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France Saint-Louis
France-StLouis
Position Forward
Height
Weight
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
174 lb (79 kg)
Born October 17 1958 (1958-10-17) (age 58),
Laval, Quebec
Pro Career 1987 – 1999


Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Women's ice hockey
Olympic games
Silver 1998 Nagano Tournament
IIHF World Women Championships
Gold 1990 Tournament
Gold 1992 Tournament
Gold 1994 Tournament
Gold 1997 Tournament
Gold 1999 Tournament

France St. Louis was 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]

Playing careerEdit

HockeyEdit

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 an assistant coach for Team Quebec at the 1991 Canada Winter Games.[2] 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. [3]

LacrosseEdit

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 statsEdit

Event Goals Assists Points Shots on goal+/-
1998 Olympics 1 2 3 50
[4]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • 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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.francestlouis.com/anglaisnew/fr_accueil2_e.htm
  2. 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
  3. 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 on 28 June 2010.
  4. http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/st/france-st-louis-1.html
Preceded by
Sue Scherer (1990)
Captain
Cdn National Women's Ice Hockey Team

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