The Atlantic Attack announces team roster and regular season schedule

September 21, 2011 – Moncton, New Brunswick – The hard work and dedication of eighteen women at the Atlantic Attack selection camp finally paid off when they received notice from the coaching staff that they made the regular season roster.

As head coach, Julien Leger, expected many showed up physically prepared to compete for their place on this team. Following the selection of the roster, Leger stated, “The coaching staff is very excited about the competitive team we have assembled. We will train and push the players hard to make the playoffs in our first season in the National Ringette League.”

The coaching staff comprised of Leger, Kathryn Pringle, and Gilles Proulx are proud to announce their official roster for the 2011-2012 NRL season to include the following players:
Natacha Bordage, Center, Rogersville, NB
Martine Caissie, Forward, Bouctouche, NB
Gabrielle Cormier, Center, Dieppe, NB
Josée Doiron, Forward, Cap-Pélé, NB
Joelle Proulx, Forward, Dieppe, NB
Chantal Landry Center/ Forward, Cap-Pélé, NB
Jocelyne Landry , Center/ Forward, Memramcook, NB
Marilyne Doucet, Forward, Bouctouche,NB
Vanessa Hannah, Forward, Dieppe, NB
Annie Gautreau , Defence, Grande-Digue, NB
Chantal King, Defence, Grande-Digue, NB
Isabelle LeBlanc, Defence, Memramcook, NB
Chantal Leger, Defence, Grand-Barachois, NB
Kendra O’Brien, Defence, Souris, PEI
Stéphanie Robichaud, Defence, Grande-Digue, NB
Jessica Snowdown, Defence, Moncton, NB
Karine Doiron, Goaltender, Ste-Anne de Kent, NB
Jasmine LeBlanc, Goaltender, Dieppe, NB

For many players, competing in the National Ringette League is the realization of a lifelong dream. Josée Doiron, an all-star forward from Cap-Pélé waited a long time for this opportunity and feels others will aspire to play in this league, “playing in the NRL is something I never thought I would be able to do, and having the chance to compete in this league will be an experience of a life time! Finally, we will have a stable and organized schedule of games and challenging competition in our region. We will now be able play the fast game of ringette we all love to play. I think having this team in Atlantic Canada will help a lot to promote the game and the younger players will want to develop, because they will now have the dream to play in the NRL when they become older.”

The team also has 7 affiliate player positions available that they will name on October 1st.

The Atlantic Attack will kick-off their premier home game schedule in Fredericton with an opening ceremony and three games against an Eastern Conference opponent from Lac St Louis, Quebec. The team’s home game schedule this season will coincide with local ringette association tournaments to give as many New Brunswick communities as possible, the opportunity to view this elite level of ringette. Ticket prices and details will be announced soon and the team encourages the public to support them on their Facebook group, Atlantic Attack (NRL).

The Home and Away schedule for the 2011-2012 Atlantic Attack is as follows:
HOME GAMES:

Nov 19 (Fredericton): 11am vs Lac St Louis, 7pm vs Lac St Louis
Nov 20 (Fredericton): 10am vs Lac St Louis
Nov 26 (Miramichi): 11am vs Montreal Mission, 6pm vs Montreal Mission
Nov 27 (Miramichi): 10am vs Montreal Mission
Dec 3 (Shediac): 11am vs Quebec City Cyclones, 7pm vs Quebec City Cyclones
Dec 4 (Shediac): 10am vs Quebec City Cyclones
Jan 14 (Bathurst): 11am vs Rive Sud Revolution, 6pm vs Rive Sud Revolution
Jan 15 (Bathurst): 10am vs Rive Sud Revolution
Feb 4 (Cocagne): 11am vs Le Royal de Bourassa, 6:30pm vs Le Royal de Bourassa
Feb 5 (Cocagne): 10:30am vs Le Royal de Bourassa

AWAY GAMES:

Oct 15 (Gatineau, QC): 12pm vs Gatineau Fusion, 4pm vs Gatineau Fusion
Oct 16 (Saint-Julie, QC) : 11am vs Rive Sud Revolution
Nov 5 (Orleans, ON): 1pm vs Ottawa Ice, (Vanier, ON) 5pm vs Ottawa Ice
Nov 6 (Ottawa, ON): 11am vs Gloucester Devils, (Gloucester, ON) 3pm vs Gloucester Devils
Jan 7 (Cambridge, ON): 9:40am vs Richmond Hill Lightning, (Waterloo, ON) 6:45pm vs Waterloo Wildfire
Jan 8 (Cambridge, ON): 8:05am vs Cambridge Turbos, (Whitby, ON) 2:45pm vs Whitby Wild
Feb 18 (Gatineau): TBA vs Whitby Wild, TBA vs Waterloo Wildfire
Feb 19 (Gatineau): TBA vs Cambridge Turbos, TBA vs Richmond Hill Lightning.

An excel version of the season schedule, as well as, specific arena names may be found on the National Ringette League site: http://www.nationalringetteleague.ca