Ottawa, Ontario – December 3, 2014 – The Cambridge Turbos remain on top of the National Ringette League’s (NRL) Elite Eight rankings this month after going undefeated in their last six games. Teams continue to battle it out for a spot at the 2015 NRL Championship tournament that will be held in Wood Buffalo, AB from March 29 to April 4, 2015.
Montreal Mission (2) move up to second place from fifth after going undefeated in their last five games, while Ottawa Ice (3) drop one spot to third after winning four and suffering a defeat to Cambridge and Waterloo. Richmond Hill Lightning (4) move up two spots to fourth this month after splitting their last ten games. Previously unranked Edmonton WAM! (5) make their debut in fifth place after winning seven of their ten games this past month. Waterloo Wildfire (6) won two of their last six games and slip three spots to sixth place this month. The Gloucester Devils (7) maintain their seventh place spot after splitting their eight games this past month. Calgary RATH (8) fall into last place from fourth last month after picking up three wins and losing four games. After an eighth place appearance in last month’s rankings, Le Royal de Bourassa is unranked this month.
National Ringette League Elite Eight as of December 3, 2014:
Rank – (Ranking last month) – Team name – Conference
1 – (1) – Cambridge Turbos – Eastern
2 – (5) – Montreal Mission – Eastern
3 – (2) – Ottawa Ice – Eastern
4 – (6) – Richmond Hill Lightning – Eastern
5 – (–) – Edmonton WAM! – Western
6 – (3) – Waterloo Wildfire – Eastern
7 – (7) – Gloucester Devils – Eastern
8 – (4) – Calgary RATH – Western
The 2015 NRL Championship will see eight teams compete for the championship title. Six teams will compete from the Eastern Conference – the top teams in the Red and White Eastern divisions will automatically advance to the championship and will be joined by the four teams that qualify during playoffs on March 7-8. The top two teams from the Western Conference will also compete in the championship. Ottawa Ice currently hold the NRL Championship title after downing the Cambridge Turbos 7-4 at the 2014 NRL Championship tournament final held in April 2014 in Regina, Saskatchewan. This year’s NRL Championship tournament will be held in Wood Buffalo, AB from March 29 to April 4, 2015.
A full schedule of games, as well as results, stats and player profiles can be viewed on the NRL website at www.nationalringetteleague.ca
About the National Ringette League
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 14 teams participating in two conferences – a Western Conference with three 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.
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Media and PR – Ringette Canada/National Ringette League
Office: 613-748-5655, ext. 226