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Ringette Canada – The 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships is set to take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba next week (April 8-14). This will be the 40th national championships and it will commemorate a homecoming of the first ever Canadian Ringette Championships which were held in Winnipeg in 1979. I wanted to touch base with some information on the event and encourage you to take a closer look at the athletes from your area as they compete in the highest level of national play for our sport.

I will be onsite in Winnipeg throughout the event and will be sending daily updates. If you do not wish to receive these updates, please let me know and I will remove you from my event update list. If you need something specific throughout the week (i.e., photos, interviews with athletes or coaches), please let me know and I will coordinate things for you.

A total of 47 teams from across the country will compete in three divisions – U16, U19 and the National Ringette League (NRL – 19+). There will be 21 teams in the U16 division, 18 teams in the U19 division and eight teams in the NRL division. You can access a list of teams by province here: https://bit.ly/2GPUfT1. The opening ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 8, games start Monday morning, and the finals and closing ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 14.

Games will take place at the Seven Oaks Arena and BellMTS IcePlex, with finals being held at the BellMTS Place (home of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets). Competition in all divisions starts on Monday, April 9 and finals in all three divisions take place on Saturday, April 14 (U16 at 11:30 CDT, U19 at 13:30 CDT and NRL at 15:30 CDT). All-stars and the NRL Annual Awards will be announced at the closing ceremony on Saturday night.

Our stats system holds all the information you will need to follow the event. Within the system you can access information such as rosters, schedules, standings and stats. Direct links to the various divisions are as follows:

U16: http://bit.ly/2osDO4F

U19:​  http://bit.ly/2FxMjTk

NRL: http://bit.ly/2FxMjTk

Please note that the NRL division stats will be posted on our National Ringette League website (www.nationalringetteleague.ca). As well as NRL Championship information, the NRL website has information on regular season play as well as previous season stats.

To assist you in following all the action in Winnipeg, we have developed a comprehensive outreach program. Here’s what we have planned:

We will be posting photos on our Ringette Canada Flickr page. To view the pictures, click here https://www.flickr.com/photos/ringettecanada/albums/72157664870863977. If you would like to use any of the photos, just drop me a note and I can download and send them to you (they are protected on the site).

We will be actively promoting the 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships on our social media networks. We will be running contests, posting game scores and posting interesting sightings and happenings from around the event. To keep up to date on everything that will be happening, we encourage you to connect with us on our social media networks:

Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/ringettecanada1963

Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/ringettecanada

Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/RingetteCanada

Add us on Snapchat http://www.snapchat.com/add/ringettecanada (we will have an event geofilter available throughout the event in Winnipeg)

Please tag us and use our event hashtag – #CRC2018

All games from the 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships will be webcast and can be accessed here www.ringettecanada.tv.

The 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships website can be found here: www.crc2018.ca.

If you have any questions or require any other information, please do not hesitate to ask.

Alayne Martell

Media and Public Relations | Relations de presse et publiques

Ringette Canada | Ringuette Canada

Phone | Téléphone : (613) 748-5655, ext. 226

Cell : (902) 308-1067

alayne@ringette.ca

@: www.ringette.ca

@: www.nationalringetteleague.ca 

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