The Lloydminster Bobcats are pleased to announce that 17 year old goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alberta) is committed to attend and play for Harvard University (NCAA Div. I). The Harvard University Crimson play out of Cambridge, Massachusetts in the Ivy League Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
Joining the Bobcats for the 2011-2012 season, Emerance is the first female hockey player in the Alberta Junior Hockey League since Shannon Szabados in 2006-2007. Emerance represented Team Alberta at the 2011 National Women's Under18 Championships in Saguenay, Quebec. She then went on to help Team Canada earn a gold medal in the 2012 IIHF World Women's Under-18 Hockey Championship in Zlín and Přerov, Czech Republic. Emerance earned a shutout in Team Canada's 3-0 victory over Team USA in the gold medal final. In 2011-2012 with the Bobcats, Emerance has posted a 2-2-1 record with a 4.23 GAA and a .811 save percentage.
As an idol to many aspiring female hockey players, Emerance has been a terrific role model in the community during her time with the team. Emerance was always happy to make community appearances in Lloydminster and represented the Bobcats organization very well.
Head Coach/GM Brian Curran: "It has been an honour to see how Emerance has progressed the last couple of seasons. Emerance without question fought hard to make our team and earned hear way on to this club. I wish Emerance all the success in the world. She has great maturity for her age and carries an attitude that she will not be enied in reaching her goals in hockey and in life!"
The Bobcats organization would like to congratulate Emerance and her family and wish her all the best in her future endeavours both academically and athletically.
Along with Josh Atkinson, Izaak Berglund, and Michael King, the Bobcats now have four players on their 2011-2012 roster committed to post-secondary athletics.
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