Members of the Thompson-Okanagan Ringette League’s Team Force U19 squad gather at the 2017 national ringette championships in Leduc, Alta. The 2018 event runs from April 8-14 in Winnipeg, M.B.. (Image Credit: Rob Hislop)

Salmon Arm ringette players take the ice at national championships

B.C.’s Team Force compete at U19 tournament in Winnipeg

Jordyn Turner and Courtney Bacon of Salmon Arm join the Thompson-Okanagan Ringette League’s Team Force at the 2018 Save-On-Foods Canadian Ringette Championships in Winnipeg, MB from April 8-14.

This event is the 40th national championships and it commemorates a homecoming of the first ever Canadian Ringette Championships which were also held in Winnipeg in 1979.

Team Force has played four games so far in the championships, coming out to a bit of a rocky start but gaining some traction in their last two games.

In their first matchup on April 9, against the Alberta Zone 5 Team Grit, the B.C. squad went down 8-1, followed by a second 8-6 loss against Team Saskatchewan. Jordyn Turner made two assists during the match against Saskatchewan, and Courtney Bacon scored a goal with her only shot during the game.

On April 10 Team Force played their first game against Team Quebec, taking an 11-4 loss. Salmon Arm’s Jordyn Turner put up two assists during the game.

Their second game on April 10, against Team P.E.I., saw the B.C. Team Force come out on top in a 7-1 victory against the eastern islanders.

Both Turner and Bacon assisted on goals during the game against P.E.I..

Team Force’s next match is against one of the top-rated teams in the tournament, Ontario’s Waterloo Wildfire, April 11, followed by Manitoba Magic that evening.

April 12 will see Team Force against Team Alberta and Team Manitoba.


 

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