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  • The 21st annual Esso Golden Ring was held Jan. 19-21, 2007 and hosted Bunny through Intermediate divisions. There were 181 teams in 18 different divisions.
  • There were 2638 players and 786 team staff members.
  • There were a total of 367 Games (496 hours of ice).
    The ice bill was $70,400.00.
  • There were approximately 75 on-ice officials used in the tournament.
    Referee game fees for the tournament total $11,260.00. The cost of “importing” referees and transporting them is an additional $5000. Plus, hotel rooms are provided free of charge to all out of town officials.
  • Transportation was provided to out of town officials to all of their games. (thanks to Murray Todd and Lonnie Krahn for driving).
  • Committee members accumulated 543 draw prizes for players (3 for each team), including 181 custom brown stinger sticks with the 21st Esso Golden Ring imprinted on them.
  • There were an additional 9750 items which were included in coaches packs for the teams.
  • All players received Esso Golden Ring souvenir items – lapel pins, pens or sharpie‘s, posters and a custom lanyard. (that‘s another 10,552 items)
  • All bunny teams received participation medals for their friendship series.
  • Committee Members accumulated $3352 worth of donated prizes for the Esso Golden Ring Raffle (all $10,000 tickets were sold thanks to Calgary teams)
  • There were 255 Individuals from Calgary teams who volunteered at arenas, plus 170 people who were minor officials and shot clocks operators at the semi and final games.
  • There are 22 tournament committee members, who opened arenas as early as 5:30 am, and closed as late as 12:00 am.
  • The “control centre” was once again at East Twin and was staffed with committee members and volunteers all weekend who circulated game scores, uploaded scores to the website, compiled results, and generated pre-printed gamesheets for all games.
  • Committee members were linked by cellular phones donated by Fido, and averaged more than 500 km of driving over the weekend.


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2007 Esso Golden Ring Champions

All Bunnies are Winners!
Division Gold Medalists Score Silver Medalists Score
Novice Calg BV Kaos 4 Calg NW Bullets 3
Novice B S Calg Alliskaters 6 Calg East Stingers 5
Petite A Sherwood Park Thrill 3 Sherwood Park Krisis 2
Petite B Lacombe Toxic 5 Red Deer Rowdy 0
Petite C Red Deer Geckos 8 Leduc High Quality 7
Tween AA Zone 5 Core 5 Central AB Power 3
Tween A Leduc Unparalleled Jaguars 5 St Albert Edge 3
Tween B Calgary East TNT 5 Calgary BV Strategy 3
Junior AA Edmonton Errah 4 Calgary Cauze 3
Junior A St Albert Mayhem 2 Sherwood Park Caliente 1
Junior B Edmonton Extreme 4 Sherwood Park Illusion 3
Belle AA Calgary Unit 6 Calgary Core 1
Belle A Calgary N Torrent 4 Calgary SV Blitz 3
Belle B Calgary N Teho 7 RQB Twister 6
Open A West Hillhurst US 6 U of C Ringette Club 1
Open B Triwood Defiance 7 Saskatoon Blues 4

 

Level Calgary
teams
AB
teams
BC SK MB QUE total
out of
town
# in
draw
# of
games
Bunnie 11 5 5 16 24
Nov 6 6 6 12 25
Nov B 10 0 0 10 21
Pet A 5 5 1 1 7 12 25
Pet B 7 9 9 16 31
Pet C 3 4 1 5 8 15
Tw AA 2 4 2 1 1 8 10 23
Tw A 5 7 7 12 25
Tw B 7 9 9 16 31
Jr AA 2 2 3 1 6 8 19
Jr A 4 3 1 4 8 15
Jr B 4 6 6 10 21
Belle AA 2 2 1 1 4 6 16
Belle A 2 2 1 3 5 11
Belle B 4 4 4 8 15
Open AA 1 2 1 3 4 10
Open A 7 3 2 5 12 25
Open B 3 3 1 1 5 8 15
85 76 10 8 1 1 96 181 367
Tournament Committee:
Laura Webb Gail Kerr
Iveah Hutchison Archie Mann
Marlayne Brandsgard Marlene Jensen
Joanne Romih Erin Pinel
Linda Shorter Kelly Timm
Cindy Melnyk John Mader
Darlene Kuhn Laurie Miller
Teresa Merritt Lynn Robb
Sandy Windle Shelley Geddes
Lynn Richardson Shawna Pollock
Joan Hammond