Cambridge Turbos

The Cambridge Turbos is a ringette team in Canada's National Ringette League (NRL) competing in the Eastern Conference in the Red division. Founded in 2003, the is team based in Cambridge, Ontario. The Turbos home arena is the Hespeler Memorial Arena, a facility which is a twin sheet arena with two Olympic Sized sheets of ice (200'x100'). The team did not compete in the NRL Championships during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cambridge Turbos
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CityCambridge, Ontario
LeagueNational Ringette League
Founded2003; 20 years ago (2003)
Home arenaHespeler Memorial Arena
ColoursOrange, white, black
Head coachKeith Jasper
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Playoff championshipsCanadian Ringette Championships (NRL):
  • 6
  • Season: 2005–06, 2007–08, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2017
Ringette World Club Championship
Current season

The team acquired its name from a curious, exuberant, long-haired Syrian hamster, (a.k.a. "teddy bear hamster") owned by former Turbos player, Corina Harris.[1] While there are no remaining photos of Turbo the Hamster, his memory has been immortalized.

In the past the Turbos also competed against Bourassa Royal before that NRL team was discontinued.


National Ringette LeagueEdit

The Cambridge Turbos have played in the National Ringette League since its formation in 2003–04. The team won the National Ringette League championship in 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2014–15, 2015–16 and 2016–17.

The NRL and the Cambridge Turbos were featured in an episode of Canada's 'Rick Mercer Report' in 2009 called "Ringette Night In Canada".[2]

The Cambridge Turbos were named after a Turbos player's long-haired Syrian hamster named, "Turbo" (representative image only)

League competition 2022–23 seasonEdit

In 2022–23, the NRL entered its 18th season with thirteen teams competing:

Western Conference

Eastern Conference Red

Eastern Conference White

Regular season recordsEdit

Season Matches Wins Losses Overtime losses Points Goals for Goals against Standings


2022–23 Season RosterEdit

The Cambridge Turbos compete in the 2022–23 NRL season.[3]

Prov No Player Pos S/C Age Hometown
(* = AP)
  Taylor Campbell
  Christyn Oda
  Madison Sunseth
  Ayton Johnston
  Katharine Shaughnessy
  Sydney Nosal
  Paige Lanteigne
  Miranda Anderson
  Sheri Adams
  Kaitlyn McGillen
  Avery Riley McKay
  Erika Neubrand
  Samantha Tracey
  Melissa Breslin
  Sarah Pedersen
  *Rachel Bettke
  *Jace Cormier
  *Claire Lodge

2013–14 Season RosterEdit

Prov No Player Pos S/C Age Hometown
  1 Meghan Pittaway G L 25 Cambridge, ON
  3 Melissa Findlay D L 26 Oshawa, ON
  4 Taylor Campbell F L 19 Tillsonburg, ON
  7 Kayla Albert (DAP) F L 19 Cambridge, ON
  8 Jennifer Gaudet C R 33 Cambridge, ON
  9 Megan Hinde (DAP) F R 19 Paris, ON
  10 Jenna Dupuis D L 20 Whitby, ON
  11 Kacy Hannesson D R 21 Langley, BC
  12 Sydney Granger D L 20 Dorchester, ON
  13 Kaitlyn Richardson (AP) F R 21 Guelph, ON
  14 Jessica Purbrick (DAP) D R 18 Cambridge, ON
  15 Stacey Richards D R 19 Mississauga, ON
  16 Brittany Walden C L 27 Kitchener, ON
  17 Jessica Walden F L 27 Kitchener, ON
  18 Jacqueline Gaudet F R 31 Cambridge, ON
  20 Abby Richardson (AP) F L 17 Guelph, ON
  22 Nadia Barey F R 23 Burlington, ON
  23 Samantha McCullough F L 19 Courtice, ON
  35 Jessie Callander G R 20 Mississauga, ON
  44 Elyssa Jasper F L 25 Ajax, ON

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Ringette World Club ChampionshipEdit

In November 2008, the Turbos won the first Ringette World Club Championship which gathered six teams from around the world.[4][5] The Turbos won the world title with a 5–2 victory in the final against the Finnish club Luvian Kiekko -82 [fi] (LuKi-82).[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Corina Harris (2017). "The Story Behind The Cambridge Turbos Name". Archived from the original on October 25, 2021. Retrieved September 12, 2022.
  2. ^ "Ringette Media Information | Rick Mercer Report: Ringette Night in Canada". Ringette Canada. 2022. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  3. ^ "THEY'RE BACK! NRL IS BACK". Ringette Ontario. November 17, 2022. Retrieved November 17, 2022.
  4. ^ Martell-Crocker, Alayne (November 5, 2008). "World's best hit the ice at inaugural world club ringette championship". National Ringette League. Archived from the original on May 16, 2013. Retrieved February 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "Cambridge Turbos 2007–08".
  6. ^ Doucet, Bill (November 12, 2008). "Turbos the best in the world". Cambridge Times. Retrieved November 6, 2020.

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