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Three BC Players Invited to Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Three (3) BC players are among the 44 selected to attend Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival, September 11 – 18, 2016 in Calgary, AB.
The players include:
2016-2017 Team
Micah Hart
Saanichton, BC
Cornell University (ECAC)
Amy Potomak
Aldergrove, BC
University of Minnesota (WCHA)
Sarah Potomak
Aldergrove, BC
Pacific Steelers (JWHL)
Hart is entering her second year at Cornell University, where she made the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Rookie Team and was an All-Ivy Honourable Mention last season. She lead the Cornell Big Red defence corps with 18 points (1 goal, 17 assists), and was second on the team in blocked shots (56). At the international level, Hart has played for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and National Women’s U18 Team, winning gold at the 2014 Women’s U18 World Championship and silver at the 2015 Women’s U18 World Championship. She grew up playing for Peninsula Minor Hockey Association (MHA) before moving on to the Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA).
Sarah Potomak is set to start her second year at the University of Minnesota. She had a banner freshman season, being named National Rookie of the Year, U.S. College Hockey Online Rookie of the Year, and Western College Hockey Association (WCHA) Rookie of the Year after scoring a total of 54 points (15 goals, 39 assists) in 38 games en route to a national championship. The leading scorer at the 2014 and 2015 Women’s U18 World Championships, Potomak has also competed as a member of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team. Potomak played for Aldergrove MHA and Burnaby Winter Club before joining the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy (PoE).
Amy Potomak is entering her final year of minor hockey as a member of the Pacific Steelers of the Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL). An alumnus of Aldergrove MHA, Burnaby Winter Club, and PoE, Potomak was named Most Valuable Player at the 2015 Women’s U18 National Championship in Huntsville, ON and was also a member of Team BC at the 2013 Women’s U18 National Championship and the 2015 Canada Winter Games. At the 2016 Women’s U18 World Championship she scored four (4) points (2 goals, 2 assists) in five (5) games to help Team Canada to a silver medal.
The 44 players selected will take to the ice as two (2) teams (Red and White), over the seven (7) day camp, participating in practices and eight (8) games at the Markin MacPhail Centre.
The Fall Festival serves as an important evaluation opportunity for Canada’s National Women’s Team coaching staff, including head coach Laura Schuler, assistant coaches Dwayne Gylywoychuk and Troy Ryan, and goaltending coach Brad Kirkwood, alongside Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s general manager of national women’s team programs.
“The Fall Festival is a critical touchpoint for the players in our program as they come together for the first time on the ice this season with our coaching staff,” said Davidson. “These 44 players have worked hard to earn their invites and this is a great opportunity for them to show if they have what it takes to represent Canada at the senior level on the international stage throughout the 2016-2017 season.”
Following Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival, players will be monitored at the Women’s National Team events, Canada’s National Women’s U18 Team and Development Team events, and international events, such as the 2016 Four (4) Nations Cup in Vierumäki, Finland, as well as with their club teams during the 2016-2017 season. These evaluations will assist coaches and scouts in selecting the team that will represent Canada at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Plymouth, Michigan, March 31, 2017 – April 7, 2017.
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