World Ringette Champions to be decided this weekend in Burnaby

Teams will play for medals this weekend at the 2019 World Ringette Championships in Burnaby.

Seven female teams from Canada, USA, Finland, Sweden and the Czech Republic are seeking junior and senior titles during the championships which began on Monday.

In the lone game on the ice on Friday, Sweden beat USA 11 to 4 in the President’s Pool. Game most
valuable player awards went to Sweden’s Sarah Esmail (number 3) and USA’s Haley Wickens (number 82). With the win, Sweden tops the President’s Pool in round robin play (2-0) and moves to the gold medal game on Sunday. USA (1-1) plays Czech Republic (0-2) on Saturday at 9:40 a.m. (all times Pacific), with the winner going onto Sunday’s final against Sweden.

In the Sam Jacks Pool, senior teams from Canada and Finland are on the ice at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, after Finland took the opening match 11-4 on Thursday.

In the Junior Pool, Canada and Finland play at 6:40 p.m. on Saturday, following Canada’s 7-6 victory over Finland on Thursday.

“The final two days of this competition will be exciting for the players and fans,” said Jennifer Scott, Host Committee co-chair. “We are thrilled with this opportunity to showcase Ringette to those who already know the sport and to people who have discovered it throughout these championships.”

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