Notice of Zone 2 AA Ringette AGM
September 17th at 7:00pm
Meeting will be held by Zoom
Link to follow
Thank you to all athletes who have registered. U16 and U19 are now closed. U14 will remain open until August 15th. Please check our registration page.
* Tentative Tryout Dates *
August 30 - Chestermere
August 31 - Chestermere
September 1 - Airdrie
September 3 - Strathmore
September 6 - Chestermere
September 7 - NESS
All times are late afternoon and evening.
Please be prepared that your athlete may skate on any of these dates. Specific times will be assigned. All athletes will receive a minimum of two ice times prior to first cuts.
All information regarding Return to Ringette can be found on the Ringette Alberta website here. Please familiarize yourself with these guidelines as all associations are required to follow them.
Zoom meeting for Zone 2 AA tryout families will be held August 19th at 7:30pm. Meeting is private and passcode is required. Details will be sent by email on August 11th. Please contact email@example.com if you did not receive an invite.
Congratulations to our U19 players who are aging out or moving on to new and exciting adventures!!
Thank you to those who applied for head coaching positions this year. Selections have been made and we are pleased to announce the 2020 - 2021 Zone 2 AA Head Coaches.
U14AA Blaze - Kevin Lynch
U16AA Blaze - Laurie Reeve
U19AA Blaze - Rob Wasylyniuk
Zone 2AA Ringette requires at least one guardian per household has their Respect In Sport certification prior to October 15th, 2020.
Certification must not be greater than three years old prior to that date. If you are not sure of your RIS expiration date, please follow the link below to look up your certification date.
The link below will take you to Ringette Canada's Respect In Sport program. If you have your certification from a different sport please import it to the Ringette Canada database.
Ringette Alberta Coach of the Year!!!
The Coach of the Year award goes to a coach who promotes a positive public image for coaching in the sport, shows respect to officials, opponents, players and parents, and reinforces a philosophy of fair play.
Ringette Alberta is very proud to award our 2020 Coach of the Year to Laurie Reeve from Zone 2 AA. Laurie has years of ringette experience as a player, a parent, and as a coach. Her experience as an athlete allows her to understand the strategies and intricacies, and the pressures that can come with being a young female athlete. She has the ability to adapt her teaching and coaching methods according to her players abilities and strengths. Laurie constantly looks for opportunities to improve the team and ensure her players are engaged and ready for the challenges ahead.
Ringette Alberta received numerous glowing letters of support of Laurie’s nomination from Players and Parents. She is calm, fair, supportive and respectful on and off the bench. Laurie motivates and empowers all of them to be the best team possible.
Congratulations Laurie Reeve!
At the U19AA level, players span a three year age, for Blaze our 15 athletes consisted of seven 1st years, seven 2nd years, and finally only 1 3rd year player - with a young team at this division our girls had to work hard! Along with fundraising socials, bottle drives, sales of apples, sausages, dryland training, team building, and our Northern Black Gold League Games, we managed to fit in the Calgary Ring it on Tournament in September, the Woods Tournament in November and Central Tournament in December.
The big trip of the season was Guelph in February featuring teams from New Brunswick, Manitoba, Quebec, and Ontario. After a 9-2 loss in game one to New Brunswick the team fought their way into the playoffs and got redemption with a 7-3 victory in the final over New Brunswick. The team place 5th at Provincials in March, highlighted by a convincing victory over the number one ranked Edmonton team in the final game. This victory was made possible by one of the loudest cheering squads in Zone 2 history.
Some of the other season highlights were our Christmas Zone 2 dinner in Lacombe at the Central tournament, the support and caring that each of our athletes showed for each other throughout the season and finally the support that all 3 Zone teams showed for each other both on and off the ice.
Though we were busy, we ensured our strong focus and support of the athletes other life priorities which includes school, their jobs, and their families. Finally, a shout out to our parent group, who were outstanding and without those committed individuals we would not have been successful. We look forward to the 2020/2021 season.
The Zone 2 U16 AA Blaze team had an amazing year both on and off the ice. The team had the opportunity to participate in cupcake and gingerbread challenges, blanket making, fun party games, starting a sing along at 7 am during Provincials and attend a tournament in Guelph, Ontario.
While in Guelph, the girls got the chance to be one of the first groups to attend the new Niagara Falls exhibit, visit a butterfly conservatory and explore all that the Niagara Falls area has to offer. They also were also lucky enough to have the opportunity to learn how to fence at McMaster University by an Olympic level coach.
The amazing thing about this group of girls was that no matter what activity, dryland, mental training, practice or game that they attended, they always came with a smile and were ready to have fun.
It was a pleasure to be part of such a fun, dedicated and hardworking group of girls! They embodied and understood the true meaning of the word TEAM which contributed to their success as U16AA Provincial Champions!
The U14AA Zone 2 Blaze was such a special group of athletes. Their bond was instant. All fourteen girls got along from the moment they met. They challenged each other on the ice and enjoyed each others company off the ice.
Memorable experiences began on the hillside at the YMCA during our parent meeting, and continued with the Rusty Ring Campout, our team building activities at Sherwood Park, visiting the Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg, our Christmas Party at Lacombe with the very inappropriate sweaters, the Locked Room during Esso Golden Ring, the Memory Wall activity that we did in Richmond, and most of all our team meals.
They were the team that everyone looked up to, they were fascinating to watch, they inspired others, and they brought the best out of their opponents.
This was a team that meant business. They practiced with a purpose and their work ethic was second to none. This work ethic translated into winning a medal in every tournament they entered. Winning the Esso Golden Ring was a major highlight of our season.
I am so proud of all they accomplished both as individuals and as a team.
Tournament Accomplishments of the
2019 - 2020 Season
U16AA Blaze takes GOLD at the 2020 Alberta Provincials in Spruce Grove, AB February 28 - March 1st
U14AA Blaze snag BRONZE at the 2020 Alberta Provincials in Spruce Grove, AB
February 28 - March 1st!!!!
U19AA Blaze capture the GOLD at the Guelph Ringette Tournament February 6 - 9th!!!!
U14 AAs take GOLD at the Pacific Ring Tournament January 31 - February 2nd!!
U14AAs grab GOLD at the Esso Golden Ring Tournament
January 17 - 19th!!!!
U14AAs earn GOLD at the Lacombe Erika Driesen Memorial Tournament
December 13 - 15th!!!
U14AAs secure SILVER at the
Winnipeg Mid - Canada Tournament
December 6 - 8th!!!
U19AAs take BRONZE at the Edmonton Woods Tournament
November 22 - 24th!!!
U16AAs grab GOLD at the Edmonton Woods Tournament
November 22 - 24th!!!
U14AAs snag GOLD at the Edmonton Woods Tournament
November 22 - 24th!!!
U14AAs grab GOLD at the Sherwood Park Platinum Ring Tournament November 8 - 10th!!!
U16AAs take GOLD at the Regina Elite AA Tournament
November 1 - 3rd!!!
U16AAs snag SILVER at the St. Albert Turkey Ring October 12th -14th!
Next Zone 2AA Board Meeting
August 11th, 7:30pm
Phone in meeting