Gold-medal matches set at Canadian ringette championships

Regina, Saskatchewan – April 11, 2014 – It will be an Ontario match-up in the National Ringette League championship final when the Cambridge Turbos meet Ottawa Ice to battle for national gold tomorrow. Cambridge received a bye to the finals after beating Calgary RATH 8-4 this morning and finish in the top spot after round-robin play. Ottawa downed Edmonton WAM! 3-2 to advance to the gold-medal final and hand WAM! the bronze medal.

Central Alberta Sting and Ontario continued to rack up the wins in the U16 division and will meet in the gold medal final at 12:30 pm CDT tomorrow. The Sting beat Outaouais Extreme (QC) 8-4 in the quarter-final and Alberta 10-5 in the semi-final. Ontario downed Quebec 6-3 in the other quarter-final and downed the Eastman Flames 7-4 in the semi-final. The Eastman Flames and Alberta will meet to decide bronze at 12:15 CDT tomorrow.

In the U19 division, Edmonton Elite denied previously undefeated Nepean Ravens in the quarter-final with a 5-4 overtime win. The Elite then went on to beat Richmond Hill (ON) 3-2 in the semi-final to book a spot in the gold medal game tomorrow at 2:15 pm CDT. They will meet Team Manitoba after that team downed Ontario 6-1 in the quarter-final and beat Alberta 6-5 in overtime in the semi-final. Richmond Hill and Alberta will meet at 2:00 pm CDT tomorrow to decide who will go home with bronze.

Games are taking place at the Co-operators Centre (1700 Elphinstone Street). Finals in all three divisions take place tomorrow, Saturday, April 12 (10:30 NRL, 12:30 U16 and 14:15 U19). All-stars and the NRL Annual Awards will be announced at the closing award ceremony on Saturday night.

Rosters, schedules, standings and stats can be found at the following links:
U16: http://www.leaguestat.com/ringettecanada/crc_u16/en/stats/schedule.php
U19: http://www.leaguestat.com/ringettecanada/crc_u19/en/stats/schedule.php
NRL: http://www.nationalringetteleague.ca/stats/schedule.php?view=day

Competition continues Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. (CDT).

Results for Friday, April 11, 2014 at the 2014 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships in Regina, Saskatchewan:

U16 DIVISION
Championship round:
Quarter-finals
Ontario 6 Quebec 3
Eastman Flames 8 Manitoba 7 (OT)
Central Alberta Sting 8 Outaouais Extreme (QC) 4
Alberta 4 Calgary KODA 3 (OT)

Semi-finals
Ontario 7 Eastman Flames 4
Central Alberta Sting 10 Alberta 5

Consolation round:
Edmonton Elite 5 New Brunswick 3
Saskatchewan 7 Regina Stingers 6 (OT)
New Brunswick 5 Regina Stingers 2
Saskatchewan 6 Edmonton Elite 5 (OT) – consolation final

Seeding games:
Calgary KODA 8 Manitoba 3
Quebec 4 Outaouais Extreme (QC) 2
St. Albert Sting 8 British Columbia 7
Zone 5 Zeal 6 Nova Scotia 5 (OT)

U19 DIVISION
Championship round:
Quarter-finals
Edmonton Elite 5 Nepean Ravens 4 (OT)
Richmond Hill (ON) 7 New Brunswick 6
Manitoba 6 Ontario 1
Alberta 4 Quebec 3

Semi-finals
Edmonton Elite 3 Richmond Hill (ON) 2
Manitoba 6 Alberta 5 (OT)

Consolation round:
Nova Scotia 8 St. Albert Mission 3

Seeding games:
New Brunswick 7 Quebec 6
Nepean Ravens 7 Ontario 5
Saskatchewan 9 British Columbia 3
PEI 11 Eastman Flames 6
Zone 5 GRIT 6 Lac St. Louis 5
Saskatoon Blazers 4 Thompson Okanagan Ringette League (BC) 3

NRL DIVISION
Cambridge Turbos 8 Calgary RATH 4
Edmonton WAM! 6 Montreal Mission 3
Richmond Hill Lightning 6 Ottawa Ice 4
Gloucester Devils 6 Waterloo Wildfire 3
Bronze medal game: Ottawa Ice 3 Edmonton WAM! 2

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
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
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