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September 25, 2020 | Hockey (W)

RSEQ MVP leads Champlain hockey players to Concordia

Interim head coach Caroline Ouellette is pleased to announce four accomplished athletes from Champlain College-Lennoxville have committed to the Concordia Stingers women's hockey program.

Joining the Stingers in 2021 are Chloé Gendreau, Megan Bureau-Gagnon, Zoé Thibault and Sandrine Veillette.

“We are extremely proud to welcome these four incredible student-athletes from the Champlain Cougars to our 2021 recruiting class,” said Ouellette. “They have already proven to be great Cégep players, and we know their work ethic and desire to get better will allow them to make a big impact at the university level. Each bring special qualities that will positively contribute to our team culture and success on and off the ice.”

Gendreau is a dynamic forward who was the RSEQ Cégep MVP and a first team all-star in 2020. She was the league’s top scorer with 20 goals and 21 assists for 41 points in 26 games. She was recently selected to participate in Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team summer camp. Gendreau represented Team Québec at the 2019 Canada Games earning a silver medal.

Bureau-Gagnon is a big power forward who thrives in the tough scoring areas and possesses a dangerous shot. She finished fourth in RSEQ scoring last season with 19 goals and 15 assists for 34 points in 26 games. Her 19 goals was second best in the league.

Thibault is an exceptional two-way player with great hockey savvy. She will be the Champlain captain this season. In 2020, she was named to the RSEQ second all-star team and was recognized with the league’s sportsmanship award. She was also a silver medallist with Team Québec at the 2019 Canada Games.

Veillette is a smart and reliable defender who can contribute offensively. Last season, she played 26 games picking up five goals and nine assists for 14 points. She received a RSEQ academic merit award and was a first team all-star this past season.

Champlain-Lennoxville finished in second place in the nine-team RSEQ league last season. In 26 games, the Cougars had 20 wins, four losses and two shootout losses. They also won a quarter-final game before the COVID-19 pandemic cut their playoff run short.

Be sure to visit the new recruiting page on stingers.ca to keep up with all the latest Concordia commits. You can find it at  2021-22 Commits .

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