Jan. 15, 2013
CALGARY, Alberta - Former Providence College women's ice hockey goaltender, Genevieve Lacasse '12, was named to the 23 person roster for Canada's National Team winter camp. The camp will take place in Ottawa, Ontario from Jan. 20-25, 2013. Lacasse will be one of three goaltenders attending the camp.
The winter camp will serve as a player evaluation opportunity heading into the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship in Ottawa. Lacasse was a member of the 2012 National Canadian Women's Team that took gold at last years World Championships in Burlington, Vt.
Lacasse and the Canadian National Team last competed at the 2013 Meco Cup held in Fussen, Germany, where the team took gold. The tournament hosted women's national teams from Germany, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and Canada for a five day international tournament every year. The Canadians defeated the Russians 8-3 to take home the gold on Jan. 6. Lacasse helped Canada in wins over Germany (8-1) and Finland (2-0). It was Lacasse's second time taking home the gold at the Meco Cup tournament.
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). 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 Providence College 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).
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