Weyburn’s Alex Clarke is no stranger to being in “historic” games and this weekend was part of another hockey first.
Clarke was in Toronto as a linesperson for the new PWHL’s (Professional Women’s Hockey League) 3-on-3 showcase as part of the NHL All-Star weekend.
The showcase was the first of its kind for the PWHL and featured 24 players from all six PWHL teams.
Clarke was a big supporter of the PWHL when it was first announced, saying to DiscoverWeyburn at that time “Honestly, when I say that this league is long overdue, I mean it. These women have astounding resumes, many of them up to four-time Olympians. Lots of them have been on the national team, and to many World Championships, either at the Under 18 or the Women's Division levels. There's a lot of skill out there."
One of those athletes also happens to have a Weyburn connection. Micah Zandee-Hart, who plays for New York in the PWHL, is originally from B.C. but both of her grandfathers, Tom Hart and Tom Zandee, were prominent figures in Weyburn. Micah Zandee-Hart was unable to partake in the showcase due to injury.
As for Clarke, she noted on her social media that the experience was “incredible” and something she is “so grateful” for.