Cambridge Turbos are the NRL champions

Charlottetown, PEI – April 11, 2009 – Ontario juniors, Alberta belles and the Cambridge Turbos will be going home with gold from the 2009 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships held this past week in Charlottetown, PEI.

In the junior final, Ontario finished the tournament undefeated with a 4-0 shut out over Alberta. Ottawa’s Kali MacAdam captured two goals with singles coming from Samantha Nosal (St. Clements) and Kaylee Whitcroft (Dorchester). Individual achievement awards were presented to MacAdam and Danielle MacKenzie (Spruce Grove, AB), while the defensive game star award was presented to Alana Raymond (Ajax, ON). Quebec was presented with their bronze medals after the game.
 
The Alberta belle team, who also went undefeated this week, claimed gold after defeating Ontario 8-3. Langley’s Victoria Gunning picked up a hat trick for Alberta and Calgary’s Christianne Varty assisted on four. Individual achievement awards were presented to Mitchell’s Emily Bakker and Calgary’s Emily Webb, while the defensive game star award was presented to Ashley Miller (St. Mary’s, ON). Quebec was presented with their bronze medals after the final game.
 
“I’ve been playing ringette for twelve years and this is, by far, the most amazing feeling,” commented Calgary’s Evan Brown who picked up two assists in the game. “Everything has been working up to this.”
 
The Cambridge Turbos continued to be the top team in the country delivering a 4-1 loss to Edmonton WAM!, with Port Perry’s Stacey Cunningham posting two goals and an assist. Individual achievement awards were presented to Port Perry’s Stacey Cunningham and Edmonton’s Carly Ross, while the defensive game star award was presented to Cambridge’s Meghan Pittaway. Montreal Mission was presented with their bronze medals after the final game.
 
“We’ve had an outstanding year – we won world clubs in November and since then we have been training for this,” said Brooklin’s Sharolyn Wouters who picked up a goal and two assists in the final. “We’ve worked so hard and it feels fantastic to win. Every gold medal is like the first.”
 
Twenty-seven teams participated in the event. The junior and belle divisions showcased competition among provincial champions, while the NRL division represented the NRL championship tournament and had the top three Western Conference teams competing against the top six Eastern Conference teams (as well as an Atlantic entry called Atlantic Attack). All-stars will be announced at the closing award ceremony later tonight.
 
Rosters, schedules, standings and stats can be found at the following links:
Belle: http://www.leaguestat.com/ringettecanada/crc_bell/en/stats/schedule.php
NRL: http://www.leaguestat.com/ringettecanada/crc_open/en/stats/schedule.php
Junior: http://www.leaguestat.com/ringettecanada/crc_junior/en/stats/schedule.php
 
For more information on the 2009 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships, please visit
http://www.ringette.ca/Content/CRC2009/Home.asp?langid=1. Photos from the event can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ringettecanada/sets/72157616425194812/.
 
Results for Saturday, April 11, 2009 at the 2009 Tim Hortons Canadian ringette championships in Charlottetown, PEI:
 
JUNIOR DIVISION (Age 14-15)
Final game:
Ontario 4 Alberta 0
Gold: Ontario
Silver: Alberta
Bronze: Quebec
4. BC
5. Manitoba
6. Nova Scotia
7. New Brunswick
8. Saskatchewan
9. PEI
 
BELLE DIVISION (Ages 16-18)
Final game:
Alberta 8 Ontario 3
Gold: Alberta
Silver: Ontario
Bronze: Quebec
4. Manitoba
5. New Brunswick
6. Saskatchewan
7. BC
8. Nova Scotia
 
NRL DIVISION (Ages 19 and over)
Final game:
Cambridge Turbos 4 Edmonton WAM! 1
Gold: Cambridge Turbos
Silver: Edmonton WAM!
Bronze: Montreal Mission
4. Calgary RATH
5. Ottawa Ice
6. Prairie Fire
7. Rive Sud Revolution
8. Waterloo Wildfire
9. Cyclones de Quebec
10. Atlantic Attack