Hockey November 26, 2017


SARAH POTOMAK
Position: Forward
Hometown: Aldergrove, B.C.
Birthdate: December 19, 1997
Club Team: University of Minnesota (WCHA)

Road to Centralization
2003-05: Aldergrove (Novice C)
2005-06: Burnaby Winter Club (Novice C)
2006-08: Burnaby Winter Club (Atom A)
2008-10: Burnaby Winter Club (Peewee 3)
2010-15: Pursuit of Excellence (Midget)
2015-17: University of Minnesota (WCHA)

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 22, 2013 vs. United States
Canada’s National Women’s Team (2015-17): 14GP 3G 3A 6P
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team (2015-17): 12GP 2G 4A 6P
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team (2013-15): 16GP 11G 8A 19P

Olympic & World Championship Experience
2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 2G 1A 3P (silver medal)
2015 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship – 5GP 5G 4A 9P (silver medal)
2014 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship – 5GP 5G 4A 9P (gold medal)


Who has played the biggest role in getting you to centralization?
“My family. Without them I would not be here; my parents have worked so
hard so they could provide endless opportunities for my siblings and I to
reach our dreams and I am forever grateful for that.”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“I have always dreamed of playing for Team Canada, but when I was 14, after
a successful National Women’s Under-18 Championship representing Team BC,
that was when I knew that I could truly play for my country.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“Hockey has given me so much – more than I could ever imagine. Hockey has
given me amazing friendships, and instilled traits in me like work ethic,
discipline and respect. It has helped me grow into the person I am today,
but the most important thing it has given me is opportunity. I have
travelled the world, received an education, met so many incredible people,
made forever friendships and learned toughness; hockey has given me
countless opportunities to succeed. I am so grateful to play the best game
in the world.”

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