The U16B Strathmore Minor Ringette Association team won silver at provincials during the weekend.

According to coach Ben Sader, the team has mixed feelings for winning silver. He said, “we had a fantastic season and a fantastic weekend. We achieved our goals that we set out to play well as a team. However it is always disappointing to lose the gold medal match, and end up winning a silver medal despite the fact that is a strong accomplishment.”

“There were 24 teams that were started out the season in our division in Alberta, so finishing second is certainly a proud accomplishment,” he said.

Sader said, “I’ve always felt from this season that this is our girls team. It was just a pleasure to be a part of that, and to help facilitate their season. One thing I felt right from the start is it was a team that bonded and gelled well, and we not only got fantastic ringette players, but fantastic girls as part of our team.”

Sader said the team had a 5-0 record going into the final game against Lethbridge, right after beating the top ranked team of the north division, Lacombe. He said, “I was very impressed by our girls, our last match didn't turn out as well we lost 10-6 to a team from Lethbridge that kind of had our number all season long. Despite that the girls handled it graciously, we are really happy to have accomplished what they did this season.”

Sader talked about the mindset the team had going into provincials. He said, “our team was nervous, yet they felt quietly confident. I don't think they quite knew they could achieve what they could until it happened.”

“They are always a team that was willing to work hard. They are very talented and we knew there was a potential for us to do this well,” he said.

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