Selkirk Stingers take home silver medals

The Selkirk Stingers U12 A4 ringette team won the silver medal at the Winnipeg Ringette League championship final at the Gateway Recreation Centre on Saturday, March 9, 2019. (Submitted Photo by River City Photography)

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The Selkirk Stingers are sporting silver medals after competing at the Winnipeg Ringette League championships final.

The U12 A4 team faced the Brandon Blizzards in the championship game at the Gateway Recreation Centre on March 9.

“We worked hard, but got silver,” Stingers head coach Gillian Maxwell told The Selkirk Journal.

According Maxwell, the girls worked really hard during the 2018-19 ringette season and came together as a team.

Maxwell said that half of the team’s roster was new to the sport of Ringette.

“Three had never skated and seven had never played ringette,” Maxwell said.

She explained how it was a rocky start at the beginning of the season as the team struggled in the wins column, but found their way during the second half of the season and ended up going undefeated in the team’s final eight games.

“It was a mountain to climb, but we climbed it,” Maxwell said. “The girls learned a lot and had so much fun and that’s what’s really important.”

Maxwell explained the Selkirk Ringette Association has been very supportive of the Selkirk Stingers.

“We have a really good program,” Maxwell added.