Ottawa, Ontario – November 17, 2015 – The National Ringette League (NRL) today announced its Elite Eight, with Montreal Mission topping the rankings.
Montreal (1) opened the season strong with seven straight wins, while the Cambridge Turbos (2) come in second after winning five and losing one in a shootout to Atlantic Attack (4). Edmonton WAM! (3) come in at third place, also winning five and losing one in a shootout to the Edmonton Black Gold Rush. The Attack are in fourth place and have won 13 games and lost two so far this season, while Richmond Hill Lightning (5) are in fifth after winning five and losing three, one of which was a shootout.
The Gloucester Devils (6) are in sixth place after splitting their ten first games of the season. Calgary RATH (7) have won three and lost four and come in at seventh; while Gatineau Fusion (8) round out the rankings, winning four and losing five, including one in a shootout.
National Ringette League Elite Eight as of November 17, 2015:
Rank – (Ranking last month) – Team name – Conference
1 – (-) – Montreal Mission – Eastern
2 – (-) – Cambridge Turbos – Eastern
3 – (-) – Edmonton WAM! – Western
4 – (-) – Atlantic Attack – Eastern
5 – (-) – Richmond Hill Lightning – Eastern
6 – (-) – Gloucester Devils – Eastern
7 – (-) – Calgary RATH – Western
8 – (-) – Gatineau Fusion – Eastern
Cambridge Turbos currently hold the NRL Championship title after downing the Richmond Hill Lightning 6-2 at the 2015 NRL Championship tournament final held in April 2015 in Wood Buffalo, Alberta. This year’s NRL Championship tournament will be held in London, Ontario from April 4-9, 2016.
A full schedule of games for the weekend, 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 15 teams participating in two conferences – a Western Conference with four 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.
For more information, please contact:
Media and PR – Ringette Canada/National Ringette League
Office: 613-748-5655, ext. 226