U16 at 16:00). All-stars and the NRL Annual Awards will be announced at the closing award ceremony on Saturday night.

Rosters, schedules, standings and stats can be found at the following links:

U16: http://www.leaguestat.com/ringettecanada/crc_u16/en/stats/schedule.php
U19: http://www.leaguestat.com/ringettecanada/crc_u19/en/stats/schedule.php
NRL: http://www.nationalringetteleague.ca/stats/schedule.php?view=day

Competition continues Thursday, April 2 at 8:00 a.m. (MDT).

Results for Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the 2015 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships in Wood Buffalo, Alberta:

U16 DIVISION

Alberta 6 New Brunswick 5
Ontario 6 Central Alberta Sting 2
Quebec 4 St. Albert Mission (AB) 0
Calgary Pursuit 7 Saskatoon Selects 0
Manitoba 4 Manitoba Magic 2
British Columbia 7 Edmonton Elite 6
Alberta 8 Saskatchewan 1
Ontario 9 Outaouais Extrême 4
Zone 5 Pack (AB) 6 Quebec 3
Central Alberta Sting 6 Saskatoon Selects 2
New Brunswick 8 Manitoba Magic 7
St. Albert Mission (AB) 7 British Columbia 5
Calgary Pursuit 6 Saskatchewan 4
Edmonton Elite 6 Outaouais Extrême 0
Manitoba 7 Zone 5 Pack (AB) 2

U19 DIVISION

Nepean Ravens 6 British Columbia 2
Manitoba 7 Lac St. Louis (QC) 6
Alberta 3 St. Albert Mission (AB) 2
Saskatchewan 6 Zone 5 GRIT 2
Edmonton Elite 5 Central Alberta Sting 2
Quebec 9 Eastman Flames (MB) 3
Ontario 8 Lac St. Louis (QC) 1
British Columbia 7 Regina Bandits 2
Manitoba 6 Zone 5 GRIT (AB) 1
Nepean Ravens (ON) 6 Alberta 1
Saskatchewan 5 Central Alberta Sting 4
St. Albert Mission (AB) 5 Quebec 1
Ontario 6 Edmonton Elite 2
Regina Bandits 6 Eastman Flames (MB) 4

NRL DIVISION

Edmonton WAM! 7 Gloucester Devils 6 (OT)
Calgary RATH 7 Waterloo Wildfire 4
Cambridge Turbos 7 Ottawa Ice 4
Richmond Hill Lightning 7 Montreal Mission 4

2015 has been proclaimed the ‘Year of Sport’ in Canada, which aims to celebrate the role that sport plays in our Canadian identity. Ringette Canada fully supports this proclamation and encourages all Canadians to celebrate sport in their communities.

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