Aldergrove’s Amy Potomak has joined the ranks of the Pacific Steelers of the Junior Woman’s Hockey League.
The 16-year-old local player played for Pursuit of Excellence in the 2015-16 season, racking up 45 points (28-17-45) and 38 penalty minutes in 30 games.
A 5’8” 148 pound center, she also captained the 2015 Under-18 Team BC and was named tournament MVP at the nationals in Huntsville, Ont.
Potomak competed for Canada at the 2015 U18 IIF Women’s World Championships in the team’s silver medal-winning effort, collecting four points (2-2-4) in five games, fifth in tournament scoring.
“I have been coaching female hockey for 20 years and there are very few players I have come across that have Amy’s creativity, vision and ability to score,” said Steelers head coach Jeff Eaton. “She is a special athlete who is going to do amazing things in the game.”
Potomak has committed to play for the University of Minnesota NCAA in 2017-18 and join her sister Sarah who just received NCAA Rookie of the Year. The University of Minnesota recently won the NCAA National Championship, they have won the National Championship 4 times in the last 5 years.
“Amy Potomak is going to lead the Steelers to the next level,” said Eaton.
Eaton has previously coached Sarah Potomak as well as Amy’s brothers Devin and Brandon.