Ottawa, Ontario – July 2, 2014 – The National Ringette League (NRL) today announced the appointment of Halifax’s David Jones as the league’s Director of Officials. Jones will be responsible for assisting with the development of schedules for officials, supervising NRL officials, working with the Ringette Canada Officials Committee to develop and expand the number of ringette officials in Canada, overseeing disciplinary action for on-ice infractions, and providing input on rule changes and how rules are being administered within the league.
“We are very pleased to have David Jones on board as our Director of Officials,” said Maurice Jean, chairman of the NRL. “David is a highly respected official and has a keen sense for what our sport needs to develop from an officiating perspective. I look forward to watching him bring his passion to this postion and to the league.”
David Jones lives in the community of Beaverbank, a suburb of Halifax, with his wife and two children. He has experience as Director of Officials with Ringette Nova Scotia and is entering his 19th season as an on-ice official. He currently holds a level 4A ranking and has been a full-time official in the NRL since the league expanded into the Atlantic region in 2011. Jones has been an on-ice official at the last six Canadian Ringette Championships and was also part of the 3-official development committee this past season.
“I am looking forward to the 2014-15 National Ringette League season getting underway,” said David Jones. “We have a great group of officials across the country and with the newly implemented 3-official system, this season is sure to be a very exciting one. I hope to bring a lot of new ideas and enthusiasm to this position.”
Jones takes over as Director of Officials from Jean-François Ethier who held the position since the 2009-2010 season. Ethier moves into the assistant general manager position with the NRL’s Lac St. Louis Adrenaline club.
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 13 teams participating in two conferences – a Western Conference with two 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