Western Region Elite Development and A League Nov 20th í03


Elite Development

Rat Team

The Rat Team played in their first Challenge Cup in North Bay, bringing home the Silver Medal, after being defeated in a 4-3 game against Eastern Region. They made it to the final, after defeating Central Region, 8-7, 15 minutes into Overtime of the Semi-final. We should all be proud of their accomplishment and the good manner, in which they represent our region.

This Team will be participating in 2 more Challenge Cups and the Ontario Winter Games:

Challenge Cups: Pickering, Dec 12-14, 2003

Kingston, Feb 6-8, 2004

Ontario Winter Games: London, Mar 11-14, 2004

We wish them continued success on the road towards the Ontario Winter Games!!!

They are still looking for donations of Ice Time from the Region Associations, for Practice sessions or exhibition games. Please, contact Chuck Belanger at (519) 352-8045 or email creeklin@ciaccess.com. Or if you canít donate ice time, a monetary donation towards ice time can also be made.


A League

The League is running well. We have 23 Teams playing in 4 divisions, 6 Petites, 6 Tweens, 5 Juniors, 5 Belles and 1 Open A team. The scores are being reported in a timely manner. Anyone can check some of the scores and standings on our website, www.wrra.ca.

However, there are still some games that remain unscheduled, that need to be played by Dec 28th, at the latest.

We are hoping that the next Round of games can start the weekend of Jan 3rd. The Teams have been asked to have their icetimes and Tournaments, they have registered for, emailed to me by Dec 7th.

Just a reminder, that the aim of the League is to promote and develop the "A/AA" game of Ringette in Western Region as well as foster good sportsmanship and fair play.

Please, spread the word, give your coaches all the information they need. If there are any questions, please donít hesitate to contact either Ginette or myself.



G & T Coordinator Elite Development Coordinator

Ginette Kirkconnell Luc Lagrainge

159 Newbury Drive 94 Burnham Court

Kitchener, On Stratford, On

(519) 579-4163 (519) 273-0529

gandt@wrra.ca elite@wrra.ca