Youth taking interest in Terrace ringette

Ringette is growing in Terrace, with lots of new, young players signed up this year and two teams of players under age nine.

Sarah McLeod swings around for a shot against Prince George at the ringette play weekend in Terrace Oct. 24.

Ringette is growing in Terrace, with lots of new, young players signed up this year.

Terrace has five teams and 61 players, growing from close to 50 last year and 32 players just a couple years ago, said Terrace ringette president Jacque Wilkinson.

The under 9 (u9) team has seen the biggest growth, with 22 players and two rosters this year.

“I think the interest is growing because people are hearing more about it,” said Wilkinson.  “People like that ringette is very team-focused. One player cannot go from one end of the ice to the other without using their team members because there is a rule you must make passes over the blue lines,” she said.

She adds that ringette also has lower cost in comparison to some other sports.

Ringette teams have both girls and boys ages 4 to 18, and they practice twice a week.

They all hit the ice in Terrace for a play weekend Oct. 23 to 25, competing against teams from Houston and Prince George.

Terrace U19 team beat and then tied Houston and lost twice to Prince George, and other teams lost most games but enjoyed the weekend, said Wilkinson.

“Play weekends are a great time to get together players of all ages for games,” she said.

“We did see huge improvement in all our age groups over the weekend — for many of them it was their first games ever.”

Four Terrace ringette teams will head to Prince George November 13 to 15 for the Joy Hoffman Tournament.

 

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