One of the longest-serving members of Canada’s National Women’s Team, Caroline Ouellette eclipsed the 200-game mark in a Team Canada uniform during the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship. As part of her longevity, Ouellette has played in four Olympic Winter Games, winning gold in each of her appearances at Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010 and as captain at Sochi 2014. Ouellette is the only athlete to enter at least four career Winter Olympic events and win gold in all of them.
Ouellette has also competed in 11 world championships, winning six gold and five silver. In 2012 she scored the overtime winner in the gold medal game to give Canada the world title.
Ouellette currently plays for Les Canadiennes de Montreal of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. The team won the Clarkson Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2012. She was the league MVP in 2009 and 2011. Ouellette had played her collegiate career for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, with whom she won the NCAA national title in 2003 and was named MVP of the Frozen Four tournament. In 2004-05 she was a top-three finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top female player in NCAA hockey. In 2006-07 and 2007-08 Ouellette served as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs. She would take on that same job with the Concordia Stingers in 2012-13.
Getting to know…
School: Degree in criminology and women’s studies from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2005… Graduated from the National Police Academy in Quebec in the fall of 2000…Odds and Ends: Won the 2004 World Championship in inline hockey… Played softball at the 1997 Canada Summer Games… Athlete Ambassador with RBC since October 2010… Arena named in her honour…
|2002 Salt Lake City||Ice Hockey||Women||Gold|
|2006 Turin||Ice Hockey||Women||Gold|
|2010 Vancouver||Ice Hockey||Women||Gold|
|2014 Sochi||Ice Hockey||Women||Gold|
Notable International Results
Four-Time Olympic Champion (Sochi 2014, Vancouver 2010, Turin 2006, Salt Lake City 2002)… Six-Time World Champion (1999-01, 2004, 2007, 2012)… Five-Time World Silver Medallist (2005, 2008-09, 2011, 2013)…