Mariel Lacina
Position Goaltender
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Chatham Jr. Outlaws
Born November 19, 1988,
London, Ontario
Pro Career 2006 – 2010

Mariel Lacina was a womens ice hockey player for the Dartmouth Big Green.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

She was a member of Chatham Jr. Outlaws of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League. In addition, she was a member of the 2004 and 2005 Thames Valley Regional Athletic Association Champions.

NCAA[edit | edit source]

Lacina made her NCAA debut on January 5, 2007. She played in two periods versus the Quinnipiac Bobcats, making five saves. The 2007-08 saw Lacina serve as a backup goaltender, yet lead the team with three shutouts. Her first career win came on Novmeber 3, 2007 in an 8-1 whitewash of the Quinnipiac Bobcats. She followed up with her first career shutout in a 2-0 win versus Union College on November 30. The second shutout of the season came on February 5, 2008 in an 8-0 triumph over the Cornell Big Red. Her third shutout came in another win over Quinnipiac. A 6-0 win on February 15, which would be her final start of the season. In a 4-0 loss to the Harvard Crimson, Lacina posted at least 10 saves in each period, as she made a career high 39 saves. [1]

Coaching career[edit | edit source]

While at Dartmouth, Lacina volunteered as a goalie coach for the Lebanon High School girls' hockey team in New Hampshire. Lacina joined the Boston Blades of the CWHL as an assistant coach in their inaugural season.[2]

Career stats[edit | edit source]

NCAA[edit | edit source]

2006-07 1 40:00 0 0 0 0 5 0.00 0
2007-08 7 379:45 5 1 0 7 114 1.11 3
2008-09 5 274:23 3 0 2 6 66 1.31 0
2009-10 21 1279:09 7 13 0 57 502 2.69 0

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

  • 2005 Thames Valley Regional Athletic Association High School City Finals Most Valuable Player

After graduating from Dartmouth, she wanted to extend her love of the sport by extending its reach into area schools. Her experience was partly attributed to the invitation by the grandfather of a young Dartmouth fan to visit a local elementary school. The school had an outdoor rink, but she noticed most of the children did not have skates. She discovered very few students owned skates and she was inspired to start a used-equipment redistribution program titled Green Gear.[3] The first step for the program involves collecting used gear from Dartmouth students and Hanover residents, which are then allocated to underprivileged young people in the Upper Valley. She admitted that a problem with voluntary donations was the variety of sizes available for redistribution.[4]

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