1996 National Champions
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.