Olympic hockey: Former Clarkson player Fast named to Canadian Olympic team
- Author: Wendy Palmer Dec 24, 2017,
Dec 24, 2017, 0:34
Hockey Canada named the team that will compete in Pyongchang on Friday, and one of those making it is Saskatoon's Emily Clark.
The 2018 Olympic Winter Games will be held from February 9 to 25 in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Three months after the birth of Calder, who was named through a national Twitter contest, Mikkelson was cleared for full competition and the next month attended the national team selection camp for the 2016 worlds and hasn't looked back.
According to Madison.com, former Badgers players Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan, Hilary Knight and Alex Rigsby remain in contention for Team USA.
Players such as Terry and Greenway gained confidence on the U.S. National Junior Team, which won gold at the Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in 2017. "We have some really athletic players that will be joining this roster".
The roster includes three goalies, six defencemen and 14 forwards.
Nurse and Fast will be going to their first Olympics.
"This includes gold medals at the last four Olympic Winter Games and with a reputation like that, all eyes will be on Canada in PyeongChang". "This is the premier team to play on in the country, and there's so many people that want to be in your shoes", she said.
"I don't think that the fans realize how special that is for me, even at the start of the game when they announce the starting lineup and to have the crowd cheer as loud for me as they did or going into the shootout". The calibre of players in our program just continues to get better and these young players bring a lot of energy.
Agosta, who will be a four-time Olympian in Pyeongchang, is the lone member of the team that won gold in 2006 in Turin, Italy.
Jenner says despite this being her second Olympic Games, the nerves were still there ahead of final cuts.