March 19, 2013
OTTAWA, Ontario - Former Providence College women’s ice hockey goaltender, Genevieve Lacasse ’12, was named to the Canadian IIHF Women’s World Championship roster. The 2013 IIHF World Championships will take place April 2-9 in Ottawa, Ontario.
“I am honored to represent Canada for the upcoming World Championships,” Lacasse shared on her achievement. “It is an especially exciting opportunity to play for Canada in front of a home crowd, and I would like nothing more than to repeat our gold medal performance from last year in front of friends, family and fellow Canadians.”
Lacasse will be one of three goaltenders competing in Ottawa. The team will be participating in a pre-tournament camp from March 26 to 30 in Petawawa, Ontario. Lacasse and the Canadians will face-off against the Gatineau Mustangs from the Eastern Ontario Junior B league at 7:30 p.m. on March 28 at the Silver Dart Arena. On March 30 the Canadians will take on the Sweden National Team at 7:00 p.m. at the Pembroke Memorial Centre in Pembroke, Ontario.
The 15th IIHF Women’s World Championship will begin on April 2, with the Canadian National Team appearing in the gold medal each of the 14 previous World Championships. Lacasse and the Canadians will face the U.S. National Team in its opening game of the preliminary round at 7:30 p.m. on April 2.
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 that takes place every year. The Canadians defeated the Russians 8-3 to claim 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).
For the complete Canadian Roster competing at the World Championships click HERE and for schedule and results click HERE.
To acquire tickets to attend the tournament click HERE.