Kremer Returns for a Second Season With the Beauts
BUFFALO – The Buffalo Beauts announced today that defender Dominique Kremer will return for her second straight season with the club. Originally a 2018 draft pick of the Connecticut Whale, Kremer signed in Buffalo in 2020 after having played for Djurgårdens IF in Sweden's SDHL. Her return to the Beauts further solidifies an already solid defense corps.
"Getting the opportunity to play for the Buffalo Beauts for another season is such a blessing," said Kremer. "It's a chance to play in front of my family, friends, fans, and God, which is super exciting! I love the team, the staff, and the organization, and I am ecstatic to be part of it all once again."
Kremer suited up for all six of Buffalo's regular season games in Lake Placid during the 2020-21 season. She demonstrated her defensive prowess by blocking opponents' shots 16 times during the season and was responsible for four takeaways. Those 16 blocks were the second most among all Beauts skaters.
"We are very excited to have Dom back for this upcoming season," said Beauts assistant coach Mark Zarbo. "She is a versatile player who can play in all situations. We know that she had multiple options for where she wanted to play in her career. The fact that she chose to play in Buffalo - and then stay in Buffalo - speaks to what we are building here, and we are happy to have her a part of it!"
During Kremer's 2019-20 season with Djurgårdens she led all of the club's defenders in points with 16 (5G, 11A). The team allowed just 77 goals against – the third-fewest in the league, with Kremer playing in all 41 games for Djurgårdens (regular season and postseason). During her collegiate career at Merrimack College she went 15-41-56 in 138 NCAA games. Kremer was an alternate captain in Merrimack's inaugural season in 2015-16. As a senior, she was 7-14-21 for scoring in 36 games, ranking her sixth in points among all Hockey East defenders in 2018-19.
She returns to the Beauts now feeling fitter and sharper than ever, and looking to be an even more impactful player.
"I have been training very hard this offseason, both on and off the ice," said Kremer. "I feel physically and mentally stronger than I ever have before. I am hoping this will propel me to have a great season where I can be a real go-to player for my team. I have high expectations to make this my best season yet."