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2018 All Star Winners:
2018 Skills Competition Results:
That's a wrap! Thanks to all the teams who played their hearts out for 2 1/2 full days of fast-paced ringette action! Our winners in each division are listed below, and full standings can be found on the Ringette Canada web site via the links on our Standings page. Thank you to everyone who made this week a success!
1st - Team Alberta - Calgary White
2nd - Team Alberta 2 - St. Albert
3rd - Team Alberta 3 - Calgary Blue
1st - Team British Columbia
2nd - Team Alberta - Bow View Royals
3rd - Team Manitoba
1st - Team British Columbia
2nd - Team Saskatchewan
3rd - Team Manitoba - East End Wings
1st - Team Manitoba
2nd -Team Alberta
3rd - Host Team - Regina Jetts
By Bre McAdam
On the ice, U19A Team Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Ice) goalies Mackenzie "Mack" Janzen and Matt Henry share the net. Off the ice, they share a friendly rivalry and help make each other better players.
Matt is an 18-year-old former competitive hockey goalie who came over to ringette last year to play with his girlfriend and teammate. Mack, the youngster on the team at 16, is a long-time ringette goalie currently trying out for the 2019 Canada Winter Games team.
They both played in the 2018 Western Canadian Ringette Championships on the only Saskatchewan team to make it to the championship final, earning silver against Team B.C.
Q: Would you consider yourself friends?
Mack: Yes it is true that we are buds, and there is always some friendly competition between us.
Matt: Yes, we are definitely buds. If I had to say we had something it would be a jokingly friendly competition. We both like to goof around with each other and bug one another about anything on and off the ice… mostly off.
Q: What have you learned from each other?
Mack: I have learned to use my stick more so I have more options to pass to, and I play more aggressive.
Matt: The ring has a very different bounce to a puck which Mackenzie has been able to almost master and that's an area I've really watched and noticed and learned from. She knows how that ring is going to come off of her a lot better than I do.
Q: How do you think you've helped each other?
Mack: I’ve helped him learn to control his rebounds so he has fewer rebounds, so he watches me during games and practices.
Matt: I don't fixate, or for that matter even focus, on the game before. I'm not saying I don't care, I just bring an intensity to the game in a much different way which has helped Mackenzie stay relaxed and she has looked to enjoy the game that much more. She also knows she has that relief to come out and catch her nerves when the game's just not going her way. I'd say her biggest improvement is just being able to relax and enjoy the sport she loves so much.
Q: As goalies, why do you think it's important to support each other?
Mack: I think it’s important to support each other because nobody understands a goalie than another goalie.
Matt: It's important to support each other because we're the only two on the team who know how it feels to be our best or to just not be on your game that night. While it's nice for everyone to be supportive and say stuff, it's just not the same as when it comes from someone who has had it happen to them and has been in your spot.
By Bre McAdam
In October 2017, 13-year-old Jayda Bryden didn't know what the rest of her ringette season would look like.
The U14AA player for Team Saskatchewan (Regina Rush) broke her ankle playing volleyball and was told she would be out until January — with only two months to prepare for the Western Canadian Ringette Championships in Saskatoon and Warman.
It was devastating news, and Jayda's biggest concern was getting back on the ice as soon as possible. She says the hardest part of her recovery was fear: the fear of re-injuring her ankle, and of being mentally and physically unprepared for westerns.
"I did feel like giving up," Jayda said. "However I knew if I wanted to get back into playing, I would have to push myself to do so."
Jayda went to every game, crutches in tow. She made sure to stay involved by keeping stats for her team. Once her cast came off, she hit the stationary bike to build up her cardio.
After months of physiotherapy and exercises, Jayda returned to the ice in January. And her coach, Donnell Schoenhofen, couldn't be prouder.
"Her return has bolstered our team, not only on the ice but as an example of what a positive attitude and hard work can accomplish. She is a shining example of the strength of character that ringette players posses."
This was also an example of a team supporting a player, Donnell adds. She observed how Jayda's teammates — including her twin sister Rylie — kept Jayda motivated and championed her both on and off the ice.
Jayda agrees her road to recovery had a lot to do with the help she got from her family, teammates and coaches.
"I am so grateful for my ringette family," she says.
For more profiles from the 2018 Western Canadian Ringette Championships, stayed tuned to our website!
A few technical issues have prevented all the game scores to be posted online but have a look at the results boards from day one of competition! Awesome work today teams!! Get some rest and see you in the morning!
Saskatoon StarPhoenix: 'Western Canadian Ringette Championships showcase elite level sport'
Thanks to the Optimist Club of Saskatoon for being a Referee Sponsor!
Did you know? The Optimist Club of Saskatoon is the ORIGINAL Sponsor of Ringette in Saskatoon
They are also working on a special project - The Optimist Hill Campaign!
Have a look at the video below and support them in this creative venture!!
For more information visit: http://optimisthillcampaign.ca/
Skills Competition Information is now posted and can be found under EVENT/TEAM INFO
Please ensure you register your team by MARCH 15, 2018 for the Skills Competition.
Congratulations! We are excited to host you at WCRC 2018!!
Please visit our EVENT/TEAM INFO page for the Team Information Package and instructions.
If you have questions, please contact your Provincial Office.
Thank you & see you soon!
We need you to volunteer!! We have a simplified program to electronically sign up for specific shifts. Please click HERE to sign up to volunteer at WCRC 2018!
We have also partnered with the Travelodge Hotel & Saskatoon Ringette Association to 'Win Your Wind-Up'!! The Saskatoon / Warman Ringette team with the most number of Volunteer Hours at WCRC's wins a pool & pizza party!! Come out and volunteer!
Did you know? All proceeds from WCRC's will be donated back to our local Saskatoon Ringette Associations! This event benefits everyone!
For more information visit our Volunteer Sign Up page.
Hostesses need for 2018 WCRC
The Saskatoon Ringette Association is excited to host the 2018 Western Canadian Ringette Championships March 22-24th,2018. The event will be played in Warman at The Legends Center and in Saskatoon at both Harold Latrace Arenas and Kinsmen Arena. These championships will host provincial representatives from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. This highly skilled event will include U14AA, U16A, U19A and 18+ Open A divisions.
The WCRC organizing committee is requesting current Saskatoon/Warman ringette players in the U12 Division interested in volunteering to become a team Hostess. Hostesses will be assigned to one of 20 teams. (U14AA, U16A, U19A)
The role of a hostess is an opportunity to feel apart of this exciting event, including supporting a team, cheering loud and proud, watching high pace ringette AND participating in both the opening and closing ceremonies. The event runs during daytime hours and evenings. We understand these hostesses do have school so attending during school hours is NOT compulsory but completely welcomed.
If you are interested in becoming a 2018 WCRC team hostess, please send an email to Michelle at email@example.com to apply. All applications will be accepted until Feb 15th, 2018. Please include your name, age, team name and contact information in your application with any other important details you find fit. Team Hostesses will be selected and notified by March 1, 2018.
Visit our Volunteer Page for more information.
Welcome to the official 2018 WCRC Website!
Plans are well underway and we are totally excited to host the Western Provinces in such a great event! We do however ask for your patience in the next couple of months.
Please trust us when we say, we are organized, prepared and ready! We just need to finalize a few details. How can you help? Please refrain from emailing or calling us, and our provincial office for information in advance.
Keep checking back as we will update this website as the information rolls in.
Thanks & see you soon!
Yours In Sport,
WCRC Host Committee