Monday, December 11, 2017
Hockey Canada announced the selection of 21 players to Canada’s National Women’s Development team traveling to Fussen, Germany to compete at the 2018 Nations Cup, January 3 – 6, 2018. BC Hockey players Hannah Miller (North Vancouver) and Amy Potomak (Aldergrove) were named to the team.
Miller led Team Canada to gold medal finishes at the 2013 and 2014 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship. She joined the Saint Lawrence Saints women’s hockey team during the 2014-2015 season and last season was named to the second-team All-Eastern College Athletic Conference hockey of the NCAA Division I.
Potomak was a member of Team BC at the 2013, 2015, and 2016 Women’s U18 National Championships, and the 2015 Canada Winter Games. She was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2015 and 2016 Women’s U18 National Championship, and helped lead Team BC to a bronze medal at the 2016 Championship. She was a member of Canada’s National Women’s U18 team that captured back to back silver medals at the 2016 and 2017 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship, where she was also named MVP both years. Potomak was recently named to the National Women’s Centralization roster where she spent months training with the National Women’s team before returning to the University of Minnesota.
Canada will play two (2) round robin games against Finland on January 3 and Russia on Friday, January 4 before the tournament culminates with the gold medal game on Saturday, January 6.
The Nations Cup, previously hosted under the names Air Canada Cup, MLP Cup and the Meco Cup, features Canada’s National Women’s Development team as well as national teams from Finland, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland. Canada has won gold 11 times at the Nations Cup (2003 – 2008, 2010 – 2011, 2013, 2015 – 2016).
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