By any measure you care to apply, Caroline Ouellette is teeming with integrity. And now that she’s free to live her best life on her terms, unencumbered by the demands of being one of the world’s greatest hockey players and a society that is increasingly finding itself on the right side of equality and tolerance, this seemed like as good a time as any for Ouellette to hang up her skates and move on to the next chapters of her life.
And those two chapters are, in very distinct order, motherhood and coaching. Ouellette, one of the greatest women hockey players Canada has ever produced, announced her retirement from the game in mid-September at 39. Surely, the Hall of Fame awaits her in three years, and until then she’ll remain firmly entrenched in the game as a coach – doing skills work wit...
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