According to Olivier Neven of The Link, four-time Canadian Olympic gold medalist Caroline Ouellette of Montreal, Quebec has become the new interim head coach of the University of Concordia Stingers women’s hockey team. Ouellette won the gold meal for Canada in women’s hockey at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
Ouellette is taking over coaching duties from her partner, Julie Chu of Bridgeport, Connecticut, who is on maternity leave. Chu and Ouellette had a baby girl in May. It is their second daughter.
Chu, who is a four-time Olympic silver medallist in women’s hockey with the United States, was the head coach of the University of Concordia Stingers since 2016. This past season, the Stingers had the best record in the RSEQ (the Reseau du Sport etudiant du Quebec), as they posted a record of 15 wins, four regulation losses and two losses in extra time for 32 points. However, even though the Stingers had the best record in the regular season in the Quebec Conference, they lost two games to one to the University of Montreal Carabins in the RSEQ semi-final. In the deciding game, the Carabins defeated the Stingers 2-1 in triple overtime.