Thursday, February 28 2013
In advance of the conference final series between the University of Montreal Carabins and the McGill Martlets, the RSEQ announced the league all-stars and major award winners on Wednesday night. uOttawa’s Cassie Seguin was honoured with the league’s leadership and community engagement award, while two other Gee-Gees earned spots on the league all-star teams.
In her first season with the Gee-Gees, goaltender Seguin won three games between the pipes for Ottawa while posting a .893 save percentage. A veteran of national team camps, Seguin participated in the U22 training camp and won a medal while with the U18 national team at the world championships. The second-year psychology student is active in hockey development throughout the Ottawa region, volunteer coaching with Midget and Bantam teams as well as volunteering her time at the Royal Ottawa Hospital.
Seguin also earned a place on the RSEQ second team all-star list, alongside team mate Valérie Watson. This is Watson’s second straight year on the all-star list, having earned a spot on the first team last season. In her sophomore year with the Gee-Gees, Watson continued her strong play on the blueline, while once again showing that she is one of the best offensive defence players in the league. She notched three goals and twelve assists this season.
Finally, rookie standouts Maude Laramee and Cindy Laurin were named to the all-rookie team. Often playing alongside Watson on the blueline, Laramee was another offensive spark for Ottawa, especially during the month of November when she went on a five-game point streak. Meanwhile, Laurin provided a scoring boost in the second half of the season, finishing the year with ten goals and two assists. Her ten goals included a hat trick against Concordia and placed her in a tie for 8th among the league’s top goal scorers.
The Gee-Gees finished their RSEQ season last week by losing two one-goal games to the third ranked team in the CIS, the Montreal Carabins. However, the team has another game on the horizon as they will play an exhibition game against the Czech Republic national team as part of the lead up to the IIHF Women’s Hockey World Championships which will be held in Ottawa April 2-9. The Gee-Gees will play the Czech team on March 31 at the CIH Arena in Rockland at 7 p.m.