Remy Buchanan has played hockey in Ste. Rose, McCreary, and Neepawa over the years on a few different teams. She's made many great memories along the way and her career as a hockey player will continue in the fall.
From McCreary, Remy will make the move to Brandon as she's committed to play with the ACC Cougar's women's team, a squad that plays Division 2 in the American Collegiate Hockey Conference. Remy was captain this past season with her team in Neepawa and it's not only hockey where Remy has had a ton of success.
She was named the most valuable player when she played soccer at the 2016 Manitoba Summer Games and she was named MVP twice at the 2019 Canadian Juvenile Broomball Nationals.
Buchanan says she can't wait to head to Brandon.
"This is so exciting for me, I can't wait to make so many great memories," said Buchanan. "I am a bit nervous as I'll be playing at a higher level and meeting a bunch of new girls, but that's okay. It should be a great two years at ACC."
The last time a national tournament was held was back in 2019 and the Cougars came out on top as they beat Minot State University in Frisco, Texas to claim a national championship. The event has been cancelled the past two seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn't stopped the Cougars from recruiting hard with the hope of getting back on the national stage in 2022.
On top of all she has done on the ice, Remy prides herself on giving back. She's spent time volunteering at the Neepawa Vet Clinic, at McCreary's Canada Day celebration and the agriculture fair and races, just to name a few.
Remy will make the move to Brandon later this summer and in the meantime, she's training hard to make sure she is ready for the challenge of playing college hockey.
"I want to make a ton of memories and become an overall better hockey player," ended Buchanan. "I know the team will be solid once again and I'll do anything I can to help them win games."