About Laura

About Laura

Laura started playing hockey at age 4. Her parents enrolled her in a learn-to-skate/figure skating class but she didn’t enjoy it because she wanted to be with the kids playing hockey on a different rink. She eventually convinced her parents to let her play. When Laura watched the Canadian women win gold in 2002 in Salt Lake City, she started to dream about one day playing for Team Canada herself and standing on the blue line with a gold medal around her neck. Laura went on to play at Dartmouth College where she captained the team in her senior year. Her great-grandfather was Hockey Hall of Famer, King Clancy.

“Good timber does not grow with ease, the stronger the wind the stronger the trees!”

Laura first wore the maple leaf as a member of Canada’s National Women’s U18 Team in August 2010. She went on to win silver and gold with the team at the 2011 and 2012 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championships. Over the next few years, Laura was cut four consecutive years before finally making her IIHF Women’s World Championship debut in 2017, helping Canada win the silver medal. Getting cut and battling through injuries made her truly realize how much she wanted to pursue her dream of playing for Team Canada. Laura was fortunate enough to earn her spot on the 2018 Winter Olympic roster and helped Team Canada win the silver medal. Four years later, Laura was once again medalling for Team Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics, only this time, she and teammates were wearing GOLD!

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