The Regina Junior AA Stingers
won Saskatchewan Ringette's second ever gold medal at nationals
and had only 1 loss in 10 games during the week. The 1988 Regina
Junior AA Stingers were the last Saskatchewan Ringette team to
accomplish this great feat and are now enshrined in the
Saskatchewan Sports hall of fame.
Saskatchewan was proudly
represented at the Western Canadian Ringette Championships
in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
The Saskatoon Saints added
4 girls from the Regina Aces to form Team Saskatchewan in
the Tween AA Division. They finished in 4th
place in their Division with a record of 2 – 3.
The Regina KAOS along with
2 players from the Saskatoon Blaze made up the Junior A Team
Saskatchewan. After 7 hard fought matches, they captured
the Silver Medal in a nail-biting 2-3 game versus Calgary.
In the Junior Division Skills Competition, Chandra
Berkan-Hozempa won the Fastest Skater Award and Heather
Troesch was the top Goaltender in the Goalie vs Shooter
Team Saskatchewan for the
Belle A Division was the Regina RIPT who won Bronze in their
Division. Karli MacNeil won the Best Shooter Award in the
Goalie vs Shooter Showdown of the Belle Division Skills
Competition, while Defence, Landa Hain and Goaltender,
Bailey Roddy were named to the Belle A All-Star Team.
Congratulations to the
Junior A KAOS on bringing home the Silver, the Belle A RIPT
on their Bronze Medal, and all our Regina competitors.
The Stingers by winning provincials
now become Team Saskatchewan Junior AA and will be off to
Halifax, Nova Scotia to represent our city and province at the
Canadian Ringette Championships April 9 - 14, 2007.
We want to
congratulate our team, the Regina Blades on winning the Open B
Provincial Championships that were held in Milestone. We
finished the round robin part of the Championship with a record
of four wins and one loss. The round robin game that we lost
went twelve minutes into overtime before the Buffalo Plains Team
scored to win the game. In our gold medal game against the
Buffalo Plains Team we scored fourteen minutes into overtime to
give us the win. Both of the overtime games were very exciting
for the coaches, players and the spectators. We have had a very
successful tournament season this year having won the gold medal
at the Buffalo Plains Tournament, the Saskatoon City of Bridges
Tournament and at the Provincial Championships. We want to thank
our players for their work ethic, their friendship and for the
very enjoyable year they have provided for their coaches.
Gary Mack & Janis Way
Congratulations to the Regina Blades Open Team for winning the
Gold Medal in the City of Bridges Tournament in Saskatoon. We
had several players that could not attend this tournament due to
other commitments which made it more difficult for our team to
maintain the playing intensity needed to compete at this level.
Our team played very hard in all their games and they showed a
lot of discipline in following the game plan for each team we
played. The final game was very exciting against the Regina
Shooters and we were successful in scoring the winning goal in
overtime. We enjoyed the company of our players and their
parents at our team supper and in our hospitality room. We want
to thank all the members of the Blades Ringette Team for a very
Larry Way, Gary Mack and Janis Way
The Aces coaches want to
congratulate our players on their strong performance while
attending the Winnipeg Tween AA Tournament. One of our players
was unable to attend and we had one of our players injured
during the tournament. In spite of being short players and not
being able to play with their normal line-mates, our team still
managed to play very well in all the games. We won two games,
tied one and lost one which tied us for third place but we
didn’t advance to the medal round because we had a plus minus of
+1 and the team we were tied with had a +2 rating. Our players
have greatly improved their Ringette skills this year and are
the most disciplined team we have ever worked with.
We have an activity for each of our bus trips to
entertain our players and the activity for the Winnipeg
Tournament was making bracelets and a scavenger hunt. The girls
had a lot of fun on the bus and in Winnipeg, finding all the
items they needed to win the scavenger hunt contest. The players
went shopping, swimming and bowling during the tournament which
also gave them the opportunity to collect more items. The best
wildcard item for the scavenger hunt was an autographed bowling
pin that one team talked the bowling alley staff into giving it
to them. We are looking forward to the Provincial Championships
and hopefully we will be able to attend the Westerns in Medicine
Hat. We want to thank all our players and their families for a
Larry Way, Christine Treptau, Del Aebig, Heather Cuthbertson and
The Regina Shooting
Stars worked hard to get the Bronze Medal at the
Medicine Hat Ed Horvath Memorial Tournament which
was held from February 9-11/07
The Regina Junior Ice Caps were
successful at the recent Winnipeg Transcona tournament which
took place January 19-21 - winning the Gold!
Congratulations to the Regina Tween
Lightning team on their silver medal, won at the Ed Horvath
Memorial Tournament in Medicine Hat.
The Lightning went thru the
tournament undefeated until the final where Medicine Hat broke a
5 - 5 tie with 38 seconds left in the game to capture the win.
The coaches and parents are very
proud of the girls performance.
Once again the
Cougars have done it. They played hard, had fun, and after
playing 7 games in 3 days - winning 5 games they are once again
wearing a pretty nice piece around their necks.
you all deserve every bit of glory for your big win!
The team, parents,
and fans in the stands would all like to send out a big THANK-YOU
to all who were involved with the Queen City Classic
Tournament - without you all none of this would or could
happen. The weekend was GREAT!!!!!!
The Belle A RIPT players should be very proud of their
Gold Medal win at the Regina Jim Benning Tournament.
All players gave 100% and were undefeated in the Round
Robin. They were successful in coming together with strong TEAM play.
Thanks to all the girls for making this a great year so far. We know we are
building toward provincials and your coaches and parents are all confident
we will get to see you GO FOR GOLD at the WCRC's!
Thanks to all the parents/family/friends for all their
support and cheering and a special thank-you to the Boyacheks for having all
the players and families to your house for a pizza night and the celebration
after the win in the gold medal game.
GO RIPT GO !!!! Brenda, Debbie, Tom and Wendy
The Junior "AA" Stingers went
undefeated during the round robin and beat the Calgary Epic 3 - 2 in
overtime to win the Gold medal in the Jim Benning Invitational
Hands Down To The Novice Division
who were undefeated in
games played awarding the girls with the Gold Medal in the Buffalo Plains Tournament
- December 2006.
Thanks to our Coach (Joe Bote) and
assistant coaches (Mel Skiehar and Lorne Shiels) for some of the
motivation behind our huge win at the tournament and to all the people who shouted
and cheered in the stands. "It's amazing how what you wear
really can set the mood and make a difference!"
FUN WAS HAD BY ALL!!
This year’s Blades
team has seven players who have not played Ringette for several
years so in our first few games in the league it was difficult to
see the players on the ice because there was so much rust in the
air. We entered this tournament primarily to get some more ice time
for our rusty players and for the players to get to know and to get
used to playing together. Our team came together very well and
worked very hard as a team to improve their play and their team
harmony. To win this tournament was just an unexpected bonus for our
team and it will certainly increase our confidence as a team. We
wish to thank Trina Buchanan for scheduling our Friday games after
6:00 PM so all my players could attend and for organizing and
running an excellent tournament. The Blades coaches are looking
forward to spending more time with this super group of ladies.
again Blades: Larry Way, Gary
Mack and Janis Way
Shooting Stars Petite Tournament
We had a great day in Odessa on Sun, Nov
26 with 4 teams participating
in the Shooting Stars Petite Tournament.
Thank you to all players, parents, and
coaches that came out and supported the girls!
The Aces coaches want to congratulate
our players on their strong performance while attending their first
Tween AA tournament in Saskatoon. Only two of our fifteen players
have had AA playing experience prior to this year as compared to
some of the teams we played where all their players would have three
to six years of A/AA experience. It is a big jump from playing
Petite B/Tween B to playing at the Tween AA level for our players
but they are responding well to the challenge. We got off to a poor
start against the Calgary team but we came back to outscore them in
the second period. In our other three games we stayed within one
goal of all three teams and we out scored each of these teams in the
second period. This year’s Aces team is very enjoyable to coach
because they care for and respect each other, have a strong work
ethic and are just a lot of fun to be with.
want to compliment them on how hard they worked to make the Bunny
Tournament, we hosted in Odessa, a success. The players worked for
twelve hours straight officiating, doing ring toss, running the
raffle tables, assisting the Bunny players on ice during their
games, organizing games for the Bunny players and being good will
ambassadors. This Tournament was a lot of fun for the Bunny players
that attended and the majority of the credit has to go to the Aces
players and parents who worked hard to make it a success. We are
looking forward to the rest of the season with this wonderful group
of young ladies.
Larry Way, Christine
Treptau, Del Aebig, Heather Cuthbertson and Carrie Hill
Ringette Takes Center Ice At Pats
Four of the Novice Teams - the
Cheetah Girls, the Cobras, the Angels and the Arctic Rush participated in a mini
game at the Pats Dec 29th game between the 1st and 2nd period.
The whole thing went well and the girls had a lot of fun. In
total 137 Ringette players, parents, siblings and grandparents