Cambridge Turbos 1996

1996 National Champions

The 1995-96 Canadian Champion Cambridge Turbos ringette team included (back row, left to right): Jennifer Gaudet, Angie Robar, Lindsay Colven, Rachel Colley and Jackie Gaudet. Middle, left: Jenna Wehrle, Vanessa Cowlen, Stephanie Pfaff, Christa Mercey, Tracy Mendonca, and the Hostess from the Gloucester Ringette Association. Front, left: Stefanie Blacker, Tiffany Scheistel, Lindsey Hart, Mandy Huehn, Amanda Wheeler, Shelley Kraemer, and Tricia Eby. The coaching staff included head coach Glen Gaudet, left, Paul Cowlen (assistant coach), Linde Colven (manager), Gloria Gaudet (trainer), and Art Eby (assistant coach).


Cambridge junior squad beat Manitoba for national championship

The Cambridge Turbos Junior AA ringette team were the top team in the nation in 1995-96.

The Turbos, led by coaches Glen Gaudet and Paul Cowlen, had a star-studded team that season. They competed in seven invitational tournaments that year, emerging with three champiopnships, as well as two silver and two bronze finishes.

Following their successful regular season the Turbos followed up with a gold medal at the Ontario Provincial Championships, earning them the right to represent Ontario at the National Championships in Gloucester, Ontario.

At the National Championships the team posted a 3-1 won-lost record in round-robin play, finishing second in their pool behind Manitoba. During the semi-final game, the Turbos earned a hard-fought win over the host Gloucester squad, and advanced to the gold-medal game.

The championship game was a rematch with the undefeated squad from Manitoba.

It was a nailbiter, but Cambridge claimed victory with a 5-4 win, earning the national championship.

The Cambridge Junior AA Turbos competed in seven ringette tournaments during the 1995-1996 season, winning gold in three, sil- ver in two, and bronze in two more.