Training is over; all the practices are done - it's now on to competitive Ringette for the Burlington Blast

By Pepper Parr

April 9th, 2023



The Burlington Blast are in Regina getting ready to play their first game of the National Championship Ringette tournament.

The Burlington team is in the U16AA category consists of 3 age groups:

Bake sales, clothing drives and a GoFundMe account – plus a lot of training got the team to Regina.

There are three teams representing Ontario for U16AA based on the results of our provincial championships. The provincial gold medalist is named “Team Ontario”
1. Ajax (Team Ontario)
2. Burlington
3. West Ottawa

The round robin games take place from Monday April 10 to Wednesday, April 12.

Games are played at the Cooperators Centre in Regina where there are six regulation-size ice surfaces, 32 dressing rooms and a capacity of 1300 people

The Blast play 5 games in the round robin over three days. The results of those games determine when who they play on Thursday.

Thursday, April 13 are the play-in and quarter final games
Friday April 14 are the semi finals
Saturday April 15 are the gold medal games.

Burlington Blaze Ringette team days before they left for Regina to participate in the National finals.

The players are staying at local hotels.  The turnaround of only a month, between provincials and nationals meant the players booked their own flights – so there isn’t a picture of a team heading west with hopes of returning with Gold medals.


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