Okanagan Hockey Academy alum Emily Clark and the Canadian National Women’s Team remain unbeaten at the 2014 4 Nations Cup in Kamloops, BC after a thrilling 3-2 win over the United States on Wednesday night.
Trailing 2-1 late in the third period, Canada got goals from Haley Irwin and Rebecca Johnston - her second of the game - just 46-seconds apart to give them the lead. Geneviève Lacasse made 30 saves in goal for Canada, which was outshot 32-21 on the night.
Clark, who took the opening faceoff for Canada, was held off the scoresheet.
Canada closes out the preliminary round against Finland on Friday (7:00pm), which can be seen live on TSN. Finland is coming off a 1-0 win over Sweden on Wednesday.
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
At OHA, I had an opportunity to play with some of best players in the country and had coaches that pushed me to be my best, positioning me to play for the Penticton Vees and now the University of Denver.