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Road to PyeongChang: Geneviève Lacasse

A closer look at the goaltender from Kingston, Ont., centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team

Jason La Rose
December 2, 2017

Position: Goaltender
Hometown: Kingston, Ont.
Birthdate: May 5, 1989
Club Team: Calgary Inferno (CWHL)

Road to Centralization
2000-02: Pirates du St-Laurent (Peewee CC)
2002-03: Félines du St-Laurent (Bantam A)
2003-04: Unknown
2004-05: Kingston Ice Wolves (Midget AA)
2005-07: Unknown
2007-08: Detroit Little Caesars (Midget AAA)
2008-12: Providence College (HE)
2012-13: Boston Blades (CWHL)
2013-14: Centralized for Olympics
2014-16: Boston Blades (CWHL)
2016-17: Calgary Inferno (CWHL)

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 18, 2010 vs. United States
Canada’s National Women’s Team: 20GP 12-5-0 1.94GAA 3SO
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team: 10GP 9-1-0 0.74GAA 5SO

Olympic & World Championship Experience
2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 0-1-0 1.89GAA 0SO (silver medal)
2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 1-2-0 3.46GAA 0SO (silver medal)
2014 Olympic Winter Games – 0-0-0 0.00GAA 0SO (gold medal)
2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 0-0-0 0.00GAA 0SO (silver medal)
2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 0-0-0 0.00GAA 0SO (gold medal)

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to centralization?
“My college coach at Providence College, Bob Deraney.”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“I don’t really remember a specific moment. Growing up I wanted to play in the NHL, but I would say Grade 12 is when I started to believe that I could one day play for Team Canada.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“The most important thing hockey has given me is overall life skills. Every lesson in life I believe can be related back to hockey, whether on or off the ice, in a game or in a practice, or preparation like in the gym or mental skills training.”

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

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Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

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Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

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