A pair of local ringette players are off to the Canadian Ringette National Championships in Burnaby next week. Katie Stanoffsky of Pitt Meadows and Bayley Bird of Maple Ridge are both members of the U-16 AA Lower Mainland Ringette League Elite team, featuring members from across the Lower Mainland and Abbotsford.
The Elite won the right to represent B.C. at the national championships after taking the provincial title in Sicamous last month.
Stanoffsky and Bird both recently won silver medals at the 2012 B.C. Winter Games in February, where they members of the Fraser Valley Zone 3 team.
Team B.C. opens the tournament at 10:15 a.m. on Monday with game against London, the top team from Ontario.