Congratulations to the following athletes that represented Team Alberta at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. These athletes recorded an impressive record of 6-0-1 throughout the games, but finished just shy of the medal rounds, placing 5th after a 7-0 defeat over British Columbia. The next Canada Winter Games will take place in Red Deer, Alberta in 2019.
Danielle Bechard – Spruce Grove, AB
Breanne Bilyk – Edmonton, AB
Madison Bonsel – Rocky View County, AB
Kelsie Caine – Red Deer, AB
Annie Debaji – Edmonton, AB
Justine Exner – Calgary, AB
Robyn Gillespie – Sherwood Park, AB
Rachel Grant – Calgary, AB
Tori Hart – Calgary, AB
Kate Henderson – St. Albert, AB
Lauren Henderson – St. Albert, AB
Ellen Hoban – Calgary, AB
Maggie Keeler – Edmonton, AB
Jennifer Lee – Sherwood Park, AB
Kensey Lunn – Lacombe, AB
Cassidy Ryan-York – Edmonton, AB
Alison Tod – Calgary, AB
Janelle Wilk – St. Albert, AB
Meet the Coaching Staff:
Kevin Harrison joins the Canada Winter Games team staff that will lead Team Alberta to the 2015 Canada Winter Game. Harrison comes to the program from the Edmonton Ringette Club, where he has been the U19AA Head Coach since 2004, leading his girls as Team Alberta to the Canada Ringette Championships in 2007, 2008 and 2013.
Chris Kelly has been coaching AA Central Alberta Sting coach for the past 8 years. Kelly is actively involved in the Ringette Community as a Director of Coaching, NCCP Learning Facilitator and President in the Central Alberta AA Ringette Club.
Heather Konkin has a impressive ringette resume with playing and coaching. Konkin was a goaltender for Team Alberta at the Canada Winter Games, Team USA, and Edmonton WAM! in the National Ringette League. Heather has also started up a business in goalie instruction, 5-count, which offers camps and training to young goalies across the county.
Dailyn Bell has joined the Canada Winter Games staff as the Women in Training. Dailyn has been playing many levels of high competitive ringette, including; 2007 Canada Winter Games, Team USA, Edmonton WAM! and most recently competed at the 2013 World Championships for Team Canada. Bell hails for Lacombe, AB where she grew up playing AA and also has been mentoring young ringette players through coaching in Central and running camps and clinics.
Michelle Brown is from Lacombe, AB and has taken on the task of Team Manager of Team Alberta. She has been an active member of the ringette community for many years as a player, coach and president. Brown was a player for nearly 20 years, and she participated in 2 National Championships. She has coached A and AA level ringette for 15 years and was Team Manager for Team USA in 2010.