Kim St-Pierre announces retirement from Canada’s National Women’s Team
CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Monday that three-time Olympic gold medallist Kim St-Pierre, who also won five women’s world championships, has officially retired from international competition.
“On behalf of Hockey Canada and fans across the country, we thank Kim for her dedication to Canada’s National Women’s Program, and contributions not only to the team, but to female hockey overall,” Hockey Canada president and CEO Bob Nicholson said. “We wish Kim all the best in her future endeavours. Kim will always be remembered as one of the best female goaltenders of all-time.”
KIM ST-PIERRE, 34, joined Canada’s National Women’s Program in 1998, and went on to win three Olympic gold medals and four women’s world championship gold medals. She appeared in a record 83 games for Canada, amassing 64 wins, another Team Canada record, and only 10 losses. Her career goals against average for Team Canada stands at 1.17, with a 0.939 save percentage and 29 career shutouts, also a Team Canada record. St-Pierre also had a storied Canadian Interuniversity Sport career with the McGill University Martlets, playing four seasons with the women’s team, and one season for the men’s team, to become only the second woman to play for a men’s university team in Canada. The Châteauguay, Que., native also played with the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Montreal Stars, winning two Clarkson Cups.
“It has been a great honour and source of pride for me to represent Canada on the international hockey stage,” St-Pierre said. “I want to thank Hockey Canada, my teammates, coaches, trainers, friends, family and the fans who have supported me throughout my career. I will miss playing for Team Canada, but I know that I have exciting new challenges and opportunities in front of me, both as a mother and in my future projects.”
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