January 11, 2022
Emily Clark headed to Olympics for second time
Saskatoon’s Emily Clark is one of 23 players announced to the Canadian women’s national hockey team that will represent Canada at the Olympic Games in Beijing.
This will be Clark’s second Games after she previously helped Canada capture a silver medal at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang. Clark was also part of the team that won gold at the 2021 World Cup where Canada defeated the United States 5-1 in the final.
Women’s hockey will take place Feb. 2 to 16, with Canada opening preliminary-round action against Switzerland on Feb. 3.
Watch the full announcement of the team at hockeycanada.ca.
Coakwell and team finish fifth at IBSF World Cup event
Moose Jaw’s Ben Coakwell and his four-man bobsleigh team finished fifth in Winterberg, Germany on Sunday in the penultimate 2021-22 World Cup circuit event.
The team were tied for first following a first run of 54.60 seconds, but a tough start in their second run left them with a time of 55.08 seconds for a combined total time of one minutes and 49.68 seconds.
The final World Cup event is scheduled for Jan. 16 in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Based on their overall World Cup rankings, teams will then be selected for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.