Tournament season has officially begun in Calgary. Teams from throughout Alberta have made there way to Calgary for the 22nd Annual Lonnie Krahn Classic.


There are 38 teams participating in 10 levels ranging from U10 to U19A (3 U10, 4 U12A, 4 U12B, 4 U1C, 4 U14A, 4 U14B, 4 U16A, 4 U16B, 3 U19A, and 4 U19B).

This morning U16B Cal East Crossfire (the team I’m coaching) played Indus Lightning and it was a really good game, but they ended up losing 9-6. The game was back and forth for just about the whole game.


Personally I love being able to sit at the rink during a tournament and watch game after game. I especially love this tournament in particular because it’s all at the same rink and I believe I’ve just about always been involved with this tournament in one way or another since joining ringette in 2001. It will always be the Spring Classic to me since it only started being held in October about five seasons ago I want to say.

For the start of the season some of the games I’ve already watched they’re pretty amazing. It’s always hard to see how a team is at the start of the season since for some teams they haven’t had the chance to play a game yet.

Tomorrow I’ll be back at the rink for one of Crossfire’s games since I have my own game tomorrow night.

Published by Elizabeth Merritt

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