LANTZ: An East Hants Pro Cresting Lady Penguin is going on to her next chapter, committing to an Atlantic University Sport (AUS) women’s hockey team.
In a release on April 16, UPEI Panthers Women’s Hockey Head Coach Bruce Donaldson announced that Madison Clarke is joining the Panthers for the 2014–15 season.
Clarke—a Brookfield product—played defence for the past three years with the Nova Scotia Female Midget Hockey League champion Penguins. In the 28-game season, Clarke recorded two goals and three assists along with 28 penalty minutes.
“Madison is a great young player who brings a strong work ethic to her game,” said Donaldson. “She is very dependable – great mobility and enjoys the defensive side of the game. We see her as someone who will fit nicely within our defensive zone system and will develop to be a future team leader.”
Clarke has also been a part of the Hockey Nova Scotia High Performance Program competing on the U-15 and U-17 Atlantic Challenge cup teams.
“I’m very happy to be coming to UPEI. The coaching staff is sincere in their interest in me, and very approachable, said Clarke, who will be pursuing a career in Kinesiology at UPEI. “The hockey program and UPEI’s science department feels like the perfect fit for me, and I can’t wait to further both my education and hockey as a Panther.”
Penguins head coach Les Parker commented on Clarke’s news.
“Madison has been a solid player for the Penguins since putting on the uniform three years ago. She is reliable, smart on defence, and reads the ice and plays extremely well, skates well, and was a true leader in our room and on the ice,” he said. “Above all else, she...