Ringette teams move into finals at the 2019 Canada Winter Games
Quebec faces Ontario for gold, Manitoba faces British Columbia for bronze
Red Deer, Alberta – February 21, 2019 – It was an exciting day of semifinal play at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, with Quebec and Ontario booking a spot at the gold medal game tomorrow after defeating Manitoba and British Columbia.
The first semifinal saw Quebec down previously undefeated Manitoba 7-5 in a fast-paced and well-executed battle. Gatineau’s Sara Plouffe scored two goals in the game, including the winner. “We came into the game very focused and mentally prepared and we were ready to beat them,” said Plouffe, who was also the flag bearer for Team Quebec at the opening of the games. “Tomorrow we will use the same strategy and we will win, I am sure we will win. We are prepared for this.”
Team Ontario continued their winning streak in the second semifinal game of the day, downing British Columbia 8-1. It was a team effort by Ontario, with singles coming from Timmins’ Sydney Dagenais, Morriston’s Claire Wyville, Ottawa’s Liza Roik, Mississauga’s Emily Power and Laura Soper, St. Jacob’s Maddie MacLean, Nepean’s Emma Kelly, and Arnprior’s Paige Miller. The lone goal for British Columbia came from Maple Ridge’s Sidney Crowe.
Earlier in the day, teams who were eliminated from the playoff round played placement games at Collicutt Arena. Nova Scotia downed Saskatchewan 9-6 and New Brunswick downed Alberta 8-5. Another two placement games will be played tomorrow morning.
Final scores for February 21:
NS 9 SK 6
NB 8 AB 5
QC 7 MB 5
ON 8 BC 1
Tomorrow, Friday February 22, are the finals and there will also be some placement games. The schedule is as follows (all times Mountain Standard Time):
9:00 – AB vs. SK
11:30 – NB vs. NS
Bronze medal game:
15:00 – MB vs. BC
Gold medal game:
18:00 – QC vs. ON
All games are webcast live at canadagames.live/ringette.
Ringette is a Canadian sport that was invented in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario by the late Sam Jacks. There are currently over 31,000 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. As a proud member of True Sport, Ringette Canada is committed to sport that is values-based and principle-driven. For more information, please refer to the Ringette Canada Web site at www.ringette.ca.
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