Hockey Canada announced Thursday that forwards Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) and Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./University of Minnesota, WCHA) will be unable to participate in the 2018 4 Nations Cup due to injury.
Joining Canada’s National Women’s Team for the tournament are Kristin O’Neill (Oakville, Ont./Cornell University, ECAC) and Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./Markham, CWHL).
O’Neill and Rattray were among 59 players invited to attend Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival in Dawson Creek, B.C., in September. The camp was the first step in the evaluation and development of players for the 4 Nations Cup and other short-term international competitions this season.
Canada is set to play its lone pre-tournament game on Nov. 4 against Finland in Prince Albert, Sask., before preliminary-round play against Sweden (Nov. 6), the United States (Nov. 7), and Finland (Nov. 9) at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon.
The bronze- and gold-medal games will be played Saturday, Nov. 10; the full schedule can be found at HockeyCanada
Since the debut of the 4 Nations Cup in 1996, Canada’s National Women’s Team has won gold on 14 occasions (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014) and brought home a silver medal eight times (1997, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017).