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On November 5th, Canada took home the silver in the World Ringette Championship, after being defeated by Finland in the best-of-three finals. Although heartbreaking, the second place finish only inspires the Norberry/Glenlee Knights to work even harder so that one day they may be able to represent the Canadian team and bring home the gold. The Knights are an enthusiastic U-10 ringette team from Manitoba, Canada. We spoke with head coach, Patricia Coward, to learn more about the sport of ringette and the Knights.
What is Ringette?
Ringette was started in Canada and is primarily played by females. Players use straight sticks to control a rubber ring on an ice rink, and similar to hockey, the objective of the game is to score goals by shooting the ring into the opponent’s net. Here is a video from Ringette Canada.
How did you first hear about TeamSnap?
My daughter plays both ice hockey and ringette and we were introduced to TeamSnap through her spring hockey team last year. The parents love how it keeps everyone organized and cuts out the need for so many phone calls and emails.
What is your favorite TeamSnap feature?
As a coach, I love the availability feature because I can see exactly who will be attending and can create the team lineups ahead of time. The girls love logging on to post and look at all of the pictures and to check out the schedule.
What could we do to make TeamSnap even better?
Now that we have the ability to add email attachments, I can’t think of one thing!
How do you see the sport of ringette evolving?
Currently, there are not many arenas for the girls to continue playing once they reach high school, outside of a community league. We are hoping that the sport will grow and that there will be more opportunities for them to play in college and beyond.
Good luck to the Knights this season, TeamSnap is proud to support this elegant and unique sport!