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Ringette Canada – Ottawa, Ontario – September 12, 2018 – Ringette Canada today announced that Alyssa Silliker (Kanata, ON) and Kendra Nesbitt (Alymer, ON) are this year’s recipients of the 5-Count Ringette Goalie Award. The award, which is in its fourth year and recognizes and rewards ringette goalkeepers, awards $250 to registered players who are actively playing as a goalkeeper and to be used for a unique opportunity that will benefit them as a goalie, their team, and/or ringette in general. The awards are made possible through the support of Keely BrownHeather Konkin and the program they co-own, 5-Count Ringette Goalie Instruction.

“Heather and I are so excited each year as we read the applications and see all the fascinating ideas our ringette goalies have for the unique ways they can use this money outside of the traditional ringette or school fees and equipment,” said Keely Brown. “The ideas help these goalies personally in their ringette career and also grow the sport of ringette and show how they can help ringette goalies close to them. It truly is fun to be able to provide incentive to further the imaginations of our ringette goalies as they come up with neat things to do that benefit them as a ringette goalie, their ringette team, or ringette in general.”

Alyssa Silliker was chosen for the award because of her interest in using the award money to purchase training aids and additional equipment to help her as she volunteers to coach and mentor new goalies. Kendra Nesbitt was chosen because of her interest in using the award money to promote and build the recognition of her university ringette team around the Wilfred Laurier University campus.

Bios on Keely Brown and Heather Konkin, as well as full details on how to apply for the 5-Count Ringette Award can be found here:ètes/scholarshps/5countringettegoalieinstruction.aspx

About Ringette

Ringette is a Canadian sport that was invented in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario by the late Sam Jacks. There are currently over 30,000 players on nearly 2,000 teams across Canada, with over 1,500 officials and nearly 8000 coaches. Internationally, it is played in more than a half a dozen other countries around the world. Ringette has been designated a Heritage Sport by Sport Canada and as part of the Sport for Life movement, ringette is well advanced at adapting Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model. As a proud member of True Sport, Ringette Canada is committed to sport that is values-based and principle-driven. For more information, please refer to the Ringette Canada Web site at  


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