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Attack set to begin ringette playoffs today

The Atlantic Attack won the National Ringette League championship Saturday in Winnipeg.
The Atlantic Attack won the National Ringette League championship in 2018 in Winnipeg. - Contributed
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

The Atlantic Attack begins defence of its National Ringette League title today when the squad opens the post-season against the Richmond Hill Lightning.

Game 1 in the best-of-three Eastern Conference series goes, at 10:30 a.m., in Riverview, N.B. Game 2 is at 7:15 p.m. in Memramcook, N.B. Game 3, if needed, is Sunday, at 9:45 a.m., in Bouctouche, N.B.

The Attack, which includes Stratford native and defenceman Ashley Hollis, finished third in the conference with a 20-8-0-0 record while the Lightning finished eighth (8-19-0-1).

Hollis’ squad swept the Lightning in three regular season games and scored a league-high 222 goals led by Martine Caissie’s 58 markers and 102 points and 45 goals and 93 points from Jenny Snowdon.

The winner advances to the Canadian ringette championships April 7-13 in Charlottetown and Summerside.

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