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Genevieve Lacasse
Genevieve-Lacasse
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
147 lb (67 kg)
Hockey East
CWHL Team
Providence
Boston Blades
Born May 5 1989 (1989-05-05) (age 27),
Montreal, Quebec
Pro Career 2008 – present
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Meco Cup
Bronze 2012 Germany 2012 Tournament

Genevieve Lacasse (from Scarborough, Ontario) was a goaltender for the Providence Friars. As a rookie in the CWHL, she led the Boston Blades to their first-ever Clarkson Cup victory.

Playing careerEdit

Lacasse won a bronze medal with the Kingston Icewolves at the OWHA provincials (Midget AA) in 2005. In 2007-08, Lacasse competed for Detroit Little Caesars (Midget AAA), and won a silver medal at the 2008 USA Nationals.

ProvidenceEdit

On October 29, 2010, Lacasse stopped 40 shots in a 2-2 tie against No. 5 Boston University, including three in overtime. The goalie made several quality saves, including on a partial breakaway in the first period by Terrier Jenn Wakefield. She stopped 14 shots in the opening period and 13 in the third frame. [1]

During October 2010, Lacasse had a 1.64 GAA and a .949 save percentage. These numbers were complimented by two shutouts. In addition, she accumulated a league-high 281 saves. In two games, she had over 40 saves. [2] For the week beginning January 14, 2011, Lacasse made a total of 86 saves (.977 save%) in wins against No. 7 BC and No. 9 Northeastern. On January 19, she matched a career-best 51 stops against the Eagles at Schneider Arena. The Friars penalty kill was a perfect 7-for-7 during the two matches. On March 5, 2011, Lacasse would break the record set by Florence Schelling earlier in the day for most saves in a Hockey East tournament game with 58.[3]

On January 28 and 29, Lacasse stopped 51 of 53 shots in a Friars sweep of the Connecticut Huskies. With the two victories, Lacasse surpassed Jana Bugden as the Friars all-time wins leader with 59. Her shutout on January 28 was the 17ht of her Friars career, a new record.[4]

Hockey CanadaEdit

In the 2011 MLP Cup, Lacasse earned a shutout in a 5-0 defeat of Switzerland on January 4. [5] Prior to the match, she had made 57 consecutive starts for the Friars.[6] Lacasse earned a shutout in the gold medal game of the 2011 MLP Cup, as Canada prevailed over Sweden by a 6-0 mark. [7]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Hockey East rookie of the year in 2008-09
  • Hockey East Second All-Star Team in 2008-09
  • Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 2008-09
  • Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Week of November 1, 2010)
  • Hockey East Goaltender of the Month (October 2010)
  • Hockey East Player of the Week (Week of January 24, 2011) [8]
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of February 14)[9]
  • Runner-Up, Hockey East Goaltender of the Month (December 2010)[10]
  • 2011 Providence Team MVP[11]
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of January 31, 2011)

ReferencesEdit

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