Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Caroline Ouellette Autographed Card

Team Canada defeated Team Finland to win the World Championships in men's hockey this weekend, a month and a half after the women's team lost their final (in overtime) to Team USA in Kamloops.

The CWHL's fourth-leading scorer this season, Caroline Ouellette, was not on the team, leaving room for younger players and spending time with her charitable activities - she's the Canadian ambassador for Right To Play and Carrément Rose/the Québec Breast Cancer Foundation, as well as 60 Million Girls.

Last winter, she coached the third ever all-girl entry at the Québec Pee-Wee tournament, competing in the AA category. They won their first exhibition game by a shutout, so there's that, then they lost their first "real" game to Mark Messier and Mike Richter's New York Americans, before winning and losing 1-0 shutouts leading them to the quarterfinals.

You all know my opinion of Ouellette, one of - if not the - best CWHL players of all time thus far. And so it was an honour to meet her once again at the tournament, where she signed this card in blue sharpie with her jersey number (13) tagged at the end:
It's card #CB-CO from Upper Deck's 2009-10 O-Pee-Chee set and Canadian Heroes sub-set.

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