Okanagan Hockey Academy alum Emily Clark and the Canadian National Women’s Team will go for gold at the 4 Nations Cup after defeating Finland 3-1 on Friday night in Kamloops, BC.
Haley Irwin, Rebecca Johnston and Jennifer Wakefield provided the offence for Canada, each scoring once, while Emerance Maschmeyer stopped 11 of the 12 shots fired her way in goal.
Canada will now face-off against the United States for gold on Saturday night (7:00pm), a game that can be seen live on TSN.
Canada defeated the United States in preliminary action on Wednesday by a score of 3-2.
The Four Nations Cup serves as an opportunity for all players to be evaluated in advance of the 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship, which will be held in Malmo, Sweden in April.
Clark, 18, spent two season with the Okanagan Hockey Academy. During the 2012-13 JWHL season she led the team with 38 points (15-23-38) in 29 games, before netting 31 points (19-12-31) in 28 games during the 2013-14 campaign.
The 5-foot-7 forward has represented Canada on multiple occasions, most notably at the 2012 and 2013 IIHF Women’s Under-18 Championships where she won back-to-back gold medals.
The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan product is currently in her freshman season with the University of Wisconsin where she sits 28th among NCAA Division I skaters with nine points (4-5-9) through eight games.
Photo Credit: Andy Devlin, Hockey Canada Images
My dream is to play hockey at the highest level. My three years at OHA were instrumental in helping me move forward on that path, teaching me what it takes to be a pro both on and off the ice."