Saskatoon women’s hockey fans won’t get to see their hometown hero on the ice during the Four Nations Cup.
Hockey Canada announced Thursday former Saskatoon Star forward Emily Clark wouldn’t be participating in the international tournament due to injury.
Clark has been playing for the national women’s team since 2014, when she won gold in the four Nations Cup. She’s also been part of three silver-medal winning IIHF World Championship teams and most recently won silver with the team at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
She currently plays for the University of Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA. It’s unclear how Clark suffered the injury.
Team Canada also announced Aldergrove, B.C.-born Sarah Potomak would also miss the tournament with an ailment.
Replacing the players will be Oakville, Ont.’s Kristin O’Neill and Kanata’s Jamie Lee Rattray.
Team Canada is scheduled to play a pre-tournament game against Finland in Prince Albert before kicking off the Four Nations Cup at SaskTel Centre against Sweden on Nov. 6.
An Olympic gold medal game rematch with the U.S. is scheduled for Nov. 7.
The tournament will wrap up with bronze and gold medal games on Nov. 10.