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Road to PyeongChang: Lauriane Rougeau

A closer look at the defenceman from Beaconsfield, Que., centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team

Jason La Rose
November 2, 2017

Position: Defence
Hometown: Beaconsfield, Que.
Birthdate: April 12, 1990
Club Team: Canadiennes de Montréal (CWHL)

Road to Centralization
2000-01: Lakeshore Panthers (Atom BB)
2001-02: Lakeshore Panthers (Atom AA)
2002-03: Lakeshore Panthers (Peewee AA)
2003-04: Lakeshore Panthers (Bantam BB)
2004-05: Lakeshore Panthers (Bantam AA)
2005-06: Tigers du Lac St-Louis (Midget Espoir)
2006-07: Unknown
2007-09: Dawson College (CEGEP)
2009-13: Cornell University (ECAC)
2013-14: Centralized for Olympics
2014-17: Montreal Stars/Canadiennes de Montréal (CWHL)

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 23, 2007 vs. United States
Canada’s National Women’s Team (2011-17): 54GP 1G 10A 11P
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team (2008-11): 22GP 1G 8A 9P
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team (2007-08): 9GP 1G 7A 8P

Olympic & World Championship Experience
2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 0G 2A 2P (silver medal)
2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 1GP 0G 1A 1P (silver medal)
2014 Olympic Winter Games – 5GP 0G 0A 0P (gold medal)
2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 0G 1A 1P (silver medal)
2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 1G 1A 2P (gold medal)
2008 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship – 5GP 0G 4A 4P (silver medal)

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to centralization?
“My parents have played the biggest role in getting me to Olympic centralization. They have always supported my dream. My parents sacrificed so much for me and have always been there when I needed them the most. My father played hockey all his life and is the one who introduced me to hockey and taught me how to play. I am extremely grateful for everything my parents have done for me.”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“When I truly decided I wanted to play for Team Canada was after watching the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. I was mesmerized by Team Canada, and I knew I wanted to be part of that team. I was so proud to be Canadian in that moment.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“The most important thing hockey has given me is disciplined work ethic. Talent will lead you so far, but you have to be willing to put the extra work to achieve something great.”

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

[email protected] 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

[email protected]

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

[email protected]

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