Intensity picks up at Canadian ringette championships in Regina

Regina, Saskatchewan – April 9, 2014 – Day three at the 2014 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships saw teams advance to the championship and consolation rounds in the U19 division, while round-robin play continued in the U16 and National Ringette League divisions.

The battle of the undefeated took place in the National Ringette League (NRL) division, with the Cambridge Turbos picking up a 5-3 win over Ottawa Ice. Cambridge’s Jacqueline Gaudet scored three goals and an assist, while Kitchener’s Jessica Walden picked up a pair for the Turbos.

In other NRL play, Montreal Mission downed the Gloucester Devils 6-1, which puts them with three wins and one loss and tied with Ottawa. Richmond Hill Lightning beat Calgary RATH 7-6 and Edmonton WAM! downed Waterloo Wildfire 6-5. Lightning, RATH and WAM! are now tied with two wins and two losses a piece.

In the U19 division, Alberta downed Richmond Hill 7-5 and the Nepean Ravens beat Manitoba 6-5 to come out of day three as the only two teams yet to be defeated. At the end of round-robin play this morning, teams continued on to either the championship or consolation round, but for Nova Scotia and British Columbia that path came down to a mini-game. In an exciting 2-1 victory, Delta’s Ingrid Bakke scored the winner to advance British Columbia to the championship round.

Calgary KODA, Ontario and Central Alberta Sting remain undefeated in the U16 division after day three of round-robin play. Calgary beat Alberta’s Zone 5 Zeal 7-2 and defeated Quebec’s Outaouais Extreme 6-2, while Ontario downed Manitoba 3-2 and Edmonton Elite 8-1. Central Alberta Sting beat previously undefeated Eastman Flames (MB) 6-4 and St. Albert Mission (AB) 6-1.

Games are taking place at the Co-operators Centre (1700 Elphinstone Street). Competition continues all week with bronze medal games on Friday night (April 11) and finals in all three divisions taking place on 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 Thursday, April 10 at 8:00 a.m. (CDT).

Results for Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the 2014 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships in Regina, Saskatchewan:

U16 DIVISION
Quebec 4 British Columbia 2
Ontario 3 Manitoba 2
Calgary KODA 7 Zone 5 Zeal (AB) 2
Outaouais Extreme (QC) 7 Saskatchewan 3
New Brunswick 7 St. Albert Mission (AB) 1
Edmonton Elite 4 Nova Scotia 3
Central Alberta Sting 6 Eastman Flames (MB) 4
Alberta 9 Regina Stingers 2
Zone 5 Zeal (AB) 4 Saskatchewan 2
Calgary KODA 6 Outaouais Extreme (QC) 2
Alberta 8 Quebec 7 (OT)
Ontario 8 Edmonton Elite 1
Central Alberta Sting 6 St. Albert Mission (AB) 1
Eastman Flames (MB) 11 New Brunswick 7
British Columbia 6 Regina Stingers 3
Manitoba 5 Nova Scotia 2

U19 DIVISION
Quebec 6 Eastman Flames (MB) 3
New Brunswick 10 Saskatoon Blazers 3
Zone 5 GRIT (AB) 10 Lac St. Louis (QC) 4
Saskatchewan 9 PEI 2
Nova Scotia 8 Thompson Okanagan Ringette League (BC) 1
British Columbia 3 St. Albert Mission (AB) 1
Nepean Ravens (ON) 6 Manitoba 5
Ontario 6 Edmonton Elite 2
Alberta 7 Richmond Hill (ON) 5
Mini-game: British Columbia 2 Nova Scotia 1

Championship round:
New Brunswick 6 Zone 5 GRIT (AB) 1
Manitoba 6 Quebec 3
Richmond Hill (ON) 6 Edmonton Elite 4
Ontario 7 British Columbia 4
Nepean Ravens (ON) 5 Saskatchewan 2
Alberta 2 Lac St. Louis (QC) 0

Consolation round:
Eastman Flames (MB) 8 Saskatoon Blazers 6
St. Albert Mission (AB) 5 Thompson Okanagan Ringette League (BC) 4
Nova Scotia 10 PEI 6

NRL DIVISION
Cambridge Turbos 5 Ottawa Ice 3
Richmond Hill Lightning 7 Calgary RATH 6
Montreal Mission 6 Gloucester Devils 1
Edmonton WAM! 6 Waterloo Wildfire 5

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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