Concordia Stinger associate head coach Caroline Ouellette was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Hall of Fame on Sunday, May 28 in Tampere, Finland.
She was one of nine people in the IIHF’s 2023 class of inductees.
The Hockey News describes Ouellette as “one of the most decorated athletes in women’s hockey history.” She was a member of the Canadian national women’s hockey team for 20 years, winning four gold medals at the Winter Olympics and six gold medals at IIHF world championships.
She made her debut with Team Canada in 1998 and officially retired in 2018. She scored 26 points in Olympic competition – nine goals and 17 assists in 20 games played. The forward retired as the third-highest scorer in national team history with 242 points (87 goals, 155 assists) in 220 games.
A native of Montreal, Ouellette also played several seasons with Les Canadiennes, winning four Clarkson Cup championships
Ouellette has enjoyed a long association with Concordia, dating back to 2001 when she suited up for the Stingers for one season. She has been involved as a coach for several years and was named to her current position in 2021.
She is the third person with a Concordia women’s hockey connection to receive the exceptional IIHF honour. She joins former Stinger stars Cammi Granato, who was inducted in 2008, and Karyn Bye, who received the honour in 2011. Both had successful international careers as long-time members of the U.S. national team.
The IIHF Hall of Fame was founded in 1997. Since then, more than 200 individuals from 26 countries have been inducted in recognition of their success and/or contributions to the game.
Ouellette’s IIHF bio – HERE