Thirty-four athletes remain in the hunt for a spot on Team Canada

Ottawa, Ontario – August 24, 2009 – After a rigorous Team Canada selection camp held this past weekend at the University of Guelph, 34 of the 42 invited athletes remain in contention for a spot on the senior national team that will compete at the world ringette championship in Finland in November 2010.
 
A second selection camp will be held in January 2010 (location to be announced), with the Team Canada roster being announced at the conclusion of that camp. The Team Canada playing squad will then be announced prior to a training camp in May 2010. Canada will be looking to avenge the 5-4 overtime loss they faced to Finland at the last world ringette championship, which was held in Ottawa, Ontario in November 2007.
 
The following is a list of athletes who will be attending the next selection camp in January:
 
British Columbia
Jill Lange (Vancouver, BC)
Melanie Thomas (West Vancouver, BC)
 
Alberta
Barb Bautista (Edmonton, AB)
Keely Brown (Edmonton, AB)
Allison Cronin (Calgary, AB)
Kailee Dundas (Hussar, AB) *
Jennifer Hartley (Balzac, AB)
Jackie Ho (Calgary, AB)
Abbey Hoes (Calgary, AB) *
Bobbi Mattson (Calgary, AB)
Stacey McNichol (Calgary, AB)
Ashley Peters (Cardiff Echoes, AB)
Dallas Robbins (Calgary, AB)  
Victoria Russell (Calgary, AB)
 
Saskatchewan
Erin Cumpstone (Saskatoon, SK)
 
Manitoba
Lindsay Burns (Starbuck, MB)
Andrea Ferguson (Winnipeg, MB)
Sheena MacDonald (Stonewall, MB)
 
Ontario
Vanessa Cowlen (Cambridge, ON)
Jacqueline Gaudet (Cambridge, ON)
Colleen Hagan (Manotick, ON)
Beth Hurren (Pickering, ON)
Katie Lugg (Ottawa, ON)
Christina Mascherin (Mississauga, ON)
Stefanie McArdle (Ottawa, ON)
Jenna McBride (Ottawa, ON)
Meghan Pittaway (Cambridge, ON)
Jennifer Wakefield (Cambridge, ON)
 
Quebec
Julie Blanchette (Montreal, QC)
Jessica Pepper (Laval, QC)
Julie Primard (St-Constant, QC)
Stéphanie Séguin (Saint-Laurent, QC)
 
New Brunswick
Josée Doiron (Moncton, NB)
 
Nova Scotia
Kerith Gordon (Halifax, NS)
 
* these athletes were exempt from the August camp and will participate in January 2010 camp.
 
The following athletes were released following the selection camp on the weekend: Amy Clarkson (St. Andrews, MB), Stacey Cunningham (Port Perry, ON), Laura Feehan (Edmonton, AB), Julie Fleury-Roy (Ste-Julie, QC), Bryanna Kelly (Beamsville, ON), Janis Kelly (Pointe-Claire, QC), and Karen Stafford (Cambridge, ON). Courtney Schell (Saskatoon, SK) voluntarily withdrew from the program prior to the start of the camp.
 
The Team Canada coaching staff consists of Toronto’s Lyndsay Wheelans as head coach, J. Jenson (Calgary, AB) and Julie Smith (Pointe-Claire, QC) as assistant coaches, and Tracey Tulloch (Bedford, NS) as team leader.
 
About Ringette
Ringette is a Canadian sport that was invented in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario by the late Sam Jacks. There are currently over 27,000 players on nearly 2,000 teams across Canada with over 2,400 officials and 5,000 coaches. Internationally, it is played in half a dozen other countries around the world. Ringette has been designated a Heritage Sport by Sport Canada and as part of the Sport for Life movement, ringette is well advanced at adapting Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model. For more information, please refer to the Ringette Canada Web site at www.ringette.ca.
 
 
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Alayne Martell
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