September 29, 2015 – The National Ringette League (NRL) will enter its twelfth season this Saturday when the Atlantic Attack host the Rive Sud Revolution in Fredericton, New Brunswick. That game will kick off a season that will see 15 teams from across the country battle it out for the NRL championship title. The Cambridge Turbos currently hold the title after downing Richmond Hill Lightning 6-2 at the NRL Championship in Wood Buffalo, Alberta this past April.
“This season we have the addition of the Black Gold Rush in Edmonton, which illustrates that the National Ringette League is continuing to strengthen and expand,” said Frances Losier, Ringette Canada’s Director of High Performance and Events. “Our season opener in Fredericton will be one of our biggest yet and we are confident that the upcoming season will be one of our best.”
This season will see four teams competing in the Western Conference – BC Thunder, Calgary RATH, Edmonton Black Gold Rush and Edmonton WAM!, and 11 teams competing in the Eastern Conference – Red Division: Cambridge Turbos, Gatineau Fusion, Gloucester Devils, Ottawa Ice, Richmond Hill Lightning and Waterloo Wildfire; and White Division: Atlantic Attack, Lac St. Louis Adrenaline, Le Royal de Bourassa, Montreal Mission and Rive Sud Revolution.
The season opener between Atlantic Attack and Rive Sud Revolution will take place in Fredericton and is hosted by Fuelling Women Champions and Canada’s Dairy Farmers initiative. The game will take place on Saturday October 3rd at 1:00 pm EST at the Aitken University Centre.
Full details on the full season schedule and team rosters and stats can be found at www.nationalringetteleague.ca.
2015 has been proclaimed the ‘Year of Sport’ in Canada, which aims to celebrate the role that sport plays in our Canadian identity. Ringette Canada fully supports this proclamation and encourages all Canadians to celebrate sport in their communities.
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