National Ringette League announces Elite Eight rankings

Ottawa, Ontario – January 19, 2016Montreal Mission remains on top of the National Ringette League (NRL) Elite Eight rankings again this month. The monthly rankings were released today and show very little fluctuation from last month’s rankings. Teams have two months of play left to secure a spot at the NRL Championship tournament which will be held in London, Ontario from April 4-9, 2016.

Montreal (1) split their four games this past month, winning two and dropping two. Cambridge Turbos (2), Edmonton WAM! (3) and Atlantic Attack (4) all picked up three wins and suffered one loss this past month to pick up the second, third and fourth place spots. Gloucester Devils (5) and Richmond Hill Lightning (6) maintain their ranking from last month, with the Devils winning their only game and the Lightning splitting their four games. Calgary RATH (7) also maintain their ranking from last month, winning one and losing two. Ottawa Ice (8) break into the rankings this month at eighth place after winning their only game since last month’s rankings.

National Ringette League Elite Eight as of January 19, 2016:
Rank - (Ranking last month) - Team name - Conference
1 - (1) – Montreal Mission - Eastern
2 - (2) – Cambridge Turbos - Eastern
3 - (4) – Edmonton WAM! - Western
4 - (3) - Atlantic Attack - Eastern
5 - (5) – Gloucester Devils - Eastern
6 - (6) – Richmond Hill Lightning - Eastern
7 - (7) – Calgary RATH - Western
8 - (--) – Ottawa Ice – Eastern

Cambridge Turbos currently hold the NRL Championship title after downing Richmond Hill Lightning 6-2 at the 2015 NRL Championship tournament final held in April 2015 in Wood Buffalo, Alberta. This year’s NRL Championship tournament will be held in London, Ontario from April 4-9, 2016.

A full schedule of games for the weekend, as well as results, stats and player profiles can be viewed on the NRL website at www.nationalringetteleague.ca

About the National Ringette League
The National Ringette League (NRL) is the showcase league for ringette in Canada and strives to be the premiere women’s sports league in the country. The league has 15 teams participating in two conferences – a Western Conference with four teams and an Eastern Conference with 11 teams. The objectives of the NRL are to move ringette into the mainstream of Canadian sports activity, encourage greater public awareness of ringette, create more and better competitive opportunities for athletes, and achieve positive financial results at both a league and team level. For more information on the NRL, including schedules, team rosters and athlete profiles, please visit our website at www.nationalringetteleague.ca.

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