WFRA Archive

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Final Equipment Return Date – May 12th, 2018!!!!

For all players (and their parents!) who still have equipment on loan from the West Ferris Ringette Association the final equipment return days will be Saturday, May 12th from 10 until 11 a.m. 
 
Equipment is to be returned to the West Ferris Ringette Association equipment room, upstairs at the rear of the West Ferris Arena.
If you still have equipment on loan and are unable to return the borrowed equipment on May 12th please make arrangements with another parent to return the equipment (and collect the deposit cheque) on your behalf; in this case, please add a tag with the player’s name and name of the parent who made the deposit/registered the player

Thanks for your cooperation, and thanks for a great season!

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Fund-Raiser Raffle Results!

On Thursday, April 26th, the names were drawn for the fund-raising raffle that was held to help get the U19A team to Halifax.
The following are the names of the lucky winners for the pre-paid Mastercards:
$100  Sharon Howlett, North Bay
$500 Debbie Annesty,  Rockhaven, Nova Scotia
$1000 Kevin Shymansky, North Bay
Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to all those that contributed to this great fund-raiser!
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2017/18 Banquet and Awards Night – April 4th – UPDATED

Thanks to all players, parents and family members for making this year’s banquet a huge success!  Several medals and awards were handed out by our emcees and House League co-directors Ryan and Carrie Culhane, and loads of great memories were made.

Click on this link to see photos of the evening.

Here are the list of Medals and Awards presented:

Learn to Skate Medals

Learn to Skate Medals

House League

- U10 – Silver Medals – Tim Hortons Toronto, Coach Shawnah Smales

U10 Silver Medals TH Toronto

- U10 – Gold Medals – Tim Hortons Ottawa, Coach Meaghan Spykerman

U10 - Gold Medals - TH Ottawa

- U12 – Silver Medals – CWS, Coach Kurt Brandt

U12 - Silver Medals - CWS

- U12 – Gold Medals – Shriners, Coach Carrie Read

U12 - Gold Medals - Shriners

- U16 – Bronze Medals – Grecos, Coach Niko Gregorin and Erin Johns

U16 - Bronze Medals - Grecos

- U16 – Silver Medals – Mathnasium, Coach Phillip Penna

U16 - Silver Medals - Mathnasium

- U16 – Gold Medals – Skaters Edge, Coach Carrie Culhane

U16 - Gold Medals - Skaters Edge

- U19/Open – Bronze Medals – Elks Lodge, Coach Ian McCulloch

U19 - Bronze Medals - Elks Lodge

- U19/Open – Silver Medals – King Sportswear, Coach Kelli Van Buskirk

U19 - Silver Medals - King Sportswear

- U19/Open – Gold Medals – Pascoe Rentals, Coach Barb Guay

U19 - Gold medals - Pascoe Rentals

Rep Team Recognition

- U10 Regional Team, Coach Jessica Johnston

U10 Regional Team

- U12A Provincial Team, Coach Carrie Read

U12A Provincial Team

- U14A Provincial team, Coach Richard Michauville

U14A Provincial team

- U16 Regional Team, Coach Rachel Desjardins

U16 Regional Team

- U19A Provincial Team, Coach Terry Ablett

U19A Provincial Team

Special Awards

- East-West Trophy

Team East - Winner of East-West Challenge

- Nell Mallory Award – Most improved team (U12A Provincial Team)

Nell Mallory award - U12A Provincial Team

- Shir-Don Award – Most sportsmanlike team (U19O King Sportswear)

Shir-Don Award - U19O King Sportswear

- Don Pecore Award – True promoter and dedicated to the game of Ringette (Peter Baldasaro)

Don Pecore Award - Peter Baldasaro

- Youth Volunteer Award – Young Ambassador of Ringette (Mykaela Shymanski)

Youth Volunteer Award - Mykaela Shymanski

- Jeff Francom Award – Volunteer of the year (Phillip Penna)

Jeff Francom Award - Phillip Penna

- Lifetime Achievement Award – Long-time member of the WFRA community (Marylin Ablett)

Lifetime Achievement Award - Marylin Ablett

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Fundraising for the U19A Team!

On March 18, 2018, the West Ferris Ringette U19A team won a silver medal and the Sportsmanship award at the Ontario Provincial Championships. This earned them a wild card spot in the Eastern Ringette Championships held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia from April 18 to 22.


For the first time in North Bay history, a team is going to the Eastern Ringette Championships! The team has been together for a long time; have worked hard and played hard together.  The girls feel incredibly honoured and excited to represent the birthplace of ringette and are looking forward to this once in a lifetime opportunity. 

Let’s all help them get there!!

This dynamic team has a number of fundraising efforts underway. Here are some that WFRA members, friends and family can be part of to help send the team East:

Pasta Dinner – Friday April 13th

The team will be holding a pasta dinner at the Rorab Shrine Club, located at 1250 Brookes Street on Friday, April 13 from 5:30 to 7:30. The cost is $17 for adults, $12 for children and $50 for a family of four. There will be a cash bar, bake sale and a silent auction with items generously donated by community businesses and organizations.
The silent auction has dozens of great items to bid on, including autographed sports items, Golf green fees, Virtual Reality glasses, hand-crafted urns, automotive certificates, tools, fitness memberships, Blue Jays tickets, and so much more!!!

There will be gluten free and vegetarian options. There will be a cash bar (yes, you read that right) bake sale and silent auction. The team is still looking for food donations (email Kelli for the list) and donations of silent auction items.

Raffle tickets for pre-paid credit cards

The top prize is $1000 and the cost is $10. Available through the U19 parents, and on sale at the WFRA Banquet on April 4th. WFRA President / U19 Parent Kelli VB will have some on hand at the 3 on 3 and tryouts and will also accept e-transfers (contact her at president.wfra@westferrisringette.ca).


Bottle Drive / Drop

The U19s Championship bottle drive is a DROP! Rather than going door to door, the team is asking people to pass their empties along to a team member/parent or bring them to the collection point, which is Mojo Fitness on Regina beside Burger World.Online Donations
And for those who wish to donate online, the team has  Go Fund Me page at www.gofundme.com/wfraU19A. This campaign has already raised $3600 of the $5000 goal set for Go Fund Me!

Go 63s!

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Spring Ice Schedule

Please the dates and times for available WFRA Spring Ice.

PK

Tue

27-Mar-18

5:15 PM

U10/U12

3-on-3

PPK

Tue

27-Mar-18

6:15 PM

U14/U16

3-on-3

PPK

Tue

27-Mar-18

7:15 PM

Rep

U19A

PPK

Tue

03-Apr-18

5:15 PM

U12 / U14

3-on-3

PPK

Tue

03-Apr-18

6:15 PM

U16 / U19

3-on-3

PPK

Tue

03-Apr-18

7:15 PM

Rep

U19A

WF

Sun

08-Apr-18

6:00 PM

Rep

U19A

WF

Sun

08-Apr-18

7:00 PM

Rep

U19A

PPK

Tue

10-Apr-18

6:15 PM

Rep

U14 Tryouts

PPK

Tue

10-Apr-18

7:15 PM

Rep

U16 Tryouts

WF

Wed

11-Apr-18

7:00 PM

Rep

U19A

WF

Wed

11-Apr-18

8:00 PM

Rep

U19A

PPK

Tue

17-Apr-18

5:15 PM

TBD

PPK

Tue

17-Apr-18

6:15 PM

Rep

U14 Tryouts

PPK

Tue

17-Apr-18

7:15 PM

Rep

U16 Tryout

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3-on-3 Ringette – March 27th at Pete Palangio Arena

Please note that we have 3-on-3 Ringette scheduled for Tuesday, March 27th.  This is conditioning for rep tryouts however all WFRA players are welcome even if they are not intending on trying out for a rep team.

U10/U12 – 5:15PM at Pete Palangio

U14/U16 – 6:15 at Pete Palangio

We will also be looking for volunteers to open doors for the players.  Please contact Erin Johns at rep.director@westferrisringette.ca if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Erin

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Silver Medal for the U19A team at Provincials in Kitchener

Congratulations to the U19A team on winning a silver medal in the Provincial Championships and for coming home with the Sportmanship award for their division! In April, the team will be representing West Ferris Ringette and the city of North Bay at the Eastern Championships in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. We’re very proud of this talented group of players!

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Big weekend for WFRA players!

The beginning of March is off to a busy start for a number of WFRA players!  Various teams and individual players are off to tournaments around the province, and our association wanted to wish them all the best of luck as they represent North Bay and the Northeast this weekend.

The U12A team will be battling for top spot at their Provincials in Waterloo.

The U16B team will be looking for gold in Niagara Falls.

And Erin Ablett, Dominique Baldasaro, Hannah Boegel, Meghan Latimer, Michelle Williamson, Mikaela Shymanski, and Tyler Caldwell will join their U19AAA teammates from across the Northeast to represent our region at the Ontario Winter Games being held in Orillia from March 1st to the 4th.

Once again, good luck girls!!

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U19A takes gold in Guelph!!!

The U19A team was in Guelph this past weekend and managed to bring home another gold medal!

The WFRA squad wrapped up round-robin play with an impressive 4-0-0 record, and battled their Northeast sisters from Timmins in the semi finals.  With their 5th win of the tournament behind them, our girls set their sights on gold as they entered the West End Recreation Centre to play Mitchell in the final.

Our team got off to a slow start, but rallied back from a 2 goal deficit to tie the game with only minutes left to play.  With one last push, the U19A 63’s managed to land the ring in the net one more time with only 2 seconds left on the game clock.  The buzzer sounded and WFRA 63’s won their 6th game in a row that weekend, providing them with a well-earned gold medal.

Congratulations and best of luck at Provincials in March!!!

 

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Back Row (Left to Right):  Peter Baldasaro (Goalie Coach), Rylee Cote, Channel Cyr, Bryan Brouse (Asst Coach), Melanie Brouse, Kirsten Mantha, Mykaela Shymanski, Kaitlin Pace, Dominique Baldasaro, Erin Ablett, Bobbie-Ann McCulloch, Terry Ablett (Head Coach), Barb Guay (Manager).

 

Front Row (Left to Right):  Meghan Latimer, Megan Brouse, Lauryn Hamilton, Hannah Boegel, Emilie Price, Michelle Williamson, and Maddy Laframboise.

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WFRA East/West Decided By Final Shots **UPDATED WITH PICS**

It was a snow and ice filled day, but the games still went on for the annual WFRA East/West Challenge.  After shovelling their way out of driveways and parking lots, nearly all players, parents, coaches and officials made their way out to play in, and cheer for their respective sides in each of four ringette games at Pete Palangio arena tonight.

The results have been tabulated, and here is how the games finished;

Game #1: U10
West 8 – East 7 (West earned 2 points and +1)

Game #2: U12
West 9 – East 6 (West earned 2 points and +3)

Game #3: U16
East 4 – West 3 (East earned 2 points and +1)

Game #4: U19/Open
East 8 – West 5 (East earned 2 points and +3)

So, the stage was set for a two-shooter shootout to decide the winning side.  After the first shooters from each squad were turned away, it came down to single shots.  The West shot just missed the top corner, and the final East shot was successful, wrapping it up, and sealing the come from behind win for the East side!

Congratulations to all players, coaches, parents and officials on a fun evening.

Your 2018 WFRA East/West winning side is Team East!

 

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Please click on the links below to see photos of the on-ice action:

U19/Open

U16

U12

U10