Geneviève Lacasse

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Geneviève Lacasse
Genevieve Lacasse playing for Team Canada in 2017
Born (1989-05-05) May 5, 1989 (age 32)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 152 lb (69 kg; 10 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
PWHPA team
Former teams
National team  Canada
Playing career 2008–present

Geneviève Lacasse (born May 5, 1989) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Montréal section of the PWHPA. She is also a member of the Canada women's national ice hockey team with whom she has won gold medals at both the Olympic Games and IIHF World Championships. In the Canadian Women's Hockey League, she is a two-time Clarkson Cup winner. Lacasse was born in Montreal, Quebec, but grew up in Kingston, Ontario.


Lacasse attended many high schools. In order of attendance: École Secondaire Catholique Marie-Rivier in Kingston, Ontario, College Charles-Lemoyne in Ville Ste-Catherine Quebec, École secondaire de Mortagne in Boucherville Quebec, Kingston Collegial and Vocational Institute in Kingston, Ontario, Lake Forest Academy Chicago, and graduated from Marian High School Detroit. Thereafter, she enrolled at Providence College where she completed her first degree. Presently she is studying for a master in Marketing.

Playing career[edit]

Lacasse won a bronze medal with the Kingston Ice Wolves at the OWHA provincial championship (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.


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 complemented 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 Boston College 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, 2012, 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 17th of her Friars career, a new record.[4] On Friday, February 17, 2012, Providence skated to a 0–0 tie against the #7 Northeastern Huskies. The Friars have clinched at least fourth-place in the Hockey East standings, with home ice advantage for quarterfinal play. Both goaltenders, Genevieve Lacasse of Providence and Florence Schelling of Northeastern stopped 80 shots combined through three periods and overtime. Lacasse stopped 42 shots while Schelling logged 38 stops. With the shutout, Lacasse earned the 18th of her NCAA career, a Providence school record.[5]

Following the 2012 Hockey East tournament, Lacasse was named to the All-Tournament Team after playing over 179 minutes of playoff hockey without allowing a goal. Upon graduation, Lacasse set Providence College recordsin four categories. Said categories included: victories (64), games (127), saves (3,482) and shutouts (20).

Genevieve Lacasse making a save for Team Canada in 2017

Hockey Canada[edit]

Lacasse was named to Canada's 2014 Olympic roster.[6] In the 2011 MLP Cup, Lacasse earned a shutout in a 5–0 defeat of Switzerland on January 4.[7] Prior to the match, she had made 57 consecutive starts for the Friars.[8] Lacasse earned a shutout in the gold medal game of the 2011 MLP Cup, as Canada prevailed over Sweden by a 6–0 mark.[9] In the third game of the 2011 IIHF Eight Nations Tournament, Lacasse earned a shutout in an 11–0 triumph over Slovakia.[10] By being named to the Team Canada roster for the 2012 IIHF Women's Worlds, Lacasse became the 19th skater from Providence to compete in the World Championships, while being the first to dress for Team Canada.[11]

Boston Blades[edit]

During the 2012–13 CWHL season, Lacasse was the regular season goaltending champion. For her efforts, she would win the CWHL Most Outstanding Goaltender Award. In the postseason, she would help the Boston Blades become the 2013 Clarkson Cup champions.

On August 27, 2016, the Calgary Inferno acquired Lacasse from the Boston Blades, completing the trade that sent Tara Watchorn to the Blades in the summer of 2014.[12]

Les Canadiennes de Montreal[edit]

On July 12, 2018, Lacasse was acquired by Les Canadiennes de Montreal, along with forward Jillian Saulnier.[13]

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Hockey East rookie of the year in 2008–09[14]
  • 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)[15]
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of February 14)[16]
  • Runner-up, Hockey East Goaltender of the Month (December 2010)[17]
  • 2011 Providence Team MVP[18]
  • Providence Hockey East All-Decade Team[19]
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of January 31, 2011) [20]
  • 2012 New England Hockey Writer's All-Star selection
  • 2012 Hockey East Second-Team All-Star
  • 2012 Hockey East All-Tournament team


  • 2014–15 CWHL Second All-Star Team
  • 2013 Clarkson Cup Top Goaltender
  • 2013 Clarkson Cup All-Star Team
  • 2012–13 CWHL Goaltender of the Year Award
  • 2012–13 CWHL First All-Star Team
  • 2012–13 CWHL All-Rookie Team


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 13, 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Monthly Honors: Bc'S Kelli Stack Tabbed Whea Player Of The Month For October". November 2, 2010. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  3. ^ "Game Recaps". Retrieved January 4, 2013.
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  5. ^ "Game Recaps". Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  6. ^ "Canada names women's Olympic hockey team". December 23, 2013.
  7. ^ "Game Summary". January 4, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
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  9. ^ "Game Summary". January 7, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  10. ^ "Game Summary". August 27, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
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  12. ^ "Inferno acquire goaltender Geneviève Lacasse". Calgary Flames. August 27, 2016. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  13. ^ "LES CANADIENNES ACQUIRE OLYMPIANS GENEVIÈVE LACASSE AND JILLIAN SAULNIER – Les Canadiennes de Montreal". Les Canadiennes de Montreal. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  14. ^ "Hockey East Online". Hockey East Online. March 6, 2009. Archived from the original on January 8, 2014. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
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  16. ^ "Weekly Release: Bu Clinches At Least Share Of Regular Season Title With Two Wins". February 14, 2011. Archived from the original on August 5, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
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External links[edit]

[[Category:Ice hockey people from Ontario