Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Meet the Freshmen: #27 Carolyne Prévost

Gandalf posted a nice little profile of Carolyne Prévost today. And that got me all fired-up about Badger Women's Hockey, which as you know starts in JUST TWO DAYS!!

As I did with Brittany Haverstock, I thought I'd do a more detailed profile of Prévost. And the easiest way to do that is to update and expand a little linkorama that I did earlier this summer, so here goes . . .


Prévost is a pretty good all-around athlete, as she's a 7-time Canadian national champion in 3 sports (2 hockey, 1 soccer, 4 tae kwon do).

When Prévost committed to the Badgers, Mark Johnson said the following:
“Carolyne is just a very gifted athlete, which you can see by the fact that she’s a fourth-degree black belt and a Canadian tae kwon do national champion. She is dedicated, disciplined, hard-working and unbelievably quick. She’ll bring a lot of energy to our team.”

Prévost played the last 2 seasons with the London Devilettes of the PWHL, where she led the team in scoring both seasons. During the 2007-08 season, she scored 26 goals and 19 assists for 45 points in 26 regular season games, which placed her 6th in league scoring. She also scored 5 goals and 1 assists in 5 playoff games. During the 2006-07 season, she scored 19 goals and 14 assists for 33 points in 24 regular season games, which placed her 11th in league scoring. She also scored 3 goals and 4 assists in 6 playoff games.

Prévost has quite a bit of national and international experience. Here are some highlights from the past few seasons:

Summer 2008
Prévost was one of 51 players who attended Team Canada's U22 Strength and Conditioning/Skating Camp in May. She was also one of 40 players at Team Canada's U22 Selection Camp in July. Unfortunately, she did not make the final roster for the August U22 Series v. Team USA.

2007-08 season
She won a silver medal (with future Badger Brittany Haverstock) with Team Canada in the 2008 IIHF World Women's U18 Championships (Jan 2008). In 5 games, she had 6 goals and 3 assists and finished +8. (Future Badger Brooke Ammerman won the gold with Team USA.)

She also won a gold medal with Ontario Red in Canada's 2007 U18 National Championships (Nov 2007).

2006-07 season
Prévost won a gold medal (along with Badger Mallory Deluce) with Team Ontario in the 2007 Canada Winter Games (Mar 2007). The 2007 CWG website has a really nice profile of Prevost.

2005-06 season
Prévost won a silver medal with Ontario Blue in Canada's 2005 U18 National Championships (Nov 2005). She was named Most Sportsmanlike Player for Ontario Blue.


In case you didn't feel like clicking on all the above links, I'd just like to emphasize her CWG profile. I think you'll like it. And if anyone has any more info about Prévost to share, please email me at sixtymin@gmail.com.