- The Don Henderson Memorial Ringette Scholarship was awarded to Taylor Clark for the 2013/14 Academic year.
- There were 98 teams registered with Ringette Calgary.
A total of 128 teams participated in League Play (including out of zone).
In addition there were 24 teams registered with the Calgary Open Ringette Association (CORA).
- Policies were created and a new Zone 1 2 3 combined league was formed.
- For the 2013-2014 Season Ringette Calgary required that all Calgary team staff 18 years and over complete the Respect In Sport Activity Leader course.
- The CORA Classic tournament was held January 23-26 with 32 teams participating.
- Calgary hosted AA provincials Feb 28-March 2 at COP.
- A survey was conducted that showed 80% of our members were in favor of keeping Ringette Calgary City Championships in addition to new Ringette Alberta Zone Playdowns.
- Ringette Calgary received $67,000 from their Casino.
- Paul Geddes was the recipient of the Ringette Alberta Excellence Award.
The Fifty Hour Game
Bow View and Indus Ringette Associations celebrated the 50th anniversary of the invention of ringette with a record setting, once-in-a-lifetime ringette event, the Fifty Hour Game on November 1st.
NW Ringette sets Guinness World Record
NW Ringette did something special to celebrate 50 years of ringette. They held the largest ringette exhibition game!!
The game was held at COP on Monday, December 23, 2013 when 259 players came out to play ringette and is now in the record books.
Congratulations to everyone who attended or participated.
Friends First Program
The 2013-14 season saw the continuation of the Friends First movement with many ringette players wearing a red lace on one of their skates.
Friends First is a team based campaign, inspired by Hazel Skinner, who teaches young women to be kind, support one another and 'pay it forward'. Athletes on a team are encouraged to explore what makes them unique, and know that this diversity brings strength to a team. Female athletes are Unique, Beautiful, Confident & Supportive. Recognizing and encouraging these qualities provides a safe environment for a young woman to have the courage to explore her full potential. A red lace worn on the right foot is the symbol of this campaign and reminds athletes to strive hard in all of their competitions, but remain "Friends First" with everyone in their sporting community.
The aim was to eliminate negative competition between females, and replace it with a powerful inclusive Sisterhood that celebrates and embraces their unique skills and attributes.
City Champions 2013-2014
|Past President||Paul Geddes|
|VP Administration||Laura Webb|
|VP League||Laura Armstrong
|VP Finance||Shelley Creaghan|
|Ringette AB Rep||Marilyn Wilkinson|
|EGRT Liaison||Laura Webb|
|Gaming Director||Lise Stradeski|
|Officials Development||Angela Burger
|Sport Development||Erika Earle|
|League Scheduling||Ray Harris|
|Facilities DIrector||Adrian Shorter|
|AA Rep||Gary Hart|
|Bow View Rep||Judy Renneberg|
|Northwest Rep||Anne Brady|
|South Calgary Rep||Jeff Pfeifer|
|Calgary East Rep||Randy Wyatt|
|CORA Rep||Terry Yasui|
Teams and Coaches
|CBV-U7-1 Rainbow Bolts||Chris Machnee|
|CBV-U7-2 Bumble Bees||Kevin Lynch|
|CBV-U7-3 Blue Bells||Melissa Pollard-Kovatch|
|CER-U7-2 Gators||Lise Stradeski|
|CNW-U7-1 Lightning Strike||Alex Bouma|
|CNW-U7-2 Ice Dogs||Brenda McGahey|
|CSO-U7-1 Penguins||Selene Munro|
|CSO-U7-2 Fluffy Bunnies||Teri Kerr|
|CBV-U9-1 Fireballs||Darren Sharpe|
|CBV-U9-2 Rock Stars||Dwayne Sheehan|
|CBV-U9-3 Rockets||Jessica Kirstine|
|CBV-U9-4 Diamonds||Nicole Walton|
|CBV-U9-5 Red Fury||Shawnalee Redwood|
|CBV-U9-6 Blizzards||Tim Coninx|
|CER-U9-1 Cougars||Graham Affleck|
|CNW-U9-1 Ring Robbers||Mike Bulger|
|CNW-U9-2 Candy Crushers||Natalee Cook|
|CNW-U9-3 Red Rubies||Tim Reitbauer|
|CNW-U9-4 Black Thunder||Sansira Seminowich|
|CNW-U9-5 White Lightning||Brad Tilford|
|CSO-U9-1 Ice Puppies||Daxton Lesko|
|CSO-U9-2 Tigers||Greg Falconer|
|CSO-U9-3 Ring Masters||Terra Connors|
|CSO-U9-4 Snow Leopards||Treena Bray|
|CSO-U9-5 Shooting Stars||Kristie Bate|
|CBV-U10-1 Danger Divas||Colin Dyck|
|CBV-U10-2 Ninjas||Deanne Thorhaug|
|CBV-U10-3 Ring Stars||Nicole Coyes|
|CBV-U10-4 Bandits||Jeff Howie|
|CBV-U10-5 Donut Stealers||Rob Hammersley|
|CBV-U10-6 Mighty Roar||Paul Hemstreet|
|CNW-U10-1 Inferno||Lisa Florence|
|CNW-U10-2 Twizzlers||Leigh Sauer|
|CNW-U10-3 Ring Poppers||Carrie Williams|
|CNW-U10-4 Funky Monkeys||Tanya Graham|
|CSO-U10-1 Lord of the Rings||Terry French|
|CSO-U10-2 Polar Bears||Greg Falconer|
|CSO-U10-3 Rock'in Rings||Paul Wilson|
|CBV-U12A-1 Boom||Deanna Robichaud|
|CBV-U12A-2 Terminators||Paul Dempsey|
|CBV-U12A-3 XLR8||Mike Smith|
|CNW-U12A-1 S.W.A.G.||Kim Zizakovic|
|CNW-U12A-2 Synergy||David Curtis|
|CBV-U12B-1 Roar||Dennis Walton|
|CBV-U12B-2 Riot||Dwayne Earle|
|CBV-U12B-3 Vortex||Darren Hardy|
|CNW-U12B-1 Kaos||Cori Johnstone|
|CNW-U12B-2 Trouble||Sarah Schrauth|
|CSO-U12B-1 Whiplash||Todd Sauve|
|Indus #1 Yellow||Lori Lombardo|
|CBV-U12C-1 Vipers||Todd Fralic|
|CBV-U12C-2 Chaos||Brett Fisher|
|CNW-U12C-1 Ice Creamers||Mark Gaudet|
|CNW-U12C-2 K-os||Brad Audet|
|CNW-U12C-3 Ringjas||Darren Dellenbeck|
|CSO-U12C-1 Lord of the Ring||Ken Pinsky|
|CSO-U12C-2 Radioactive||Ken Imlach|
|CBV-U14A-1 Snype||Robin Morris|
|CBV-U14A-2 Velocity||Rob Coumont|
|CER-U14A-1 BOOOM||Gareth McCullough|
|CNW-U14A-1 Avenge||Jeff Kenyon|
|CNW-U14A-2 Inferno||Eric Willerth|
|CSO-U14A-1 Rush||Garry Kane|
|CBV-U14B-1 Triple Threat||Robin Petropoulos|
|CBV-U14B-2 Fusion||Carl Caldwell|
|CNW-U14B-1 Rush||Tina Franzky|
|CNW-U14B-2 R.O.A.R.||Jackie Porcu|
|CNW-U14B-3 Intensity||Patrick Richards|
|CSO-U14B-1 Rebels||Wendy Hodgson|
|CSO-U14B-2 Knockout||Dave Despins|
|CBV-U16A-1 Vi||Susan Foster|
|CGY-U14AA-1 Blaze||Corinne Middleton|
|CGY-U14AA-2 Fuze||Scott Wolsey|
|CNW-U16A-2 Triumph||Trevor Hall|
|CSO-U16A-1 Strive||Rick Laycock|
|CBV-U16B-1 Vivos||Mary Ellen Larson|
|CBV-U16B-2 Prime||George Bourgeois|
|CNW-U16B-1 Outlaws||John Krill|
|CNW-U16B-2 Blaze||Terry Shinkewski|
|CNW-U16B-3 Potencia||Jim Downey|
|CSO-U16B-1 Conquest||Tracy Wake|
|CSO-U16B-2 Stamina||Doug Farmer|
|CBV-U19A-1 Jax||Laurene Prefontaine|
|CGY-U16AA-2 Koda||Kathy Leonard|
|CNW-U19A-1 Legacy||Kevin Murray|
|CNW-U19A-2 Elite||Jim Robinson|
|CSO-U19A-1 Jets||Paul Heal|
|CBV-U19B-1 Vandals||Brad Likuski|
|CNW-U19B-1 Blaze||Aron Shapiro|
|CNW-U19B-2 Nova||Bob Stockton|
|CSO-U19B-1 Legacy||Wayne Andrews|
|CSO-U19B-2 Impact||Bill Lewington|
|BV Heat||Jack Marsh|
|MR Alumni||Paul Geddes|
|Red II||Stacey McNichol|
|U of C||Grant Exner|
|BV Ruckus||Bob Markle|
|Central AB||Kendra Billinton|
|NW Assault||Breanna Coupland|
|TW Defiance||Bob Barnes|
|TW Gladiators||Ed Wahl|
|NW Penguins||Darryl Jaques|
|Rockyford Ringers||Jill Kathol|
|Rockyford Rush||Fred Armstrong|
|SC Storm||Chelsea Holman|
|TW Tradition||KC Williams|
Calgary’s AA Teams
Elyse Poupart (G)
Abbey Van Roekel
Esso Golden Ring
The 28th Annual Esso Golden Ring was held January 17-19, 2014 and hosted U7 through U19 divisions. There were 175 teams in 16 different divisions including 3 NRL teams.
- In addition to the 96 Calgary teams there were 59 teams from other parts of Alberta, and 15 out of province teams.
- There were 338 Games on 451 hours of ice.
- There were 70 on-ice officials refereeing tournament games. Referee game fees for the tournament total $18,465. The cost of "importing" referees and transporting them is an additional $3000. Plus, hotel rooms are provided free of charge to all out of town officials. Transportation is also provided to out of town officials to all of their games through volunteer drivers.
- Thanks to the many volunteers from Calgary teams who filled the more than 600 volunteer slots.
- Participants in the 2014 Esso Golden Ring received a lapel pin, a souvenir poster, a pen and lip balm. In addition, coaches packages contained misc. coupons, chips, and donated items.
- Committee members accumulated 525 draw prizes for players, including 175 custom Esso Golden Ring practise jerseys so every team received 3 draw prizes.
- All U7/U9/U10 teams (38) received participation medals for their friendship series.
- The website was kept up to date with game scores all weekend.
- The tournament program was available online - click here to view it.
- On Saturday at Etwin & NES all U7 & U9 teams received their participation medals
|# of games|
|Steve Elliott||Erin Peresta|
|Shelley Geddes||Joan Hill|
|Laura Webb||John Mader|
|Anne Kokko||Karlie Beiko|
|Barb Weller||Katherine Kuyltjes|
|Charlotte Glasser||Kathie Lewis-Welsh|
|Kathy Oke||Launa Reitbauer|
|Lynnette Bogstie||Maggie LeSage|
|Marilyn Wilkinson||Patricia Yelle|
|Sarah Bateman||Shawnda Lahey|
|Stacey McNichol||Warren Kee|
|Teresa Merritt||Wendy West|
U7 Teams at the Esso Golden Ring
U9 Teams at the Esso Golden Ring
U10 Teams at the Esso Golden Ring
Alberta Winter Games
As part of a new Alberta Winter Games(AWG) program Zone 3 selected a team to compete in the 2014 Games held in Canmore and Banff Feb 6-9. Tryouts were open to all players 13-16 years old as of December 31 2013. Initial selection was Nov 7-8 2013 and the final selection camp was held Dec 13-14 2013. The team of 12-13 skaters and 2 goaltenders practiced once weekly through December and January leading up to the games.
The Zone 3 team was undefeated at the Games, bring home Gold.
The following were the team members:
|Alysha Abernethy||SC U19A Jets|
|Alysha Creaghan (G)||BV U19A Jax|
|Anna Free (G)||SC U19A Jets|
|Blair Olsen||BV U19A Jax|
|Claire Hinse||BV U19A Jax|
|Emily Foster||BV U16A Vi|
|Emily Smith||CN U16A-2|
|Haley Blair||SC U19A Jets|
|Jena Heal||SC U19A Jets|
|Julia Foster||BV U16A Vi|
|Karen Sondergard||CN U19A Elite|
|Megan Loo||CN U16A-2|
|Megan Paslawski||BV U19A Jax|
|Megan Romih||CN U19A Legacy|
|Michelle Tiffany||CN U19A Legacy|
|Payton Leach||CN U19A Elite|
|Teresa McAlpine||CN U19A Legacy|
|Team Staff:||Chris Belan