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Road to PyeongChang: Marie-Philip Poulin
A closer look at the forward from Beauceville, Que., centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team
Jason La Rose
February 3, 2018

Position: Forward
Hometown: Beauceville, Que.
Birthdate: March 28, 1991
Club Team: Canadiennes de Montréal (CWHL)

Road to Centralization
2000-01: Beauce-Vic (Novice A)
2001-02: Beauce-Centre (Atom CC)
2002-03: Unknown
2003-04: Beauce-Amiante (Peewee AA)
2004-05: Beauce-Centre (Bantam CC)
2005-06: Beauce-Amiante (Bantam AA)
2006-07: Beauce-Amiante (Midget Espoir)
2007-08: Montreal Stars (CWHL)
2008-09: Dawson College (CEGEP)
2009-10: Centralized for Olympics
2010-13: Boston University (HE)
2013-14: Centralized for Olympics
2014-15: Boston University (HE)
2015-17: Canadiennes de Montréal (CWHL)

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 23, 2007 vs. United States
Canada’s National Women’s Team (2007-17): 106GP 60G 61A 121P
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team (2010-13): 10GP 7G 4A 11P
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team (2007-09): 19GP 16G 17A 33P

Olympic & World Championship Experience
2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 2G 5A 7P (silver medal)
2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 2G 4A 6P (silver medal)
2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 3G 3A 6P (silver medal)
2014 Olympic Winter Games – 5GP 3G 2A 5P (gold medal)
2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 6G 6A 12P (silver medal)
2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 3G 4A 7P (gold medal)
2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship – 5GP 3G 1A 4P (silver medal)
2010 Olympic Winter Games – 5GP 5G 2A 7P (gold medal)
2009 IIHF World Women’s Championship – 5GP 2G 3A 5P (silver medal)
2009 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship – 5GP 5G 7A 12P (silver medal)
2008 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship – 5GP 8G 6A 14P (silver medal)

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to centralization?
“I think my family has a big part in it. My brother always played an important role in my career and he always pushed me to be better every day. I am so lucky to have so many amazing people around me. I have such a great group of friends and mentors that help me and challenge me every day.”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“In 2002, when I was watching the Olympics with my mom. I was watching the gold medal game and it was an amazing game. I remember Kim St-Pierre making unbelievable saves, and Caroline Ouellette, Jayna Hefford and Cassie Campbell and the rest of the team just playing outstanding. That was the spark, and I started dreaming of playing for the national team.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“There are so many things that hockey has given me – friendships that last a lifetime, work ethic and hard work in my day-to-day life, discipline, balance and a reminder to have fun in everything I do.”

For more information:

Director, Communications
Hockey Canada


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
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Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)
[email protected]


Katie Macleod
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-612-2893 (mobile)
[email protected]


2018-19 NWT: CAN 2 – USA 0 (Game 3)
Szabados stopped all 38 shots to help Canada win the Rivalry Series.
2018-19 NWT: CAN 4 – USA 3 (Game 2)
Poulin and Rattray had 1G 1A each to help Canada even the series.
2018-19 NWT: USA 1 – CAN 0 (Game 1)
Maschmeyer made 20 saves, but Canada was blanked in the opener.
2019 U18WWC: CAN 3 – USA 2 (OT) (Gold Medal)
Wheeler scored 1:34 into OT, giving Canada its 5th gold medal.