Teams going for gold at the Canadian ringette championships

Charlottetown, PEI – April 10, 2009 – The medal rounds are underway at the 2009 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships being held in Charlottetown, PEI, with Ontario (junior division), Alberta (belle division) and Cambridge Turbos (National Ringette League division) all receiving byes to the finals. Those teams will meet up with Alberta (junior), Ontario (belle) and Edmonton WAM! (NRL). Quebec (junior and belle) and Montreal Mission (NRL) all go home with bronze.

The Ontario junior team finished up round-robin play undefeated, which earned them a bye to the gold-medal game tomorrow at 10 am (ADT). They will meet up with Alberta, who won a hard fought 5-4 overtime battle against Quebec in tonight’s semi-final game. St. Albert’s Kennedie Wolosyn picked up the overtime winner, assisted by Stephanie Bolduc (St. Albert). Individual achievement awards for the game were presented to Wolosyn and Gatineau’s Myriam Lavergne. Calgary’s Paola Romeo picked up the defensive game star award.
 
Alberta picked up a bye to the gold-medal match after finishing atop the round robin standings in the belle division. They will face Ontario, who also went to overtime in the semi-finals, beating Quebec 5-4. Mitchell’s Emily Bakker fired in the overtime goal, assisted by Stratford’s Nikki Fulton. Bakker and Gatineau’s Emilie Lavergne each picked up individual achievement awards in the game, while Erin Brunk (Goderich) picked up the defensive game star award. The belle gold-medal game takes place at 12:30 pm (ADT) tomorrow.
 
In the last round-robin games in the NRL division, Cambridge Turbos downed Edmonton WAM! 3-2 to remain undefeated in round-robin play and go straight to the finals in the NRL division. Montreal posted an 8-7 overtime win against Calgary RATH to make it to the semi-finals but were denied 6-2 by Edmonton WAM!. Montreal’s Catherine Cartier and Ashley Peters from Cardiff Echoes each picked up individual achievement awards in the game, while Edmonton’s Caleigh Shaw picked up the defensive game star award. The NRL gold-medal game takes place at 2:30 pm (ADT) tomorrow.
 
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). Finals in all three divisions take place tomorrow, April 11 (10 am junior, 12:30 pm belle and 2:30 pm NRL). All-stars will be announced at the closing award ceremony on Saturday night.
 
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Results for Friday, April 10, 2009 at the 2009 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships in Charlottetown, PEI:
 
JUNIOR DIVISION (Age 14-15)
Quebec 6 Manitoba 3
BC 9 Nova Scotia 7
New Brunswick 5 Saskatchewan 4
Alberta 9 PEI 2
 
Semi-final game:
Alberta 5 Quebec 4 (OT)
 
Final game to be played at 10:00 am(ADT) tomorrow:
Alberta vs. Ontario
 
Bronze: Quebec
Round-robin standings for remaining teams:
4. BC
5. Manitoba
6. Nova Scotia
7. New Brunswick
8. Saskatchewan
9. PEI
 
BELLE DIVISION (Ages 16-18)
New Brunswick 10 Nova Scotia 6
Manitoba 10 BC 9 (OT)
Alberta 6 Quebec 4
Ontario 5 Saskatchewan 2
 
Semi-final game:
Ontario 5 Quebec 4 (OT)
 
Final game to be played at 12:30 pm (ADT) tomorrow:
Ontario vs. Alberta
 
Bronze: Quebec
Round-robin standings for remaining teams:
4. Manitoba
5. New Brunswick
6. Saskatchewan
7. BC
8. Nova Scotia
 
NRL DIVISION (Ages 19 and over)
Montreal Mission 8 Calgary RATH 7 (OT)
Ottawa Ice 8 Prairie Fire 3
Cambridge Turbos 3 Edmonton WAM! 2
Rive Sud Revolution 5 Waterloo Wildfire 4 (OT)
Cyclones de Quebec 3 Atlantic Attack 2
 
Semi-final game:
Edmonton WAM! 6 Montreal Mission 2
 
Final game to be played at 2:30 pm tomorrow:
Edmonton WAM! vs. Cambridge Turbos
 
Bronze: Montreal Mission
Remaining standings:
4. Calgary RATH
5. Ottawa Ice
6. Prairie Fire
7. Rive Sud Revolution
8. Waterloo Wildfire
9. Cyclones de Quebec
10. Atlantic Attack