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St-Pierre Inducted into McGill Athletics Hall of Fame

MONTREAL – Five athletes, including three-time Olympic gold medalist Kim St-Pierre of Chateauguay, Que., a former Montreal Canadiens forward and a pair of ex-Montreal Alouettes football players, were formally inducted to the McGill University Sports Hall of Fame, Thursday. The induction ceremony -- held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel -- kicked-off the University's Homecoming Week celebrations.

Other laureates include the late "Jack" McGill, originally from Ottawa, who skated for the Habs from 1934 to 1937, former Alouettes Matthieu Quiviger and  Peter Howlett, both native Montrealers, as well as national team swimmer Holly McComb, who was born in Lachine, Que., raised in suburban Dollard des Ormeaux and now resides in Stouffville, Ont.

The hallowed hall now has 121 honoured members, including 24 Olympians, since the pantheon opened in 1996.
 
NOTE: Profiles of each new inductee follows. Biographies of all previous inductees to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame are available online at http://www.mcgillathletics.ca/hof.aspx

Kim St-Pierre, a three-time Olympic gold medalist from Châteauguay, Que., was born Dec. 14, 1978 and went on to attend McGill, where she earned an education degree in 2005 and single-handedly turned the women's hockey program around. She starred as a goaltender with the Martlets (1998-2004) and also played briefly with the Redmen. In 103 career games (99 starts) with the Martlets, she had a 50-40-12 overall record with 27 shutouts and a 2.13 goals-against average.

In regular season play, she posted a career 19-8-6 record in 33 games with 12 shutouts and a 1.74 GAA. She registered a plethora of McGill records, including a single-game mark of 62 saves in a 6-0 loss at Concordia on Oct. 25, 1998. St-Pierre was the Quebec conference rookie of the year in 1998-99 and was twice voted as the league's player of the year (2000-01, 2002-03). A four-time all-Canadian and Team MVP, her collegiate career highlight occurred in 2002-03 when she received the Brodrick Trophy as CIS hockey player of the year, the Gladys Bean Award as McGill's top female athlete and the BLG Jim Thompson Trophy as CIS athlete of the year.

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