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NWHL Prospect Pipeline - Silver Medalist Clark Returns To Wisconsin

By Reid Nichols, 11/01/18, 3:00PM EDT

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Draft Prospect Profiles - Emily Clark


Photo from Wisconsin Badgers

Emily Clark is a forward from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, playing for the University of Wisconsin. Before going to Wisconsin, Clark played for Okanagan Hockey Academy Female Prep. As a junior, she had 38 points and as a senior she improved to 46 points. She was also named the Okanagan Hockey Academy Female Prep MVP and was nominated for the Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) 2nd All-Star Team. Before going to Okanagan, Clark payed for the Saskatchewan Stars. She recorded 38 points as a Freshman and drastically improved to 80 points as a sophomore. Her sophomore year, she led her team to a second-straight Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League (SFMAAAHL). Additionally, she was named the SFMAAAHL MVP and a 2011 Saskatchewan Sport Award Youth Female Athlete finalist.

Internationally, Clark was a part of the gold-medal winning Canadian U18 National Team in both 2012 and 2013 at the U18 IIHF World Championships. In 2012, she served as an alternate captain. In 2014 and 2015, she represented Canada again, this time at the Four Nations Cup. Then, in 2016, Clark was named to Canada’s IIHF World Championship roster.

As a freshman at Wisconsin, Clark tallied 27 points in 36 games. She was named to the All-WCHA Rookie Team at the end of the season. Clark then improved to 45 points in 38 games as a sophomore. She led Wisconsin in game-winning goals with seven, power-play goals with five, and shooting percentage with 0.145 percent. At the end of the season, she was named to the All-WCHA Second Team, WCHA All-Academic Team, and WCHA Final Face-Off All-Tournament Team. As a junior, Clark continued her impressive production with 46 points in 39 games. Her plus-minus rating of plus-48 and her nine game-winning goals led the team. In January, she became just the 24th Badger to reach 100 career points. At season’s end, she was named to All-WCHA Third Team, as well as the WCHA Final Face-Off All-Tournament Team for the second year in a row.

Last year, Clark took the year off from school to represent Team Canada at the 2018 Olympic Games, where she earned a silver medal. As the youngest member of the team, Clark was able to live out a childhood dream. She scored her first Olympic goal in a 5-0 win over the Olympic Athletes from Russia in the semifinals. While a tough loss against the United States in the finals ended Clark’s Olympic experience on a bitter note, she has been ready to return to the University of Wisconsin for her senior season in the hopes of earning a national championship.

Top Seniors of the Week

Marlene Boissonnault (G), Cornell University

  • Boissannault led Cornell to three wins across three games during the past week. In a weekday game on Tuesday, Cornell beat Syracuse 4-1. After letting up the first goal of the game just over a minute in, Boissannault shut the door on Syracuse and made 23 saves for the win. Cornell then beat Harvard 3-2 on Friday as Boissannault made another 23 saves. On Saturday, Boissannault collected a shutout in a 4-0 victory over Dartmouth with her third straight 23-save win. Boissannault ended the week with a 0.956 save percentage, a 1.00 goals-against average, and ECAC Goalie of the Week honors.

Loren Gabel (F), Clarkson University

  • Gabel had a dazzling weekend with two goals and seven assists in just two games for Clarkson. In Friday’s 6-2 win over Syracuse, Gabel contributed to each of Clarkson’s goals as she tallied one goal and five assists. Additionally, she had nine shots on net and a plus-four rating. Two of Gabel’s assists came on the power play in her impressive performance. Gabel continued her production with another goal and two assists in a 4-3 overtime win on Saturday. Both of her goals came on the power play and she added six shots on net as well.

Megan Keller (D), Boston College

  • Keller helped Boston College to two wins this weekend with one goal and two assists. In a 5-1 victory over Holy Cross on Friday, Keller scored the opening goal on the power play to give BC the lead. She also recorded an assist on the penalty kill and five shots on net.  Keller then added two more assists and four more shots on net in BC’s 4-1 win over Maine on Sunday. Both her assists came on the power play in the special teams-dominated game.

Charly Dahlquist (F), Ohio State

  • Dahlquist recorded two goals and two assists for Ohio State in their weekend series against St. Lawrence. Dahlquist had a quiet night on Friday in a 3-2 loss with no points and just two shots on net. She then exploded with four points the next day in a 6-1 win. She assisted on the game-opening goal just under three minutes into the game. Two minutes later, she scored the game-winning goal. Dahlquist ended the game with another goal and assist, five shots on goal, and a plus-four rating.

Recognitions

  • Marlene Boissannault of Cornell was named ECAC Goalie of the Week after leading Cornell to three wins. She recorded 69 saves over the course of the three wins, including a 23-save shutout in a win over Dartmouth.
  • Lauren Bailey was named the CHA Goalie of the Week after allowing just two goals in two games for Robert Morris. She had a 17-save shutout on Saturday against Lindenwood and ended the weekend with a 0.96 goals against average and a 0.952 save percentage.