The U-18 AAA Manitoba Female Hockey League continues to see its players sign commitment letters for the 2022-23 calendar year. This time it was the Pembina Valley Hawks that saw two players agree to terms on futures deals in the United States.
Hawks forwards Cambree Martens and Anika Braun have officially signed their letters of intent with the incoming Division I University of Jamestown Jimmies when they begin play in North Dakota within the American College Hockey Association next year.
Martens, a product of Morden, has spent the past four years with Pembina Valley, serving as a regular contributor on the offence, while also jumping in on both sides of the special teams coin. Martens has also been included in Hockey Manitoba’s Top-40 within the U-16 age bracket. She has been on the honour roll in each of the past three school years.
The 5-foot-3, 120-pound forward has seven goals, 25 points and 11 penalty minutes in 75 total games over four seasons with Pembina Valley. In two regular season games this season, Martens has produced at a goal-per-game rate, finding the net twice already.
Braun, of Altona, has spent the past three years with Pembina Valley, working as a primary member of the offence. Her physicality both with and without the puck continues to help the Hawks’ depth. Much like Martens, Braun is also a learned student, maintaining a 94 percent average as a member of W.C. Miller’s honour roll.
The 5-foot-6, 150-pound forward has eight goals, 14 points and just four penalty minutes in 36 total games over the past three seasons with the Hawks. She has picked up a goal and an assist in her two regular season contests this season.
“The MFHL wants to congratulate both Cambree and Annika on their success to date during her U18 “AAA” careers,” the league wrote. We wish them all the best with their academic and hockey endeavours while at Jamestown.”