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NER U16AA Travels to Paris!

The Northeast Region U16AA team was in Paris, Ontario this past weekend to play their final tournament of the season.  The girls were competitive in all of their games, and put on their best performance against a team from Finland Sunday morning in a 4-4 tie.  Congratulations to our U16AA squad!

The NER U16AA team includes the following West Ferris Ringette Association players:

Hannah Boegel, Melanie Brouse, Tyler Caldwell, Lauryn Hamilton, Bobbie-Ann McCulloch, and Kaitlyn Pace

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Team East hoisted the East West Cup last night at the conclusion of the annual ringette event, but it wasn’t easy! The needed victory by the U19 East Side was secured with a surge late in the game. The U19 victory tied the East Side and West Side with 2 victories a piece at the conclusion of the event, but a better goal differential (+6), broke the points tie and handed the East Side the Cup, wrestling it away from defending Cup champion West Side.

The evening began with the U10 East Side shooting out the lights on the West Side, with a convincing 7-1 victory. The West Side kept it close in the first period, down 3-1, but the East exploded with 4 unanswered goals in the second half to ensure the win.


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The U12 teams matched up in the second game of the evening. It was an exciting, fast-paced affair, with plenty of action and plenty of goals! In the end, the West Side secured an 8-6 win, tying the East and West Sides on the night.







The West Side pulled ahead in the competition when the U15 West Side squeaked out a 5-4 victory in the 3rd game of the night. A 4-2 West Side lead late in the game couldn’t be upheld, with a determined East Side never giving up. Two goals by the East in less than a minute tied the game with 2 minutes remaining, but the West managed to score the winner with just over one minute to go!







This set the stage for the U19 East Side…a victory was needed to earn the Cup for the East; a victory or a tie by the West meant the Cup was to stay with the West Side for another year. Two shorthanded teams battled it out in a game of 3 vs 3. The East Side pulled out front early in the game, and although the West made a push to tie in the second half, the East would not give up the lead! A 6-3 East victory meant the 2 sides won 2 games each, and the +6 goal differential gave the East Side the Cup for 2017.

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Thank you to all the players, coaches, organizers and fans that helped make the East West night a special event for all who participated. All East Side teams can have their photos taken with the Cup at the year-end banquet!  More photos of the East Vs. West night are posted on the WFRA Facebook page!

Bryan Brouse

House League Director


East vs. West Night 2017

A special evening of ringette is happening Tuesday, January 24th, at Pete Palangio Arena.  The Annual East-West Cup is being played by all House League Teams!

 Youth players at all age groups (U10/U12/U15/U19) will be divided onto the East Side or the West Side teams, based on the high school they are designated to attend.  The game is set up the same way that our annual East/West hockey game is played with area high schools.  The U10s from the East Side play the U10s from the West Side, followed by the U12s, the U15s, then the U19 players.  Winners of each game contribute 2 points to their side.  Total points wins the East/West Challenge Cup and bragging rights for a whole year!  The West Side is the defending Champion Team!


East Side is made up of players designated to attend (or attending):  Algonquin, West Ferris, SJSH

West Side is made up of players designated to attend (or attending):  Chippewa, Odysee, Widdifield


Player lists are attached below, and will be posted at the arena that night, along with designated dressing rooms.  

Special jerseys will be provided for all teams.

The schedule:


5:15pm                U10

6:15pm                U12

7:15pm                U15

8:15pm                U19


Players are encouraged to arrive early and stay late to cheer on your side!  Bring noisemakers!

Bryan Brouse – Houseleague Director


West Ferris Rep teams bring home medals from Cambridge!

The West Ferris 63’s U12 and U16 Regional Teams and the U19 Provincial Team travelled to the Cambridge Ringette tournament January 6th to the 8th.  The 63’s U12 Regional Team ended up first in their division defeating all three competitors in the round robin play. They met up with Etobicoke in the finals, defeating them 13-10 to bring home the gold.

The U16’s lost to a host Cambridge team 6-1 in their first game, however, bounced back strong on Saturday winning their next 2 games which led them to the gold medal game on Sunday where they eventually settled for a silver medal, falling to a physically strong Cambridge squad (8-3).

 The U19A team came on strong at the beginning of the tournament with a decisive 7-2 win against the Cambridge Turbos. Their second game was against a fast skating team from Alberta. It was a close game that ended up in a 5-3 loss for the 63s. On Saturday, the team was back in the win column with a 9-1 win against Mississauga but fell short against Kitchener later on in the day. The two wins ensured the team a spot in the semis where they faced the Alberta Sting once more. Both teams came out determined to win with Alberta scoring the winning goal late in the game to beat the 63s 3-2.

63’s U12 Team (photo below) – Back Row (left to right) – Kurt Brandt (assistant coach), Meaghan Spykerman (assistant coach), Nika Gregorin, Lexi Ayer, Adrie Johns, Elisa Heppenstall, Annie Culhane, Elizabeth Pace, Tessa Kmyta, Erin Johns (coach) Middle Row (left to right) – Lauren Lacelle, Chiara Palmieri, Belinda Periard-Hamilton, Faith Michauville, Katie Sawyer, Charlie Brotherston Front Row (left to right) – Regan Read and George Brandt Missing – Carrie Read (assistant coach)

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63’s U16 Team (photo below) – Kaitlyn Rodgers (goalie), Beatrice Lloyd (goalie), Madison Norman, Makayla Geisler, Samantha Peddie, Taylor Lapierre, Maeve Stemp, Jayna Krmpotic, Kira Lynch, Chole Ostojic, Kathleen Palmeri, Hayden Meyer, Rose Brandt, and Madison Gignac

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WFRA ‘Fun Day’ Tournament

Come out and cheer on our Bunnies, U10 and U12 Teams this weekend during our Fun Day Tournament Saturday January 14th at Pete Palangio Arena.  The West Ferris 63’s U19A and the Nippising-Canadore Teams will also be playing the same day at 12:00pm….come out cheer on our local teams!!
See the schedule below
PPD Sat 14-Jan-17 9:00 AM Tourn Sudbury U12 Shriner’s
PPD Sat 14-Jan-17 10:00 AM Tourn West Ferris U10 White West Ferris U10 Orange
PPD Sat 14-Jan-17 11:00 AM Tourn West Ferris Bunnies Sudbury Bunnies
PPD Sat 14-Jan-17 12:00 PM Tourn West Ferris U19A Nipissing-Canadore
PPD Sat 14-Jan-17 1:00 PM Tourn Clean Water Solutions Sudbury U12
PPD Sat 14-Jan-17 2:00 PM Tourn West Ferris U10 Orange West Ferris U10 White
PPD Sat 14-Jan-17 3:00 PM Tourn Sudbury Bunnies West Ferris Bunnies
PPD Sat 14-Jan-17 4:00 PM Tourn TBD  
PPD Sat 14-Jan-17 5:00 PM Tourn Shriner’s Clean Water Solutions

Happy New Year!!

The West Ferris Ringette Association wishes all of you a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!

Looking forward to some great ringette in 2017!!!


Come Try Ringette!

Come try Ringette….   FOR FREE!!!

Where: West Ferris Arena, North Bay

wfrasmallWhen: Sunday, December 18th, 2016 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM

The sport of RINGETTE was developed in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario by Sam Jacks. There are currently 27,000 players on nearly 2,000 teams across Canada with over 2,400 officials and 5,000 coaches. It is now played in all ten provinces and the Northwest Territories. Internationally it is played in half a dozen countries around the world. Associations have been formed in U.S.A., Finland, Sweden, Russia and France.
To introduce this sport to more players in its hometown, the West Ferris Ringette Association is offering a Come Try Ringette for Free Event on Sunday December 18 at 4:00pm at West Ferris Arena. This event is for players between the ages of 4 and 14 who would like to try Ringette, all you need are skates, helmet and gloves.  If you are interested, just show up at West Ferris Arena on Sunday, December 18 at 4:00pm.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Carrie Read
WFRA Publicity Director

2016 WFRA Christmas Skate!

Where: West Ferris Arena
When: Sunday, December 18th, 2016image1
Time: 5PM – 6PM –> Learn to Skate
6PM – 7PM –> All other Divisions

The entire family is welcome to join in on the fun! Helmets are mandatory for those under 18 and we are encouraging players to decorate their helmets for the skate with a Christmas theme in mind. Prizes will be handed out to those with the best decorated helmets.

See you there!!


Double Medal Finish for West Ferris in Sudbury!

The West Ferris 63’s U10 and U12 Teams competed in the Sudbury Ringette Tournament this past weekend. Both teams were undefeated in their 3 round robin games. The U12 Team defeated Sudbury, Walden and Valley East, placing them in the top spot going into the finals where they defeated Timmins to capture the gold for the U12 Regional divison!  The U10 Team won their pool with convincing wins against Waldon, Barrie and Iroquois Falls. In the finals, the 63’s controlled possession and outshot their opponents, but they couldn’t find the back of the net and lost 3 to 0. The team earned the silver medal in the U10 division.









U10 photo from left to right: Back Row: Coach, Carrie Read, Skyler Collette, Caitlyn Seidler, Addison Grasser, Raina Patrie, Layla Lafrancois, Trainer Stephanie Quinlan, Anya Dobbs, Asst. Coach Geoff Houle

Middle Row: Chris Cassidy, Gabi Kendall

2nd Row: Bryn Read, Payton Houle, Halle Webster, Grace Cassidy, Stella Nixon, Kalea Bissonnette,

Front: Robyn Lefebvre









U12 photo from left to right: Back row: Coach Erin Johns, Katie Sawyer, Asst Coach Kurt Brandt, Adrie Johns, Nika Gregorin, Lexi Ayer, Tessa Kmyta, Elizabeth Pace, Elisa Heppenstall, Belinda Hamilton-Periard, Chiara Palmeri,  Lauren Lacelle, Asst. Coach Meaghan Spykerman

Front row: Regan Read, Faith Michauville, Charlie Brotherston, George Brandt, Annie Culhane


U16 Regional Team Takes Gold in Nepean!

Congratulations to the West Ferris U16 Regional team on their gold medal win in Nepean this past weekend. After a difficult loss in their first game, the team rallied back to beat the host team Nepean Ravens by a score of 7-2, then blanked the City of Ottawa by a hefty score of 7-0! They went on to play Beaconsfield Kirkland Ringuette Association in the final and win with a nail-biting score of 2-1. Congratulations girls!!









Team Members are:

Madison Norman

Maeve Stemp

Rose Brandt

Madison Gignac

Kira Lynch

Kathleen Palmeri

Jayna Krmpotic

Taylor Lapierre

Samantha Peddie

Kaitlyn Rodgers

Hayden Meyer

Sophia Heppenstall

Makayla Geisler

Beatrice Lloyd


Head Coach – John Peddie

Manager – Lisa Lynch

Manager – Nicola Norman

Assistant Coach 1 – Mike Stemp

Assistant Coach 2 – Alex Parker