France St-Louis (2014)

Hockey Accomplishments

  • Throughout her long career, she won five World Championships and several individual honours.
  • Member of the Canada’s female Olympic ice hockey team, winning a silver medal in Nagano (1998)  
  • Won a gold medal at the 3 Nations Cup with the Canadian team (1996)
  • Won a gold medal at the Pacific Rim tournament with the Canadian team (1996)  
  • Member of the Canada’s National Women’s ice hockey team (1990-1999)
  • Won a gold medal at the World Championship (1990, 92, 94, 97, 99)
  • Won a gold medal at the Canadian Championship (1988, 89, 90, 94, 95, 96, 99)
  • Won a bronze medal at the Canadian Championship (1985, 93, 98)
  • Won a silver medal at the Canadian Championship (1984, 1997)
  • Named MVP of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Championship in Calgary (1998)
  • Named MVP of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Championship in Vancouver (1997)
  • Assistant captain of the Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team at the Pacific Rim tournament in Vancouver (1996)
  • Assistant captain of the Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team at the 3 Nations Cup in Ottawa (1996)
  • Captain of Team Quebec at the Canadian Women’s Hockey Championship in New-Brunswick (1996)
  • Named Most Valuable Teammate by the Quebec Ice Hockey Federation (1994)
  • Runner-up for the Most Valuable Teammate Award at the Gala du Mérite sportif québécois (1994)
  • Captain of the Canada’s National Women’s Team at the World Championship in Lake Placid (1994)
  • Assistant captain of Quebec’s team at the Canadian Women’s Hockey Championship in Winnipeg (1994)
  • Captain of Team Quebec at the Canadian Championship in Ottawa (1993)
  • Captain of the Canada’s National Women’s team at the World Championship in Finland (1992)         Top scorer of the Senior AA Hockey League (1992)
  • Named Most Valuable Teammate by the Quebec Ice Hockey Federation (1991)                        
  • Named MVP of the Canadian Championship in Montreal
  • Runner-up for the Most Valuable Teammate Award at the Gala du Mérite sportif québécois (1991)
  • Top scorer of the Senior AA Hockey League (1991)
  • Assistant coach of the female junior team that won a bronze medal at the Canada Winter Games in PEI (1991)
  • Named MVP of the Canadian Championship in Saskatchewan (1991)
  • Named Personality of the Month by the Gold Medal Club (1989)
  • Named MVP of the Canadian Championship in Burlington (1988)
  • Named MVP of the first International Hockey Championship in Toronto (1987)

Additional Background

  • Born on October 17, 1958 in Laval, Que.
  • Named assistant chef de mission for Canada’s Olympic Team for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
  • She has been teaching physical education at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal for the past eight years
  • Is a technical consultant for the Carabins (University of Montreal’ women’s hockey team) since 2008.
  • Since its creation, the team has taken part in two Canadian Championships finishing fifth in 2010 and winning a silver medal in 2012.
  • For the past two seasons, France has taken part in a mentorship program set up by the International Ice Hockey Federation working mainly with the French national junior team. 
  • After earning a bachelor’s degree in physical education, France was a teacher for 14 years at the elementary and high school levels.
  • Complete Level 3 Certification (ice hockey)
  • Bachelor of Science, Physical education
  • Teaching certificate in physical education
  • Fourth place, World Female Lacrosse Championship in Australia (1989) and Philadelphia (1986)
  • Won a gold medal at the Canadian Female Lacrosse Championship (1989)
  • Won a silver medal at the Canadian Female Lacrosse Championship (1986)
  • Member of the Canadian Female Lacrosse team (1985, 89)
  • Won a bronze medal at the Canadian Female Lacrosse Championship (1985, 88)

Honours

  • Inducted into the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame (2003)
  • Quebec lacrosse athlete of the decade (1980-1990)
  • Top scorer of the female hockey league (1997, 93, 92, 91)
  • Assistant captain of the Canadian team (1997)
  • Named her team’s MVP at the Canadian Championship (1998, 97, 91, 90, 88)
  • Named Most Valuable Teammate by the Quebec Ice Hockey Federation (1994, 90)
  • Captain of the Canada’s National Women’s team (1992, 94)
  • Named Personality of the Week by the La Presse newspaper in 1990
  • Quebec’s Most Valuable Athlete in female hockey (1986, 91)
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