The Atlantic Attack were swept in their final four games of the regular season, but secured a playoff position in the highly competitive Eastern Conference of the National Ringette League.
In Saturday game action, the Richmond Hill Lightning welcomed the Attack for a two game series. In game one, the Attack fell 8-4 to the home squad. Attack defender Jena Kiviaho chipped in one assist while facing off against her sister, the Lightning’s Erika Kiviaho. Sabrina Cormier scored her first NRL goal while skating with the Attack. In the second match of the day, the Lightning once again capitalized on scoring opportunities with an 11-6 win. Josée Doiron chipped in five assists in the Attack loss.
On Sunday, the Attack squared off against the top team in the East, the Cambridge Turbos. The Attack were downed 8-2 and 10-1 by the powerhouse offense of the Turbos.
The Attack’s Jenny Snowdon finished the season in the Top 20 in NRL league scoring with 38 goals and 33 assists for 71 points in 28 games.
The Atlantic Attack finished 9th in the Eastern Conference standings and will face the 4th place Gloucester Devils for a best of three elimination series in Gloucester on March 7-8. The Atlantic Attack have faced the Devils on three occasions this season which resulted in the Attack securing 1 win, 1 shootout win, and 1 shootout loss. The winner of the playoff match-up will advance onto the NRL Championship series in Wood Buffalo, Alberta.