West Ottawa Wild Ringette U19AA team plays preliminary match – Stittsville Central

(The West Ottawa Wild U19AA ringette team was seen scoring a goal in the second period of their initial match against the Nepean Ravens U19AA team. The teams met in their first match on October 30 at CardelRec Complex-Goulbourn. Photos: Stittsville Central.)

TThe West Ottawa Ringette Association (WORA) broke some exciting news last week for Stittsville. They now have a newly created West Ottawa Wild U19AA level team Highest association level. Their initial home game was played on October 30, 2021 at CardelRec Complex-Goulbourn against Nepean Ravens U19AA.

A large audience turned up to see this first U19AA ringette game. The loud cheers and metal clapping of cowbells could be heard throughout the arena as the tension rose with a hiss down the ice, or the red finish light lit up.

(A great save after 53 seconds in the second period from goalkeeper Anneka Neathery of the West Ottawa Wild match against the Nepean Ravens U19AA team.)

The U19AA Stittsville team kept their ownership throughout the quick match with individual goals scored off # 7 Cameron McDonell and # 18 Hannah McMillan. Kate Babineau # 16, put two in the net for West Ottawa.

To score individual goals for Nepean was # 24 Sydney Sabourin and # 5 Layla Evraire. # 12 Caeley Floyd scored 2 and # 6 Avery McDonald scored the winner for Nepean.

The West Ottawa team gave it their all as they came back from a 4-2 score in the second and came back to equalize the game 4-4 in the dying seconds of the third period. The final score was 5-4 after Nepean scored 00:01 of the 4th with a desperate attempt to win.

Ringette has definitely improved from the time when we played on outdoor skating rinks and when Carp was the team to beat! The game today is faster than hockey, skilled, competitive and provides a lifelong positive experience to the players.

If you love skating and playing hockey, but are afraid of joining a boys’ team, then Ringette is the sport for you. When you join the WORA team, you will be taught to improve your skating, compete fairly against others by following the rules, and eventually have fun with girls of all ages.

Visit WORA’s website to find out more about this non-contact sport. Ringette was first played in 1963 in Espanola, Ontario and has been designated a Cultural Heritage Sport by Sport Canada.

Come out and cheer on the West Ottawa Wild U19AA team – you will not be disappointed!


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