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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 17 different divisions.

  • There were 191 teams in the 2008 Esso Golden Ring in 18 divisions of play. 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