Ann-Sophie Bettez had resigned herself to life outside of the national team spotlight. At 31, it felt like her time to make Team Canada had passed. Nearly a decade ago, she had been a member of the under-22 development team, but in the time since her release, and without so much as a single game back in the red and white, she had moved on. “For me, I was just playing hockey for the love of it, being with my friends, trying to be in shape during the summertime and making sure I got my workouts in,” Bettez said. “But I wasn’t working towards making a team or being on the national-team level because in my mind it was gone.”
Bettez was satisfied with this life, too. She was happy in her career as a financial planner and happier yet that she could continue to compete at the professional level ...
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Jared Clinton is a writer and web editor with The Hockey News. He's been with the team since 2014. He was born, raised and resides in Winnipeg, where he can be found missing the net on outdoor rinks all over town.