Cougars defender Haylee Anderson ready for Finals

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Haylee Anderson skates after the puck

Assiniboine Cougars defender Haylee Anderson is in her third and final season with the team as they prepare to head South to defend their American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) National Championship title in Frisco, Texas from March 25 to 29.

Haylee, who tried on her first skates at the age of four wanting nothing more than to join her brothers on the ice, is a strong defender who brings a wealth of experience to the team. “I really enjoy playing a defensive role for the team, you get a to see a lot more and see the game play out.”

Raised in Rivers, Haylee grew up playing hockey in both boys and girls teams, has really flourished in her time at College. Studying the Practical Nursing program at Assiniboine is always a challenge but one she has embraced while balancing hockey.

I’m looking forward to seeing how the team can compete at Finals. It’s different every year, with new competitors coming up through the rankings we never know exactly what it’s going to be like. We’ve just got to play our own game and we’ll get there

The Cougars sit at 31-0-0, including 21 regular season games and 10 exhibition matchups. Their next task at hand is the ACHA nationals, hosted in Frisco, Texas from March 25 - 29, 2020. The ACHA released the finals tournament schedule on Thursday March 5, with the Cougars facing off against the United States Naval Academy, Mercyhurst University and Northeastern University. Assiniboine Community College will host the Cougars Den, where students and the public can watch a livestream of the games and cheer on our Cougars in the preliminary rounds from the 25-27 March. This watch party will be located at the Victoria Avenue East campus and is free to attend.