Ringette tournament results
The North Bay Paramedics/CTS Canadian Career College Junior A ringette team capture the junior title in the third annual Agnes Jacks invitational ringette tournament on the weekend. They defeated Nepean 8-3 in the final.
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Melanie Seymour of Tim Horton's White watches the action.
The North Bay Paramedics/CTS Canadian Career College Junior A ringette team capture the junior title in the third annual Agnes Jacks invitational ringette tournament on the weekend.
They defeated Nepean 8-3 in the final.
Jacks, whose late husband Sam invented ringette in North Bay in 1963, was in attendance to present the medals to all participants and spent much of the day meeting players and signing programs and sticks for all who asked.
“The kids just love her,” said West Ferris Ringette Association president and tournament chairman Jeff Francom. “She is such a wonderful person.”
Results from the championship finals played at the Sam Jacks Complex (West Ferris Arena) Sunday:
Junior A Division: West Ferris used its excellent skating and passing game, the goaltending of Tanesha Hamelin and the scoring touch of Sarah Trottier (three goals) and Courtney Whitwell (three goals) to defeat Nepean. Other goal scorers for Ferris were Jaimie Fitzer and Amanda Storie with one goal each.
Novice Division: The heavy favourite from Valley East, who won all of their games in the round robin by at least four goals, were heavily favoured to win this game. However, the local Tim Horton's White team was not intimidated and played their hearts out, staying within two goals until just over five minutes were left in the game. Excellent goaltending by Paige Mathieu as well as offensive support from Serena Desrosiers, Lauren Hutchings and Kyle Perreault (one goal each) kept them within two goals until five minutes were left to play, when the Valley offense was finally able to penetrate, defeating the local team 8-3.
Petite Division: In a mirror of the Novice division, a heavy favourite from Valley East had been handily defeating all opponents in the round robin. And, as in the Novice division, the local Assante-sponsored team wasn't impressed, playing with their best effort in the tournament. Lead by the offense of Mary-Kelly McCormick (two goals) and Haley Closs (three goals), the locals gave the Valley team their toughest competition of the tournament. Unfortunately, the Valley East team was too strong and won 9-5.
Tween A Division: Once more, Valley East had the strongest team in this division and was able win gold, defeating Iroquois 6-3.
In the exhibition game between Laurentian University and the West Ferris Belle A team, West Ferris won by a score of 7-1. Goalscorers were not available.
Semi-final results from Sunday morning:
Novice Recreational Division:
Valley East (Sudbury) 8 Tim Horton's Yellow (North Bay) 2
Tim Horton's White (North Bay) 2 Tim Horton's Orange (North Bay) 1
Petite "C" Division:
Valley East (Sudbury) 8 Play It Again 1
Assante 6 Ice Capps 4
Tween "A" Division:
Iroquois Falls 4 Nepean 2
Valley East 7 Oshawa 1
Junior "A" Division:
Nepean 6 Valley East 5
West Ferris 6 Upper Ottawa Valley 1