- There were 103 teams registered with Ringette Calgary.
A total of 143 teams participated in Zone 123 League Play.
In addition there were 29 teams registered with the Calgary Open Ringette Association (CORA).
- AA hosted the "Ice Breaker Challenge" from Sept 30-Oct 2
- CalE hosted the "Lonnie Krahn Classic from Oct 14-16
- South Calgary hosted the "Memorial Ringette Tournament" from Oct 7-8
- Northwest hosted the "Ringette Rumble" from Nov 4-6
- Bow View hosted the "Jingle Ring" from Nov 25-27
- The Don Henderson Memorial Ringette Scholarship was awarded to Megan Loo for the 2016/17 Academic year
- The "2015 Western Canadian Ringette Championships Legacy Scholarships" were awarded to Megan Loo and Terese Mazurkewich for the 2016/17 Academic year.
Sadness in our Community
On Tuesday October 18th, 2016, members of our ringette family, Shaun Bomford, Meghan Bomford and Kelsey Nelson were involved in a devastating motor vehicle accident that took Meghan’s life. Shaun, Meghan’s father, and Kelsey, her teammate, were seriously injured.
Meghan and Kelsey both volunteered as Junior coaches. Shaun has coached for both Cal-East and NW.
Though it saddens us when it happens, we are so proud of our community and how we come together during times like these. The outpouring of support for the families, friends, and everyone else impacted was phenomenal.
Hats off to a Super Volunteer
On June 16, 2017, Marlene Jensen earned her angel wings at the age of 68. Marlene, better known as “Mar”, “Momma J”, “MJ”, and “Libby” lived a full life shared with her family and many friends. She spent many hours in rinks, on sports fields and on the golf course often followed by happy hour and entertaining at home or camping.
Marlene was a long time Ringette volunteer, starting in PSA (CalE) in the late 1980's, as a Ringette Calgary Board Member from 1989, on the AA committee, and on various teams as manager. In 1996 she joined the Esso Golden Ring Committee where her sense of humor and work ethic were a valued addition for almost a decade.
The Calgary Ringette Community was deeply saddened with the passing of one of our players, Jenna Sauer, who lost her courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer on July 25, 2017, at the age of 18 years.
Throughout her illness, Jenna was an outstanding example of positivity and perseverance to so many people, including her U19AA teammates, the U14AA players she coached, and the ringette players and families within and beyond our city’s borders. Her positive attitude and her beautiful smile will be missed at the rink.
Flames Health Training Camp
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017
The Calgary Flames Foundation and WinSport held the second annual FLAMES HEALTH TRAINING CAMP and Ringette Calgary had a booth set up to promote our sport. This fun and informative event was free for children and adults, promoting the importance of living active and healthy lifestyles.
Ringette Night with the Flames
Ringette Calgary initiated a partnership with the Flames organization to promote ringette.
On Sunday, March 19, the Flames (vs. LA Kings) hosted Minor Ringette Night..
- Tickets were available at a reduced price for anyone associated with ringette in the city
- Seats were in a blocked-off section in the press level of the Saddledome
- This was very well attended.
Meghan Bomford Memorial Scholarship
WCRC Legacy Scholarship
The “2015 Western Canadian Ringette Championships Legacy Scholarships” were awarded at the Ringette Calgary Annual General Meeting on May 24th. Applicants were scored based on their commitment to the sport of Ringette through playing, coaching, officiating and other volunteer activities as well as school and community participation and service.
Congratulations to Megan Loo and Terese Mazurkewich who each received $1000.
Calgary AA Ringette Service Award
Awarded annually at our year-end banquet, the Calgary AA Ringette Service Award honours outstanding volunteer commitment. The 2017 recipients were Leigh and Jenna Sauer—in recognition of their ongoing coaching dedication to our program. Leigh has coached our players at the U14, U16 and U19 levels (this year coaching both U14 and U19). This year, Jenna was an U14 assistant coach with Leigh.
|Past President||Paul Geddes|
|VP Administration||Laura Webb|
|VP League||Thu Blackwell
|VP Technical||Bill Graham|
|VP Publicity||Tania Katay|
|VP Finance||Shelley Creaghan|
|EGRT Liaison||Kathie Lewis-Welsh|
|Gaming Director||Lise Stradeski|
|Officials Development||Jaimie Nelson|
|Sport Development||Bill Graham|
|League Scheduling||Ray Harris|
|Facilities DIrector||Adrian Shorter|
|AA Rep||Kim Ung|
|Bow View Rep||Erika Earle|
|Northwest Rep||Lori Scotvold|
|South Calgary Rep||Daxton Lesko|
|Calgary East Rep||Mary Pelland|
|CORA Rep||Terry Yasui|
|Referee in Chief||Angela Burger|
|Referee Assignor||Kristi Puszkar|
|Development Coordinator||Kristi Eldridge|
|Ringette Calgary Liaison||Jaimie Nelson|
|Past President||Gary Hart|
|VP League||Kathie Lewis-Welsh|
|VP Operations||Michele Wheeler|
|VP Finance||Jamie Hodge|
Ringette Rodeo Continues
Trying to assist local Calgary girls who want to stay or join in the game of Ringette by providing gear to those who need it. This initiative called the RINGETTE RODEO program started last year. It is the gathering of Ringette Gear and providing it to girls who otherwise would not be able to join in, or continue playing the game.
This initiative provides children an equal opportunity to keep active, learn teamwork, participate in something new and to enjoy better quality equipment for the safety of all participants. Play and have fun in the amazing game we call Ringette!
Ringette Rodeo aligned themselves with the “COME TRY RINGETTE” events in the city. Assisting those who are thinking of joining the game, and others who are in need of gear.
City Champions 2016-2017
Teams and Coaches
|CBV-AS2-1 Golden Rings||Nolan Weir|
|CBV-AS2-2 Bears||Derian Harvey|
|CBV-AS2-3 Dynamite||Laura Warner|
|CNW-AS2-1 Orange Crush||Grant Stefanowski|
|CNW-AS2-2 Blue Jays||Mark Hewitt|
|CBV-U10S1-1 Jedi's||Tania Kemp|
|CBV-U10S1-2 Icicles||Greg Szabo|
|CBV-U10S1-3 Rocket Bunnies||Anne MacDonald|
|CBV-U10S1-4 Diamond Ringers||Shawn Earle|
|CER-U10S1-1 Sharks||Bob Sullivan|
|CNW-U10S1-1 Mighty Minions||Chad Stevenson|
|CNW-U10S1-2 Killer Cupcakes||Peter Best|
|CNW-U10S1-3 Lightning||Robyn Fraser|
|CBV-U10S2-1 Fireballs||Jessica Kirstine|
|CBV-U10S2-2 Blizzard||Michelle Chemelli|
|CBV-U10S2-3 Blazing Rings||Bill Blackwell|
|CBV-U10S2-4 Ring Robbers||Trevor Wilkie|
|CER-U10S2-1 Penguins||Derek Bigelow|
|CNW-U10S2-1 Ice Warriors||Jackie McKay|
|CNW-U10S2-2 Ice Dragons||Chris Lister|
|CNW-U10S2-3 Thunder Rings||Kevin Toth|
|CNW-U10S2-4 Royal Ringers||Karen Marshall|
|CBV-U10S3-1 Legends||Chandra Otterson|
|CBV-U10S3-2 BLUE Thunder||Carl Heywood|
|CBV-U10S3-3 Avalanche||Chris Machnee|
|CNW-U10S3-1 Trouble||Curtis Stappler|
|CNW-U10S3-2 Black Widow Spiders||Erin Macneill|
|CBV-U12A-1 NRG||Deanne Thorhaug|
|CBV-U12A-2 KISS||Greg Fitzpatrick|
|CBV-U12A-3 Madness||Colin Dyck|
|CNW-U12A-1 Noise||Brad Tilford|
|CNW-U12A-2 Impact||Tanya Graham|
|CBV-U12B-1 Kaos||Dwayne Sheehan|
|CBV-U12B-2 Blades||Ryan Marshall|
|CBV-U12B-3 Impact||Tim Coninx|
|CNW-U12B-1 Voltage||Trevor Cochran|
|CNW-U12B-2 LMN8||Tim Reitbauer|
|CNW-U12B-3 Fury||Jill McDavid|
|CBV-U12C-1 BULLDOGS||Amber Johnson|
|CBV-U12C-2 Wolf Pack||Travis Nielsen|
|CBV-U12C-3 Hurricanes||Nicole Coyes|
|CER-U12C-1 Northern Lights||Carla Earl|
|CNW-U12C-1 Storm||Dave Strathdee|
|CNW-U12C-2 Breakaway||Andy Crocker|
|CNW-U12C-3 Khaos Girls||Thomas Labelle|
|CBV-U14A-1 AU||Reva Muise|
|CBV-U14A-2 Bolt||Darren Roy|
|CBV-U14A-3 TITANS||Paul Hemstreet|
|CNW-U14A-1 Aces||Murray Desrosiers|
|CNW-U14A-2 Allegro||Lisa Florence|
|CBV-U14B-1 Demons||Angela Gialleonardo|
|CBV-U14B-2 Shock||David Sorkilmo|
|CBV-U14B-3 Rush||Jaime Hatchette|
|CBV-U14B-4 Strive||Steve Griffin|
|CNW-U14B-1 Staccato||Scott Fuller|
|CNW-U14B-2 Ambush||Pat Carley|
|CBV-U16A-1 XCEL||Dwayne Earle|
|CNW-U16A-1 Apex||Brad Kyle|
|CNW-U16A-2 Rush||Jody Welder|
|CBV-U16B-1 Ambush||Pinder Cheema|
|CBV-U16B-2 Elite||David Liptrot|
|CER-U16B-1 Crossfire||Dan Hughes|
|CNW-U16B-1 Impact||Trevor Alm|
|CNW-U16B-2 D12 dirty dozen||Darren Dillenbeck|
|CBV-U19A-1 Edge||Caley Mineault|
|CBV-U19A-2 Blue||Mary Ellen Larson|
|CNW-U19A-1 Vex||Marty Braithwaite|
|CNW-U19A-2 Grit||Mike Good|
|CBV-U19B-1 Braves||Curtis Scheck|
|CNW-U19B-1 Surge||Mike Beagle|
|CNW-U19B-2 Wildcats||Jim Downey|
|MRU Alumni||Steph Cook|
|U of Calgary||Murray Pettem|
|U of Lethbridge||Trevor Hall|
|West Hillhurst US||Courtney Jaques|
|NW Assault||Breanna Coupland|
|TW Defiance||Michele Caron|
|TW Gladiators||Ed Wahl|
|NW Penguins||Darryl Jaques|
|Rockyford Ringers||Jill Kathol|
|Rockyford Rush||Fred Armstrong|
|True North||Aron Shapiro|
Calgary’s AA Teams
Brooke Lamont (G)
Alysha Creaghan (G)
The Canadian Ringette Championships were held in Leduc from Mar 27 – Apr 1.
Calgary was represented by:
- U16AA Pace (Team Alberta)
- U16AA Impact
- U19AA Calgary (Team Alberta)
- Calgary RATH (NRL Championship Series)
Esso Golden Ring
The 31st Anniversary Esso Golden Ring was held January 13-15, 2017 and hosted Active Start through U19 divisions. There were 194 teams in 16 different divisions including 2 NRL teams.
- There were 366 Games on 488 hours of ice.
- Participants in the 2017 Esso Golden Ring received a lapel pin, a souvenir poster, a pen and a custom cinch bag. In addition, coaches packages contained misc. coupons, chips, and donated items.
- All AS/U10 teams (54) received participation medals for their friendship series as well as "Esso Golden Ring" silicone bracelets.
- The e-program was available online
|Kathie Lewis-Welsh||Jocelyn Beswick|
|Judy Renneberg||John Mader|
|Carolyn Sharpe||Kathy Oke|
|Carrie Smith||Laura Webb|
|Cassandra Drouin||Matt Loh|
|Charlene Hobbs||Michelle Gulka|
|Christine Somer||Nicole Bigelow|
|Erika Evanson||Pat Yelle|
|Erin Peresta||Sharon Hul|
|Erin Shaw||Shelley Geddes|
|Jason McCallum||Susan Dixon|
|Joan Hill||Warren Kee|
Active Start Teams at the Esso Golden Ring
U101 Teams at the Esso Golden Ring
U102 Teams at the Esso Golden Ring
U103 Teams at the Esso Golden Ring
CORA Calgary Classic
The 6th Annual CORA Calgary Classic was held January 20-22, 2017 at Winsport Arena - Canada Olympic Park.
The tournament hosted 40 teams from the Open Division:
Open A - 16 teams
Open B - 12 teams
Open C - 12 teams
2017 CORA Calgary Classic Champions
| Calgary FSU
U16B Exchange Program with Montreal Team
The YMCA youth exchange program is funded by the Federal Government of Canada. All flights for the exchange are funded by the Government and all hosting activities are paid for by each host team through fundraising.
This action packed exchange was between Montreal North Ringette U16B Rebelles and Calgary NW Ringette U16B Impact.
The Montreal North U16B Ringette team applied for the exchange program back in September 2016 and they wanted to exchange with a U16B ringette team from Alberta. NW Impact U16B was quick to respond and were lucky enough to be chosen.
The Montreal North U16B Rebelles were in Calgary from Sat. March 4 – Sat. March 11 2017.
Coach Trevor Alm' s account of the Montreal team's visit to Calgary:
The Montreal team played 3 games vs. Calgary area teams as well as a fun game vs. our team. We did some volunteering for the Mustard Seed (making sandwiches and delivering them to the ministry) as well as volunteering at High Country Equestrian centre in Bragg Creek area. We visited the Glenbow Museum for Some Canadian and Albertan heritage. We visited Banff which included Norquay, Banff Springs Waldorf Hauss outdoor ice rink, the Cave and Basin, Banff upper hot springs and some shopping. The girls also attended a day of school with their hosts while in Calgary and while the girls were in school we took their coaches to watch the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadian's practicing at the Saddle Dome.
U16B Impact headed to Montreal on March 25th to spend a fun week with their sister Montreal North Ringuette team. Some great ringette friendships have been formed!
AA Ice Breaker Challenge Friendship Tournament—New Teams, Old Friends
Thank you to all U14, U16, U19—and NRL Calgary RATH and Edmonton WAM!—teams and volunteers (especially Matt Loh, organizer) for a fun Ice Breaker Challenge weekend at Great Plains Arena (Calgary). Competition and friendship went hand-in-hand, as athletes got to know their new teams, while greeting friends on other teams.