All-stars named at the 2014 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships

Regina, Saskatchewan – April 13, 2014 – The 2014 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships named their all-stars last night in Regina, SK. The performance awards recognize excellence in the sport of ringette and were presented at the closing ceremony.

The Tim Hortons 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.

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 individual excellence. 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 Team Nova Scotia in U16 , Team Alberta in the U19 division and the Waterloo Wildfire the NRL division.

The all-stars were presented to:

U16 DIVISION
First all-star team:
Forward Britney Snowdon New Brunswick
Forward Emma Eccles Ontario
Centre Gillian Dreger Central Alberta Sting
Defence Melissa Misutka Central Alberta Sting
Defence Bryn Lunn Central Alberta Sting
Goalie Samantha Gorgi Ontario

Second all-star team:
Forward Kristin Demale Central Alberta Sting
Forward Shayla Hendry Alberta
Centre Nicole Shaw Ontario
Defence Mariah Coverdale Ontario
Defence Kelsey Wiebe Manitoba
Goalie Rebecca Forrester Central Alberta Sting

U19 DIVISION
First all-star team:
Forward Shannon Sarahs Manitoba
Forward Melissa Simone Richmond Hill
Centre Justine Exner Alberta
Defence Lianna Collins Richmond Hill
Defence Pier-Anne Lemieux Quebec
Goalie Jennifer Lee Edmonton Elite

Second all-star team:
Forward Kinley Graves Manitoba
Forward Tori Hart Alberta
Centre Jenny Snowdon New Brunswick
Defence Nicole Desrosiers Manitoba
Defence Alison Tod Alberta
Goalie Cassandra Groen Manitoba

NRL DIVISION
First all-star team:
Forward Jacqueline Gaudet Cambridge Turbos
Forward Dailyn Bell Edmonton WAM!
Centre Shaundra Bruvall Calgary RATH
Defence Robin Kerr Edmonton WAM!
Defence Melissa Findlay Cambridge Turbos
Goalie Meghan Pittaway Cambridge Turbos

Second all-star team:
Forward Josie Scott Waterloo Wildfire
Forward Jayme Simzer Ottawa Ice
Centre Jamie Bell Edmonton WAM!
Defence Beth Hurren Richmond Hill Lightning
Defence Christianne Varty Calgary RATH
Goalie Tori Goble Ottawa Ice

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 more than 2,000 teams across Canada with over 2,400 officials and 5,000 coaches. Internationally, it is played in half a dozen other countries around the world. 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
Ringette Canada/National Ringette League
Cell: 902-308-1067
alayne@ringette.ca
www.ringette.ca
www.nationalringetteleague.ca