Jan. 9, 2013
FUSSEN, Germany -
Former Providence College women's ice hockey goaltender Genevieve Lacasse '12 took gold with the Canadian Under-22/Development Team at the 2013 Meco Cup. The five-day international tournament was held from Jan. 2-6, 2013 in Fussen, Germany. Lacasse was one of two goaltenders named to the 2013 Canadian Meco Cup roster.
"Playing in the Meco Cup was a great experience and I am thrilled that we were able to bring back the gold as we continue to build upon previous success as well as gain momentum for future events," Lacasse stated about winning gold.
Canada was undefeated during the tournament, including its exhibition match against Germany on Jan. 2. Before entering the gold medal game against Russia, Lacasse and Canada earned wins over Germany, 8-1, Switzerland, 4-0 and Finland, 2-0. Lacasse played in Canada's wins over Germany and Finland.
Formerly known as the MLP Cup, the Meco Cup hosts women's national teams from Germany, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Canada and Switzerland. With the win, Lacasse has won gold both times she has competed in the tournament. The last time Lacasse took home the gold with the Canadians was at the 2011 MLP Cup, when she made 37 saves to earn a shutout in the final game against Sweden.
"It is always an honor to wear the Team Canada jersey and represent Canada in any event let alone an international competition," Lacasse shared.
Lacasse has been a member of the Candian National program since 2009, when she was invited to participate in the 2009 Under-22 camp. Since then she has won gold at the World Championships during the spring of 2012 in Burlington, Vt. She also competed in the 12 Nations Tournament (2011), Under-22 MLP Cup (2011), Hockey Canada Evaluation Camp (2010 and 2011) and was a member of the Under-22 Team (2010). Most recently Lacasse and the Canadian National Team competed in the Four Nations Tournament from Nov. 6-10, 2012 in Vantaa, Finland, where the Canadians took silver.
During her four year career Lacasse broke numerous school records and was the captain during her senior campaign. The four-year starter holds records for the most career victories (64), career games played (127), career saves (3,482) and career shutouts (20). She also set Hockey East records for saves in a single tournament (127) and career tournament saves (276).