Nov. 9 – 10 the Quesnel Ringette Association sent four teams to the annual Joy Hoffman Ringette tournament in Prince George.
By all accounts the teams played hard and performed well against some fierce competition from around the north.
The U-9 (under nine) team, comprised of players from 5 – 8 years old, played their first games of the season (and their careers) on the weekend and judging by the smiles on their faces enjoyed the experience.
The improvement in skating ability and their growing awareness of the game made for some pleased parents and coaches.
The U-10 (under 10) team put on a solid performance for their four games, going undefeated this weekend.
The conversation in the stands and on the bench was not about the wins, but of the communication, passing and teamwork that the team demonstrated.
The U-12 (under 12) team came out a little sleepy in their first game at 6:45am Saturday against Prince George White but rallied in their second game against Prince George Red and demonstrated how speed can defeat size.
The third game was a hard fought loss against a strong combined Terrace and Prince George team.
The U-14 (under 14) team played four tough and fast games coming away with a one and three record.
A large bench and some fierce play had Quesnel competitive throughout the tourney and they managed to put all the pieces together to beat Prince George in the last game of the tournament.
Coaches from all teams were pleased with results and the effort and are looking forward to playing at their home tournament the first weekend of January.
In conjunction with Sports Day in Canada, The Quesnel Ringette Association is hosting a “Come Try Ringette” night on Nov. 30, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Any children interested in trying Ringette are welcome to come to the arena for an introduction to ringette, some fun games on ice and prizes!
For more information, contact Tod Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.quesnelringette.info.
–Submitted by Tod Anderson