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Sports Quebecers lead Canada to second straight world junior ringette title

20:40  02 december  2019
20:40  02 december  2019 Source:   montrealgazette.com

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a woman holding a pair of people posing for the camera:  Lydia Duncan, left, shows off her gold medal along with teammate Julie Vandal after their Canadian ringette team beat Finland to win the junior title at the 2019 World Ringette Championships in Burnaby, B.C., on Nov. 30.© ANDRE VANDAL Lydia Duncan, left, shows off her gold medal along with teammate Julie Vandal after their Canadian ringette team beat Finland to win the junior title at the 2019 World Ringette Championships in Burnaby, B.C., on Nov. 30.

BURNABY, B.C. — Team Canada’s junior ringette team successfully defended its world title after defeating Finland 9-7 in Game 2 of the best-of-three series at the World Ringette Championships on Sunday.

Gatineau’s Sara Plouffe posted a hat-trick, while Blainville’s Mégane Fortin had two goals and an assist. Moncton’s Britney Snowdon, Emily Power of Mississauga, Ont., Notre-Dame-de-L’Île-Perrot’s Ariane Sagala and Maddie MacLean of St. Jacobs, Ont., also scored for Canada.

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Gatineau blue-liner Julie Vandal was named player of the game for Canada, Moncton’s Britney Snowdon earned event MVP honours and Fortin was named MVP for the junior pool.

a woman holding a pair of people posing for the camera:  Lydia Duncan, left, shows off her gold medal along with teammate Julie Vandal after their Canadian ringette team beat Finland to win the junior title at the 2019 World Ringette Championships in Burnaby, B.C., on Nov. 30.© ANDRE VANDAL Lydia Duncan, left, shows off her gold medal along with teammate Julie Vandal after their Canadian ringette team beat Finland to win the junior title at the 2019 World Ringette Championships in Burnaby, B.C., on Nov. 30.

In the senior event, Finland won its seventh consecutive world title, defeating Canada 5-1. Jamie Bell of Lacombe, Alta., scored Canada’s only goal. Finland’s Anne Pohjola had a hat trick and an assist and Susanna Tapani posted two goals and an assist.

Source: Ringette Canada

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