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Jocelyne Larocque
Jocelyne-Larocque
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)
140 lb (64 kg)
WCHA
CWHL

CWHL Team
Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs
Team Alberta (2012-13)
Canadian national team centralization (2013-14)
Brampton Thunder (2014-)
Born May 19 1988 (1988-05-19) (age 28),
St. Anne, MB, CA
Pro Career 2006 – present
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Canada Cup (women)
Silver 2009 Canada 2009 Tournament
Four Nations Cup
Gold 2010 Canada 2010 Tournament


Jocelyne Dawn Marie Larocque (born May 19, 1988) is a women’s ice hockey player formerly of the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. With the Bulldogs, she was a two time NCAA champion (2008, 2010).

Playing careerEdit

Larocque played hockey and basketball from 2002-04 at College Lorette Collegiate in Manitoba. During the 2003-04 season, she became the first female to appear in the Winnipeg High School Boys League. Lacroque attended the Hockey Manitoba Program of Excellence Camp from June 25 to June 27, 2004.[1]

NCAAEdit

Fridfinnson 2010NCAAChamps

(Left to right): Larocque, Libby Guzzo, Laura Fridfinnson and Tara Gray of the UMD Bulldogs celebrate winning the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four

In March 2009, Larocque competed in the NCAA Frozen Four along with two other players from her hometown of Ste. Anne, Manitoba, population 1,500. Known colloquially as the Ste. Anne Three, Larocque, Melanie Gagnon, senior captain of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and Mercyhurst forward Bailey Bram competed in the event.[2] In 2009, Larocque was the first ever Bulldog defenseman to be named to the All-American first team.[3]

On March 22, 2010, Larocque had an assist in the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four championship game.[4]

Larocque 2011WCHA

Being honored as the 2011 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year

In the final regular season game of the 2010-11 Minnesota-Duluth season, Larocque had a goal and three assists as the Bulldogs defeated Ohio State by a 5-1 mark.[5] She became UMD's 14th player to reach the 100 career point club during said win.[6] Larocque’s assist on a power-play goal with 40 seconds remaining was her second-career game with four points. Already the all-time leading scoring defenseman in UMD history, Larocque became the first ever Bulldog blueliner to join the 100 point club.[7] Larocque was the top-scoring defenseman in the WCHA with six goals, 18 assists and 24 points in 26 league contests.[8]

Hockey CanadaEdit

2009CanadaCup Sept6

September 6, 2009: Haley Irwin, Hayley Wickenheiser, Jocelyne Larocque and Tessa Bonhomme wait for silver medals after a 1-2 loss to the US in the gold medal match of the 2009 Women’s Canada Cup in Vancouver.

She participated in the Canadian National Team Fall Festival that ran from Aug. 31-Sept. 9, 2007. She was an Air Canada Cup women’s Champion in 2005-06 and 2006-07. On November 27, 2009, Larocque and Brianne Jenner were released from Hockey Canada's centralized roster to determine the roster for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.[9]

Despite not qualifying for the roster competing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, she was named to the final roster for the 2010 MLP Cup[10] Larocque had an assist in the semi final of the 2010 MLP Cup.[11] In addition, she attended the Hockey Canada Strength and Conditioning Camp in Calgary from May 25 to 30, 2010.[12] In addition, Larocque competed with Canada at the 2010 Four Nations Cup and won a gold medal.[13]

A member of Canada's Centralization roster in 2013, she would win a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.

CWHLEdit

In June 2014, she was traded to the Brampton Thunder for Bailey Bram.

Career statsEdit

NCAAEdit

MilestonesEdit

Milestone Opponent Date
First Game vs. St. Cloud State Oct. 5, 2007
First Goal vs. Minnesota Oct. 27, 2007
First Assist vs. St. Cloud State Oct. 6, 2007
Most Goals, Game 2 vs. Dartmouth Nov. 29, 2009
Most Assists, Game 4 vs. Minnesota Jan. 23, 2009
Most Points, Game 4 vs. Minnesota Jan.23, 2009
Highest Plus/Minus Rating +6 vs. North Dakota Jan. 25, 2008
Longest Scoring Streak 6 Games Feb. 19-March 19, 2010

Team CanadaEdit

Event Games played Goals Assists Points PIM
2010 Four Nations Cup 40 3 3 2

Awards and honorsEdit

  • 2008-09 First Team All-American
  • WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Week of Feb 16, 2011)[14]
  • 2011 Patty Kazmaier Award Nominee[15]
  • 2011 WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year
  • 2011 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2011 All-WCHA First Team[16]
  • 2011 First Team All-America selection[17]

PersonalEdit

Former Bulldogs player and captain Melanie Gagnon is Larocque’s cousin.[18] A team was named after her at the 2007 Female Atom Hockey Festival presented by the Manitoba Moose on December 29, at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. [19]

ReferencesEdit

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Preceded by
Anne Schleper (2009–10)
2010–11 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year
(2010–11)
Succeeded by
Unknown (2011–12)

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