Four Cornell players named to Canadian women's hockey team for Sochi Olympics

December 23, 2013

Hockey Canada has revealed the roster for the national women's team for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games to be held in Sochi in February, and four recent Cornell University players have made the cut. Lauriane Rougeau and Laura Fortino will be on Team Canada's defense, and Rebecca Johnston and Brianne Jenner are on the offensive squad.

Four recent Cornell hockey standouts will play for Canada in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Photo courtesy of olympic.ca.Four recent Cornell hockey standouts will play for Canada in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Photo courtesy of olympic.ca.Team Canada announced the final roster of 21 players in Calgary this morning, six days after Kevin Dineen was named as coach for the 2014 Olympics. Dineen, a recent head coach of the Florida Panthers who led the team to its first division title in 2012, takes over from Dan Church, who left Hockey Canada earlier this month.

Rougeau graduated from Cornell this past spring, and has a gold medal and silver medal with Canada's national women's team in world championship play. Fortino, too, graduated from Cornell in 2013, and her international competition since 2008 has included a world championship and a silver medal.

Johnston has competed in five IIHF women's world championships, winning four silver medals and a gold, and helped Team Canada capture the gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Jenner, last season's Ivy League player of the year and Cornell MVP, has a world championship and two IIHF silver medals under her belt.

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