Okanagan Hockey Academy alum Emily Clark and the Canadian National Women’s Team were victorious on Day 1 of the 4 Nations Cup, blanking Sweden by a 2-0 score on Tuesday night in Kamloops, BC.
Jillian Saulneir put Canada on the board 7:22 into the opening period which stood up as the game-winner, Jamie Lee Rattray added some insurance early in the second period, making it a 2-0 game, while Emerance Maschmeyer made 11 saves in the Canadian net to earn the shutout.
Canada faces-off against their rival, the United States on Wednesday night at 7:00pm. The game can be seen live on TSN. The United States were 5-0 winners over Finland earlier on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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 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 time at OHA taught me what it means to be an elite athlete both on and off the ice. It is a big reason I am the player, I am today."