Nicolette Franck '04 Wins Silver for Team Canada in FIRS Inline Hockey World Championship

July 12, 2008

DUSSELDORF, Germany - Former Yale women's ice hockey goaltender Nicolette Franck '04 won silver with Team Canada at the International Federation of Roller Sports (FIRS) Inline Hockey World Championship last Saturday in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The World Championship included 10 teams divided into two pools. Canada went 3-1 in Pool B with wins over the Czech Republic, Finland and Namibia and a loss to France. The Canadians then defeated Spain 7-1 and the U.S. 2-0 in the world championship playoffs to advance to the gold medal game, where they fell to the Czech Republic 3-2 in overtime.

This is Franck's second medal at the tournament. She was a part of Canada's silver-medal finish in 2006, playing in the 11-2 win vs. Great Britain and the 6-0 win vs. the Czech Republic.

A native of Mississauga, Ont., Franck is currently an assistant coach at Wayne State. She earned four varsity letters for the Bulldogs and won the Bulldog Award for team spirit in 2003-04. She is fifth on Yale's career save percentage list (.878) and ninth on Yale's career saves list (1,120).

report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity

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