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May 30, 2018 | Hockey (W)

Lauriane Rougeau brings a lot of elite experience to the Stingers.

Olympian Lauriane Rougeau returns to Stingers

Head coach Julie Chu is pleased to announce Lauriane Rougeau will rejoin the staff of the Concordia Stingers women’s hockey program this season.

Rougeau was an assistant coach in 2016-17 and then took leave to join Team Canada on its Olympic journey at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games. She earned a silver medal to go along with the gold medal she won at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

Rougeau of Beaconsfield, Que. has been on national teams since 2008 when she first represented Canada at the World U18 Championships.

“We are excited that Lauriane will be returning to our team for next season,” Chu said. “She is a knowledgeable coach with a great ability to teach and develop our players. She understands what it’s like to be an elite student-athlete, so she is truly able to relate and to connect with our student-athletes. We look forward to having her positive influence around our Stingers family.”

An exceptional role model, Rougeau will focus her efforts on the defence, but she has a well-rounded background and will contribute to many aspects of the team’s preparation. Chu will also rely on her expertise to help with game analytics.

Rougeau has a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Master of Arts from University of Ottawa

The Concordia women’s hockey team opens training camp on Aug. 27.

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