There was plenty of Ringette action as Saskatoon and Warman co-hosted the The 2018 Western Canadian Ringette Championships from March 21 to 24.
The top teams from the western provinces of the U14AA, U16A, U19A and 18+ divisions competed at the Hamm Memorial and Gordie Howe Kinsmen Arenas in Saskatoon, and the Legends Centre in Warman. Between the four divisions. There were overall 25 teams.
In the U14AA division there were 10 teams. Five teams represented Alberta, two teams represented Manitoba and Saskatchewan each and only one team was from British Columbia.
There were only five teams competing in the U16A, U19A and 18+ divisions. One from each western province and the host team, which was from Saskatchewan.
The tournament began with a round-robin between the teams in each respective division. The final day consisted of the championship games.
There were two pools in the U14AA division. After the round-robin, the first place and second place teams from each pool played in a playoff game with the winner advancing to the championship game and the other teams playing for third place. Team Alberta defeated St. Albert (AB. 2) to win the championship, while Calgary Blue (AB. 3) finished in third place.
In the U16A division, Team Alberta was the top team after the round-robin and advanced straight into the championship game. Team British Columbia defeated Team Manitoba in the semi-final. British Columbia defeated Alberta in the gold medal game.
In the U19A division Team Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Ice) took home silver after falling to Team British Columbia in the championship game. Team Manitoba finished in third place overall.
In the 18+ tournament, the host team (Regina Jetts) took home the bronze. Team Manitoba won the championship, while Team Alberta