Women's Hockey Adds Depth To 2020/21 Season


The Assiniboine Cougars Women’s Hockey Team is gearing up for the National Championships next month and is already looking towards the 2020-21 season with new signing’s Alecia Simpson and Calista Green.

Alecia Simpson is a Centre from Wawanesa, Manitoba who was selected in the Team Manitoba Winter Games and holds several Provincial titles. When she isn’t on the ice competing, Simpson spends her time volunteering in a local peer support group and volunteering at a local day care. Simpson has been accepted into the college’s Social Service Worker and will commence her studies in the 2020-21 academic year.

“I think becoming an ACC Cougar is a great opportunity to further my education and continue playing the sport I love,” says new recruit Alecia Simpson. “I feel my penalty killing, and face-off abilities will be a good contribution to the team.”

“Alecia will bring her ability to play centre and right wing,” said Head Coach Tony Bertone. “Her hard work, defensive ability and team first attitude fits with the Cougars team philosophy”.

The next recruit, a local from Brandon, is familiar with Cougars’ Athletics. Calista Green, joined the Cougars Futsal program this past season and has quickly made a name for herself.

Green has a long list of academic achievements from honor roll, yearbook committee and is currently working towards her Comprehensive Health Care Aide (CHAC) certificate through the College with the intention after graduation to enrol in the Practical Nursing Program. Green currently leads the U18 AAA Central Plain Female Capitals as their Captain this season.

“I am a competitive player that works hard in practices,” says new signing Calista Green. “I contribute to the team by being a leader on and off the ice”.

Green has impressed the Cougars coaching staff with her aggressive style and skating ability.

Head Coach Bertone agrees, that Green will bring her leadership qualities to the Cougars. “Calista’s strong skating ability, aggressive style, and skill to read fore-checks and make that first pass play will be a valuable addition to the team”.