April 10, 2013
OTTAWA, Canada -
Former Providence College women's ice hockey goaltender, Genevieve Lacasse '12, competed at the 2013 IIHF World Championship with the Canadian National Team. Lacasse and the Canadians took silver on Tuesday, April 9 in Ottawa, Canada.
"Having been a part of Team Canada for the World Championships in my home country and so close to my hometown was an unbelievable experience," Lacasse shared. "The fans were amazing and it was such an honor to be able to wear the maple leaf in front of a home crowd."
The Canadians fell to the Americans, 3-2, in the gold medal game. Earlier in the tournament Canada defeated the U.S. 3-2 in a game that was decided with a shootout. Heading into the final game, Canada had garnered an unbeaten streak of 4-0. Canada's four wins came against the U.S. (3-2 SH), Switzerland (13-0), Finland (8-0) and Russia (8-1).
"Unfortunately we didn't come out with the medal we wanted but we were able to learn a lot about ourselves and a very strong U.S. team that will be fierce competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics," Lacasse elaborated on taking silver. "The loss will give us motivation as we train for Sochi."
Lacasse was one of three goaltenders named to the Canadian roster that competed at the World Championships. It was her second appearance at the World Championships; she won gold at the 2012 World Championships.
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).