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Laura Veharanta
Laura Veharanta

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
La Verne, Calif.

High School:
Bonita High School

Height:
5-6

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
05/30/1990


09/25/2014

Women's Hockey Opens Season With Exhibition Game

The Friars will be competing against the Montreal Stars of the CWHL.

08/20/2014

Four Former Women's Hockey Players Selected In CWHL

All four former Friars were selected by the Boston Blades.

06/21/2012

Women's Ice Hockey Places 16 Student-Athletes on All-Academic Team

Friars lead all of Hockey East; Cohen, Vella Named Academic All-Stars.

05/07/2012

Women's Ice Hockey Announces Team Awards

Distinguished Alums return to honor Hockey East finalists.

03/04/2012

Women's Ice Hockey Falls in Double Overtime in Hockey East Championship, 2-1, to BU.

Lacasse remarkable with 48 stops as Friars edged in heartbreaker.

AT PROVIDENCE: 2011-12...Played in all 37 games...Finished third on the team with 27 points on 12 goals and 15 assists...Added two power play goals and one short-handed goal...Scored game-winning goal at New Hampshire (2/11)...Recorded three-point game against New Hampshire (11/13)...Named Hockey East Player of the Week (11/7)...Finished with a rating of +6...Played in 21 conference games, accumulating 18 points on seven goals and 11 assists...2010-11...Played in 35 games as a junior, totaling 13 goals and four assists...Led team with five game-winning goals...Led team with five multi-goal games...Scored two goals within 10 seconds against Yale (11/2)...Tied for third on the team with a plus/minus rating of +17...Saw action in 21 conference games, contributing six goals and two assists...2009-10...Appeared in 33 games as a sophomore... Notched three goals and nine assists for 12 points... Registered a six-game point streak (11/15/09-12/09/09) with two goals and four assists... 2008-09... Appeared in all 36 games for Providence... Led the team with 16 goals and 31 points... Became the first freshman to lead the team in goals scored since Jessica Tabb (97-98) notched 22... Finished third on the team with 15 assists... Led the team in goals, points, power-play goals (8), game-winning goals (4), shots (140) and power-play points (15)... Recorded a five-game point streak (10/26-11/16) and a four-game point streak (12/5-1/4)... Notched three assists in the 5-0 victory over No. 5 UNH (1/10)... Named Mission Hockey Rookie of the Week twice (11/10, 3/2)... Named the Mission Hockey Rookie of the Month for December... Was the only unanimous selection to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team... Named Honorable Mention All-Star.

BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Graduated from Bonita High School... Was a member of the California Selects from 2004-2008... Was a member of the 2004 USA Hockey Development Camp... Earned a silver medal at the 2006 USA Hockey Nationals and a bronze medal in 2008... Helped lead the California Selects to the 2007 and 2008 Pacific District Regional Championships... Played alongside classmate Jennifer Friedman on the California Selects.

PERSONAL:
NAME: Laura Veharanta
FAMILY: Daughter of Simo and Catalina Veharanta.  Has one brother, Heilkki.
MAJOR: Finance

CAREER STATISTICS YEAR GP G A PTS PIM PP SH GW 08-09 36 16 15 31 12/24 8 0 4 HE 21 7 10 17 7/14 3 0 2 09-10 33 3 9 12 15/30 1 0 0 HE 21 2 5 7 8/16 1 0 0 10-11 35 13 4 17 12/24 2 0 5 HE 21 6 2 8 6/12 1 0 2 11-12 37 12 15 27 20/51 2 1 1 HE 21 7 11 18 14/28 1 0 1

Total 141 44 43 87 59/129 13 1 10 HE 84 22 28 50 35/70 6 0 5

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