Kim St-Pierre

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Kim St-Pierre
Kim St-Pierre 33.jpg
Born (1978-12-14) December 14, 1978 (age 35)
Châteauguay, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
CIS
CWHL team
McGill Martlets
Montreal Stars
National team  Canada
Playing career 1998–2013
Website http://www.kimstpierre.com

Kim St-Pierre (born December 14, 1978 in Châteauguay, Quebec) is a Canadian ice hockey player. She is a three-time Olympic gold medallist and five-time IIHF world champion.

Playing career[edit]

McGill[edit]

In 1998-99, she was the top rookie for the McGill Martlets women's ice hockey team. She was also the first woman in Canadian Interuniversity Sports history to win a men’s regular season game when McGill University defeated Ryerson University on November 15, 2003 by a score of 5-2.[1]

International play[edit]

Kim St. Pierre was the goaltender for Team Canada in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, and was the starting goaltender in Team Canada's 3-2 victory over Team USA in the gold medal final. She also played for the Canadian women's team in Turin. St. Pierre holds numerous records in international competition, including most shutouts (15), most wins (24), and lowest goals against average (0.84).[2] She received a gold medal in the Women's Hockey game at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.[3] St. Pierre retired from international play in April 2013.

CWHL[edit]

St-Pierre formerly played for the Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. In 2007-08, she was voted the CWHL Top Goaltender and a CWHL Eastern All-Star. By winning the 2009 Clarkson Cup, St. Pierre won the top three trophies in women's ice hockey, becoming one of only three women to win the Clarkson Cup, an Olympic gold medal (in 2002, 2006, and 2010), and a gold medal at the IIHF women's world hockey championships.[4]

St. Pierre did not play the 2011–12 Canada women's national ice hockey team season (along with the Stars season) to have a baby.[5]

Montreal Canadiens practice[edit]

St. Pierre made women's ice hockey history on October 23, 2008, when she tended goal during a practice session with the Montreal Canadiens at Denis Savard Arena. Carey Price was out with the flu.[6] She was the second woman in NHL history to play alongside NHL players, since Manon Rheaume in an exhibition game. Wearing her usual #33 jersey, Alexei Kovalev put a wrist shot past her ear and Francis Bouillon blasted a slapshot that just missed her mask and deflected off the crossbar. St.Pierre referred to the experience as "priceless".

Awards and honours[edit]

  • CWHL Top Goaltender, 2007–08 and 2008–09
  • CWHL First All-Star Team, 2008–09
  • CWHL Eastern All-Stars, 2007–08
  • CIAU Championship game Most Valuable Player in 2000[7]
  • CIS Most Outstanding Player in 2003
  • Most Valuable Player, 2002 Esso Women's Nationals[8]
  • Top Goaltender at the 2001 World Championships
  • Top Goaltender at the 2004 World Championships
  • Top Goaltender at the 2002 Winter Olympics
  • Top Goaltender at the 2002 Esso Canadian National Championship[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notable Women’s Hockey Players". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ Canadian Gold 2010, Andrew Podnieks, p. 166, Fenn Publishing, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55168-384-3
  3. ^ "Canada wins blanks U.S. to win gold in women's ice hockey". CBC.ca. February 25, 2010. Retrieved February 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ Canadian Gold 2010, Andrew Podnieks, pp. 158, 166, Fenn Publishing, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55168-384-3
  5. ^ "Pregnancy creates opening in goal on women's hockey team". Tsn.ca. September 22, 2011. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kim St-Pierre tends goal at Canadiens practice". CTV.ca. Retrieved October 23, 2008. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "The Official Website of Hockey Canada". Hockeycanada.ca. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "2002 Esso Canadian National Championship". whockey.com. Retrieved November 25, 2010. 

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