Four Newmarket Rays’ teams fought their way to two silver medal finishes, and scored a third and sixth place at the Newmarket and District Ringette Association’s 13th annual Ignite the Ice tourney held over the Family Day holiday weekend Feb. 14 to 16 at the Magna Centre ice.
The Newmarket Rays’ teams battled their way to the following final standings:
- U12R - Silver medallists
- U14R - 6th place
- U16R - 3rd place
- U19B - Silver medallists
This year’s tourney was the local organization’s largest yet as about 862 players from 60 teams across Ontario hit the ice.
Many local teams signed up, including from Markham, Richmond Hill, Barrie, Oshawa, and Sunderland, along with teams from as far away as Sault Ste. Marie, Gloucester, Cumberland, Sudbury, Timmins, Goderich, Ottawa, London, St. Marys, Hamilton, and Toronto.
The Newmarket and District Ringette Association is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit group co-founded in 1995 by Charles Middleton and Sheri Lee. The association serves players aged four to 70 in Newmarket, Aurora, East Gwillimbury and Bradford West-Gwillimbury.
The Newmarket and District Ringette Association will host a free Come Try Ringette learn to play event for the community on Saturday, March 28 at 10:45 a.m. at the Magna Centre ice.
All that is needed are skates and a certified helmet. You are invited to arrive early to watch the learn to play program, and stay afterward to catch the U16 players in action.
There is also an equipment-lending program available to first-time players.here.