April 2, 2012
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -
Providence College women's ice hockey goaltender Genevieve Lacasse (Kingston, Ontario) has been named to Team Canada's World Championship roster by Hockey Canada. The Friar senior will be one of three netminders suiting up for her country at next week's World Championships in Burlington, Vt.
This will be Lacasse's first World Championship and second tournament with Canada's senior team. In August, she earned two victories for the red and white at the 12 Nations' Tournament, including a shootout victory over Team USA.
The accomplishment continues what has been a remarkable trend of success. Last month, she completed an illustrious, four-year career in the Providence goal and was named a New England Hockey Writer's All-Star, a Hockey East Second-Team All-Star, Conference Goaltender of the Month and an All-Tournament team selection after playing over 179 minutes of playoff hockey without allowing a goal.
Also this season, Lacasse set Providence College records for career victories (64), career games played (127), career saves (3,482) and career shutouts (20).
Lacasse becomes the 19th Friar to play in the World Championships and the first to dress for Team Canada. The most recent member of the PC family to play in the tournament was current assistant coach Karen Thatcher. The 2006 graduate helped Team USA win gold in 2009.
This year's World Championship is being held from April 7 to April 14 in Burlington, Vt. Canada opens up against the United States, its rival and the defending World Champion, on Saturday April 7 at Gutterson Field House. Face-off is scheduled for 7 p.m and tickets are available at www.Burlington2012.com or via the University of Vermont athletic ticket office.
- Go Friars -