Aug. 22, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Genevieve Lacasse '12 (Kingston, Ontario) of the women's ice hockey team was drafted to the Boston Blades earlier this summer. Lacasse, the Providence College standout goaltender, went second round in the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) draft. She will join the team for its third season in the league.
The CWHL was created May 2007 after the dissolution of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL). The Blades first season with the CWHL was in 2010-11 when former Providence College graduates Erin Normore '09 (Cambridge, Ontario), Brittany Simpson '09 (Barrie, Ontario) and Karen Thatcher '06 (Douglas, Mass.) played in the team's inaugural season. Lacasse will be playing for the only U.S. based elite women's hockey team in the 5-team CWHL.
Lacasse will play alongside Karen Thatcher '06 as they continue to train for their respective national programs. Lacasse will also be assisting the Providence women's ice hockey program, as she becomes their new graduate assistant. She will work as a video coordinator for the team as she studies for her masters in business administration.
Lacasse was a four-year starter for the Friars and looks to continue her success in the net with the Blades. The Providence College goaltender broke numerous records her last season with the Friars. At the end of her career she broke the school's career victories (64), career games played (127), career saves (3,482) and career shutouts (20). She previously reached the Friar record for saves in a season (948). She also set new Hockey East records for saves in a single tournament (127) and career tournament saves (276), having already earned the mark for saves in a single tournament game during the 2010-11 season (58).
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