Ringette Ontario Announces High-Performance AAA Head Coaches

Ringette Ontario Announces High-Performance AAA Head Coaches

SCARBOROUGH (August 16th, 2021) – Ringette Ontario is pleased to announce that Becky Branton, Rob Cram, Carrie Hartley, Jessica Mainwood, Freedom Warne and Allison Wilcox will serve as the new Head Coaches for the High-Performance AAA Program.

Becky Branton (Waterloo) has been involved in ringette as a player and a coach for over 25 years. She is currently a member of the Waterloo Ringette Association, playing in the 18+ division and has coached players from U12-U16 at the AA level. Becky has led her teams to success, winning medals at Provincial Championships, the Eastern Canadian Ringette Championships and the Canadian Ringette Championships (CRC). Becky was also an assistant coach for the Western AAA team that competed at the 2020 Ontario Winter Games (OWG).

Rob Cram (Ottawa) has been coaching for over a decade with the City of Ottawa Ringette Association (CORA), starting at U10 and ending with U19AA, following both of his daughters as they progressed through minor ringette. For the past six seasons, he has been the U19AA Head Coach and led the team to win a silver medal at the 2019 Ringette Ontario AA Provincial Championships. He also has experience as a assistant/goalie coach with Ottawa Ice NRL and as an assistant coach with Carleton University.

Carrie Hartley (Ottawa) grew up coaching in the City of Ottawa Ringette Association for over 10 years. She then went on to be an assistant coach for the Eastern AAA program and Team Ontario in 2011 and 2015. Most recently she was the Team Ontario Head Coach, ultimately completing in 2019 Canada Winter Games. She was also an assistant coach with the Junior National Team in 2019. Carrie also spent over 25 years playing ringette including over 10 years in the National Ringette League (NRL).

Jessica Mainwood Boisvert (Ottawa) brings years of playing and coaching experience to Ringette Ontario’s High-Performance program. She grew up playing ringette and participated in the AAA program as well as the NRL. She has coached with the Gloucester-Cumberland Ringette Association since 2015, working with a number of age groups at the AA level and has experience coaching at the Canadian Ringette Championships. Outside of ringette, Jessica is a middle school teacher with a background in kinesiology.

Freedom Warne (Guelph) has been involved in ringette since she was 4 years old and continues to compete at the 18+ Open A level today. She began coaching in 2005 in Sudbury, Ontario and has coached every level from U10 to U19AA and is currently the U19AA Guelph Head Coach. Freedom has been involved with the AAA High-Performance Program since 2011, most recently as the Head Coach of the Southern AAA team that competed at the 2020 OWG.

Allison Wilcox (Ottawa) has been involved in ringette for over 30 years as a player, coach, and referee. She continues to play and has been an assistant coach for CORA’s U19AA team for the past six seasons. She was selected as an assistant coach for Ringette Canada’s La Relève Coach Development program in 2019 and is currently a member of Ringette Ontario’s Athlete Advisory Committee.

Allison, Freedom, Jessica, Carrie, Rob and Becky bring years of experience, knowledge and strong leadership skills to the program. Ringette Ontario is thrilled to have them guide and coach our athletes through the High-Performance AAA Program and the 2022 Ontario Winter Games.

The Ontario Winter Games will take place from February 24th to 27th, 2022 in Renfrew, Ontario. Visit https://ringetteontario.com/high-performance/owg/ to learn more about Ringette Ontario’s High-Performance AAA Program.