Cambridge Turbos claimed the National Ringette League title after downing Montreal Mission 2-1 in the NRL final of the 2008 Tim Hortons Canadian Ringette Championships held in St. Albert, Alberta. Individual achievement awards were presented to Stephanie Seguin (Saint-Laurent, Quebec) and Jacqueline Gaudet (Cambridge, ON), while the defensive game star award was presented to Cecilia Anderson (Saint-Laurent, Quebec).
"We never let up all week and everything came together," said Mississauga's Christina Mascherin, who scored the winning goal for Cambridge. "Our first goal was a turning point in the game and we knew if we kept shooting we would get more and come out on top."
A copy of the gamesheet can be viewed at: http://www.leaguestat.com/ringettecanada/crc_open/en/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1445
Over 500 athletes participated in the event, with teams from every province except Newfoundland and the territories. Teams competed for national titles in three divisions - junior (ages 14-15), belle (ages 16-18) and NRL (ages 19 and over). At last year's championships, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan picked up gold in the junior division, Quebec took top honours in the belle division and Alberta came away with gold in the open division. The 2009 Canadian ringette championships will be held in Charlottetown, PEI from April 6-11, 2009