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The 24th annual Esso Golden Ring was held January 16-18, 2009 and hosted Bunny through Open divisions. There were teams in 18 different divisions.

  • We hosted 185 teams in 18 divisions – in addition to the 94 Calgary teams there were 64 teams from other parts of Alberta, and 26 out of province teams.
  • There were 355 Games on 483 hours of ice. The ice bill was $65,000.00.
  • There were  85 on-ice officials refereeing tournament games. Referee game fees for the tournament total $17,725. 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 is also provided to out of town officials to all of their games through volunteer drivers.
  • Thanks to the many volunteers from Calgary teams who filled the more than 600 volunteer slots.
  • Participants in the 2009 Esso Golden Ring received a lapel pin, a souvenir poster, a pen and a cell phone charm.   In addition, coaches packages contained misc. coupons, chips, and donated items.
  • Committee members accumulated 470 draw prizes for players, including 185 custom Esso Golden Ring practise jerseys so every team received 3 draw prizes.
  • All Bunny and Novice teams (40) received participation medals for their friendship series.
  • The Hospitality Night was a big hit again this year at Cardel Place with over 500 attending.  Treats included hot dogs, baby carrots, beverages and lots of fun.
  • Committee Members accumulated $7213 worth of donated prizes for the Esso Golden Ring Raffle (all $10,000 tickets were sold thanks to Calgary teams).
  • The EGRT again hosted NRL regular season league games at the Open AA level.
  • The website was kept up to date with game scores all weekend.

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2009 Esso Golden Ring Champions

Division
Gold Medalists
Silver Medalists
Petite A
Sherwood Park Za Zing (4 – OT)
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South Calgary Rush (3)
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Petite B
Sherwood Park Hot Shots (8)
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Regina Havoc (1)
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Petite C
Sherwood Park Outlaws (4)
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Sherwood Park Sizzle (2)
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Tween AA
Calgary Elite (5)
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Central AB Sting (4)
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Tween A
Sherwood Park Riot (6)
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Sherwood Park Force (1)
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Tween B
Buffalo Plains Phantoms (1)
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Regina Razors (1)
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Junior AA
Zone 5 Snipe (3)
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Central AB Power (1)
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Junior A
Calgary SV Vitesse (6)
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Fort Saskatchewan Elite (2)
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Junior B
Calgary North Pulse (5 – D-OT)
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Edmonton Venom (4)
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Belle AA
Calgary Belle AA (9)
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Edmonton Encore (3)
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Belle A
Calgary North Fortius (1 – T-OT)
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Calgary SV NOW (1)
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Belle B
Calgary North Seig (7)
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Calgary SV Altitude (4)
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Open A
Edmonton Relit (5)
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U of C Ringette Club (3)
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Open B
Calgary Triwood Gladiators (10)
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Edmonton Fulton Fury (3)
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Open C
South Calgary Storm (3)
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Edmonton Misfits (1)
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Level Calgary
teams
AB
teams
BC SK MB QC ON total
out of
town
# in
draw
# of
games
Bunnie 11 5 5 16 24
Novice 16 8 8 24 36
Pet A 6 5 1 6 12 25
Pet B 6 5 1 6 12 25
Pet C 7 5 5 12 25
Tw AA 2 3 2 1 6 8 19
Tw A 5 3 3 8 15
Tw B 6 5 1 4 10 16 31
Jr AA 2 2 3 1 6 8 19
Jr A 4 3 1 4 8 15
Jr B 7 5 5 12 25
Belle AA 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 6 16
Belle A 2 3 1 4 6 11
Belle B 4 3 1 4 8 15
Open AA 1 1 1 1 1 4 5 9
Open A 5 2 1 3 8 15
Open B 4 2 2 4 8 15
Open C 5 3 3 8 15
94 64 9 14 2 1 91 185 355

 

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