Ringette Canada hosts High Performance Challenge Cup in Calgary

Ottawa, Ontario – May 8, 2019 – Ringette Canada announced today that it will be hosting its third HighPerformance Challenge Cup from May 9-12 in Calgary, Alberta. The event brings the top senior national team prospects together to train, compete and learn about Ringette Canada’s High Performance programs and philosophies.

“The Challenge Cup environment provides an excellent forum for our athletes, coaches and officials to continuously improve,” said Barb Bautista, Team Canada head coach. “This series represents an opportunity to foster this high-performance growth and we are excited for the upcoming camp.”

The following athletes will be attending the High Performance Challenge Cup in Calgary:

Breanna Beck – Red Deer, AB
Jamie Bell – Lacombe, AB
Dailyn Bell – Lacombe, AB
Sarah Bernard-Lacaille – Montreal, QC
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
Kacy Hannesson – Langley, BC
Erika Kiviaho – Whitefish, ON
Paige Lanteigne – St. Clements, ON
Laurence Larocque – Vaudreuil Sur Le Lac, QC
Camille Lavoie – Saint-Basile-le-Grand, QC
Jasmine Leblanc – Dieppe, NB
Molly Lewis – Nepean, ON
Sarah MacDonald – Langley, BC
Erin Markle – Waterloo, ON
Melissa Misutka – Lacombe, AB
Jennica Murray – Calgary, AB
Sydney Nosal – St. Clements, ON
Abby Richardson – Guelph, ON
Laurie St-Pierre – Boucherville, QC
Nina Tajbakhsh – North Vancouver, BC
Rachel Ung – Calgary, AB
Christianne Varty – Calgary, AB
Lindsay Vink – Lacombe, AB
Erica Voss – Toronto, ON
Kaitlyn Youldon – Nepean, ON

While participation in the Challenge Cups is not mandatory for eligibility for selection to Team Canada, these events are highly valued by Team Canada staff both as important scouting and evaluation opportunities, critical training opportunities for athletes to gain valuable game experience in a highly competitive environment, as well as opportunities for eventual Team Canada members to gel as lines and become familiar with various Team Canada systems.

For ringette fans in the area, the following schedule of games is open to the public. All games will take place at WinSport, Arena B (88 Canada Olympic Road SW) and admission is free.

Friday, May 10: 7-9pm
Saturday, May 11: 7-9pm
Sunday, May 12: 11:00-1:00pm

For more information on our High Performance Challenge Cups, please visit https://www.ringette.ca/events/high-performance-challenge-cups/

Questions regarding the High Performance Challenge Cups can be directed to Stephanie Laurin, our Manager of High Performance and Athlete Services at teamcanada@ringette.ca.

About Ringette

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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For more information, please contact:

Alayne Martell
Media and Public Relations | Relations de presse et publiques
Ringette Canada | Ringuette Canada
National Ringette League | Ligue Nationale de Ringuette
Phone | Téléphone : (613) 748-5655, ext. 226
Cell : (902) 308-1067
alayne@ringette.ca
@: www.ringette.ca
@: www.nationalringetteleague.ca

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