In just two days the Esso Golden Ring tournament will take over the majority of arenas all over Calgary. This year 25 different arenas are being used for the tournament. With 190 teams participating 365 games are being played in the three days of the tournament.
Three of the 365 games are National Ringette League games; two are being played on Saturday and one on Sunday with all games being Calgary Rath against Ottawa Ice. On Saturday the first game is at noon at East Twin Red, the second game is at 6:45pm at the Don Hartman North East Sportsplex on the West ice surface. On Sunday the NRL game is at 2pm at the Don Hartman North East Sportsplex on the East ice surface.
To put the tournament on there are 600 volunteers helping with score keeping, time keeping, shot clock operating, arena volunteers, and helping with just about anything else where help is needed during the weekend. There are 2,607 players taking part in the tournament. From the 190 teams there are approximately 760 coaches.
There will be 39 medal games will be played from Active Start all the way to U19AA. All Active Start and U10 teams get medals at the end of the tournament.
Currently the tournament committee is busy getting all the last minute things done before coaches came and pick up their coaches package tomorrow night.
Be sure to follow all the social media sites for the tournament!
Also check out the tournament website for updates on scores and who is playing who near the end of the tournament.
Check back throughout the weekend for updates on how games are going, and more updates about what’s happening throughout the weekend.