France Saint-Louis

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France Saint-Louis
Born (1958-10-17) October 17, 1958 (age 55)
Laval, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Forward
National team  Canada
Playing career 1987–1999

France Saint-Louis (born October 17, 1958) is a member of the 1998 Canadian women's Olympic hockey team. She graduated from University with a Bachelor degree in Physical Education and was a teacher for over 12 years in the primary and high school sectors prior to participating in the Olympic games. At the age of 40, she retired from the Canadian Olympic Program to launch her own hockey school.[1] Since 2008, she works with Daniele Sauvageau with the Montreal Carabins women's ice hockey program.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Hockey[edit]

In the 1980s, St. Louis competed for the Ferland Quatre Glaces (first based out of Brossard, and then Repentigny) team in the League Régionale du Hockey au Féminin in the province of Québec.[3] She participated in the 1987 Women's World Hockey Tournament and was Canada's leading scorer. St. Louis was a member of the Canadian Hockey Team from 1990 to 1999. She was part of the first five women's teams to win gold at the IIHF Women's World Championships. She won the gold medal at the 1996 Three-Nation Cup and the gold medal at the 1996 Pacific Rim. She was also an assistant coach for Team Quebec at the 1991 Canada Winter Games.[4] France St. Louis was the Most Valuable Player of the 1998 Esso Nationals as Team Quebec finished in third place and was awarded the Maureen McTeer Trophy.[5]

Lacrosse[edit]

In addition to hockey, St. Louis was an accomplished lacrosse player. She was a member of the Canadian Team from 1985 to 1989. She participated at the World Championships in Australia (1989) and the World Championships in Philadelphia (1986), where Canada finished in fourth place. St. Louis was part of the team that won the Gold medal at Canadian Championships in 1989.

Career stats[edit]

Event Goals Assists Points Shots on goal +/-
1998 Olympics 1 2 3 5 0

[6]

Coaching[edit]

As part of the IIHF Ambassador and Mentor Program, St. Louis was a Hockey Canada coaching mentor that travelled to Bratislava, Slovakia to participate in the 2011 IIHF High Performance Women's Camp from July 4–12.[7]

As of 2010, St. Louis was a consultant to the Montreal Carabins women's ice hockey program.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Inducted into the Panthéon des sports du Québec Sports Hall of Fame (2003)
  • Quebec Athlete of the Decade in Lacrosse (1980 to 1990)
  • Quebec Athlete Award of Excellence in Women's hockey (1986 and 1991)
  • Captain of the Canadian Women's team (1992–1994)
  • Assistant captain of the Canadian Women's hockey team (1997)
  • Named Most Valuable Player on her team at the Canadian Championships (1998,97,91,90,88)
  • Nominated for Teammate Award of Excellence by the Quebec Hockey Federation (1994 and 1990)
  • 2014 recipient of the Order of Hockey in Canada

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.francestlouis.com/anglaisnew/fr_accueil2_e.htm
  2. ^ (french)Hockey féminin universitaire - Entraîneurs, http://www.carabins.umontreal.ca/pages/Sports/hockey-feminin/entraineurs.aspx?lang=FR-CA
  3. ^ On the Edge: Women Making Hockey History, p.131, by Elizabeth Etue and Megan K. Williams, Second Story Press, Toronto, Ontario, 1996, ISBN 0-929005-79-1
  4. ^ Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4, p.418, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 1-55041-855-6
  5. ^ "Alberta downs Ontario 3-2 in Overtime in Gold Medal Final to win 1998 Esso Women's Nationals Hockey Championship". Hockey Canada. March 22, 1998. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/st/france-st-louis-1.html
  7. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/170789/la_id/1.htm

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Sue Scherer (1990)
Captain
Cdn National Women's Ice Hockey Team

1992-94
Succeeded by
Stacy Wilson (1997-98)