Manitoba women’s ringette team hosts national tournament in preparation for 2023 Winter Games

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For the primary time in two years, Team Manitoba is internet hosting a ringette tournament at Seven Oaks Arena with all 9 provinces competing.

Head coach for Team Manitoba Lynn Girardi stated with the ability to host a tournament in the province to arrange for the 2023 Canada Winter Games is “distinctive.” 

“Playing the final couple of years with COVID has been troublesome. Not solely on our athletes however on our sport. Having that capability and permitting the ladies now again on the ice is simply so thrilling. Everybody could be very thrilled,” she stated.

Girardin, who has been enjoying ringette for most of her life, stated the game relies on teamwork and pace.

“Lots of people who’ve by no means seen ringette come and watch it and their first remark is, wow, these women can skate,” stated Girardin. 

Jordan Watson, who performs centre for Team Manitoba, stated it was a dream of hers to make the team. 

“I actually wish to symbolize my province. Show them what we have got,” she stated.

Watson has large targets because the team prepares for the Winter Games.

“We expect a medal after we go to the video games, that’s our finish purpose,” she stated.

“We are actually simply attempting to win each recreation, set targets, attain them, [and] all the time get higher each single recreation.”

The tournament will proceed till Sunday night.

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