Nancy Drolet

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Nancy Drolet
Born (1973-08-02) August 2, 1973 (age 40)
Drummondville, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 139 lb (63 kg; 9 st 13 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Right
National team  Canada
Playing career 1992–2000

Nancy Drolet (born August 2, 1973 in Drummondville, Quebec) is a Canadian ice hockey player.[1] She is the daughter of Denis Drolet and Viviane Dubé. Drolet was named Sport Federation Canada Junior Athlete of the Year in 1992.

Playing career[edit]

Drolet was also an accomplished softball player, and was a member of the Canadian National Softball team in 1990 and 1991.[2] Drolet played for Team Quebec at the 1991 Canada Winter Games and was also a member of the Vancouver Griffins. Drolet played for the Sherbrooke Jofa-Titan squad in the League Régionale du Hockey au Féminin in the province of Québec. In 1994, Drolet would become the team captain, and its general manager.[3]

She won a silver medal at the Nagano Olympic Games in Japan and played for her country in six world championships. She twice scored goals in overtime to help Canada to wins in the 1997 and 2000 world championships. In doing so, became the first person in the history of the IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships to score two gold medal clinching goals in overtime. She accomplished the feats on April 6, 1997 and April 9, 2000.[4] During the 1999-2000 season, Nancy Drolet played for the Sainte-Julie Pantheres and scored 29 goals and added 17 assists.[5] She played also for Vancouver Griffins (2001–02 and 2002–03).

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 1993 Junior Athlete of the Year (selected by the Sports Federation of Canada) [6]

Personal life[edit]

In 2002, she came out as a lesbian[7] In 2009, she married her long-time girlfriend Nathalie Allaire in Quebec.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.ca/women/002026-227-e.html
  2. ^ Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4, p.118, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 1-55041-855-6
  3. ^ On the Edge: Women Making Hockey History, p.132, by Elizabeth Etue and Megan K. Williams, Second Story Press, Toronto, Ontario, 1996, ISBN 0-929005-79-1
  4. ^ IIHF Top 100 Hockey Stories of All Time, p.110, Szymon Szenberg and Andrew Podnieks, 2008, Fenn Publishing Company Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55168-358-4
  5. ^ http://www.canoe.ca/HockeyNWHL/pre_stj.html
  6. ^ On the Edge: Women Making Hockey History, p.133, by Elizabeth Etue and Megan K. Williams, Second Story Press, Toronto, Ontario, 1996, ISBN 0-929005-79-1
  7. ^ http://www.outsports.com/outathletes/