Ringette may cap player registrations
Ringette PEI may have to put a cap on its registration next year if the number of girls signing up continues to increase.
The number of ringette players across the country is at an all time high, and P.E.I. had one of the biggest increases in registration last year. The number of girls involved in the sport has doubled from 300 to more than 600 in the last eight years.
Ringette PEI president Mike James told CBC News the increase has created challenges with finding rink time.
"Every rink we need to get an hour or two out of to help the cause. CARI is a great centre to work with, as well as Pownal. We'd love to expand into Cornwall but we're not there yet. We're hearing there are going to be quite a few more athletes again this year," said James.
"If we don't get any more ice sooner or later, there will be a few communities that may have to to cap. But right now, it still looks good for this season."
James said he expects another 25 to 30 girls to sign up for ringette on P.E.I. this fall.