Six Gophers have been named to Team USA for the 2018 Olympic Games and two alumnae are expected to represent Finland
Sarah Potomak and Amy Potomak are among the 28 players named to Canada's Olympic centralization roster
Take a look back at the 2016-17 Gopher women's hockey season by the numbers
Take a look back at the Gopher women's hockey team's 2016-17 campaign
Gopher sophomore Sarah Potomak shares her experience representing Canada at the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship
Women's Hockey vs. Minnesota Duluth 3-4-17
Gopher Womens Hockey vs Minnesota Duluth
Women's Hockey vs. Lindenwood 9-30-16
WHKY: Yale at Minnesota 11-20-15
2017-18 • Junior Season: Will spend the year centralized with Canada's National Women's Team in preparation for the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
2016-17 • Sophomore Season: Named Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-10 finalist, All-WCHA Second Team, All-USCHO Third Team, WCHA All-Academic, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • scored five game-winning goals in the first 10 games of the season • ranked third in the WCHA with eight power-play points (3g-5a) • led the team with 20 goals on the season • ranked second on the team with 53 points (20g-33a) • ranked second on the team with 33 assists • tied for second on the team with four power-play goals • ranked second on the team with six game-winning goals • led the team with a +41 plus/minus rating • recorded four points (1g-3a) in series sweep over Lindenwood (Sept. 30-Oct. 1) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after scoring three goals, including both game-winning goals, in series sweep against UMD (Oct. 14-15) • scored four goals, including a hat trick and both game-winning goals, in series sweep at Ohio State • tallied six points (1g-5a) in series sweep against St. Cloud State (Oct. 27-28) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Month after leading the NCAA with 18 points in the first month of the season • had three points (1g-2a) in back-to-back 2-2 overtime ties at North Dakota (Nov. 18-19) • had four points (2g-2a) in series split at Boston University (Dec. 9-10) • had two points (1g-1a) in 5-0 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 28) • tallied five points (1g-4a) in series sweep at Minnesota State (Feb. 3-4) • had two points (1g-1a), including her 100th career point as a Gopher, in the series sweep against North Dakota (Feb. 10-11) • had four points (1g-3a) during the WCHA First Round against Bemidji State (Feb. 24-26) • scored the Gophers’ goal in the 2-1 double overtime loss to UMD in the WCHA Final Face-Off semifinal (March 4) • set up Patti Marshall’s game-winning goal in the 1-0 win at Minnesota Duluth in the NCAA quarterfinal (March 11) • scored one goal in the Frozen Four semifinal game against Clarkson (March 17) • took home silver with the Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship in Plymouth, Mich.
2015-16 • Freshman Season: Named National Rookie of the Year, USCHO Rookie of the Year, WCHA Rookie of the Year, All-WCHA Third Team, All-USCHO Rookie Team, and WCHA Preseason Rookie of the Year • earned five WCHA Rookie of the Week awards • named to the NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player and to the Frozen Four All-Tournament Team • led the Gophers with a plus/minus of +54 • scored her first collegiate goal with an unassisted empty net goal in season-opening 2-0 win at Penn State (Oct. 1) • named WCHA Rookie of the Week after recording six points (2g-4a) in home-opening sweep over St. Cloud State (Oct. 9-10) • picked up second-straight WCHA Rookie of the Week award after recording back-to-back four-assist games for an eight-point series in sweep at Ohio State (Oct. 16-17) • missed series split at North Dakota (Oct. 29-30) while training with Canada’s National Women’s Team prior to the 2015 Four Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden • took home silver with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2015 Four Nations Cup • named WCHA Rookie of the Month for October after recording at least one point in each of her collegiate games and leading the nation’s rookies and all WCHA players with 2.38 points per game and 1.88 assists per game • recorded three assists in sweep over Bemidji State (Nov. 13-14) • named WCHA Rookie of the Week after a four-point series (1g-3a) in sweep over Yale (Nov. 20-21) • has at least one point in each of 12 games played • earned fourth WCHA Rookie of the Week award after recording seven points (2g-5a) in 11-1 win at Minnesota State (Nov. 27) • named WCHA Rookie of the Month for November after recording 14 points (3g-11a) and leading WCHA freshmen with 11 assists, 14 points, four power-play points, one game-winning goal, a +15 rating, and 25 shots on goal during November • scored one goal in 3-1 loss at Wisconsin (Dec. 5) • had four points (1g-3a), including a game-winning assist, in series sweep vs. Ohio State (Jan. 9-10) • earned fifth WCHA Rookie of the Week award after a five-point series (2g-3a) in sweep over St. Cloud State (Jan. 22-23) • had two assists in 7-3 win at UMD (Feb. 12) • had two points (1g-1a) in series sweep vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 19-20) • recorded two points (1g-1a) in NCAA quarterfinal win over Princeton (March 12) • scored overtime game-winner in 3-2 Frozen Four semifinal win over Wisconsin (March 18) • had two points (1g-1a), including an assist on the game-winning goal, in the 3-1 national championship win vs. Boston College (March 20).
High School/Club: Played for coach David Roy at the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna, B.C. • recorded 26 points (19g-7a) in 25 games played in 2014-15 • recorded 60 points (29g-31a) in 42 games in 2013-14 and had 56 points (33g-23a) in 37 games in 2012-13 with Pursuit of Excellence • member of Canada's National U-18 women's team • won gold in 2014 and silver in 2015 with Canada at the IIHF U-18 Women's World Championships • named Top Forward, Most Valuable Player and media all-start team member at the 2015 IIHF U-18 Women's World Championships after leading the tournament with nine points (5g-4a) • also led the 2014 IIHF U-18 WWC with nine points (5g-4a) bull; attended the 2012 IIHF Women's High Performance Camp in Sheffield, England • competed for Canada's National Women's U-18 team in three-game series against the United States in August 2014 • attended Canada's National Women's Fall Festival in September 2014.
Personal: Born December 19, 1997 • daughter of Jane and Steve Potomak • has five siblings, Mark, Matthew, Devin, Brandon, and Amy • shoots left • majoring in elementary education • enjoys baseball and football • high honor student.
|Potomak's Career Statistics (2016-17 Final)|
NWHL All-Star Weekend Set for St. Paul
1/23/2018 - W. Ice Hockey
Several players with Gopher ties will participate in the 2018 NWHL All-Star Weekend Feb. 10-11 at the Wild's TRIA Rink in St. Paul, Minn.
Gophers to Host Youth Hockey Night
1/23/2018 - W. Ice Hockey
Friday night at Ridder Arena is Girls Youth Hockey Night when Minnesota hosts Minnesota State.
Gophers Return Home to Host Mavericks
1/22/2018 - W. Ice Hockey
Minnesota returns to Ridder Arena to host Minnesota State in the team's final home series of the regular season this weekend.