Dauphin, Canada

A recent commit has Dauphin's Marley Quesnel preparing for college hockey as she will be suiting up for the Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Cougars next season.

The Cougars play in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), which will give Marley an opportunity to play against teams from all across North America.

"It's definitely really exciting," said Quesnel. "I'll be able to compete against better teams and players from a lot of different places, which I can't wait for."

When Marley begins playing for the Cougars in the fall, she knows she will have some challenges adapting to college hockey, but she's ready for them.

"I'm a smaller goalie so I'm going to have to find a way to fill the net faster," said Quesnel. "I just have to keep working hard so I can make those big saves when needed."

Despite being a smaller goalie, Marley knew when she was a kid that she wanted to play hockey at the next level, and her work ethic is a big reason she's getting the chance too.

"It's been really hard," said Quesnel. "I've always tried putting in my best effort no matter what's happening. Even if we're losing games and things aren't going great, it's all about sticking with it and working hard."

Marley says one of the most exciting parts about playing for the Cougars will be playing with new players, and travelling around a lot more then she normally does.