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  • The 24th annual Esso Golden Ring was held January 16-18, 2009 and hosted Bunny through Open divisions. There were 185 teams in 18 different 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)0809_egrt_pA_ShPkZaZing

South Calgary Rush (3)0809_egrt_pA_SCBlueRush

Petite B

Sherwood Park Hot Shots (8)0809_egrt_pB_ShPkHotShots

Regina Havoc (1)0809_egrt_pB_ReginaHavoc

Petite C

Sherwood Park Outlaws (4)0809_egrt_pC_ShPkOutlaws

Sherwood Park Sizzle (2)0809_egrt_pC_ShPkSizzle

Tween AA

Calgary Elite (5)0809_egrt_twAA_CalElite

Central AB Sting (4)0809_egrt_twAA_CABSting

Tween A

Sherwood Park Riot (6)0809_egrt_twA_ShPkRiot

Sherwood Park Force (1)0809_egrt_twA_ShPkForce

Tween B

Buffalo Plains Phantoms (1)0809_egrt_twB_BuffPhantoms

Regina Razors (1)0809_egrt_twB_RegRazors

Junior AA

Zone 5 Snipe (3)0809_egrt_jrAA_Snipe

Central AB Power (1)0809_egrt_jrAA_CABRover

Junior A

Calgary SV Vitesse (6)0809_egrt_jrA_SVVitesse

Fort Saskatchewan Elite (2)0809_egrt_jrA_FtSkElite

Junior B

Calgary North Pulse (5 – D-OT)0809_egrt_jrB_CalNPulse

Edmonton Venom (4)0809_egrt_jrB_EdVenom

Belle AA

Calgary Belle AA (9)0809_egrt_bAA_Calgary

Edmonton Encore (3)0809_egrt_bAA_EdmEncore

Belle A

Calgary North Fortius (1 – T-OT)0809_egrt_bA_CalNFortius

Calgary SV NOW (1)0809_egrt_bA_SVNow

Belle B

Calgary North Seig (7)0809_egrt_bB_CalNSieg

Calgary SV Altitude (4)0809_egrt_bB_SVAltitude

Open A

Edmonton Relit (5)0809_egrt_oA_EdmRelit

U of C Ringette Club (3)0809_egrt_oA_UofC

Open B

Calgary Triwood Gladiators (10)0809_egrt_oB_TWGlad

Edmonton Fulton Fury (3)0809_egrt_oB_EdFulton

Open C

South Calgary Storm (3)0809_egrt_oC_SCStorm

Edmonton Misfits (1)0809_egrt_oC_EdmMisfits

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