Kremer Named Captain as Beauts Head Into Training Camp
BUFFALO – The Buffalo Beauts have announced that veteran defender and reigning Premier Hockey Federation Defender of the Year Dominique Kremer has been named the team’s captain for the 2022-23 season. The 25-year-old blueliner is entering into her third season as a Beaut and her first year of a new 2-year deal with the team.
“Being the Beauts’ captain means the absolute world to me, as the Buffalo Beauts are my home,” said Kremer. “It’s an incredible honor and blessing. I don’t take the job lightly, and I want to continue to build on the legacy and the foundation that has been laid before me. I look forward to leading my team to an Isobel Cup.”
“Dom is an amazing human,” said Buffalo head coach Rhea Coad. “She amplifies what we in the Beauts’ organization believe a pro hockey player should demonstrate on the ice and in the community. Dom leads by example and is always progressing at her craft. We believe that Dom’s reliability and her genuine personality are what make her a great leader.”
Kremer served as an alternate captain for the Beauts during the 2021-22 PHF season. She went 6-5-11 for scoring in 20 regular season games while being named a 2022 PHF All-Star. Her six goals tied the Beauts’ franchise record for most goals in a season by a defender, while her 11 points placed Kremer at fifth most in the entire league among defenders.
Kremer’s captaincy is announced as the Beauts 2022-23 Training Camp begins on Friday Sept 23. Saturday’s 11:30am-1:00pm EST on-ice session will be open to the media and select Beauts players and staff will be made available to media members in the SkyBox B conference room following the team’s practice.
The remaining captaincy positions shall be decided during the team’s preseason. Buffalo will play a total of three exhibition games before the PHF regular season gets underway. They will travel to The Rink at American Dream in New Jersey to face the Metropolitan Riveters on Friday Oct. 14 (7pm EST) and Saturday Oct. 15 (12pm EST). The Beauts will then play a neutral site preseason game on Saturday Oct. 22 (4:30pm EST) on Long Island against the Connecticut Whale at the Northwell Health Ice Center.
“We are very excited to get our training camp and our preseason underway,” said Beauts GM Nate Oliver. “We have been building this team since early-April and now is the fun part where we get to be all in one place and growing together. There is no other feeling in the world like it when there is that first moment of seeing the entire team together. On the ice though and getting down to business, Metro and Connecticut will be very good tests for us as we focus on the regular season.”
The Beauts 2022-23 roster as the team begins their training camp is as follows (italics indicate a practice player):
Goaltender: #31 Tera Hofmann, #32 Kassidy Sauvé, #88 Lovisa Berndtsson.
Defense: #2 Samantha Fieseler, #10 Maddie Truax, #13 Dominique Kremer, #14 Allison Attea, #23 Antonia Matzka, #33 Megan Delay, #47 Jessica Healey, #77 Whitney Dove.
Forward: #3 Amy Budde, #8 Iveta Klimášová, #9 Autumn MacDougall, #11 Madi Nichols, #16 Emma Nuutinen, #17 Cassidy MacPherson, #24 Anjelica Diffendal, #34 Claudia Kepler, #42 Courtney Maud, #44 Jenna Suokko, #59 Mikyla Grant-Mentis, #61 Michaela Boyle, #67 Summer-Rae Dobson, #94 Grace Klienbach.
About the Buffalo Beauts
The Buffalo Beauts are a professional women's ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York and competing in the Premier Hockey Federation (formerly the National Women’s Hockey League). The Beauts are one of the Founding Four teams that stepped on the ice in 2015 and the 2017 Isobel Cup Champions. The team is owned and operated by NLTT Hockey Ventures. Visit beauts.nwhl.zone to learn more.
About Premier Hockey Federation (PHF)
The PHF is the leading home of professional women’s hockey in North America. Established in 2015 as the National Women’s Hockey League, the NWHL rebranded to become the PHF in 2021 and maintains the mission to provide strong role models and fuel the continued growth of the sport. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, and the Toronto Six who all compete annually for the Isobel Cup.