December 19, 1997 |
Aldergrove, British Columbia
|Height||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)|
|Weight||141 lb (64 kg; 10 st 1 lb)|
|WCHA team||Minnesota Golden Gophers|
Sarah Potomak (born December 19, 1997) is a Canadian ice hockey player that competed with the Under 18 Canadian national women's hockey team. She made her debut with the Canada women's national ice hockey team at the 2015 4 Nations Cup, being held from November 4–8 in Sundsvall, Sweden. Along with her sister Amy Potomak, they are the first sister duo named to the roster of Canada's national women's ice hockey team. The two played together in a two-game series against the United States national women's ice hockey team in December 2016.
Along with fellow British Columbia resident Micah Hart, Potomak was invited to participate in the IIHF’s 2013 Women’s High Performance Camp in Sheffield, England. Potomak and Hart were also members of Team BC that competed at the 2012 and 2013 Canadian Women’s U18 National Hockey Championships.
Potomak made her debut for the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a September 25, 2015 exhibition match against the Minnesota Whitecaps logging two assists on goals scored by Hannah Brandt as the squad prevailed by a 5-4 tally.
Her regular season debut took place on October 1, 2015 in a 2-0 win against Penn State. Potomak scored an empty net goal, for the first goal of her NCAA career. In a two-game sweep of St. Cloud State on October 9–10, 2015, Potomak accumulated two goals and four assists. In the second game against St. Cloud, she logged the first multi-goal game of her NCAA career.
An 11-1 win against the MSU-Mankato Mavericks in November 2015 saw Potomak tie the program record for most points in one game. She would register a seven point output consisting two goals and five assists. Potomak was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd segment for the week of December 14, 2015.
|2015-16||Minnesota Golden Gophers||NCAA||38||15||39||54||6|
|2016-17 (in progress)||Minnesota Golden Gophers||NCAA||14||11||14||25||0|
Awards and honors
- Top Forward, 2012 Canadian U18 Nationals
- Leading scorer, 2014 IIHF World Women's U18 Championships
- IIHF Directorate Award, Top Forward, 2015 IIHF World Women's U18 Championships
- Most Valuable Player, 2015 IIHF World Women's U18 Championships
- Media All-Star Team, 2015 IIHF World Women's U18 Championships
- 2015-16 WCHA Preseason Rookie of the Year
- WCHA Rookie of the Week (Week of October 13, 2015)
- WCHA Player of the Week (Recognized for games of October 14–15, 2016) 
- WCHA Player of the Month (October 2016) 
- 2016 Women's Hockey Commissioners Association National Rookie of the Year Award
- 2016 WCHA Rookie of the Year honors
- Most Outstanding Player Award, 2016 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournament
Her brother, Brandon Potomak is a member of the Moose Jaw Warriors. He captured a gold medal in ice hockey at the 2011 Canada Winter Games. Younger sister Amy has committed to attend the University of Minnesota for the 2017-18 season.
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- "B.C. sisters bringing the 'Potomagic' to Team Canada". cbc.ca British Columbia. 2016-12-03. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
- "BC Hockey, 2013-14 Year in Review (Page 3)" (PDF). BC Hockey. n.d. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
- "Participant – Prince George 2015 Canada Winter Games". Canada Winter Games. n.d. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
- "Hockey Game Box Score (Final) : Minnesota Whitecaps vs #1 Minnesota (Sep 25, 2015 at Minneapolis, Minn.)" (PDF). Grfx.cstv.com. Retrieved 2015-10-19.
- "University of Minnesota Official Athletic Site - Women's Ice Hockey". Gophersports.com. Retrieved 2015-10-19.
- "Potomak Named WCHA Rookie of the Week - University of Minnesota Official Athletic Site". Gophersports.com. Retrieved 2015-10-19.
- "Potomak's seven points lead Gophers' women's hockey in rout over MSU Mankato". Star Tribune. 2015-11-27. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
- "Faces in the Crowd: December 14, 2015, Edited by Alexandra Fenwick". Sports Illustrated. 2015-12-14. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
- "Sarah Potomak: Career Statistics". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
- "Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team takes silver medal at 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship". Hockeycanada.ca. 2015-01-12. Retrieved 2015-10-19.
- "UMN'S POTOMAK, AND UND'S SHAW AND NUUTINEN NAMED WCHA WOMEN'S PLAYERS OF THE WEEK". WCHA.com. 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
- "UMN'S POTOMAK, UND'S SHAW AND UW'S NORBY NAMED WCHA WOMEN'S PLAYERS OF THE MONTH". WCHA.com. 2016-11-03. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
- "Minnesota's Potomak Is Chosen Women's National Rookie of the Year". WCHA.com. 2016-03-17. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
- "WCHA ANNOUNCES 2015-16 POSTSEASON AWARDS". WCHA.com. 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-11-25.