Ringette

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Ringette is a Canadian sport game which was first introduced in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario by Sam Jacks, who worked at the Department of Parks and Recreation. The first-ever ringette game was played in Espanola, Ontario in the winter of 1963-1964. Developed originally for girls, ringette is a fast-paced team sport played on an hockey rink in which players use a straight stick to pass, carry, and shoot a rubber ring to score goals. Sam Jacks also invented floor hockey.

For ten years, play centered in Ontario and Quebec; however, the sport quickly spread across Canada and is now played in all ten provinces and the Northwest Territories.

As of 2004, there are over 50,000 Canadian girls playing ringette.

Ringette is played internationally as well, there are many different countries playing ringette other than Canada, for instance Sweden and Finland.

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