c/o Hockey Canada
Sarah and Amy Potomak both want the same thing, but this isn't a sibling rivalry. It's quite the opposite, in fact; the sisters will do everything they can to help each other reach their singular shaped goal - to represent Canada under the brightest lights in women's hockey.
Sarah got her first taste of the big time last fall when she made her debut with Canada's National Women's Team at the 2015 Four (4) Nations Cup in Sweden, and she's back in Calgary this week attending the Fall Festival for her third year in a row.
But this year is different, with her younger sister earning an invite to her first Senior camp.
The Potomaks have become familiar faces at the home of Hockey Canada, with Sarah and Amy earning roster sports with Canada's National Women's Development Team and Canada's National Women's U18 Team, respectively, in each of the last two (2) Augusts, but this is their first camp together.
"I think [Summer Showcase] was really cool, but this is our ultimate goal, to play for the national teams," Sarah says. "I think the fact that we're here together makes it that much more special and that much more meaningful. We want it so bad that we push each other."
And that's how it has always been. Through the Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association, Burnaby Winter Club and Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy growing up, whether they were teammates or opponents, the sisters have made each other better.