Brigette Lacquette is a Silver Olympic medalist, 2016 Clarkson Cup Champion, Team Canada defenceman and now a 2019 CWHL All-Star Captain.
Born in Mallard, Manitoba, Lacquette started playing hockey at the age of 5 and showed incredible talent for someone her age. As she grew up, she went on to play competitively and eventually developed into a powerful defenceman. Lacquette took her talents and skills to the University of Minnesota-Duluth where she was a member of the UMD Bulldogs and was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team in 2011-12. After graduating, Lacquette entered the CWHL draft and was selected 24th overall by the Calgary Inferno. As a member of the Inferno, she has helped the team win a Clarkson Cup and lead them to another Clarkson Cup final in 2015-16.
Lacquette also has a long history with Team Canada’s National Hockey Teams having been a part of the organization since 2008. She won silver and gold medals at the 2009 and 2010 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championships, won a Gold medal and Silver medal with the National Women’s Team at the Four Nations Cup and made her IIHF Women’s World Championship debut in 2015, winning the first of two back-to-back silver medals with Canada.
In 2018, Lacquette was made the first First Nations woman to play for Team Canada’s Olympic Women’s Hockey team and helped Canada win the Silver medal in PyeongChang. This historic moment has made Lacquette a role model to young women and the First Nation community and has provided Lacquette with a platform to help educate and inspire youth to follow their dreams.
Lacquette was voted CWHL All-Star Captain after stealing 50% of the votes. She took an early lead in the poll and her fans continued to rally around her until the deadline on January 4th.
You can catch Lacquette leading her team at the 2019 CWHL All-Star game on January 20th. For more information and where to purchase tickets visit www.thecwhl.com/allstar2019