Road to PyeongChang: Amy Potomak
A closer look at the forward from Aldergrove, B.C., centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team
Jason La Rose
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September 15, 2017
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AMY POTOMAK
Position: Forward
Hometown: Aldergrove, B.C.
Birthdate: June 25, 1999
Club Team: Pacific Steelers (JWHL)

Road to Centralization
2004-06: Aldergrove (Initiation)
2006-08: Burnaby Winter Club (Novice C)
2008-09: Burnaby Winter Club (Atom A2)
2009-10: Burnaby Winter Club (Atom A1)
2010-11: Burnaby Winter Club (Peewee A2)
2011-12: Burnaby Winter Club (Peewee A1)
2012-13: Burnaby Winter Club (Bantam A2)
2013-16: Pursuit of Excellence (Midget)
2016-17: Pacific Steelers (JWHL)

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 20, 2015 vs. United States
Canada’s National Women’s Team (2016): 2GP 0G 0A 0P
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team (2015-17): 18GP 8G 9A 17P

Olympic & World Championship Experience
2017 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship – 6GP 2G 2A 4P (silver medal)
2016 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship – 6GP 3G 2A 5P (silver medal)

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to centralization?
“My family has played the biggest role. They have always pushed me and supported me, making me a better player and a better person. The sacrifices my parents made for my siblings and I in our athletics and our education is a huge contributor to our success.”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“When I first started playing hockey was when the dream began. Watching both the men’s and women’s teams win gold in 2010 in Vancouver, in my hometown, was what inspired and motivated me the most.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“Hockey has taught me a lot about life, from overcoming adversity to working together as a team. Most importantly, hockey has given me incredible friendships; my teammates are my family and we get to share the good and bad times together. Through the wins and the losses we always support and encourage each other.”

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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2017-18 NWT: CAN 9 – AIR 1 (Exhibition)
Saulnier and Johnston had 2G each to help Canada win its Esso opener.
2017-18 NWT: NOR 4 – CAN 0 (Icebreaker)
Lacasse made 22 saves, but Canada was blanked in the tournament final.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 3 – ROY 1 (Icebreaker)
Poulin scored twice in the third period to send Canada to the win.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 4 – FLA 1 (Icebreaker)
Saulnier got the GWG to lead Canada to its first Icebreaker victory.
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