The Atlantic Attack look past elimination from NRL playoffs

The Atlantic Attack of the National Ringette League, who were eliminated from the Eastern Conference playoffs by the Richmond Hill Lightning, have plenty to celebrate as their first season in the elite ringette league came to a close. The Attack who iced an entire team of NRL rookies, placed fifth in a competitive 13 team Eastern Conference. Martine Caissie from Bouctouche placed second among NRL rookies with 31 goals and 30 assists in 30 games while three other Attack players, Joelle Proulx, Josée Doiron and Marilyne Doucet also landed among the top 10 in NRL rookie scoring. It was not only the Attack’s offensive power that captured the attention of the league. Two of the youngest goaltenders in the NRL Karine Doiron, age 17, and Jasmine Leblanc , age 18, faced an average of 40 shots per game played and both placed within the top 20 ranks in their position.

The Attack will participate in a skills demonstration/competition at the upcoming Provincial Ringette Championship hosted by the Dieppe and Memramcook Ringette Association. The competition will begin at 6pm on the Olympic Ice surface in Dieppe on March 24th. The Attack will also hold a ringette camp August 28th to September 1st in Cocagne.

The Attack are currently offering corporations and small businesses excellent sponsorship packages for the upcoming 2012-2013 season. Sponsorships are available at Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels and it looks to be an exciting season as the Atlantic Attack will take part in the 2013 Canadian Ringette Championships hosted in Fredericton next April. If interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Team Manager, Marc King at marc.king@gnb.ca.