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  • The 22nd annual Esso Golden Ring was held January 18-20, 2008 and hosted Bunny through Open divisions. There were 191 teams in 18 different divisions. There were a total of 369 Games (500 hours of ice). The ice bill will be approximately $76,000.00.
  • There were approximately 80 on-ice officials used in the tournament.
    Referee game fees for the tournament total $12,000.00. 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.
  • Committee members accumulated 764 draw prizes for players (4 for each team), including 191 custom orange stinger sticks with Esso Golden Ring imprinted on them. All players received Esso Golden Ring souvenir items – lapel pins, pens, posters and a custom necklace. All Bunny and Novice teams received participation medals for their friendship series.
  • Committee Members accumulated $4900 worth of donated prizes for the Esso Golden Ring Raffle (all $10,000 tickets were sold thanks to Calgary teams)
  • There were 285 Individuals from Calgary teams who volunteered at arenas, plus over 200 people who were minor officials and shot clocks operaters at the semi and final games. There are 23 tournament committee members, who opened arenas as early as 5:30 am, and closed as late as 12:15 am.
  • The “control centre” was 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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2008 Esso Golden Ring Champions

Division
Gold Medalists
Silver Medalists

Petite A

Medicine Hat Meadlowlands (3)Medicine Hat Meadlowlands St. Albert Force (0)St. Albert Force
Petite B Lacombe Extreme (6)
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Red Deer Stingers (1)
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Petite C Spruce Grove Red Hot Ringers (7)
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Sherwood Park Boomerangs (3)
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Tween AA Zone 5 Rush (5)
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Calgary Voltage (1)
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Tween A Leduc LRG Catering (4)
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Edmonton Slam (2)
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Tween B Regina Barracudas (7)
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Red Deer Rage (6)
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Junior AA Zone 5 Valta (3)
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Regina Stingers (1)
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Junior A Calgary North Force (7)
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Medicine Hat VIBE (5)
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Junior B Sherwood Park Synergy (4)
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Edmonton Synergy (3)
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Belle AA Edmonton Jacked Up (8)
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Zone 5 Break (6)
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Belle A Red Deer Hazard (4)
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Calgary North Hype (1)
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Belle B Calgary North APEX (5)
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Drayton Valley Twisted Sisters (3)
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Open A Calgary West Hillhurst US (5)
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University of Calgary (2)
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Open B Lacombe Larkaun Homies (8)
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Calgary Triwood Defiance (3)
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Open C Edmonton Misfits (6)
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Lethbridge Thunder (4)
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Level
Calgary
AB
BC
SK
QUE
teams
games
Players
Coaches
Participants
Bunnie
12
3
0
0
0
15
23
196
66
262
Novice
18
6
0
0
0
24
36
319
93
412
Pet A
5
9
1
1
0
16
31
215
69
284
Pet B
8
6
1
1
0
16
31
213
66
279
Pet C
5
3
0
0
0
8
15
104
37
141
Tw AA
2
4
3
1
0
10
23
147
44
191
Tw A
5
7
0
0
0
12
25
160
49
209
Tw B
7
6
1
2
0
16
31
213
68
281
Jr AA
2
3
1
1
1
8
19
122
32
154
Jr A
4
3
1
0
0
8
15
123
32
155
Jr B
5
5
0
0
0
10
21
147
39
186
Belle AA
1
2
2
0
1
6
16
95
23
118
Belle A
2
3
0
1
0
6
11
90
25
115
Belle B
4
2
0
0
0
6
11
89
23
112
Open AA
1
1
1
1
0
4
8
56
15
71
Open A
5
4
0
1
0
10
21
178
35
213
Open B
6
4
0
1
1
12
25
194
34
228
Open C
2
2
0
0
0
4
7
70
12
82
94
73
11
10
3
191
369
2731
762
3493

 

Tournament Committee:
Laura Webb Joan Hammond
Iveah Hutchison Cindy Melnyk
Marlayne Brandsgard Erin Pinel
Joanne Romih John Mader
Linda Shorter Laurie Miller
Lynn Robb Lynn Richardson
Marlene Jensen Mary Pelland
Monica Ford Sandi McNeill
Shelley Geddes Sandy Windle
Shawna Pollock Stacey McNichol
Teresa Merritt