The Eastman Flames won U19 bronze at the 2018 Canadian Ringette Championships in Winnipeg.

The Flames scored six unanswered first period goals en route to a 7-2 victory over the Waterloo Wildfire in the third place game at Bell MTS Place.

“Everyone was on point,” said Eastman centre Milica Oravec who had three goals and two assists Saturday morning. “Everyone’s feet were moving. We were faster and we were getting to those rings. Everything was clicking.”

It was an impressive bounce back win for the Flames who suffered a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Blainville, Quebec in the semifinals on Friday.

Eastman had a 3-2 lead with a less than a minute left when Megane Fortin scored her third goal of the game at 19:05 of the second period and Delphine Aguiar potted the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in regulation.

“It was really hard to come back from that,” said Flames captain Kennedy Howden. “I think it all made us stronger in the end. We woke up and we were like, this is it - this is our last game of the year.”

Howden scored a pair of goals in the bronze medal game while the rest went to Kailey Rouire and Natalie Derbowka.

Eastman goaltender Trudy Beamish, who received the U19 Toughest Competitor Award, stopped 26 of 28 shots.

Flames head coach Luc Roy said it was a memorable week competing in a National Championship in their home province.

“It was a great experience. All the fans cheering on our behalf and being able to see some friendly faces – aunts, uncles, grandparents. Some of the Eastman Association’s teams came out to support us and we truly appreciate that.”

Milica Oravec was named to the U19 First All-Star team and defenseman Emilie Gruninger was selected to the Second All-Star team.


flames apr16photo credit: Ringette Canada

Eastman Flames - U19 Bronze Medalists 2018 Canadian Ringette Championships
Goaltenders: Trudy Beamish (Steinbach) & Shelby Mitchell (Wpg)
Defensemen: Jenna Lees (Oakbank), Josee Roy (Ste. Agathe), Rachel Haner (Oakbank), Emilie Gruninger (Oakbank) & Briee Armstrong (Wpg)
Forwards: Alexa Bezditny (Steinbach), Morgan Parynuik (Portage), Janelle Darragh (Oakbank), Megan Trudeau (Lorette), Belle Paisley (Steinbach), Kailey Rouire (Ile des Chenes), Kenndey Howden (Lorette), Milica Oravec (Oakbank) & Natalie Derbowka (Ste. Agathe)
Head Coach: Luc Roy
Assistant Coaches: Brooke Enns, Kylie Neustaedter & Debbie Peters
Manager: Robin Paisley


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Saturday, December 15th

CSHL
Ste. Anne at La Broquerie, 7 p.m.
Grunthal at Lac du Bonnet, 8 p.m.

MJHL
Steinbach at Swan Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Wpg Blues at Portage, 7:30 p.m.
Waywayseecappo at OCN, 7 p.m.
Neepawa at Selkirk, 7 p.m.

Capital Region Junior Hockey League
Lundar at St. Malo, 7:30 p.m.

HTJHL
Springfield at Mitchell, 8 p.m.
St. Adolphe vs Lorette
@ Ile des Chenes, 8 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman vs Brandon
@ Beausejour, 8 p.m.
Norman at Kenora, 7:30 p.m.
Southwest vs Thrashers
@ Wpg, 3:30 p.m.
Wpg Wild 4 Parkland 0
Yellowhead at Wpg Bruins, 3:15 p.m.
Pembina Valley vs Central Plains
@ Portage, 4 p.m.

MFMHL
Eastman vs Interlake
@ Ste. Anne, 6:30 p.m.

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman 5 Wpg Sharks 4 (OT)

WHL
Saskatoon at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

AHL
Manitoba vs Toronto
@ Wpg, 6 p.m.

NHL
Calgary 2 Minnesota 1
Buffalo at Washington, 6 p.m.
Ottawa at Montreal, 6 p.m.
Anaheim at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Detroit at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Florida, 6 p.m.
New Jersey at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Philadelphia at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

NFL
Houston at N.Y. Jets, 3:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Denver, 7:20 p.m.

NBA
Utah at Orlando, 4 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Boston at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Houston at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Chicago at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Friday, December 14th

HTJHL
Steinbach 8 Red River 6

MJHL
Wpg Blues 5 Neepawa 2
Virden 8 Winkler 2

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Norman 3 Kenora 2 (SO)
Brandon 4 Interlake 3 (OT)

WHL
Saskatoon 3 Brandon 2

AHL
Toronto 7 Manitoba 2

NHL
Winnipeg 4 Chicago 3 (OT)
Pittsburgh 5 Boston 3
New Jersey 5 Vegas 4 (OT)
Arizona 4 N.Y. Rangers 3 (OT)
Washington 6 Carolina 5 (SO)
Ottawa 4 Detroit 2
St. Louis 4 Colorado 3 (OT)
Edmonton 4 Philadelphia 1

NBA
Portland 128 Toronto 122
Boston 129 Atlanta 108
New York 126 Charlotte 124 (OT)
Brooklyn 125 Washington 118
Indiana 113 Philadelphia 101
Milwaukee 114 Cleveland 102
Miami 100 Memphis 97
Denver 109 Oklahoma City 98
Golden State 130 Sacramento 125

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