- Nicole Geddes was the recipient of the Don Henderson Memorial Ringette Scholarship at the University of Calgary for the 2007-2008 Academic year.
- Calgary elected to participate in the newly formed Southern Alberta Ringette League (SARL) at the Tween, Junior, Belle divisions.
- To comply with the Long Term Athlete Development movement Ringette Calgary decided to eliminate standings and city championships at Novice and host a yearend friendship tournament.
- Ringette Calgary scheduled 975 League Games
- CalE hosted the RAB Cup May 24-25
- Updated Logo Introduced - The Ringette Calgary logo was updated by Laura Webb
Goalie Development Clinic a HUGE Success
More than 40 players were out to work on their goaltending skills.
|VP Administration||Linda Shorter|
|VP League||Darwyn Miles|
|VP Technical||Jim Hepburn|
|VP Publicity||Sandi McNeill|
|Ringette AB Rep||Greg Gaudet|
|EGRT Liaison||Laura Webb|
|Gaming Director||Barb Cook|
|Officials Development||Rick Hann|
|Sport Development||Laurene Prefontaine|
|Facilities Director||Iveah Hutchison|
|Ice Scheduling||Adrian Shorter|
|AA Rep||Laurie Miller|
|Bow View Rep||Shawna Pollock|
|Northwest Rep||Mark Ward|
|South Calgary Rep||Paul Geddes|
|Calgary East Rep||Ron Crawford|
|Tween||Lee Anne Beesle|
City Champions 2007-2008
Teams and Coaches
|Bunnie||CER Bunny Huggers||Jeannette Bailey|
|Bunnie||BV Snow Bunnies||Rob Coumont|
|Bunnie||CBV Ringers||Steve Deighton|
|Bunnie||BV Bad News Bunnies||Corinne Middleton|
|Bunnie||CNW Ice Rockets||Kim Evans|
|Bunnie||BV Blue Jays||Paul Comessotti|
|Bunnie||NW Ring Robbers||Eric Willerth|
|Bunnie||NW Ice Crystals||Jeff Kenyon|
|Bunnie||CSO Panthers||Stephen Poupart|
|Bunnie||BV Ice Cats||Joe Creaghan|
|Bunnie||CSO Racing Rabbits||Richard Campbell|
|Bunnie||NW Shooting Stars||Kim Zizakovic|
|Novice A||BV Ice Rockets||Susan Foster|
|Novice A||BV Blizzard||Stephen Murray|
|Novice A||NW Fusion||Fred Wassmuth|
|Novice A||CSO Outlawz||Denis Painchaud|
|Novice A||CSO Ice Devils||Ian Martyn|
|Novice A||NW Chix with Stix||Scott Wolsey|
|Novice B||NW Polar Bears||Norm Lennox|
|Novice B||CER Ice Crushers||Dale Nevison|
|Novice B||CER HotShots||Jerry Hamilton|
|Novice B||CSO Raccoons||Jeff Pfeifer|
|Novice B||BV Ice Angels||Kim Burglehaus|
|Novice B||BV Bandits||Mary Ellen Larson|
|Novice B||NW Ring Robbers||Ty Snaith|
|Novice B||NW Fire on Ice||Leigh Sauer|
|Novice B||CSO Vipers||Shawn Hendry|
|Novice B||BV Thunder||Hall Noble|
|Novice B||NW Cheetah Girls||Jeff Parker|
|Novice B||CSO Penguins||Rick Laycock|
|Petite A||NW Zest||Daren Gerlitz|
|Petite A||BV Storm||Shannon Stratton|
|Petite A||BV Avalanche||Ian Purdy|
|Petite A||NW Syke||Mark Petros|
|Petite A||CSO Fusion||Murray Quibell|
|Petite B||CSO Friction||Stuart Erickson|
|Petite B||CSO Geckos||Mark Fitzgerald|
|Petite B||BV Ice Breakers||Peter Mraz|
|Petite B||NW Evil Pandas||Mike Tiffany|
|Petite B||NW Black Ice||Jim Robinson|
|Petite B||BV Buzz||Lana Penman|
|Petite B||CER Penguins||Kevin Kromm|
|Petite B||CER Stingettes||Richard Drake|
|Petite C||CSO Ice Breakers||Jeff Crane|
|Petite C||NW Blitz||Dennis Melbourn|
|Petite C||BV Ice Crushers||Warren Baun|
|Petite C||BV Power Penguins||Andy Becker|
|Petite C||NW Ice Dragons||David Curtis|
|Tween A||BV Endeavor||Laurene Prefontaine|
|Tween A||NW Shok||Charmaine Richter|
|Tween A||CSO Shock||Dean Webster|
|Tween A||BV Impact||Nicole Pelletier|
|Tween A||NW Riot||Dave Chown|
|Tween B||CNW TB1 Toxic||Kim Grover|
|Tween B||CNW TB2 X-Cel||Mark MacMillan|
|Tween B||CBV TB1 Xtreme||Doug Shostak|
|Tween B||CNW TB3 Synergy||Trevor Hall|
|Tween B||CSO TB1 Velocity||Denis Painchaud|
|Tween B||CSO TB2 Fusion||Jim Keough|
|Tween B||CBV TB2 Vortex||Kristi Waeyen|
|Junior A||SV Synergy||Dan O'Byrne|
|Junior A||CalgN JA1 Force||Grant Exner|
|Junior A||CalgN JA2 Luja||Steve Switzer|
|Junior A||SV Jnr A Magnum||Gary Hart|
|Junior B||CalgN JB2 Raze||Scott Fuller|
|Junior B||CalgN JB1 Praxis||Dan Pedersen|
|Junior B||CBV JB2 Intensity||Udo Rover|
|Junior B||CBV JB1||Terry Yasui|
|Junior B||CBV JB3 Blazers||Brad Harrison|
|Belle A||CalgN Hype||Bob Kerr|
|Belle A||SV Invicta||Darwyn Miles|
|Belle B||CalgN LB1 APEX||Adrian Shorter|
|Belle B||SV Belle B United||Craig Webster|
|Belle B||SV Belle B Inspired||Trevor Gritten|
|Belle B||CalgN Blaze||Jim Hepburn|
|Open A||U of C||Murray Pettem|
|Open A||W Hillhurst US||Jim Quinn|
|Open A||NW Zing||Mike Grant|
|Open A||BV Heat||Jack Marsh|
|Open A||Blitz||Alan Haigh|
|Open B||TW Tradition||Laura Webb|
|Open B||TW Gladiators||Ed Wahl|
|Open B||BV Ruckus||Bob Markle|
|Open B||TW Defiance||Bob Barnes|
|Open B||SCal Storm||Doug Hayden|
|Open B||Blaze||Eric Forst|
|Open C||BV Chaos||Aaron Graham|
|Open C||NW Raging Penguins||Darryl Jaques|
Calgary’s AA Teams
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Amy Webb (G)
Karen Lefsrud (G)
Ainsley Bosch (G)
Alysha Kulka (G)
Devon Lowe (G)
Cassandra Bailey (G)
Mary Lee Block
Stacey McNichol (G)
Bobbi Mattson (G)
Ryan Van Roekel
Esso Golden Ring
The 22nd annual Esso Golden Ring was held January 18-20, 2008 and hosted Bunny through Open divisions. There were 191 teams in 17 different divisions.
- There were 191 teams in the 2008 Esso Golden Ring in 18 divisions of play. There were a total of 369 Games (500 hours of ice). The ice bill will be approximately $76,000.00.
- There were approximately 80 on-ice officials used in the tournament.
Referee game fees for the tournament total $12,000.00. The cost of "importing" referees and transporting them is an additional $5000. Plus, hotel rooms are provided free of charge to all out of town officials. Transportation was provided to out of town officials to all of their games.
- Committee members accumulated 764 draw prizes for players (4 for each team), including 191 custom orange stinger sticks with Esso Golden Ring imprinted on them. All players received Esso Golden Ring souvenir items - lapel pins, pens, posters and a custom necklace. All Bunny and Novice teams received participation medals for their friendship series.
- Committee Members accumulated $4900 worth of donated prizes for the Esso Golden Ring Raffle (all $10,000 tickets were sold thanks to Calgary teams)
- There were 285 Individuals from Calgary teams who volunteered at arenas, plus over 200 people who were minor officials and shot clocks operaters at the semi and final games. There are 23 tournament committee members, who opened arenas as early as 5:30 am, and closed as late as 12:15 am.
- The "control centre" was at East Twin and was staffed with committee members and volunteers all weekend who circulated game scores, uploaded scores to the website, compiled results, and generated pre-printed gamesheets for all games.
- Committee members were linked by cellular phones donated by Fido, and averaged more than 500 km of driving over the weekend.
Where were the teams from?
All participants received custom imprinted Esso Golden Ring Necklaces
|Laura Webb||Joan Hammond|
|Iveah Hutchison||Cindy Melnyk|
|Marlayne Brandsgard||Erin Pinel|
|Joanne Romih||John Mader|
|Linda Shorter||Laurie Miller|
|Lynn Robb||Lynn Richardson|
|Marlene Jensen||Mary Pelland|
|Monica Ford||Sandi McNeill|
|Shelley Geddes||Sandy Windle|
|Shawna Pollock||Stacey McNichol|
Registration Night / Package & Prize Pickup
Bunnie teams at the Esso Golden Ring
Novice teams at the Esso Golden Ring
The Control Centre
What is the control centre?
It is the heart of the tournament. It is here that volunteers from all the different arenas phone in game scores which are entered into a software program that helps in calculating which teams are advancing. Then, control room workers generate gamesheets for the next round of games.
Gamesheets from across the city are shuttled to the control center where each one is checked and verified. These same drivers take the new gamesheets and deliver them back to all the arenas.
It is also here where decisions are made to "troubleshoot" ongoing occurances.
Courtesy of Shannon Hutchison
Calgary RATH at the Esso Golden Ring
ALL Bunnies are winners!
Cochrane Rockies, North West Rockets,
PSA/Cal-East Bunnie Huggers, Strathmore Icicles
|Novice||Red Deer Ice Cheetahs||7||Medicine Hat Tigers||5|
|Petite B||Red Deer Stingers||7||South Calgary Geckos||1|
|Tween A||North West Shok||8||Sherwood Pk. Velocity||7|
|Tween B||South Calgary Velocity||3||North West Toxic||0|
|Junior A||St. Albert Excel||3||Cal-North Force||2|
|Junior B||Medicine Hat Impulse||7||Cal-North Raze||4|
|Belle A||Cal-North Hype||8||Red Deer Hazard||5|
|Belle B||Cal-North Blaze||5||Cal-North Apex||2|
2008 Alberta Winter Games
SouthView Synergy represented Calgary and came home with Silver from the Alberta Winter Games in Leduc held February 14 to 17, 2008. Team Synergy went undefeated throughout the round robin and semi finals only to come up against a very tough team from Sherwood Park in the finals. The team from Edmonton took home Bronze. Congratulations to the girls who gave it everything they had and to Zone 3 (Calgary) for winning the Alberta Cup (most medal points at the games over all).
wins GOLD at the Western Canadian Ringette Championships in Prince George from March 26-29, 2008. The team played amazing against a tough team from Saskatchewan to win the final 4-1, after having lost to them in the round robin. A big part of the win goes to our amazing goaltender Emily Britton. Congratulations to Samantha MacLean (center) and Gillian Griffin (forward), who were named to the Junior A All Star team.
What an amazing team!! What an amazing year, taking gold in the cities, provincials and Westerns as well as a Silver medal in the Alberta Winter Games. Thanks goes out to all the Coaches and parents for their contributions and support though out the year!!!
Tween AA Voltage attended the GCRA 33RD ANNUAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT held in Ottawa Feb 7 – 10. Voltage finished second in the tournament to a very tough team from Whitby. They were fortunate to play 4 teams from Ontario and 2 from Quebec that they’d never played before. The tournament was very well organized with a very high level of competition. A bonus for this competition was that the Team got to take part in activities of the Ottawa Winter festival in addition to Ottawa’s usual sights.
Junior AA Crux participated in the GCRA 33rd Annual Tournament February 7 – 10 in Ottawa. In addition to playing in a great tournament and facing strong teams from Ontario and Montreal, Team Crux, Coaches and Parents had a blast touring Ottawa and participating in fun Winterlude activities.
Junior AA Crux celebrates after winning GOLD at Provincials. Crux defeated Calgary Colla 5-4 in overtime in a tremendous final game, after going undefeated through the round robin.
TEAM ALBERTA IN NATIONALS (Jr AA Crux)
Team Alberta won bronze at the Canadian Ringette Championships.
Carolina Romeo was one of the five athletes in Canada to win the 2008 Agnes Jacks Scholarship Award. In addition, Carolina was named to the Junior ALLSTAR TEAM