Cambridge Turbos on top of the world

Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – Saturday, November 8, 2008 – The Cambridge Turbos have proven they are the top club team in the world after going undefeated throughout the entire world club championship and downing LuKi-82, Luvia 6-3 in the final game today.

Brooklin’s Sharolyn Wouters picked up a pair of goals and an assist for Cambridge while her teammates Stacey Cunningham (Port Perry) and Adryon Thompson (London) both picked up pairs for the win.

Cambridge’s Meghan Pittaway faced 45 shots in the game and was praised by head coach Glen Gaudet. “We know we have the best goalie and we make sure she is not left by herself,” commented Gaudet. Pittaway’s teammate Jackie Gaudet added, “Pitty is our backbone.”
 
With the excitement of the big win on her face, Pittaway described how being a world club champ felt. “This is unreal, I have never felt this before. I was so nervous and there was a lot of pressure.” Word on the street puts Pittaway as Canada’s best and when asked how she felt about that, she was very humble. “I will never give up and I will work everyday to be the best that I can be.”
 
Luvia’s Elina Raesola picked up a pair of goals and it was evident immediately following the game how hard the loss was to take. “We didn’t play the game we are capable of, definitely not. Maybe we were too excited. I am so disappointed about losing.”
 
The following is a summary of the scoring from the final game:
 
Cambridge Turbos 6 LuKi-82, Luvia 3
1st Period
Scoring – 1. Cambridge, S. Wouters (J. Wakefield) 4:55
2. Cambridge, S. Wouters 7:31  
3. Luvia, E. Raesola 8:25  
4. Cambridge, S. Cunningham (S. Wouters, C. Mascherin) 11:08
5. Cambridge, A. Thompson (J. Wakefield, J. Gaudet) 14:39
6. Cambridge, A. Thompson (C. Mascherin, S. Cunningham) 17:47  
7. Luvia, E. Raesola 21:21  
2nd Period
Scoring – 8. Luvia, S. Lahdekorpi (M. Luhtasaari) 7:09  
9. Cambridge, S. Cunningham (C. Mascherin) 23:36  
 
Luvia Shots: 22 23 TOTAL: 45
Turbos Shots: 22 20 TOTAL: 42
 
The all star line and MVPs were announced at the closing banquet, with awards being presented as follows:
 
Tournament MVP: Elina Raesola, LuKi-82, Luvia
 
All-stars:
Goalie: Meghan Pittaway, Cambridge Turbos
Defense: Jacqueline Gaudet, Cambridge Turbos
Defense: Kassy Chhim, Montréal Mission
Forward: Sharolyn Wouters, Cambridge Turbos
Forward: Anna-Kaisa Raesola, LuKi-82, Luvia
Centre : Elina Raesola, LuKi-82, Luvia
 
Team MVPs:
Richmond Hill Lighting: Bryanna Kelly
Montréal Mission : Julie Blanchette
Calgary RATH: Victoria Russell
EKS-Espoo: Eevil Kaasinen
LuKi-82, Luvia: Elina Raesola
Cambridge Turbos: Jennifer Wakefield
 
Awards were also presnted for the skills comeptition that was held just prior to the final game. Winners were:
 
Shot Accuracy: Allison Cronin, Calgary RATH
Fastest Skater: Victoria Russell, Calgary RATH
Hardest Shot: Beth Hurren, Richmond Hill Lightning
3-Ring Relay: Stephanie Séguin, Julie Blanchette, Catherine Cartier, Montréal Mission
Slot Shooting: Tara Marquardt, Calgary RATH
Best Goalie: Laura Pohjaniemi, EKS-Espoo
Breakaway: Beth Hurren, Richmond Hill Lightning
 
A full schedule and stats from the event can be found on the Ringette Canada site at www.ringette.ca (click on WCC results on the main page) or the official site for the event at www.worldclubringette.com. Photos from the event can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ringettecanada/sets/72157608714850321/
 
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