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Brandy West-McMaster (WHKY | Student-athlete)

NAME: Brandy West-McMaster


CATEGORY: Student-Athlete

SPORT: Women’s Hockey

YEARS ACTIVE: 1998-2003 (student-athlete), 2011-2015 (coach)


  • Canada West Rookie of the Year (1999)

  • Canada West First-Team All-Star (1999, 2000, 2001)

  • Canada West Player of the Year (1999, 2000, 2001)

  • CIAU Player of the Year (2001)

  • CIAU First Team All-Canadian (1999, 2000, 2001)


Brandy West-McMaster lit up the scoreboard during a decorated women’s hockey career at the University of Regina, where she recorded a dozen hat tricks and graduated as the Cougars’ all-time leader in goals (80) and points (133).

The Langbank, Sask. native won the 2001 CIAU Player of the Year award and was selected to the All-Canadian First Team on three occasions (1999, 2000, 2001). She was also voted top player in Canada West three straight seasons, 1999 to 2001, named the conference’s Rookie of the Year in 1999, and was a Canada West All-Star in all five of her seasons, making the First Team three times (1999, 2000, 2001) and the Second Team twice (2002, 2003).

With West-McMaster playing forward, Regina advanced to the CIS tournament three times, including 2001, when the Cougars made their only appearance in the championship game, and received the silver medal after coming up just short, 4-3, to Toronto in a classic final.

Following her playing career, West-McMaster stepped behind the bench, beginning as an associate coach at Wilfrid Laurier University. She was later an assistant coach at the College of Notre Dame, where she helped the Midget AAA Hounds to the Esso Cup national championship in 2011. She then returned to her alma mater, and served five seasons, 2011-12 to 2014-15, as an assistant coach with the Cougars. She has since coached minor hockey in Regina.

West-McMaster has worked as an instructor with Regina’s Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies.

In 2011, West-McMaster became the first women’s hockey player to be inducted into the University of Regina Sports Hall of Fame. She was enshrined in the Regina Sports Hall of Fame the following year.

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