Ottawa, Ontario – December 1, 2016 – The National Ringette League (NRL) today announced its Elite Eight rankings, with Edmonton WAM! taking the top spot.
Edmonton (1) has opened the season strong, winning seven of their eight games to top the season’s first Elite Eight rankings. The Cambridge Turbos (2) come in second after winning six and losing two since the season has started. Calgary RATH (3) take third place after winning seven of the last ten games, while the Ottawa Ice (4) have won eight of their last nine games and come in fourth.
Atlantic Attack (5) come in at fifth, winning three games and dropping one. Waterloo Wildfire (6) have won seven games and lost four since hitting the ice this season and place sixth, while Richmond Hill Lightning (7) are in seventh after winning eight of their last 12 games. Montreal Mission (8) round out this month’s rankings in eighth after winning five of their eight games so far this season.
National Ringette League Elite Eight as of December 1, 2016:
1 - (-) – Edmonton WAM! - Western
2 - (-) – Cambridge Turbos - Eastern
3 - (-) – Calgary RATH - Western
4 - (-) – Ottawa Ice - Eastern
5 - (-) – Atlantic Attack - Eastern
6 - (-) – Waterloo Wildfire - Eastern
7 - (-) – Richmond Hill Lightning - Eastern
8 - (-) – Montreal Mission - Eastern
Cambridge Turbos currently hold the NRL Championship title after downing the Gloucester Devils 5-3 at the 2016 NRL Championship tournament final held in April 2016 in London, Ontario. This year’s NRL Championship tournament will be held in Leduc, Alberta from March 27 to April 1, 2017.
A full schedule of games for the weekend, as well as results, stats and player profiles can be viewed on the NRL website at www.nationalringetteleague.ca.
The National Ringette League (NRL) is the showcase league for ringette in Canada and strives to be the premiere women’s sports league in the country. The league has 16 teams participating in two conferences – a Western Conference with five teams and an Eastern Conference with 11 teams. The objectives of the NRL are to move ringette into the mainstream of Canadian sports activity, encourage greater public awareness of ringette, create more and better competitive opportunities for athletes, and achieve positive financial results at both a league and team level. For more information on the NRL, including schedules, team rosters and athlete profiles, please visit our website at www.nationalringetteleague.ca.
For more information, please contact:
Media and PR - Ringette Canada/National Ringette League
Office: 613-748-5655, ext. 226