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WELCOME TO OUR LAIR - HOME OF THE PREDATORS

FOR GOALIES ONLY!

Guelph Ringette is hosting a spring Ringette clinic just for goalies - to brush-up on or improve their skills before team tryouts begin.

Date: Saturday April 26, 2014
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: Hespler Arena, Cambridge, ON
Cost: around $20 per person

Halli Berry and Sam Gorgi have teamed up to deliver a fundamental two hour clinic of goalie techniques, drills, and tips that will help goalies reach that next level. Halli and Sam are native Guelph goalies who have competed at both the AA, AAA and national level. They have extensive experience and have attended top level goalie clinics for many years. This fast paced clinic has been designed for goalies of all ages/levels to provide the tools and knowledge that can develop and compliment individual goaltending styles.

Unique to other clinics, the first hour will be off ice, outlining certain warm-ups a goalie should do before a game. Small groups will be formed based on age and ability, so get ready for a hands-on workshop where you can practice a range of skills at each station.

There are a limited number of spots available (16) so please contact Halli to reserve yours.


2014 CHAMPIONSHIP
2014 was an outstanding season for the Guelph U16AA and U19AA Ringette teams. After both teams went undefeated at Provincials earning gold, they went on to the Canadian Ringette Championship in Regina. Participating at a National level tests each and every part of the athlete - physically and mentally. This level of competition challenges individual skill as well as team strength - and in the world of Ringette, it doesn't get any better than this.

U16AA Our National Champions
Congratulations to the U16AA team who won the glorious gold medal and Canadian Ringette Championship. This is the first time that Guelph has won the National title. Success was sweet all season as they won 97% of all of their games.

The following athletes were awarded with the following 'All Star' awards:
1st team Goalie: Samantha Gorgi
1st team Forward: Emma Eccles
2nd team Centre: Nicole Shaw
2nd team Defense: Mariah Coverdale

U19AA Provincial Champions
The U19AA team entered the National event ranked #1 in Canada. They led their division after the first round before losing to the eventual winners (Team Manitoba) in quarter final play. The team finished the season with two silver and three gold medals in five tournaments, which included winning the Provincial Championships and earning the privilege to represent Ontario at Nationals.


GUELPH RINGETTE 5th ANNUAL 3-on-3 FUN DAY

Sunday, August 24th, 2014 8 am to 6 pm - University of Guelph

The 3-on-3 FUN DAY is a great way to get tuned up for the upcoming season. The event is designed to foster fun and friendship. Players register as individuals or small groups of 3 and are placed onto teams to compete against and with other players from across Ontario. Teams are balanced with players of all abilities.

CLICK HERE for our 3 on 3 brochure

CLICK HERE for MSWord registration form

CLICK HERE for RULES


TREMENDOUS REGIONAL PERFORMANCE

Congratulations to everyone that competed in Regional Ringette this past weekend. A huge 'thank-you' to bench staff and volunteers that helped out this weekend and throughout the entire season! We couldn't do it without you.

Guelph had a great showing bringing home medals in 4 divisions. Congratulations to:

U12 Gold - Gold Medalists (Purple Division)
U9 - Silver Medalists (Blue Division)
U12 Blue - Bronze Medalist (Blue Division)
U16 - Bronze Medalists (Red Division)


AA PROVINCIAL TEAM TRYOUTS

All tryouts will take place at the University of Guelph. Cost is $10.00 per ice try-out session.

Ice AA Tryouts
Saturday May 3,2014
U14AA: 9:00am-10:20am
U16AA: 10:30am-11:50am

Sunday May 4, 2014
U14AA: 4:30pm-5:20pm
U16AA: 5:30pm-6:20pm

Saturday May 10, 2014
U16AA 9:00am-10:20am
U19AA 10:30am-11:50am

Thursday May 15,2014
U14AA: 7:30pm-8:30pm

AA roster is declared on May 21 but U19 is finalized in mid-September.


A Tryout Process:
May 18 - A tryout schedule posted
June 15 - A tryouts completed
June 18 - A roster declared (Note: U19 is finalized in mid-September)

U12P - Tryouts will be held in September 2014.
Note: Provincial Petite (U12) will follow new guidelines established by the Ontario Ringette Association (ORA). Associations may host 'interest ice' or a 'sort out' during the spring, but will not form their team until after September 1st, 2014. This means that the Provincial Petite U12 teams should conclude their selection process by Wednesday September 21, 2014. During the summer months, Ringette Associations will not engage participants in this age level with activities that resemble a practice or try out. Guelph Ringette has decided that 'interest ice' is not required due to strong numbers within this age group and to help keep the costs down.


EXCITING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The GRA is in need of enthusiastic volunteers to bring forth new energy, ideas, skill and resources to our association. We are currently looking for help with the following:

-Visual Display Specialist - Are you creative? Do you have a knack for making things look right? You might be perfect to maintain our Victoria Arena display case.

-Social Media Guru - Are you savvy with Facebook and Twitter? Can you manage communications in a social media environment while adhering to a Social Media Policy? If you have a social media skill set and are interested in setting up and managing social media for the GRA, let us know.

There are many ways that you can become more involved, click on our list of volunteer opportunities and take a peek.

Want to know more about what we do? Come to one of our meetings. As a GRA member, you are welcome to attend. The next meeting is on April 14 at 7:30 pm. Contact us for details.


NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Guelph Ringette Association Annual General Meeting is on April 30th from 7:00-9:00pm at the Lions Lair at the WERC. This meeting is a great way to learn more and get involved with your Guelph Ringette Association. Members in attendance will have a chance to win a GRA player registration for the 2014/2015 season.


CHECK OUT THE FRONT COVER OF SPORTSXPRESS

CLICK HERE to view a copy.

Have you seen the team of the month? (page 14)
Are you a newbie to Ringette? Flip to page 12 and learn why hundreds of Guelph players love this sport.

Thank you very much to Kyle Rodriguez of Artifacts for Life Photography for supplying the images for the SportsXPress publication.

 
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SAVE THE DATE


2014


April 30: GRA Annual General Meeting, Lions Lair, WERC

August 24: 3-on-3 Fun Day, University of Guelph, ON

2015
February 14-20: Canada Winter Games, Prince George, BC

April: Canadian Ringette Championship, Wood Buffalo, AB














 
 
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