2017-18 National Women's Team

Sarah Potomak
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Position
Forward
Date of Birth
12-19-1997
HT/WT
5'5 / 140
Shoots
L
Hometown
Aldergrove, B.C.
Club Team
University of Minnesota (WCHA)
Teams
2017 IIHF Women's World Championship - Canada
2017 Nations Cup - Canada
2016 NWT December Series - Canada

Biography

HOCKEY CANADA BACKGROUND

Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2017 Nations Cup in Füssen, Germany and Telfs, Austria … Played for Canada’s National Women’s Team in the two-game December Series against the United States in Sarnia, Ont., and Plymouth, Mich., in December 2016 … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team for a three-game series against the United States in Calgary, Alta., in August 2016 … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2015 4 Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team for a three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid, N.Y., in August 2015 … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2015 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for a three-game series against the United States in Calgary, Alta., in August 2014… Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2014 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship in Budapest, Hungary … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for a three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid, N.Y., in August 2013 … Attended the IIHF High Performance Camp in Sheffield, England in July 2013

HOCKEY BACKGROUND

2016-17: Reached the NCAA Frozen Four with Minnesota … Second in Minnesota scoring … Second in scoring among Minnesota sophomores … Top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the top player in NCAA women’s hockey … Named to the WCHA Second All-Star Team … Named to the WCHA All-Academic Team … 2015-16: Won the NCAA national championship with Minnesota … Scored overtime winner in NCAA Frozen Four semifinal vs. Wisconsin … Third in Minnesota scoring … Led Minnesota freshmen in scoring … Led Minnesota in plus/minus (+54) … Led NCAA freshmen in scoring … Named NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player … Named NCAA rookie of the year, USCHO rookie of the year and WCHA rookie of the year … Named to the NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team … Named to the WCHA Third All-Star Team … Named to the USCHO All-Rookie Team … 2014-15: Led Pursuit of Excellence in scoring … Won a gold medal with Pursuit of Excellence (Red) at the 2015 Female World Sport School Challenge in Winnipeg, Man. … Played for British Columbia at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C., finishing sixth … 2013-14: Led Pursuit of Excellence in scoring … Won a silver medal with Pursuit of Excellence at the 2014 Female World Sport School Challenge in Winnipeg, Man. … Played for British Columbia at the 2013 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Calgary, Alta., finishing seventh … OTHER: Won a bronze medal with Pursuit of Excellence at the 2013 Female World Sport School Challenge in Winnipeg, Man. … Played for British Columbia at the 2012 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Dawson Creek, B.C., finishing fourth, and was named Top Forward … Led Pursuit of Excellence in scoring … Lists Jeff Eaton, Glen Naka and Scott Spencer as her favourite minor hockey coaches

PERSONAL

Lists National Women’s Team forward Marie-Philip Poulin as her favourite female athlete … Favourite NHL team: Philadelphia Flyers … Daughter of Steve and Jane … Has four brothers, Brandon, Devin, Mark and Matthew, and one sister, Amy

Past Events

Event
GP
P
G
A
PIM
Gold
1
0
0
0
0
Semifinal
1
1
1
0
0
2017 IIHF Women's World Championship
3
2
1
1
0
2016 NWT December Series
2
0
0
0
0
2017 Nations Cup
4
2
0
2
0
2017 Nations Cup - Pre-tournament
1
0
0
0
0
Videos
Photos
2017 NWT: Giving back to the community
Canada’s National Women’s Team took time out from its training camp in Fredericton, N.B.
2017 WWC: USA 3 – CAN 2 OT (Gold Medal)
Brianne Jenner tied it in the third period, but an extra-time loss left Canada with a silver medal.
2017 WWC: CAN 4 – FIN 0 (Semifinal)
Szabados earned another shutout to send Canada to play for gold.
2017 WWC: CAN 8 – RUS 0 (Preliminary)
Wakefield scored two to lead Canada to its first win in Plymouth.
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