Cougars Hockey Signs McCreary Forward


The cancellation of the ACHA season has put the Cougars hockey team into full recruitment mode, preparing for a hopeful 2021-22 season with the recent signing of forward, Remy Buchanan.

Remy Buchanan, a left wing from McCreary, MB has been an integral part of the Female Neepawa U18 team, she was named captain for the 2020 season. Her skills are not just limited to hockey, she also played on the MVP Soccer team at the 2016 Summer Games and was named MVP twice at the 2019 Canadian Juvenile Broomball Nationals.

“I believe my strongest attributes are my game awareness and flexibility to play with other peoples skills” said Buchanan. Her multi-sport background has given her the versatility and speed to adapt to new systems of play.

Tony Bertone, Cougars Head Coach was impressed with Remy’s smooth skating ability and her high hockey IQ.

“Remy is a forward who is looking forward to being able to grow her game at the college level. Her ability to read and react to the game and always anticipating on how the play is developing in all zones is impressive.”

Buchanan credits her family for the introduction to hockey. “My family has always been pretty big into hockey so they quickly put me into the sport as soon as I was old enough.” Her love for the sport grew over the years, along with the friendships she made through her teammates on the ice.

“I have had many friends play for the Cougars and knowing that Brandon isn’t to far away from my home was a huge plus,” said Buchanan when deciding that the Cougars were the perfect fit for her.

Off the ice, Buchanan excels in the classroom while holding a 91.5% academic average throughout high school. To top off her academic and athletic performances, she still finds time to volunteer within her communities. Buchanan has spent time volunteering at the Neepawa Vet Clinic, McCreary’s Annual Canada Day Celebration and the Agricultural Fair and Races.

Remy has been accepted into the Office Management program at Assiniboine Community College for the 2021-22 academic year. She plans on becoming a Veterinary Technician and knows the dynamics of small town clinics and the management required. “Having a diploma in office management would help me find a job where I’m expected to work in the front and back of the office/clinic.”