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2016/17 Banquet and Awards Night

Thanks to all of the WFRA members and families that attended this year’s banquet and awards night on March 29th.  Below are some moments captured as the awards were being given out, and further below, you will find a link to more pictures from the event.

1. Youth Volunteer Award – Michelle Williamson

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2. Volunteer of the Year - Kurt Brandt

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3. Don Pecore Award (Promotion of Ringette, Dedication) – Erin Johns

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4. Nell Mallory Awards (Most Improved Teams)

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5. Shir-Don Award (Most Sportsmanlike Team) – JBO Elks Lodge

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6. Lifetime Achievement Awards

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Click here to see some more pictures from this year’s banquet.

 

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West Ferris U19A Captures Silver at Provincials!

The West Ferris Ringette Association’s U19A team brought home a silver medal from the Provincial Championships held in Pickering over the weekend.
Competing in the McCarthy division, the 63s went 6-0 during round robin play, scoring 30 goals and only allowing 11 goals against. They showed their dominance early with a decisive 9-2 win over a team from Owen Sound. The winning streak continued with wins against teams from Pickering (3-1), London (3-1), Oshawa (8-3), Gloucester Cumberland (4-2) and Markham (3-2), earning them a by into the final game against the second place Markham Bears.
The 63s scored early in the final game and kept Markham scoreless for much of the first period. However, Markham stole the momentum early in the second period and the game ended with a 3-1 hard fought loss for our 63s.
After ending last season as the second place team in all of Ontario as a U16A team, this has been a building year for a very young  U19A team, with most of the team underage or first year players.
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2016-17 House League Finals

The results are in from this year’s House League finals!

U10:   

Gold Medal: Tim Hortons White
Silver Medal: Tim Hortons Orange

 Tim Hortons White defeated Tim Hortons Orange 3-1 in the Final

U12:              

Gold Medal:  Clean Water Solutions

Silver Medal:  Shriners

 CWS defeated Shriners 2-0 in a best of 3 series

 

U15:        

Gold Medal:  Skaters Edge

Silver Medal:  Northern Sports Photography

Skaters Edge defeated NSP 2-1 in a best of 3 series

JBO:   

Gold Medal:  Elks Lodge

Silver Medal: King Sportswear

 Elks Lodge defeated King Sportswear 3-1 in the Final

Thanks to everyone for a great season!  See you at the Banquet!

Bryan Brouse

WFRA House League Director

 

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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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EAST SIDE HOISTS 2017 EAST WEST CUP!

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.

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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!

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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

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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

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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
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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!!!

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2016 WFRA Christmas Skate!

Where: West Ferris Arena
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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!!