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Ringette Canada – Ottawa, ON – May 17, 2017 – Thirty-five of Canada’s top ringette athletes will gather this weekend in Etobicoke in the hopes of securing a spot on Ringette Canada’s junior national team. Following the selection camp, which runs from May 18-22 at the MasterCard Centre (400 Kipling Avenue) in Etobicoke, athletes will continue to train for competition at the 2017 world ringette championship that will take place from November 27 to December 3, 2017 at Iceland Arena in Mississauga.

During the camp, there will be four inter-squad games that will be open to the public:

Friday, May 19: 6 pm

Saturday, May 20: 5 pm

Sunday, May 21: 2:30 pm

Monday, May 22: 9:30 am

The athletes vying for a spot on Ringette Canada’s junior national team are as follows:



Kaley Bilyk – Edmonton

Madison Bonsel – Airdrie

Hannah Coyne – Calgary

Gillian Dreger – Lacombe

Haley Groenenboom – St. Albert

Shayla Hendry – Calgary

Shaylene Laufersweiler – Stony Plain

Jennica Murray – Calgary

Nicole Pelletier – Edmonton

Torrie (Victoria) Shennan – Edmonton

Rachel Ung – Calgary


Madison Ford – Winnipeg

Josee Huberdeau – Lorette

Alana Lesperance – Winnipeg

Milica Oravec – Oakbank

Kaylee Spearing – Winnipeg


Tara Burke – Wellesley

Ashley Heimbecker – Cambridge

Erin Markle – Waterloo

Kory McCulloch – Ottawa

Sydney Nosal – St. Clements

Clare Palmer – Richmond Hill

Sara Reynolds – Whitby

Heidi Wippel – Ottawa


Marie-Pier Blanchard – Sainte-Julie

Laurianne Bourke – Varennes

Emily Chénier – Gatineau

Mégane Fortin – Blainville

Stephanie Jetté – Sainte-Julie

Sara Plouffe – Gatineau

Laurie St-Pierre – Boucherville

Julie Vandal – Gatineau

New Brunswick

Britney Snowdon – Moncton

Jenny Snowdon – Moncton

Nova Scotia

Grace MacKenzie – Stillwater Lake

Lorrie Horne (Sherwood Park, AB) leads the junior national team as head coach, along with assistant coaches Chris Belan (Calgary, AB), Jacinda Rolph (Stony Plain, AB), Andrea Ferguson (Winnipeg, MB) and Sarah Ianni (Walden, ON). Claudia Jetté joins returns to the team as goalie consultant, (Saint-Laurent, QC) and Melinda Krulicki as athletic therapist (Red Deer, AB. Nick Westcott is the strength and conditioning consultant for the National Team program (Ottawa, ON). Stephanie Laurin (Kingston, ON) is the National Team Program Logistics and Team Services Manager.

Following the camp, athletes moving on to the next phase of selection will be announced by Tuesday May 23rd. Athletes will continue to train for the upcoming world championship with training camps being held in Edmonton September 1-3rd and Mississauga October 6th-9th.

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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Alayne Martell
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Ringette Canada | Ringuette Canada
National Ringette League | Ligue Nationale de Ringuette
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