Lauriane Rougeau first wore the maple leaf as a member of the national women’s under-18 team, which included captaining Canada to silver at the 2008 IIHF U-18 Women’s World Championship in Calgary where she was named top defenceman.
After playing internationally with the national under-22 team, Rougeau began playing with the National Women’s Team in 2011 and made her world championship debut in 2012, helping the team win gold. She returned to win silver at the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship. Rougeau competed in her first Olympic Games at Sochi 2014, helping Canada win its fourth straight gold medal in women’s hockey.
Rougeau’s collegiate career took her to Cornell University. In 2009-10 she was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year and helped Cornell reach the championship game of the NCAA Frozen Four. The team would get back to the Frozen Four in each of the next three years, including 2012-13 when Rougeau served as team captain.
2014 Olympic Champion… 2012 World Champion… 2013 World silver medallist…
Getting into the Sport: Started playing hockey at age five… Was in figure skating at first but didn’t like it so when her parents told her to choose another sport she picked hockey…School: Graduated from Cornell University in May 2013… Majored in nutritional sciences…