2017-18 National Women's Team

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Laura Fortino
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Position
Defence
Date of Birth
01-30-1991
HT/WT
5'4 / 137
Shoots
L
Hometown
Hamilton, Ont.
Club Team
Markham (CWHL)
Teams
2018 Olympic Winter Games (Women's Hockey) - Canada
2017-18 NWT Exhibition Games - Canada
2017-18 NWT Esso Series - Canada
2017-18 NWT Series vs. USA - Canada
2017 4 Nations Cup - Canada
2017-18 NWT Icebreaker Tournament - Canada
2017 IIHF Women's World Championship - Canada
2016 NWT December Series - Canada
2016 4 Nations Cup - Canada
2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship - Canada
2015 4 Nations Cup - Canada
2015 National Women's Team Fall Festival - White
2014 4 Nations Cup - Canada
2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship - Canada
2014 National Women's Team Fall Festival - White
2014 Olympic Winter Games (Women) - Canada

Biography

HOCKEY CANADA BACKGROUND

Played for Canada’s National Women’s Team in the two-game December Series against the United States in Sarnia, Ont., and Plymouth, Mich., in December 2016 … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2016 4 Nations Cup in Vierumäki, Finland … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Kamloops, B.C. … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2015 4 Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Malmö, Sweden … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 4 Nations Cup in Kamloops, B.C. … Attended Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival in Calgary, Alta., in September 2014 … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia … Played in a six-game series vs. the United States leading up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Ottawa, Ont. … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22/Development Team for a three-game series against the United States in in Calgary, Alta., in August 2012 … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Burlington, Vt. … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2011 4 Nations Cup in Nyköping, Sweden … Attended Canada’s National Women’s Team September Camp/Fall Festival in Calgary, Alta., in September 2011 … Attended Canada’s National Women’s Under-22/Development Team training camp in Rockland, Ont., in August 2011 … Attended Canada’s National Women’s Team selection camp in Toronto, Ont., in April 2011 … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at the 2011 MLP Cup in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland … Attended Canada’s National Women’s Team evaluation camp in Calgary, Alta., in September 2010 … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team for a three-game series vs. the United States in Toronto, Ont., in August 2010 … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at the 2010 MLP Cup in Ravensburg, Germany … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team for a three-game series vs. Canada’s National Women’s Team in Calgary, Alta., in August 2009 … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2009 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship in Füssen, Germany … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for a three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid, N.Y., in August 2008 … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship in Calgary, Alta. 

HOCKEY BACKGROUND

2016-17: Finalist for CWHL Defenceman of the Year … Fourth in Brampton scoring … Led Brampton and CWHL defencemen in scoring … Played in the CWHL All-Star Game … 2015-16: Named CHWL Defenceman of the Year … Finalist for CWHL MVP … Second in Brampton scoring … Led Brampton and CWHL defencemen in scoring … Eighth in CWHL scoring … Played in the CWHL All-Star Game … 2014-15: Selected first overall by Brampton in the 2014 CWHL Draft … Second in Brampton scoring … Fourth in scoring among CWHL defencemen … Played in the inaugural CWHL All-Star Game … 2012-13: An alternate captain with Cornell University … Helped Cornell reach the quarter-finals of the NCAA tournament … Named to the ECAC Third All-Star Team … Named to the Ivy League Second All-Star Team … 2011-12: Helped Cornell reach the NCAA Frozen Four … Named an NCAA First Team All-American … Named to the ECAC First All-Star Team … Named a top 10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the NCAA’s top women’s hockey player … 2010-11: Named a top 10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award… Helped Cornell reach the NCAA Frozen Four … Named an NCAA First Team All-American … Named Ivy League Player of the Year … Led NCAA defencemen in scoring … Named to the ECAC First All-Star Team … 2009-10: Helped Cornell reach the championship game at the NCAA Frozen Four … Named an NCAA First Team All-American … Named to the ECAC First All-Star Team and ECAC All-Newcomer Team … Led NCAA defencemen and Cornell freshmen in scoring … OTHER: Won a silver medal with the Stoney Creek Sabres at OWHA provincials (Intermediate AA) in 2009 … Second among PWHL defencemen in scoring in 2008-09 … Won a gold medal with Stoney Creek at OWHA provincials (Intermediate AA) in 2008 … Won a gold medal with Stoney Creek at the PWHL championship in 2008 … Led PWHL defensemen in scoring in 2007-08 … Won a gold medal with Ontario Red at the 2008 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Napanee, Ont. … Won a gold medal with Stoney Creek at OWHA provincials (Intermediate AA) in 2007 … Won a bronze medal with Stoney Creek at the PWHL championship in 2007… Won a gold medal with Ontario Red at the 2007 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Kitchener, Ont. … Won a silver medal with the Hamilton Reps (Bantam AA boys) at Ontario provincials in 2004 … Lists Clare Lamont as her favourite minor hockey coach

PERSONAL

Lists National Women’s Team veteran Hayley Wickenheiser as her favourite female athlete … Favourite NHL team: Boston Bruins … Plays the piano … Majored in nutritional sciences at Cornell … Daughter of Ignazio and Ivana … Has three brothers, Joseph, Daniel and Raymond 

Statistics

GP
P
G
A
PIM
17
10
1
9
2

Tournament Game Log

Date
P
G
A
PIM
Jan 21, 2018
1
0
1
0
Jan 18, 2018
1
0
1
0
Jan 12, 2018
0
0
0
2
Jan 10, 2018
0
0
0
0
Jan 03, 2018
0
0
0
0
Dec 20, 2017
0
0
0
0
Dec 10, 2017
0
0
0
0
Nov 28, 2017
0
0
0
0
Nov 25, 2017
0
0
0
0
Nov 22, 2017
2
0
2
0
Oct 17, 2017
0
0
0
0
Oct 12, 2017
2
0
2
0
Oct 11, 2017
0
0
0
0
Oct 06, 2017
2
1
1
0
Nov 30, 2017
0
0
0
0
Nov 02, 2017
0
0
0
0
Oct 03, 2017
2
0
2
0

Past Events

Event
GP
P
G
A
PIM
2018 Olympic Winter Games (Women's Hockey) (Pre)
1
2
1
1
0
2017 4 Nations Cup
17
10
2
8
2
2017-18 NWT Exhibition Games
5
3
1
2
0
2017-18 NWT Series vs. USA
7
3
2
1
0
2018 Olympic Winter Games (Women's Hockey)
10
3
0
3
0
2017-18 NWT Icebreaker Tournament
2
0
0
0
2
2015 National Women's Team Fall Festival
6
0
0
0
4
2017-18 NWT Esso Series (Pre)
17
10
1
9
2
2017 IIHF Women's World Championship
16
6
2
4
6
Videos
Photos
2018 OLY: CAN 5 – OAR 0 (Preliminary)
Rebecca Johnston and Mélodie Daoust had two goals each, sending Canada to an Olympic-opening win.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 4 – ROY 1 (League)
Daoust had 2G 1A to help Canada to the win in the Esso Series finale.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 3 – FLA 2 (League)
Rougeau and Nurse had 1G 1A each, and Canada hung on for the win.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 2 – USA 1 (OT) (Exhibition)
Wakefield scored with 26 seconds to play in the series finale.
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