World Ringette Championships continue in Burnaby

2019-11-28 09:14

Three more games are in the books at the 2019 World Ringette Championships in Burnaby.

In Wednesday’s matches:

  • A friendship game between the U.S.A and a local team from Coquitlam ended in a 6-6 tie.
  • The junior teams from Canada and Finland battled in an exhibition match with Canada winning 7-4.
  • In the evening match inthe President’s Pool, Sweden defeated Czech Republic 11-0.

Anna Norrbom, captain of Team Sweden, says it was a good game for her team, despite what she described as a “wobbly” start. “After awhile, it got better and better.”  As for ringette in Sweden, Norrbom says there are about 200 players with efforts underway to grow the sport. Her team often travels to Finland to get more competition. She praised the host city of Burnaby and the venue for the world championships. “It’s a beautiful city. You can see the mountains everywhere and it’s easy to get around.”

Veronika Hûlková, goalie of Team Czech Republic, explained ringette is a small sport in her country with about 60 players and no formal leagues. So, she’s pleased to be in Canada at this international event. “It’s a great experience for us and can help us build the future for us. We hope we will play better games the rest of the week.”

The championships continue until Sunday, December 1.