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Ringette stars represent at world event

Guelph’s Abby Richardson is competing at the 2012 U19 World Ringette Championships starting next week in London, Ont.

Richardson, a Bishop Macdonell high school student, is on the Team Canada East squad at the six-team tournament
that runs from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3.

“I was the youngest player selected this year and I think it shows other younger players that anything is possible
if you work really hard at something,” says the 16-year-old centre/forward, in the media guide for the Canadian teams.

Chelsea Moore of nearby Morriston will play for the France team.

Canada will have two national teams – Team Canada East and Team Canada West. Finland will send its national team and three other teams will participate – Team Russia, Team France and Team U.S.A. These countries are currently developing their ringette programs and are not yet able to support teams at the elite level so this is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate their initiatives, said a news release. Russia is comprised of mostly Ontario players, France has
primarily Quebec players and U.S.A. athletes are mostly from western Canada.

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