Coach fined $250 for not taking team on road after snowstorm

Corina Graveline, head coach for the Waverley Hurricanes ringette team, is seen during practice in...

Corina Graveline, head coach for the Waverley Hurricanes ringette team, is seen during practice in Winnipeg, Man. Thursday January 09, 2014. Graveline was assesssed a $250.00 fine for cancelling an out of town game due to treacherous driving conditions.(Brian Donogh/Winnipeg Sun/QMI Agency)

Doug Lunney, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:40 PM ET

WINNIPEG -- The coach of a Winnipeg ringette team says she was thinking of the safety of her players when she opted against travelling to Portage la Prairie for a game last weekend due to highway conditions, but that decision has cost her club a $250 fine.

Corina Graveline feels she followed the proper requirements in order to have the game between her nine-year-old Waverley Hurricanes and the host team from Portage postponed, but was informed Thursday of the fine by the Winnipeg Ringette League.

The game in question was Jan. 4 in Portage at 10 a.m. Graveline said none of the parents on her 12-member team were willing to drive to Portage. The Winnipeg area was hit with a heavy snowstorm the previous night.



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