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Worlds wraps up, three World Champions crowned

The World Ringette Championships wrapped up Sunday December 1st as volunteers started on their way home to squeeze in a few hours of much needed rest before Monday.

Athletes, coaches and families also headed home, most of them carrying new hardware — gold, silver and bronze medals earned from a week of hard-fought competition.

In the Sam Jacks pool, Finland earned the gold medal in a two game sweep. The Junior Canadian national team picked up gold, also in a two game sweep. Team Sweden ended the tournament with a gold medal win in the President’s pool, while Team USA finished second place.

Surrey’s Kiana Heska earned gold with her teammates on the junior squad, while Team USA’s Jackie Lovelett (North Vancouver) and Hailey Hill (Comox) take home a silver medal. Also from BC, Arran Arthur (Comox) earned bronze with Team Czech Republic.

The Lower Mainland Ringette League extends its sincere thanks to the the more than 100 volunteers who helped at the event, as well as the incredible staff at Sport Burnaby who put in many hours contributing the success of the international event. Special thanks to co-chairs Jennifer Scott and Jeaneen Briner who spent many sleepless nights bringing the worlds to Burnaby and much time organizing the event.