Last week Weyburn’s Alex Clarke once again was part of history. 

“Last week I was in Toronto for the NHL All-Star weekend and I was there as part of the PWHL three-on-three All-Star game that happened on Thursday evening,” she said. “They've been incorporating the female players into the All-Star weekend a few times over the past few years. But this is the first time that the PWHL has been incorporated.” 

Clarke, who has had her fair share of ‘historic moments’ in her linesperson career, said the process to get to this game began earlier in the year. 

“At the beginning of January, the NHL reached out to the four of us as officials, confirming our availability, expressing their interest in bringing us as the officials to this event, and then that was when the planning began.” 

Clarke, who has been a linesperson in many leagues, said this was an experience like no other. 

“Honestly, it was just an incredible experience,” she said. “It was one of the first events that was tailored with the NHL, so it was a completely different event than any I've been to and we got to take in all of the NHL All-Star events on top of the P WHL game. I was able to bring my family along with me, my husband, and two kids. So it was just a really fun weekend. It was an amazing experience to be on the ice, but the experience off the ice, taking everything in really, it was just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” 

This is the second time in less than a year that Clarke has been part of a NHL-sanctioned event as she was also part of the lines team for the Young Stars Classic in Penticton earlier this year. Clarke was also the first female linesperson in the WHL and has no intentions of slowing down. 

"I call it my full-time hobby job because it's so busy and it's a hobby, but it's kind of a job as well,” she laughed. “But I don't think of it as a job because honestly, I just, I love being on the ice. It's so fun for me. I would do it for free. It's just a blast to be on the ice, especially at these levels. It's the best seat in the house. So I have really zero complaints.” 

Clarke will be in Saskatoon and Regina next as part of the Canada versus USA rivalry game.