The Okanagan Hockey Academy is pleased to congratulate former OHA student athlete Emily Clark on being named to the Canadian National Women’s Team that will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Clark, 22, attended the Okanagan Hockey Academy from 2012 to 2014, before heading to the University of Wisconsin, where she has one more year of NCAA eligibility.
The Saskatoon, SK product has represented Canada on the international stage multiple times, however this will be her first Winter Olympics. She has won three silver medals at the World Championship (2015, 2016, 2017), while also winning back-to-back gold medals at the World Women’s U18 Championship (2012, 2013).
Clark registered 28 points (15-23-28) in 29 games with the OHA Female Prep team during the 2012-13 season, while following that up with a 31-point (19-12-31) campaign in 2013-14.
Clark is the youngest player named to the Canadian National Team.
In 2010 I was fortunate enough to play at the Okanagan Hockey Academy on the Midget Prep team. With coaches like Robert Dirk and Greg Holst it was an unbelievable year. I have to this day still never been on such a close-knit team. It was my first year of midget hockey and that meant a lot more travel. Playing in the CSSHL I got the opportunity to play in some pretty awesome spots. The league helped me learn to stay on top of school, which has helped me not only in college but also in junior. I was able to make an easy jump to junior and college academically with the help of Dave Nackoney, a guidance counselor at Penticton Secondary School who works with all the student athletes. To this day if I need anything he is always more than willing to help. It is the great staff that left such an impression on me, and made it possible for me to be where I am today.