– Lisa Fuhr photo
by Morinville News Staff
Two years ago a Morinville couple had a vision of bringing something different to the ice in Morinville. On Mar. 30, 2016, a hand full of children came out to try the sport, and seven months later 22 took to the ice for ringette’s first season int he community. A year later and that number was up 50 per cent.
Morinville Ringette had its wind-up Timbit Tournament Mar. 12 with four teams playing Morinville’s two teams. The event included two games for the Active Start (Under 7) players and three games for the Under ten players.
“The tournament was a resounding success,” organizer Andre Houle said. “The program is growing, and the Town is fully supporting them by getting them extra ice for next year. They have quality, dedicated coaching and are looking to expand the program through players and are also looking for coaches.”
Houle went on to thank players and parents for Morinville Ringette’s 2nd season, as well as sponsors Town of Morinville, Tim Hortons, Sobeys, No Frills, Morinville Sports, Total Machinery and the Morinville Sr. A Kings.
Registration is open for next year for players four and up. Call 780-939-4361 for details.