U19AA Team Alberta takes Bronze at Nationals 2016

Written by Elizabeth Merritt

Fifteen Alberta teams from U16AA, U19AA, and National Ringette League (NRL) made the trip to London, Ont. for the 2016 Canadian Ringette Championships.

Of the 15 teams six competed in the U16, six in U19, and three in the NRL.

Games were exciting to watch and the tournament showcased some amazing competition between teams.

The bronze medal U19 game was a close back and forth game between Team Alberta and Ontario’s Nepean Ravens. Team Alberta’s Kristin Demale opened the scoring four minutes and fifty-five seconds into the game. She followed it up with a second goal twelve minutes and forty seconds in. Following her second goal, Nepean scored nine seconds later. Goals went back and forth until the end of the first period for a score of 3-2 at half time.

Nepean tied the game two minutes and forty-four seconds into the second period. MacKenzie Lindholm took the lead back with what turned out to be the winning goal at fourteen minutes and twenty-seven seconds into the second period. The final score was 6-3 for Team Alberta.

2016 Canadian Ringette Championships in London, Ont. on Saturday, April 9, 2016. 37th Annual Canadian Ringette Championships. (Photo by Elizabeth Merritt/EM Photography)

To see all results and final standings, please visit the full post.

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Call for Nominations for Positions on the Ringette Alberta Board

Ringette Alberta is inviting interested individuals to submit nominations for the following Director positions for a two-year term:

  • President (see 3.11 below)
  • Vice President
  • Director at Large (3 positions)

All nominees must submit the following:

Nominations may be emailed directly to the Nominating Committee care of the President at president@ringettealberta.com or delivered to the Executive Director at the Ringette Alberta office. Nominations and accompanying required documents must be received on or before April 7, 2016:Read More

Residency Policy Review Underway

A Task Force to examine Ringette Alberta’s Residency Policy has been formed.

The current policy outlines how the movement of players from one association to another is managed. The stated purpose of the policy is:

  • To establish fair and equitable standards for athletes applying for and receiving releases for movement from association to association.
  • To ensure communication with all parties effected by a release including Ringette Alberta, Zones* and Associations.
    *Zones are no longer involved in the release process. The release transaction is only of concern to the player and the two associations.

The Residency Policy is of very little consequence to the majority of participants simply because playing ringette in the community in which one lives is the norm. That said, there is an upward trend in the number of residency related issues and the “severity” of the impact on those involved which has initiated the formation of this Task Force.

Residency Policy Task Force Terms of Reference

Watch for more information in the coming weeks on the Task Force’s work and for opportunities to provide your input.