March 6, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - For the third week in a row, Providence College Women's Hockey Goalie Genevieve Lacasse (Kingston, Ontario) has been named the Defensive Player of the Week by the Women's Hockey East Association. It is the twelfth time in her career she has earned the honor.
Lacasse stopped a combined 89 shots during the Hockey East Semifinals and finals over the weekend. On Saturday, March 3, she halted all 41 attempts she faced in leading the Friars to a 2-0 victory over #7 Northeastern. The decision marked her eighth shutout of the season and 20th of her career.
On Sunday, March 4, Lacasse halted 48 shots, including 16 in overtime, as the Friars were edged, 2-1, by #9 Boston University. When taking into account a shutout victory over Maine in last week's quarterfinals, Lacasse played over 179 minutes of tournament hockey without allowing a goal.
Lacasse was selected as the goaltender for the All-Tournament Team after adding two more Hockey East records to her illustrious resume, which already included every major goaltending mark at Providence College and the conference mark for saves in a tournament game with 58 (set in the 2011 semifinals.). This weekend, she set a new Hockey East single tournament record with 127 saves total, and a Hockey East career tournament record with 276 saves.
Lacasse wraps her Friar career with 64 career victories, 20 career shutouts, 3,482 career saves, and 127 career-games played, again, all Providence College records. She also finishes with a goals against average of 1.96 and a save percentage of .933.
Providence completes the 2011-12 season with a 16-17-4 overall record. It is the only program to advance to the Hockey East semifinals in each of the conference's ten seasons. Providence has now advanced to six of the ten championship games.
- Go Friars -
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