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  • The 28th Annual Esso Golden Ring was held January 17-19, 2014 and hosted U7 through U19 divisions. There were 175 teams in 16 different divisions including 3 NRL teams.
  • In addition to the 96 Calgary teams there were 59 teams from other parts of Alberta, and 15 out of province teams.
  • There were 338 Games on 451 hours of ice.
  • There were 70 on-ice officials refereeing tournament games. Referee game fees for the tournament total $18,465. The cost of “importing” referees and transporting them is an additional $3000. 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 2014 Esso Golden Ring received a lapel pin, a souvenir poster, a pen and lip balm. In addition, coaches packages contained misc. coupons, chips, and donated items.
  • Committee members accumulated 525 draw prizes for players, including 175 custom Esso Golden Ring practise jerseys so every team received 3 draw prizes.
  • All U7/U9/U10 teams (38) received participation medals for their friendship series.
  • The website was kept up to date with game scores all weekend.
  • The tournament program was available online – click here to view it.
  • On Saturday at Etwin & NES all U7 & U9 teams received their participation medals

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2014 Esso Golden Ring Champions

Division
Gold Medalists
Silver Medalists

U12A

Lacombe One Tooth Crush (6)
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Calgary BV Terminators (2)
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U12B

Buffalo Plains Charge (9)
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Airdrie Sting (2)
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U12C

Calgary BV Vipers (3-OT)
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Calgary NW K-OS (2)
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U14AA

Calgary Blaze (7)
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St. Albert Mission (6)
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U14A

Leduc Jaguars (8)
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Red Deer Elev8 (2)
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U14B

Dray Valley Smokin‘ Guns (7)
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Calgary BV Triple Threat (3)
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U16AA

Central AB Sting (6)
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Calgary KODA (4)
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U16A

Calgary BV Vi (8)
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Sherwood Park Elevate (3)
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U16B

Rockyford Ringers (7)
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Lethbridge Boom (4)
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U19AA

Calgary (3)
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Edmonton Elite (1)
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U19A

Spruce Grove Inferno (8)
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Calgary BV Jax (3)
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U19B

Rockyford Ringers (8)
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Calgary N Nova (3)
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Level Calgary
teams
AB
teams
BC SK MB QUE NB ONT total
out of
town
# in
draw
# of games
U7 8 0 8 12
U9 17 0 17 26
U10 13 0 18 27
U12 A 6 6 6 12 25
U12 B 6 8 1 1 10 16 31
U12 C 7 5 5 12 25
U14 AA 2 4 1 3 8 10 23
U14 A 6 9 1 10 16 31
U14 B 7 5 5 12 25
U16 AA 2 4 4 6 16
U16 A 4 5 2 1 8 12 25
U16 B 7 4 1 5 12 25
U19 AA 1 4 1 1 6 7 17
U19 A 4 1 1 2 6 11
U19 B 5 3 3 8 15
OAA 1 1 1 2 3 4
96 59 6 3 5 0 1 0 74 175 338

 

Tournament Committee:
Steve Elliott Erin Peresta
Shelley Geddes Joan Hill
Laura Webb John Mader
Anne Kokko Karlie Beiko
Barb Weller Katherine Kuyltjes
Charlotte Glasser Kathie Lewis-Welsh
Kathy Oke Launa Reitbauer
Lynnette Bogstie Maggie LeSage
Marilyn Wilkinson Patricia Yelle
Sarah Bateman Shawnda Lahey
Stacey McNichol Warren Kee
Teresa Merritt Wendy West