Cambridge Turbos remain on top at world club ringette championship
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – Thursday, November 6, 2008 – The Cambridge Turbos continued their winning streak on the second day of play at the world club ringette championship in Sault Ste Marie. The Turbos downed Calgary RATH 5-3 and then went on to beat Richmond Hill Lightning 4-1. Brooklin’s Sharolyn Wouters had an impressive day after picking up a hat trick in the game against RATH and a pair of goals and an assist against the Lightning.
While Richmond Hill Lightning have been touted as the underdog in this event, they certainly came out big today. They delivered a 5-4 overtime win to EKS-Espoo, with Pickering’s Beth Hurren dumping in the winner. Later in the day they were downed 4-1 by Cambridge, but fans in the stands witnessed a tight game that was scoreless at the half and saw Ajax’s Elyssa Jasper open up the scoring in the third quarter. The Turbos responded with four for the win.
Luvia breezed by their competition today, downing Montreal Mission 13-6 and posting a 7-3 win over their Finnish counterparts, EKS-Espoo. Luvia’s Elina Raesola put in another strong day of scoring, claiming four goals and six assists in the game against Montreal and a pair of goals in the game against Espoo.
Calgary RATH split today’s games. After being downed by Cambridge first thing this morning, they turned around and posted a 3-2 win over Montreal.
Round robin games will finish tomorrow afternoon, with semi-final games being held later in the evening. The gold medal final will take place on Saturday at 2:00 pm EST. Tickets for the event can be purchased through the Essar Centre box office, with a day pass costing $10 and a full event pass costing $25. A full schedule and stats can be found on the Ringette Canada site at www.ringette.ca
(click on WCC results on the main page) or the official site for the event at www.worldclubringette.com
The event features the top three teams from the National Ringette League (NRL) – Cambridge Turbos, Montreal Mission and Calgary RATH, as well as seventh place Richmond Hill Lightning. The top teams from the Finnish Elite League, EKS-Espoo and LuKi-82, Luvia are also part of the competition.
Results and standings for Thursday, November 6, 2008 at the 2008 world club championship in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario:
Cambridge Turbos 5 Calgary RATH 3
LuKi-82, Luvia 13 Montreal Mission 6
Richmond Hill Lightning 5 EKS-Espoo 4 OT
Calgary RATH 3 Montreal Mission 2
Cambridge Turbos 4 Richmond Hill Lightning 1
LuKi-82, Luvia 7 EKS-Espoo 3
Cambridge Turbos 4-0
LuKi-82, Luvia 3-1
Calgary RATH 2-2
Montreal Mission 1-3
Richmond Hill Lightning 1-3
The following is the schedule of games for tomorrow, Friday November 7th (all times Eastern Standard Time):
8:15 am Cambridge Turbos vs. Montreal Mission
10:30 am EKS-Espoo vs. Calgary RATH
12:45 pm LuKi-82, Luvia vs. Richmond Hill Lightning
3:15 pm Mini Games (if required)
5:30 pm 1st Place Overall vs. 4th Place Overall
8:15 pm 2nd Place Overall vs. 3rd Place Overall
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. For more information, please refer to the Ringette Canada Web site at www.ringette.ca
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