December 15th, 2017

Medicine Hat ringette clubs shine at annual tourney

By Mo Cranker on December 5, 2017.

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The Medicine Hat U16A Mission stand for a photo after their gold medal finish at the annual Ed Horvath tournament in Medicine Hat.


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It was complete domination for Medicine Hat’s ringette clubs this weekend at the annual Ed Horvath tournament.

Of the eight age group categories, local clubs were able to bring home seven gold medals.

The U19A group was the only one not won by Medicine Hat, yet the local Penguins still earned a silver medal in their 4-3 loss against the Regina Ringers.

U16A Mission head coach Marty Robinson says he was very happy with his team’s weekend performance, and happy to see his team win 6-4 over the SC Blues.

“It was a really challenging tournament,” he said. “We ended up in two really close games, and we actually lost a game in the round robin to the team we beat in the finals. We lost a really tough 1-0 game, and then a 6-4 game. It was a really good test for the girls.”

Robinson’s now won first place with his team three years in a row, but says he is never expecting a gold medal.

“I’m not sure if other people expect the win, but I never do,” he said. “It’s a lot of hard work for the girls, and it’s a really good tournament with some really good teams.”

U14A Tropics coach John Karamanos says he was happy to see so much local success at this year’s tournament.

“Medicine Hat is a ringette city on the rise,” he said. “We’re known as a strong powerful area for ringette, and that has come from many years of building it up. There’s been a lot of good coaching and the Medicine Hat Ringette Association has been very committed to the community.”

Winners:

The Medicine Hat Fire Blades took the U10 Step 2 title.

The Medicine Hat Edge took first in the U12B category.

The Medicine Hat Ice Breakers took the U12C title.

The Medicine Hat Tropics took a gold in U14A.

The Medicine Hat Rogue took first in the U14B grouping.

The Medicine Hat Mission took first in the U16A division.

The Penguins took a silver in the U19A group.

The Medicine Hat Smash won the Open B grouping.

For full tournament scores and results, go to http://www.mhringette.com/page/show/3797846-scores-and-results

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