2017-18 National Women's Team

Laura Fortino
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Position
Defence
Date of Birth
01-30-1991
HT/WT
5'4 / 137
Shoots
L
Hometown
Hamilton, Ont.
Club Team
Brampton (CWHL)
Teams
2017 IIHF Women's World Championship - Canada
2016 NWT December Series - Canada
2016 4 Nations Cup - Canada

Biography

HOCKEY CANADA BACKGROUND

Played for Canada’s National Women’s Team in the two-game December Series against the United States in Sarnia, Ont., and Plymouth, Mich., in December 2016 … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2016 4 Nations Cup in Vierumäki, Finland … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Kamloops, B.C. … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2015 4 Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Malmö, Sweden … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 4 Nations Cup in Kamloops, B.C. … Attended Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival in Calgary, Alta., in September 2014 … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia … Played in a six-game series vs. the United States leading up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Ottawa, Ont. … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22/Development Team for a three-game series against the United States in in Calgary, Alta., in August 2012 … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Burlington, Vt. … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2011 4 Nations Cup in Nyköping, Sweden … Attended Canada’s National Women’s Team September Camp/Fall Festival in Calgary, Alta., in September 2011 … Attended Canada’s National Women’s Under-22/Development Team training camp in Rockland, Ont., in August 2011 … Attended Canada’s National Women’s Team selection camp in Toronto, Ont., in April 2011 … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at the 2011 MLP Cup in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland … Attended Canada’s National Women’s Team evaluation camp in Calgary, Alta., in September 2010 … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team for a three-game series vs. the United States in Toronto, Ont., in August 2010 … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at the 2010 MLP Cup in Ravensburg, Germany … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team for a three-game series vs. Canada’s National Women’s Team in Calgary, Alta., in August 2009 … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2009 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship in Füssen, Germany … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for a three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid, N.Y., in August 2008 … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship in Calgary, Alta. 

HOCKEY BACKGROUND

2016-17: Finalist for CWHL Defenceman of the Year … Fourth in Brampton scoring … Led Brampton and CWHL defencemen in scoring … Played in the CWHL All-Star Game … 2015-16: Named CHWL Defenceman of the Year … Finalist for CWHL MVP … Second in Brampton scoring … Led Brampton and CWHL defencemen in scoring … Eighth in CWHL scoring … Played in the CWHL All-Star Game … 2014-15: Selected first overall by Brampton in the 2014 CWHL Draft … Second in Brampton scoring … Fourth in scoring among CWHL defencemen … Played in the inaugural CWHL All-Star Game … 2012-13: An alternate captain with Cornell University … Helped Cornell reach the quarter-finals of the NCAA tournament … Named to the ECAC Third All-Star Team … Named to the Ivy League Second All-Star Team … 2011-12: Helped Cornell reach the NCAA Frozen Four … Named an NCAA First Team All-American … Named to the ECAC First All-Star Team … Named a top 10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the NCAA’s top women’s hockey player … 2010-11: Named a top 10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award… Helped Cornell reach the NCAA Frozen Four … Named an NCAA First Team All-American … Named Ivy League Player of the Year … Led NCAA defencemen in scoring … Named to the ECAC First All-Star Team … 2009-10: Helped Cornell reach the championship game at the NCAA Frozen Four … Named an NCAA First Team All-American … Named to the ECAC First All-Star Team and ECAC All-Newcomer Team … Led NCAA defencemen and Cornell freshmen in scoring … OTHER: Won a silver medal with the Stoney Creek Sabres at OWHA provincials (Intermediate AA) in 2009 … Second among PWHL defencemen in scoring in 2008-09 … Won a gold medal with Stoney Creek at OWHA provincials (Intermediate AA) in 2008 … Won a gold medal with Stoney Creek at the PWHL championship in 2008 … Led PWHL defensemen in scoring in 2007-08 … Won a gold medal with Ontario Red at the 2008 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Napanee, Ont. … Won a gold medal with Stoney Creek at OWHA provincials (Intermediate AA) in 2007 … Won a bronze medal with Stoney Creek at the PWHL championship in 2007… Won a gold medal with Ontario Red at the 2007 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Kitchener, Ont. … Won a silver medal with the Hamilton Reps (Bantam AA boys) at Ontario provincials in 2004 … Lists Clare Lamont as her favourite minor hockey coach

PERSONAL

Lists National Women’s Team veteran Hayley Wickenheiser as her favourite female athlete … Favourite NHL team: Boston Bruins … Plays the piano … Majored in nutritional sciences at Cornell … Daughter of Ignazio and Ivana … Has three brothers, Joseph, Daniel and Raymond 

Past Events

Event
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A
PIM
Gold
1
0
0
0
2.00
Semifinal
1
0
0
0
2.00
2017 IIHF Women's World Championship
3
1
0
1
0
2016 NWT December Series
1
0
0
0
0
2016 4 Nations Cup
4
4
0
4
0
2016 4 Nations Cup - Pre-tournament
1
1
1
0
0
Videos
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2017 NWT: Giving back to the community
Canada’s National Women’s Team took time out from its training camp in Fredericton, N.B.
2017 WWC: USA 3 – CAN 2 OT (Gold Medal)
Brianne Jenner tied it in the third period, but an extra-time loss left Canada with a silver medal.
2017 WWC: CAN 4 – FIN 0 (Semifinal)
Szabados earned another shutout to send Canada to play for gold.
2017 WWC: CAN 8 – RUS 0 (Preliminary)
Wakefield scored two to lead Canada to its first win in Plymouth.
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