Wisconsin standout Clark lone current NCAA player selected for Canadian Olympic women’s team

 (Melissa Wade)
Former Mercyhurst star Meghan Agosta will represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics (photo: Melissa Wade).

Hockey Canada has announced the 23-player roster that has been nominated to represent Team Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, which will be held Feb. 9-25 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Canada’s roster includes a slew of former NCAA players and one current NCAA standout in Wisconsin senior forward Emily Clark.

Player's NamePositionNCAA team
Ann-Renée Desbiens GWisconsin
Genevieve LacasseGProvidence
Shannon SzabadosGGrant MacEwan (Canada)
Renata FastDClarkson
Laura FortinoDCornell
Brigette LacquetteDMinnesota Duluth
Jocelyne LarocqueDMinnesota Duluth
Meaghan MikkelsonDWisconsin
Lauriane RougeauDCornell
Meghan AgostaFMercyhurst
Bailey BramFMercyhurst
Emily ClarkFWisconsin
Melodie DaoustFMcGill (Canada)
Haley IrwinFMinnesota Duluth
Brianne JennerFCornell
Rebecca JohnstonFCornell
Sarah NurseFWisconsin
Marie-Philip PoulinFBoston University
Jillian SaulnierFCornell
Natalie SpoonerFOhio State
Laura StaceyFDartmouth
Blayre TurnbullFWisconsin
Jennifer WakefieldFNew Hampshire/Boston University

“It was an extremely difficult decision narrowing down our roster due to the depth of talent on our team; we are excited to move forward with the 23 players chosen to represent Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games,” said Team Canada coach Laura Schuler in a statement. “These players have worked hard to earn this moment and we are confident that they will be able to inspire and unite our country as they set their sights on a fifth straight gold medal for Canada.”

Canada starts play on Sunday, Feb. 11, against Russia at the Kwandong Hockey Centre.