U18s Top 10: Sarah Potomak
10 U18 Nationals alumni reflect on their outstanding performances
Wendy Graves
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October 22, 2015
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More than 1,000 players have competed for their provinces since the first National Women’s Under-18 Championship in 2001. On the eve of the 10th edition of the event, 10 players reflect on their outstanding performances.

#7 – Sarah Potomak (British Columbia, 2012)

Her numbers: 6G 1A 7P

Her hardware: Top Forward

Her story: Potomak was 14 years old and the youngest player in Dawson Creek, B.C. All she did is score twice in her team’s opening win over Saskatchewan and add a hat trick two days later against Atlantic to clinch B.C. its first semifinal berth since January 2005. She played for her province again the next year, potting the overtime winner on opening day against Quebec.

In her own words: “At first I was really nervous because I didn’t really know what to expect, but after I got in my first couple of shifts I felt comfortable and knew that I belonged there. I just wanted to play the best game I could to help my province win.”

“I think the first time I scored wearing a B.C. jersey against Saskatchewan was probably the most memorable [goal] – it was a rebound and I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited in my life. The second one was also another rebound. I was just at the right place at the right time. That was a close game so it was exciting to get the first win.”

“It’s obviously a huge honour [to be named Top Forward]. I wished we would’ve won a medal instead, but it was a pretty cool feeling to be named that. I definitely couldn’t have done it without any of my teammates or my coaches. They all set me up for success.”

“That was probably one of the most fun national championships I’d been to considering that it was in our home province. I remember the town supported us really well.”

“I think there was a lot more expectation [in 2013]. I guess [teams] kind of knew what I could do. I think it was almost tougher to play the second time around.”

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

 

Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

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