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West Ferris mines for medals in Guelph! (updated)

This past weekend proved to be successful for 4 of our West Ferris Teams! The results were as follows:

U12 Regional – Silver medal finish against MississaugaU12 Silver Medal Guelph
 U14A – Gold medal finish (in overtime!!!) against the host team from GuelphU14A Gold Medal - Guelph

 

U16A – Silver medal finish against TimminsU16 Silver Medal - Guelph
 U19A – Silver medal finish against TimminsU19A Silver Medal Guelph

 

Congratulations to all of our teams for such a well-played tournament in all divisions!

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East vs. West Update and Photos

Click here to see photos from the 2019 East vs. West tournament!

 

What an excitement-filled night at the West Ferris arena!!  The East (wearing the white jerseys) took on the West (in blue jerseys) in a 4-hour Ringette extravaganza!!!

 

It started with the U10 division, where East and West were tied at 4 points each at the half.  The West found their rhythm and ended the game with an 8-6 win.

 

Next up were the U12 players, where the West continued to dominate to make the overall score 15-7 at the half time mark.  This game in the series ended up with a 16-10 final for the West.

 

The U14/16 squads hit the ice next and the West continued with their dominance around the net, making the overall score an impressive 22-12!!

 

The U19/18+ Team East had their work cut out for them, and managed to score only a handful of goals in the first half.  An energetic push from the girls in white saw the score tighten up in the second half.  Team East trailed the West by only 1 point with a little over 30 seconds left in the game.

 

In the end, it was Team West who pulled off the win with a score of 22-21!!!

 

Congratulations to all of the players!

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Fund-Raiser Raffle Results!

On Sunday, January 20th, the names were drawn for the fund-raising raffle that was held to help support the WFRA competitive teams.
Congratulations to the following winners:
First prize winner ($1500) – Pamela Green
Second prize winner ($600) – Tiana Cote
Third prize winner ($300) – Charlene Lefevbre
Many thanks to all those who purchased tickets in support of WFRA’s rep program. Go 63s!
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East vs. West Night 2019

East/West Takes over WFRA!

Our annual East/West evening is coming on Sunday, January 20th at West Ferris Arena. For those who are new to the association, it is a fun night full of cheering and spirit. Teams are made up based on division and the elementary/secondary schools that they attend.

 

Game Times:

4:00 – U10

5:00 – U12

6:00 – U14/U16

7:00 – U19/18+

  1. The divisions are based on which division you play in House League.
  2. The East team is made up of players designated to attend/attending: Algonquin, West Ferris, SJSH, Elizabeth-Bruyere, and Almaguin.
  3. The West team is made up of players designated to attend/attending: Chippewa, Odysée, Widdifield, Franco-City, and Northern.
  4. Register in the main lobby to receive a jersey. Please return the jersey after your game.
  5. The score will remain on the board and will be cumulative from one game to the next. In case of a tie, three U19/18+ players will be drawn from each side for a shoot out.

You are encouraged to arrive early and stay late to cheer on your side! Wear white for East and Blue for West and bring noisemakers! A group picture of all players will be taken at the end of the last game. We would appreciate it if you could stay!

 A participation prize will be drawn at each game.

 There will be face painting!

 Pizza and bottled water will be available at 5:15 for only $1.00/each!

 Immediately after the U14/U16 game – Show your spirit cheer. Who has more spirit???

 Once all games are completed, we ask for all players to make their way to the East or West bench to award the annual East/West trophy. A picture of all players will be taken at this time.

 

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Looking for Sponsors for the 2019 Provincials!!

The West Ferris Ringette Association is pleased to share with you the news that North Bay has been selected as the host for the 2019 Provincial Ringette Championships, to be held in North Bay and surrounding areas in March 14-17, 2019.

 

An estimated one thousand athletes will pour into the area for the four day event, along with their coaching staff, friends, fans and families, and we are asking for your help in welcoming them. This is a major undertaking for our volunteer association, and we are reaching out to businesses, service clubs and supporters to ask for your financial and other supports.

Click here for the Sponsorship Brochure and click here for the Sponsorship Registration Letter.

Here are some of the ways you can help:

• Financial support

• Gift items for the athletes

• Donations of healthy food and drinks for hospitality rooms at eight area arenas

• Printing and copying

• Banners and signs

• Volunteers to work at registration desks and as arena hosts

 

We are very excited to be showcasing our city – the birthplace of ringette – to athletes and their families from across Ontario.

 

The sport of ringette was invented in North Bay in 1963 by Parks and Recreation director Sam Jacks, who wanted to create another option for girls to get involved in a winter sport, and it has now spread to over a dozen countries, with over 30,000 players across Canada. It really is a great oportunity to be welcoming a thousand elite athletes to North Bay to play the game at a very high calibre in this provincial ringette tournament.

 

The theme for the tournament is “Homecoming 2019: Back where it all began”. Can you help us roll out the welcome mat?

 

Click here for the Sponsorship Brochure

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2018 WFRA Christmas Skate!

Where: West Ferris Arena

When: Sunday, December 16th, 2018image1

Time:

4PM – 5PM –> Learn to Skate
5PM – 6PM –> U10 and up

 

The entire family is welcome to join in on the fun! Helmets are mandatory for those under 18.

 

Wear your “Ugly” Christmas Sweaters…prizes will be awarded!!

 

There is no entrance fee but the West Ferris Ringette Association will be collecting non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations for the North Bay Food Bank at the Christmas skate. Please bring your donation and place it one of the baskets inside the main doors.  A donation box will be available in the foyer area area for any monetary donation.

 

The rep teams will have fundraising tables selling baking, hot chocolate and chocolate bars so bring some cash and your sweet tooth!

Thank you for sharing the spirit of the season, and see you there!!

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U14A Take Gold in Oshawa!

The ringette season started off with a bang for the West Ferris U14A ringette team as they competed in the Oshawa Memorial Ringette tournament over the weekend. The team dominated on the first day with two decisive wins: 7-0 win over a team from Barrie and a 9-2 win over the Gloucester Cumberland Devils.

 

The girls were up early on Saturday to meet a strong City of Ottawa team, but came out on top with a 5-3 win. They continued their winning ways later on that afternoon with a 9-4 win over a physical team from Arnprior, making them undefeated in round robin play and in first place heading into the finals.

 

On Sunday, the team was determined to win it all, meeting the home Oshawa team in the semis. The 63s showed no mercy, coming out with a 7-0 victory over the home team. The finals were a re-match against the talented team from Ottawa, but the girls had nothing but gold on their minds and battled to a 3-0 win.

 

All in all, the team recorded 44 goals from great passing and team work. Goalie Emma Huzij recorded 3 shutouts and they gave up a total of only 9 goals against in 6 games with outstanding defense and back checking.

 

WFRA U14A Oshawa Gold

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House League Schedule – Oct. 9th to Dec 31st, 2018

 

Please visit the the “Schedules/Standings” link on the bar above to see the schedules for each of the divisions.

 

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Learn to Skate 2018/19 Schedule

Please see the information below for this season’s Learn to Skate schedule:

LTS Schedule

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WFRA Equipment Pickup Date for the 2018 season

The 2018/19 ringette season is almost upon us and those of you who wish to borrow ringette equipment this year can pick it up Sunday September 16 between 10 and 12.

 

Please  reply to equipment.director@westferrisringette.ca to let me know that you can come that day, and  I will give you a 10 minute time frame to arrive so everybody gets properly fit and set to play this year!
I will also be in the equipment room the next Sunday (the 23rd) for anyone not able to come on the 16th, as needed.
Please remember to bring a post dated deposit cheque dated for April 2019 filled out for $100.00 to the West Ferris Ringette Association.  The deposit cheque will be returned to you at the end of the season when the equipment is returned.
For those of you who don’t know, the equipment room is located at the back of West Ferris arena.  The doors will be propped open for you, come to the end of the hall and up the stairs and you will find me!

Thank you,

Shawnah
Equipment Director for West Ferris Ringette Association