3 Cambridge Turbos off to Finland to play for Canada’s junior national ringette team


Three members of the Cambridge Turbos ringette team have been recruited for Team Canada.

Tatum Allen of Kitchener, Ont., Katherine Shaughnessy of Cambridge and Erika Neubrand of Bornholm flew out to Helsinki, Finland on Wednesday.

Allen, who performs defence stated the Finnish team is thought for their extra aggressive play.

“I’ve by no means actually seen that [aggressive play] on the ice earlier than. I’ve watched it a number of instances, however I’m to see how the team as an entire can type of work round that too — towards our victory,” she stated. “They’re passionate. I’m simply excited to see how how that type of play type of traces up with the Canadian type.”

Ringette is comparable to ice hockey however is a non-contact winter sport the place gamers go and shoot a blue rubber ring throughout the ice, with straight sticks.

(*3*) It’s at all times been my dream to get to this level.(*3*)– Tatum Allen, Team Canada ringette participant

Allen, who began enjoying ringette at age 5, stated she has been making ready all her life for this moment.

“It’s at all times been my dream to get to this level,” she stated. “We have been scouted on the [Canadian Ringette Championships] that was in Calgary this previous April. That’s when all of it actually hit me!”

Her mother, Patti Allen, stated she’s excited for their first sport, which can be towards Finland on Nov. 3.

“It can be a sea of purple and white Canada colors, with Canadian flags, jackets, hats and gear luggage,” she stated in an electronic mail to CBC News.

Katharine Shaughnessy (gray), Erika Neubrand (blue) and Tatum Allen (purple) will proceed to play ringette collectively, on the identical team. (Photo supplied by Tatum Allen.)

Allen’s recommendation for younger ringette gamers is to by no means surrender.

“There have been groups that I’ve been reduce from. There are ladies that play on Team Canada, however they haven’t made groups that I’ve been on. There’s so many alternative pathways to make it,” she stated. “Believing in your self is the primary and most vital step to getting to the place you need to be.”

She stated her subsequent objective is to make Canada proud — and take residence a gold medal.


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