Fort McMurray looks to field home team at 2015 Canadian Ringette Championships

 In hopes of fielding a home team at the upcoming 2015 Tim Hortons Canadian Ringette Championships (CRCs), Fort McMurray is nailing down the final details. The U19 Fort McMurray Rush recently completed an evaluation to recruit the most talented A-division players from the Edmonton area to bolster its existing roster.

Head coach Terry Dirk explains, “There’s a tremendous, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our girls to elevate their game and compete in the CRCs on home ice. To make the team as competitive as possible, we looked outside our community to add bench strength in some key areas. Once we have approval of our player roster and team staff, we’ll forge ahead with fielding the Rush team.”

Right now, and for the next couple of weeks, the Rush are focused on Alberta Provincial playdowns and playoffs, hoping to bring home a medal in the tournament finals on the weekend that CRCs hold their opening ceremonies at Casman Centre.

Wood Buffalo will host the CRCs event across the region, bringing over 35 teams in competition and the sport of ringette to all ice surfaces in Anzac, Fort McMurray and Fort McKay between March 29 and April 4. National AA titles are on the line for divisions U16, U19 and the National Ringette League’s professionals in the Elite Eight.

Ticket packages and passes for the Tim Hortons Canadian Ringette Championships are now available online at ONErec.ca and at Guest Services on the main floor of the Suncor Community Leisure Centre at MacDonald Island. Single day passes, for access to all venues on a single day, are now also available. Ticket packages and passes are as follows (plus applicable fees and taxes):

·  Gold Package (all access): $150

·  Silver Package: $95

·  Day pass (Monday-Thursday): $15 adult/$5 child, senior

·  Weekend pass (Friday, Saturday): $20 adult/$10 child, senior

·  Children under 5 are free

For more information and to volunteer, follow the links at www.crc2015.ca

 

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