Lipsett invited to try out for national team

Salmon Arm’s Erika Lipsett has been invited to try out for Team Canada’s Ringette Team.

Champs: Erika Lipsett poses with her team’s National Championship 2012 trophy.

Salmon Arm’s Erika Lipsett has been invited to try out for Team Canada’s Ringette Team.

Lipsett is currently attending UBCO in Kelowna, playing in the National Ringette League for BC Thunder out of Vancouver. BC Thunder are the reigning national champions.

BC Thunder’s head coach Chris Wakefield told the Observer that Lipsett deserves the honour.

“I’m very proud she’s earned this opportunity. She’s always been an elite player, having played for Team BC in the Canada Games,” he says, noting she was a very important part of BC Thunder when the team won the national championship last year.

He notes that the national association has been scouting players for the last year-and-a half, with about 55 invited to try out. Eight of those invited are from the BC Thunder team.

The try-out camp takes place in Ottawa in February, he says. At that point the team would be named – likely about 30 players. The World Championship will take place in North Bay, Ont. in November 2013.

Currently Lipsett’s  BC Thunder team is in first place in the Western Conference, working their way to represent B.C. at the Canadian National Championships in Fredericton, New Brunswick in April.


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