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WH Croxford grad Kennedy Rice joins Calgary RATH of NRL

WH Croxford grad Kennedy Rice joins Calgary RATH of NRL
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AIRDRIE, Alberta (BVM) — Airdrie product and WH Croxford alum Kennedy Rice made the Calgary RATH team for the 2022-2023 National Ringette League Championship.

Rice’s new team took home gold at the 2019 National Ringette League Championships and did it again last April. The RATH have competed as a member of the Western Conference of the NRLC in every season since its establishment and has attended 13 national championships, holding two national titles.  

According to Discover Airdrie, Rice started practicing this sport when she was 8 and grew up playing for the Airdrie Ringette Association. In the 2020 Alberta Winter Games, she was part of the zone 2 ringette team that got the bronze.

The 19-year-old was an All-Star line member in the 2019 Canadian Ringette Championships and the top goal scorer/point leader. She was one of six offensive players from across Canada. 

Rice who is attending the biology program at the University of Calgary also coaches young athletes (from 7 to 13 years old) with the approval of the Airdrie Ringette Association and has served as a Ringette Canada referee since 2017.

In her high school years, Rice excelled as a track and field runner. She claimed the bronze at the 2018 club track Alberta championships (2000 meters) and was an Alberta Summer Games track team member in 2018. In Croxford, in 2017, she was the 3000 meters track divisional champion, and also won the 1500 meters and 800 meters. She got the silver medal in cross-country running (zone).

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