May 18, 2024
Marie-Philip Poulin named Canada’s Athlete of the Yr – Crew Canada

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Hockey participant Marie-Philip Poulin has received the 2022 Northern Star Award as Canada’s Athlete of the Yr. 

Poulin was the captain of the Canadian ladies’s hockey staff that received gold at each Beijing 2022 and the 2022 IIHF Girls’s World Championship. 

In recognition of her stature as a pacesetter on and off the ice, Poulin was given the honour of being Crew Canada’s co-Opening Ceremony flag bearer at Beijing 2022, alongside brief monitor pace skating legend Charles Hamelin. She went on to attain six objectives and add 11 assists, rating her second solely to teammate Sarah Nurse for the match scoring lead.

Team Canada grin and yell as they wear their gold medals on the ice
Marie-Philip Poulin and her Crew Canada teammates pose with their gold medals in ladies’s hockey through the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Video games on February 17, 2022. Photograph by Mark Blinch/COC

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Two of these objectives, together with the eventual recreation winner, got here as Canada earned the 3-2 win over america within the last. That made “Captain Clutch” the primary hockey participant – male or feminine – to attain in 4 Olympic gold medal video games. 

In August, Crew Canada was again on the ice on the IIHF Girls’s World Championship in Denmark the place they received their second straight world title, after ending an virtually decade lengthy drought in 2021. Poulin recorded 5 objectives and 5 assists on the worlds. 

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When not sporting the maple leaf, Poulin performs with the Skilled Girls’s Hockey Gamers’ Affiliation’s Dream Hole Tour. She leads the scoring this yr with eight objectives and 4 assists in seven video games. In June, she was named Participant Growth Marketing consultant with the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens, for now an element time function as she continues her taking part in profession.

Poulin is the 14th hockey participant to be named Canada’s Athlete of the Yr, however breaks by means of as the primary lady from her sport to win the vote amongst broadcasters and journalists. Previously often known as the Lou Marsh Award, the honour has been handed out yearly since 1936, besides throughout World Struggle II.

Different finalists who have been thought of this yr embrace tennis participant Félix Auger-Aliassime, golfer Brooke Henderson, swimmer Summer season McIntosh, para Nordic skier Brian McKeever, and NHL defenceman Cale Makar.

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