The Don Henderson Memorial Ringette Scholarship was awarded to Kaitlin Young
- Petite AA Christmas tournament was held
- 4th annual team canada Polar Bears Ringette Tour was held in August (www.polarbearsringette.com)
Ringette community loses Agnes Jacks
With deep sadness, Ringette Canada and the entire ringette community mourned the loss of our sport's international ambassador, Agnes Jacks C.M.
Mrs. Jacks passed away at the North Bay General Hospital Scollard Site on Friday (April 1). She was 81.
Member of the Order of Canada, Agnes Jacks was the widow of Sam Jacks, who invented the sport of ringette in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario. After Mr. Jacks' passing in 1975, Mrs. Jacks worked passionately to promote the sport both within Canada and around the world.
Two Calgarians - Jodi Jensen and Stacey McNichol were on Team Canada at the 2004 World Ringette Championships in Stockholm, Sweden.
Finland regained the world title after defeating Canada 9-3. Canada returned home with silver and USA with bronze.
At the 2002 World ringette championship in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada beat Finland 3-1 for the gold and USA beat Sweden 10-3 for the bronze. The next World ringette championship will be held in 2007.
National Ringette League
The league had 17 teams in three divisions - a Western Division (8 teams), an Ontario Division (4 teams) and a Quebec Division (5 teams).
Calgary iced its first NRL team - Calgary RATH.
|Past President||Steve Hutchison|
|VP Administration||Laura Webb|
|VP League||Lonnie Krahn
|VP Technical||Jim Hepburn|
|Zone 3 Director||Darryl Jaques|
|EGRT Liaison||Laura Webb|
|Casino Director||Iveah Hutchison|
|Player Development||Ashley Frame|
|Coaching Development||Ian Frame|
|Ice Scheduling||Betty Friesen|
|AA Rep||Debbie McNeil|
|Bow View Rep||Jack Marsh|
|Northwest Rep||Barb Cook|
|South Calgary Rep||Cathy Moore|
|Calgary East Rep||Ron Crawford
City Champions 2004-2005
Teams and Coaches
|Bunny||Dust Bunnies||Judy Renneberg|
|Novice A||Ring Robbers||Bob Davies|
|Novice A||Angels (White)||Laurene Prefontaine|
|Novice B||White||Peter Mraz|
|Novice B||Blue||Linda Thorne|
|Petite A||Vibe||Wanda Paslawski|
|Petite A||Dynamyte||Al Devolin|
|Petite B||Ringers||Morley Myden|
|Petite B||Busters||John Quigley|
|Petite B||Ring Robbers||Stephen Dougherty|
|Tween A||Dynamite||Ray Harris|
|Tween B||Attitude||Jerry Bauche|
|Tween B||Splat||Paul Olsen|
|Int A||Velocity||Ian Frame|
|Int A||White||Ian Frame|
|Novice B||Ice Breakers||Lise Stradeski|
|Petite A||Renegades||Peggy Houle|
|Petite B||Doug Davies|
|Tween B||Hazard||Richard Drake|
|Junior A||Toxic||David Coutts|
|Junior A||East||Adrian Shorter|
|Junior B||East||Richard Thisdelle|
|Junior B||West||Dora Osterling|
|Belle A||West||Jim Robinson|
|Belle A||East||Chris Belan|
|Belle B||Ken Twerdy|
|Bunny||Ice Angels||Mike Sotski|
|Bunny||Hot Shots||Tracy Wake|
|Bunny||Ice Screamers||Mark Williams|
|Novice A||East||Kim Grover|
|Novice A||Ice Creamers||Grant Exner|
|Novice B||Chix with Stix||Greg Francis|
|Novice B||Survivors||Leo McLenaghan|
|Petite A||East||Steve Switzer|
|Petite A||Fusion||Scott Fuller|
|Petite B||Ice Crushers||Jeff Kenyon|
|Petite B||Ice Devils||Zafir Samoylove|
|Petite B||Ring Devils||Frank Vanden Elsen|
|Tween A||K-OS||Mark Demchuk|
|Tween A||Shiver||Don Klimosko|
|Tween B||GP's||David Chown|
|Tween B||Rough Ringers||Dan Pedersen|
|Deb A||Bob Barnes|
|Novice A||Scott Hamilton|
|Novice B||Shooting Stars||Pierre Loczy|
|Novice B||Alliskaters||Jim Keough|
|Petite A||Ring Warriors||Mark Beaven|
|Petite A||White||Ray Lenstra|
|Petite B||Green||Sharon Freeman|
|Petite B||Hot Shots||Dean Webster|
|Tween A||Craig Webster|
|Tween B||Terry Yasui|
|Int A||Belinda Morency|
|Junior A||Greg Lefebre|
|Junior B||Green||Jim Savoie|
|Junior B||Blue||Karen Saunders|
|Belle A||Green||Jack Marsh|
|Belle A||Blue||Udo Rover|
|Belle B||Yellow||Rick Neufeld|
|Belle B||Red||Dave Jaques|
|Belle B||White||Doug Hayden|
Calgary’s AA Teams
Ainsley Bosch (G)
Devon Lowe (G)
Paula Shearer (G)
Calgary Soars at the 2005 AA Provincial Championships
Calgary came home from the north with medals in every division.
Petite AA Rush - Gold
Petite AA Fire - 4th
Tween AA Jaa - Gold
TweenAA Omada - Silver
Junior AA Tuulii - Gold
Junior AA Legacy - Silver
Belle AA Altius - Gold
Open AA RATH - Silver
Tween AA Jaa attended the Western Canadian Ringette Championships in Regina where they won GOLD.
Junior AA Tuulii and Belle AA Altius attended the Canadian Ringette Championships in Winnipeg where the Juniors won Silver and the Belles won GOLD.
Esso Golden Ring
The 19th annual Esso Golden Ring was held Jan. 21-23, 2005 and hosted Bunny through Intermediate divisions.
There were 166 teams in 17 different divisions.
- The Ringette Calgary website provided all tournament information including: application form, hospitality night information, a list of successful applicants, coaches mandatory registration, adopt a team information, and the schedules. This greatly expeeds the process of providing information to teams. All notification to teams was done through email.
- The Tween AA, Tween A, Junior AA, Junior A, Junior B, Belle AA, Belle A, Belle B, Deb A, Intermediate A and Open AA divisions used shot clocks for all games.
- Customized Game sheets with the Esso Golden Ring logo on them were used once again.
- Game scores were uploaded over the weekend from the control centre. This process assisted coaches in attaining game scores and information about which quarter or semi final game they would be participating in.
- In the interest of fair play, in the Bunny and Novice divisions each player on a team was allowed to score a maximum of three goals per game.
- The Esso Golden Ring was chosen by the National Ringette League to host league games for the NRL. A record-breaking 7 Open AA teams attended
- Imperial Oil provided 15 new Esso Golden Ring Banners which were hung in the arenas
Where were the teams from?
|Laura Webb||Gail Kerr|
|Iveah Hutchison||Archie Mann|
|Marlayne Brandsgard||Marlene Jensen|
|Joanne Romih||Erin Pinel|
|Linda Shorter||Kelly Timm|
|Cindy Melnyk||John Mader|
|Holly Polson||Tammy Leskun|
|Darlene Kuhn||Laurie Miller|
|Teresa Merritt||Lynn Robb|
|Sandy Windle||Shelley Geddes|
|Lynn Richardson||Shawna Pollock|
|Joan Hammond||Wanda Balerud|
Lonnie Krahn Spring Classic
FINAL STANDINGS 2005
|Bunnies - Airdrie Sunshine, Northwest Ice Screamers,
Northwest Ice Angels and Calgary-East Ice Cats
were ALL WINNERS
|Novice A||Bow View Angels||5||Spruce Grove Ring Chicks||4|
|Novice B||St. Albert Tigers||9||Airdrie Blades||8|
|Petite A||Edmonton Stealth||7||Northwest Impact||2|
|Petite B||Lacombe Flying Monkeys||4||Bow View Ring Robbers||3|
|Tween B||Saskatoon Storm||7||Red Deer Wild||4|
|Junior A||Calgary Tween “AA” Jaa||5||Rockyford Ringers||1|
|Junior B||Cochrane Rockies||6||Medicine Hat Momentum||3|
Western Canadian Championships
Calgary Teams Tween AA Jää and Calgary North Zenith Junior A won the right to represent Alberta at the Western Canadian Championships in Regina.
Both Teams won GOLD
Calgary North Zenith Junior A:
Tween AA Team Alberta Jää:
Calgary Wins University Challenge
The U.C.C. is growing in leaps and bounds with two new University teams, Laurentian and Ottawa joining Manitoba, St. Boniface, Calgary and Alberta in the 2005 tournament. With Dinosaurs, Bisons, Pandas and Gee Gees roaming the corridors it truly gave a "national' feel to the event. Competition was intense and Calgary was victorious because it excelled in all facets of the game.The final against our friends from Edmonton was a fine exhibition of Ringette, with Calgary triumphing with a 3-1 victory. Several other universities have verbally committed to sending teams in 2006.
Calgary Coach wins National Ringette League Coach of the Year
April 16, 2005 – The National Ringette League (NRL) presented its first annual awards during the closing ceremonies of the 2005 Canadian ringette championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“Our first National Ringette League award winners have set a high standard of achievement for those who will follow in subsequent years," said Jim Dawson, president, NRL Board.
Trophies were presented to Maria Thompson of the Edmonton Edge for Most Valuable Player, Jennifer Gaudet of the Cambridge Turbos for Best Forward/Centre, Alexis Snowdon of the Edmonton WAM! for Best Defenseman, Claudia Jette of the Montreal Mission for Best Goaltender, Katie Lugg of the Gloucester Devils for Rookie of the Year, and Steve Hutchison of the Calgary Rath for Coach of the Year.
Ringette Calgary offers sincere congratulations to Steve who is a valued and respected member of our ringette community.
Photos from Medicine Hat Tournament where South Calgary Petite A Ring Warriors got Bronze.
Petite A action from the Esso Golden Ring South Calgary Ring Warriors vs Red Deer and vs Sherwood Park:
South Calgary Novice B Alliskaters:
Calgary Belle AA Altius were undefeated in their age category all year (one tie in one tournament) including Provincials.
The team would like to thank their great coaching staff: Beth Veale, Jodi Jensen, Trina Janssens, Sandy McNeil and Jody Seerup