Jocelyne Larocque has been a member of Canada’s National Women’s Team since 2008. After competing internationally with the under-22 national team for several years, she made her debut at the IIHF Women’s World Championship in 2011. She has won one gold and five silver medals since then. In her Olympic debut at Sochi 2014, Larocque was Canada’s top scoring defenceman with one goal and one assist, helping the team capture its fourth straight gold medal. Larocque began her collegiate career at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2007-08 and helped her team win the NCAA national title as a freshman.
The following season she was named an NCAA First Team All-American as Minnesota-Duluth made it to the Frozen Four. Larocque was centralized with the national team in the lead up to Vancouver 2010 but after being released she returned to school and helped Minnesota-Duluth win another NCAA national championship in 2009-10. After graduation she played with the Manitoba Maple Leafs of the WWHL before joining Alberta of the CWHL in 2012-13. After Sochi 2014, Larocque was traded to Brampton where she assumed the captaincy in 2015-16.
Getting into the Sport: Started playing hockey at age five because her sister played and she wanted to be just like her… Outside Interests: Earned her degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2011… Part-owner and hockey program coordinator at Stoke Strength and Conditioning… Enjoys reading, playing other sports, hiking and camping… Odds and ends: Had her Olympic dream sparked while watching the Nagano 1998 women’s hockey gold medal game on TV… Nickname: Joce…
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Notable International Results
Olympic Winter Games: 2014 – GOLD
IIHF World Championships: 2017 – SILVER; 2016 – SILVER; 2015 – SILVER; 2013 – SILVER; 2012 – GOLD; 2011 – SILVER