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Road to PyeongChang: Emily Clark

A closer look at the forward from Saskatoon, Sask., centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team

Jason La Rose
August 3, 2017

Position: Forward
Hometown: Saskatoon, Sask.
Birthdate: November 28, 1995
Club Team: University of Wisconsin (WCHA)

Road to Centralization
2002-03: Saskatoon Wild (Novice AA)
2003-04: Saskatoon Jr. Blades (Novice AA)
2004-05: Saskatoon Ice Hawks (Atom AA)
2005-06: Saskatoon Fury (Atom AA)
2006-07: Saskatoon Ice Bears (Peewee AA)
2007-08: Saskatoon Titans (Peewee AA)
2008-09: Saskatoon Flyers (Midget AA)
2009-12: Saskatoon Stars (SFMAAAHL)
2012-14: Okanagan Hockey Academy (Midget)
2014-17: University of Wisconsin (WCHA)

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 18, 2011 vs. United States
Canada’s National Women’s Team (2014-17): 27GP 4G 2A 6P
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team (2014-17): 15GP 3G 4A 7P
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team (2011-13): 13GP 4G 5A 9P

Olympic & World Championship Experience
2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 2G 0A 2P (silver medal)
2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 1G 0A 1P (silver medal)
2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 1G 1A 2P (silver medal)
2013 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship – 1G 4A 5P (gold medal)
2012 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship – 2G 2A 4P (gold medal)

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to centralization?
“So many people had a hand in getting me to this Olympic centralization, from coaches to teachers, family and friends, but my family had the largest impact. Not just my parents, but all of my siblings too. Everyone has made so many sacrifices to make sure I had any opportunity I needed growing up and their constant support means the world to me. Another person who has had a big impact is Carla MacLeod. She coached me at my first U18 worlds and had been a mentor and friend ever since. Being able to have that support from someone who has been through the same process has been huge.”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“I can't put a date or an age of when I decided I wanted to play for Team Canada because I have wanted to represent my country for as long as I can remember. It has always been my dream.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“Hockey has given me endless opportunities, from traveling the world to being able to receive a scholarship at the University of Wisconsin, which I am very grateful for. I have learned so many life skills and have made friendships that will last far longer than my playing career, and that is the greatest thing this sport has gave to me.”

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

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