Emily Routhier jumps as she takes a shot on goalCandice Ward/COC
Candice Ward/COC

Émily Routhier


In 2014 Émily Routhier was part of the Canadian team that finished third in the North American Zone of the IHF Trophy. She was also the second leading scorer for her fifth-place Sherbrooke club in the Circuit Quebecois D1 that season with 67 goals in 13 games. At the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Routhier led all Canadians with 16 goals scored in five matches, helping Canada to a seventh-place finish. Playing with Handball Estrie in the Circuit Quebecois D1, she led the league in scoring with 100 goals in the 2018-19 season, helping them to a second-place finish.


Getting into the Sport: Started playing handball at age 8 or 9… Was drawn to the complexity of the sport… Outside Interests: Enjoys watching TV, running and doing other sports… Works as a social worker at a youth centre… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Emil… Inspired by 2010 Olympic bronze medallist figure skater Joannie Rochette for her perseverance… Collects keychains from her international travels… Favourite quote: Nothing great ever came that easy!

Notable International Results

Pan American Games: 2019 - 7th; 2015 – 7th

Pan American Championships: 2013 – 9th

Pan American Junior Championships: 2014 – 5th; 2012 – 4th