Road to PyeongChang: Jocelyne Larocque
A closer look at the defenceman from Ste. Anne, Man., centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team
Jason La Rose
December 20, 2017

Position: Defence
Hometown: Ste. Anne, Man.
Birthdate: May 19, 1988
Club Team: Markham Thunder (CWHL)

Road to Centralization
1996-98: Ste. Anne Aces (Novice C)
1998-2000: Ste. Anne Aces (Atom B)
2000-01: St. Adolphe Hawks (Peewee B)
2001-02: St. Adolphe Hawks (Peewee C)
2002-04: Unknown
2004-07: Calgary Oval X-Treme (WWHL)
2007-11: University of Minnesota Duluth (WCHA)
2011-12: Manitoba Maple Leafs (WWHL)
2012-13: Alberta HC (CWHL)
2013-14: Centralized for Olympics
2014-17: Brampton Thunder (CWHL)

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 16, 2005 vs. Finland
Canada’s National Women’s Team (2008-17): 96GP 4G 24A 28P
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team (2005-10): 35GP 3G 6A 9P

Olympic & World Championship Experience
2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 0G 2A 2P (silver medal)
2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 4GP 0G 0A 0P (silver medal)
2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 0G 0A 0P (silver medal)
2014 Olympic Winter Games – 5GP 1G 1A 2P (gold medal)
2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 0G 2A 2P (silver medal)
2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 0G 1A 1P (gold medal)
2011 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 0G 2A 2P (silver medal)

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to centralization?
“So many people have helped me get to where I am today, so it is hard to name just one person. My partner, parents and sister are people that support me and love me and I am SO thankful to have them in my life!”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“When I was nine years old, I remember watching the 1998 Olympic gold medal game between Canada and the U.S. That is when I decided one day I wanted to represent Canada.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“The most important thing hockey has taught me is love what you do and never give up!”

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


2018 OLY: CAN 1 – FIN 0 (Quarter-Final)
Noreau scored early in the third, and Canada booked a semifinal spot.
2018 OLY: CAN 5 – OAR 0 (Semifinal)
Wakefield scored 2G, sending Canada to a sixth-straight Olympic final.
2018 OLY: CAN 4 – KOR 0 (Preliminary)
Four players scored and Poulin had the SO to send Canada to the QFs.
2018 OLY: CZE 3 – CAN 2 SO (Preliminary)
Mason Raymond and René Bourque scored PP goals, but Canada fell to the Czech Republic in extra time.