Charlottetown, PEI – April 9, 2009 – The Ontario juniors, Alberta belles and Cambridge Turbos are the only three teams out of 27 that remain undefeated at the 2009 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships being held in Charlottetown, PEI. Competition included round-robin play in the junior (ages 14-15), belle (ages 16-18) and NRL (ages 19 and over) divisions.
Ontario breezed through their games today, winning 8-1 over both PEI and Saskatchewan, to remain undefeated in the junior division. Mitchell’s Josie Scott continued her scoring streak, claiming six goals and two assists for the day. Alberta also picked up two wins today, posting a 7-0 shutout over Nova Scotia and an 8-4 win over Quebec.
Alberta remained strong in the belle division after downing Ontario 6-5 and Nova Scotia 8-1. Langley’s Victoria Gunning picked up an impressive five goals and four assists for Alberta. Quebec suffered their first loss when they were beat 7-4 by Manitoba. Winnipeg’s Morgan Jones posted a pair of goals and two assists during the game.
The championship round started in the NRL division, with the Cambridge Turbos remaining undefeated. They played a tight game against Prairie Fire, but managed to come away with a 5-3 win. In what many expected to be a tight showdown, Cambridge met Montreal Mission later in the day, however they crushed their Eastern Conference rivals 8-2 in what looked to be an easy game. Brooklin’s Sharolyn Wouters had a hat trick and two assists in the game against Prairie Fire and another four goals against Montreal.
Twenty-seven teams are participating in the event. The junior and belle divisions showcase competition among provincial champions, while the NRL division represents the NRL championship tournament and has the top three Western Conference teams competing against the top six Eastern Conference teams (as well as an Atlantic entry called Atlantic Attack). Bronze games are Friday night (April 10) and finals in all three divisions take place on Saturday, April 11 (10 am junior, noon belle and 2 pm NRL). All-stars will be announced at the closing award ceremony on Saturday night.
Rosters, schedules, standings and stats can be found at the following links:
For more information on the 2009 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships, please visit
http://www.ringette.ca/Content/CRC2009/Home.asp?langid=1. Photos from the event can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ringettecanada/sets/72157616425194812/.
Competition continues Friday, April 10th at 8:00 a.m. (ADT).
Results for Thursday, April 9, 2009 at the 2009 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships in Charlottetown, PEI:
JUNIOR DIVISION (Age 14-15)
Quebec 6 New Brunswick 0
Alberta 7 Nova Scotia 0
Ontario 8 PEI 1
Manitoba 7 Saskatchewan 2
BC 7 New Brunswick 2
Manitoba 7 Nova Scotia 4
Ontario 8 Saskatchewan 1
Alberta 8 Quebec 4
BELLE DIVISION (Ages 16-18)
Nova Scotia 3 Saskatchewan 2
Alberta 6 Ontario 5
New Brunswick 5 BC 3
New Brunswick 7 Saskatchewan 5
Manitoba 7 Quebec 4
Alberta 8 Nova Scotia 1
NRL DIVISION (Ages 19 and over)
Edmonton WAM! 4 Calgary RATH 2
Waterloo Wildfire 3 Cyclones de Quebec 2
Montreal Mission 8 Ottawa Ice 2
Rive Sud Revolution 8 Atlantic Attack 1
Cambridge Turbos 5 Prairie Fire 3
Edmonton WAM! 4 Ottawa Ice 3
Waterloo Wildfire 10 Rive Sud Revolution 4
Cambridge Turbos 8 Montreal Mission 2
Cyclones de Quebec 3 Atlantic Attack 2
Calgary RATH 3 Prairie Fire 3