Cougars Hockey Introduces Newest Forward


As the Assiniboine Cougars Women’s Hockey Team awaits for a decision from the ACHA on the fate of the remaining season, the program continues to build towards their 2021-22 season with the newest forward signing, Lainie Muir.

Lainie Muir, a 5’6” right wing Forward from Glenella, Manitoba who played with the U18 Central Plains Capitals in the Manitoba AAA Female Midget Hockey League (MFMHL) will bring a her dominant on ice presence to the Cougars line up.

With eyes fixed on the upcoming seasons, Muir is looking forward to the opportunity for self-improvement and building of strong connections with her new teammates.

“As an individual, I bring a strong physical presence and tenacity in all areas of the ice, my speed and cognitive awareness allow me to be a pace setter and a creative play maker,” said Muir.

When she isn’t in full competition mode, Muir volunteers as a coach for rec hockey and broomball teams within her community. Off the ice, Lainie competes in events such as the Manitoba Provincial Festival of Arts in public speaking, being crowned the Provincial Champion in 2019 for Senior One Person Visual in 4-H.

“I feel that being from a small town allows you to see every aspect of the sport” says Muir. “Hockey brings together so many people, it’s gifted me with so many opportunities and more importantly moments.”

Capitals Head Coach, John Ferg expressed the maturity and responsibility Laine brought to the team as an invaluable asset. “She brings those characteristics onto the ice with, playing a defense first responsible style of game. Lainie loves to compete and brings pace and energy into the team environment,” says Ferg.

Head Coach Tony Bertone agrees that Lainie’s work ethic will match team standards. “Lainie’s hard work and strong puck pursuit are going to help the Cougars win games next season.”

Lainie has been accepted into the Agribusiness program at Assiniboine Community College for the 2021-22 academic year.

“Agriculture is my passion and enrolling into the Agribusiness program will advance my knowledge and skill set” said Muir.