All-stars named at the 2016 Canadian ringette championships

London, Ontario – April 9, 2016 – All-stars were named tonight at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Canadian ringette championships in London, Ontario.

The Canadian ringette championships are designed to crown champions in the U16, U19 and National Ringette League (19+) divisions; to provide fun, friendship and fitness to participating players; and to encourage ringette across Canada. The performance awards recognize excellence in the sport of ringette.

While the championships hope to stimulate ringette participation in Canada, they also carry the important goal of promoting excellence in competitive ringette – team excellence and individualexcellence. Criteria for being awarded a performance award include: general excellence, specialized skills in her position, contribution to team success, capacity for fair play, and sportsmanship.

Agnes Jacks True Sport awards were also presented in each division. Winners included Manitoba U16 , Alberta Blue in the U19 division and Calgary RATH in the National Ringette League division.
All-stars were presented to:

U16 DIVISION
First all-star team:
Offence: Emily Powers –  Mississauga
Offence: Mégane Fortin – Équipe Québec
Offence: Milica Oravec –  Team Manitoba
Defence: Jaycee Cale – Team Saskatchewan
Defence: Danielle Demetrioff – BVRA Angels
Goalie: Marie-Ève Dubé – Équipe Québec

Second all-star team:
Offence: Laura Soper – Mississauga
Offence: Haleigh Cole – London
Offence: Anatonia Hood – St. Albert Mission
Defence: Jenna Wolsey – Calgary Blue
Defence: Laurence St-Denis – Équipe Québec
Goalie: Karrie Burling – BVRA Angels

U19 DIVISION 
First all-star team:
Offence: Amy Kolesnik – Nepean Ravens
Offence: Alana Lesperance – Team Manitoba
Offence: Marie-Pier Blanchard – Équipe Québec
Defence: Cass Speek – Team Ontario
Defence: Melissa Misutka – Team Alberta
Goalie: Kiana Assenheimer – Zone 5

Second all-star team:
Offence: Serena Gucciardi – Guelph Predators
Offence: Erin Markle – Team Ontario
Offence: Abbey Nimegeers – Team Saskatachewan
Defence: Brynn Lunn – Team Alberta
Defence: Natasha Harding – Calgary Blue
Goalie: Karlee Sutton – Team Ontario

NRL DIVISION 
First all-star team:
Offence: Kelsey Youldon – Gloucester Devils
Offence: Jacqueline Gaudet – Cambridge Turbos
Offence: Kaitlyn Youldon – Gloucester Devils
Defence: Sydney Granger – Cambridge Turbos
Defence: Jenna Debaji – Edmonton WAM!
Goalie: Laurie Mathieu – Montreal Mission

Second all-star team:
Offence: Shaundra Bruvall – Calgary  RATH
Offence: Julie Blanchette – Montreal Mission
Offence: Dailyn Bell – Edmonton WAM!
Defence: Kaylin Bechard – Edmonton Black Gold Rush
Defence: Jenna McBride – Ottawa Ice
Goalie: Jasmine Leblanc – Gloucester Devils

About Ringette
Ringette is a Canadian sport that was invented in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario by the late Sam Jacks. There are currently nearly 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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