Nov. 12, 2013
Lake placid, N.Y. - Former Providence College women's hockey star Genevieve Lacasse`12 earned gold with the Canadian National Team on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Canadians defeated Finland in the gold medal game 6-3.
On Nov. 8, Lacasse helped Canada defeat the United States by a margin of 4-2. Lacasse made 21 saves in 60:00 minutes of play to lead the Canadians to their third victory over the U.S. since the 2013 IIHF World Championships.
Canada went undefeated in the tournament with wins over Sweden (4-3) on Nov. 8, U.S. (4-2) on Nov. 6 and Finland (3-1) on Nov. 5. The Canadians fell 3-0 to the U.S. last year at the 2012 Four Nations Tournament, taking home silver.
Earlier in the year, Lacasse was named as one of the 27 players centralized in Calgary with the Canadian Women's National Team for the 2013-14 season as they prepare for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The games will be held in Sochi, Russia from Feb. 7-23. Lacasse is one of three goaltenders that was named to the squad.
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. She last competed with the Canadian National Team in Ottawa, Canada at the IIHF World Championships, where the Canadians came away with silver.
During her four year career at Providence, Lacasse broke numerous 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).
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