Kassidy Sauve can’t put her finger on why, not even now, but she knew she needed change in the aftermath of her junior season at Ohio State.
That desire had nothing to do with her teammates, nothing to do with her development and very clearly nothing to do with her own play. Through three seasons with the Buckeyes, she had proven herself to be one of the U.S. college game’s top netminders. She was coming off a season in which she had posted an outstanding .938 save percentage and 1.88 goals-against average in 32 games and had landed squarely on the Canadian national team’s radar. But by the time the 2017-18 season concluded and the academic year had ended, Sauve’s mind was made up. She was ready to move on. “It’s tough because a lot of people would probably question why I would leave, esp...
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Jared Clinton is a writer and web editor with The Hockey News. He's been with the team since 2014. He was born, raised and resides in Winnipeg, where he can be found missing the net on outdoor rinks all over town.