Team Canada selection camp to be held in Ottawa

Ottawa, ON – May 13, 2019 –Thirty-two of Canada’s top ringette athletes will gather this weekend in Ottawa in the hopes of securing a spot on Ringette Canada’s junior national team. Following the selection camp, which runs from May 16-20 at Carleton University in Ottawa, athletes moving on to the next phase of selection will be announced. They will then continue to train for the upcoming 2019 World Ringette Championships, with training camps being held in Sherwood Park, AB August 29-September 2 and Burnaby, BC October 10-14. The 2019 World Ringette Championships that will take place from November 25 to December 1, 2019 in Burnaby, BC.

“Our junior national team selection camp brings together our best U21 athletes in the country for a chance at securing a spot on our Team Canada roster,” said Stephanie Laurin, Ringette Canada’s Manager of High Performance and Athlete Services. “These athletes will be giving it everything they have and we are looking forward to providing them with a training environment that allows them to reach their goals. If you are in the area, come and see ringette at its finest.”

During the camp, there will be four inter-squad games that will be open to the public. All games will be held at the Carleton University Ice House (free admission):

Friday, May 17: 3-5pm
Saturday, May 18: 7-9pm
Sunday, May 19: 5-7pm
Monday, May 20: 9:30-11:30am

The athletes vying for a spot on Ringette Canada’s junior national team are as follows:

Emilie Cunial – Beaconsfied, QC
Marie-Ève Dubé – Blainville, QC
Camille Dumont – Beaconsfield, QC
Lydia Duncan – Mitchell, ON
Megane Fortin – Blainville, QC
Janna Griffioen – Kitchener, ON
Meghan Hanton-Fong – Waterloo, ON
Kiana Heska – Surrey, BC
Taylor Hildebrand – Oak Bluff, MB
Emma Kelly – Nepean, ON
Isabella Larocque – Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, QC
Alana Lesperance – Winnipeg, MB
Grace MacKenzie  – Stillwater Lake, NS
Maddie  MacLean – St. Jacobs, ON
Évelyne Martel – Longueuil, QC
Marta Matuszewski – Ottawa, ON
Jasmine Ménard – Gatineau, QC
Paige Miller – Arnprior, ON
Jasmina Morroni – Blainville, QC
Nicole  Pelletier – Edmonton, AB
Sara Plouffe – Gatineau, QC
Emily Power – Mississauga, ON
Liza Roik Ottawa, ON
Ariane Sagala – Notre-Dame-De-L’Île-Perrot, QC
Ann Sauve – Strathmore, AB
Torrie Shennan – Edmonton, AB
Britney Snowdon – Moncton, NB
Laura Soper – Mississauga, ON
Kaylee Spearing – Winnipeg, MB
Brett Van Nieuw Amerongen – La Salle, MB
Julie Vandal – Gatineau, QC
Marla Wheeler – Dalemead, AB

Lorrie Horne (Sherwood Park, AB) leads the junior national team as head coach, along with assistant coaches Chris Belan (Calgary, AB), Carrie Hartley (Ottawa, ON), Danielle Hildrebrand (Oakbank, MB), Heather Konkin (Edmonton, AB) and Jacinda Rolph (Stony Plain, AB). Melinda Krulicki (Red Deer, AB) is the team’s athletic therapist and Manon Bordeleau (Chicoutimi, QC) is the team manager.

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 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. For more information, please refer to the Ringette Canada Web site atwww.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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