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World Ringette Championships


World Ringette Championships

World Ringette Championships are a competition between ringette-playing nations. Tournament is administrated by the International Ringette Federation (IRF). Ringette was invented in 1963 by Sam Jacks and Mirl "Red" McCarthy and the first World Championships were played in 1990. The winning team is awarded with the Sam Jacks Cup championship trophy.[1]


  • History 1
  • World Ringette Championships 1990–2013 2
  • Medal table 3
  • Source 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The first World Ringette Championships were held in Gloucester, Ontario in 1990. Participating teams included six regional teams from Canada and the national teams of Finland and United States. 1990–1996 and 2000–2004 the Championships were arranged every other year. In 1998 no official World Championships were held but Finland and Canada played several exhibition games across Europe.

Since 2004 the World Championships have been arranged every three years.

World Ringette Championships 1990–2013

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
Gloucester Alberta Ontario Quebec
Helsinki Canada West Canada East Finland
Saint Paul Finland Canada East Canada West
Stockholm Canada Finland United States
Helsinki Finland Canada United States
Edmonton Canada Finland United States
Stockholm Finland Canada United States
Ottawa Finland Canada Sweden
Tampere Finland Canada United States
North Bay Finland Canada United States

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Finland 6 2 1 9
2  Canada 2 5 0 7
3 Alberta 1 0 0 1
4 Canada West 1 0 1 2
5 Canada East 0 2 0 2
6 Ontario 0 1 0 1
7  United States 0 0 6 6
8 Quebec 0 0 1 1
9  Sweden 0 0 1 1


  • International Ringette Federation Official Homepage

See also


  1. ^

External links

  • World Ringette Championships 2013 Official Homepage
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