From Virden Empire-Advance
By Robin Wark
Emma Ramsey, daughter of Tyson and Tracy Ramsey helped the Assiniboine Community College women’s hockey team make it to the national semifinals, where they fell in double overtime. In Marlborough, Mass, which is in the Boston area, the Brandon school squad did not allow a goal while winning all three of its pool play contests.
“Competing at nationals was the highest level of hockey that I have ever played and I enjoyed getting to play against really good teams that we had never played before,” Ramsey said. “I had never been to Boston before, so it was really cool to get to tour and experience the city with teammates, family, and friends. We had so much fun. Even though it didn’t end the way we would’ve liked it to, I am so proud of our team and what we accomplished this season. I feel that we played our best hockey in Boston and battled as hard as we could until the very end.”
In her first season with the ACC Cougars, the versatile Ramsey helped the team in various ways. She was deployed at centre and on the right wing. Ramsey played both on the powerplay and the penalty kill.
“A very smart, hard working hockey player. We were able to use her in a lot of different situations because of her commitment and high hockey IQ,” Cougars head coach Tony Bertone said. “Looking forward to seeing what she will do for the team next season.”
During the regular season, Ramsey finished fourth on the squad in goals and points. In 24 games, she lit the lamp 17 times and accumulated 33 points.
“I feel that the hard work, skill and support of all my teammates was what allowed me to put up points this season,” Ramsey said. “Our team had a lot of chemistry and used our great team speed to make plays to each other. My teammates provided me with so much support and encouragement, which helped me become more confident in my game and ability to put up points.”
The welcoming environment of ACC made it a great place for Ramsey on and off the ice.
“Everyone is very friendly and there are so many resources that offer students support,” she said. “I have great teachers and classmates who have made my experience at ACC amazing.
“I had a great time playing at ACC this year. I was fortunate to be a part of such an amazing group of players, coaches, and managers who made my first year as a Cougar so enjoyable. I enjoyed getting to create new friendships and I also really liked having the opportunity to travel to new places, especially Boston for the national tournament. I can’t wait for next season.”
Whenever she plays, Ramsey knows she has the backing of her family.
“My parents and my sister Avery are definitely my biggest fans and have been the greatest supporters of my hockey career. They have always encouraged me to be the hardest working player on and off the ice. My dad coached me for many years and has taught me so much about the game and how to be the best player I can be.”
At ACC, Ramsey is in the social service worker program.
“I am interested in becoming a social service worker because I am passionate about helping others and providing support to those in need,” she said. “I am interested in becoming a counselor in the future.
(Originally published at https://www.empireadvance.ca/local-news/ramsey-enjoys-acha-national-tournament-experience-6973714)