Tag: ringette history

How ringette has changed over the years

Ringette, a sport invented for girls when they weren't allowed to play hockey has changed a lot since being invented in North Bay, Ont. in 1963. Samuel Perry Jacks invented the game of ringette to give girls a chance to play a game on ice and the game has changed to become faster over the years. "The best thing to ever happen to the game of ringette was the shot clock," says Iveah Hutchison who has been around ringette for over 20 years. “The introduction of the shot clock has escalated Read more [...]

Ringette History Part Two

Canadian Ringette Championships: 1979: Winnipeg, Man. 1980: Waterloo, Ont. 1981: Sudbury, Ont. 1982: Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, N.S. 1983: Sherwood Park, Alta. 1984: Port Coquitlam, B.C. 1985: Dollard des Ormeaux, Que. 1986: Regina, Sask. 1987: Kitchener, Ont. 1988: Winnipeg, Man. 1989: Fredericton, N.B. 1990: Calgary, Alta. 1991: Hull, Que.- televised by TSN 1992: Port Coquitlam, B.C.- televised by TSN 1993: Kitchener, Ont.- televised by TSN 1994: Saskatoon, Read more [...]

Ringette History Part One

Ringette was invented in North Bay, Ont. by Sam Jacks in 1963.  Sam Jacks was the Director of Parks and Recreation in North Bay at the time and one of his interests was to start a game for girls to play on-ice.  He had three boys Barry, Bruce, and Brian who played hockey, and Sam believed that girls should also have the opportunity to play an ice game. The very first ringette game was played during the winter of 1963-64 in Espanola in Northern Ontario.  The sport has never looked back and is Read more [...]