Kim St-Pierre will be inducted into the hockey Hall of Fame.
The name of triple Olympic gold-medal-winning goaltender Kim St-Pierre, originally from Chateauguay, was retained at a vote of the institution’s selection committee. Its president, Lanny McDonald, made the announcement on June 24. The 2020 class also includes Ken Holland, Marian Hossa, Jarome Iginla, Kevin Lowe and Doug Wilson.
“The Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these hockey legends as Honoured Members,” McDonald said. “Their contributions to the game of hockey are well documented and their election to the Hockey Hall of Fame is richly deserved.”
Among her numerous accomplishments, St. Pierre swept three gold medals at the Winter Olympic Games as goalkeeper of the Canadian Women’s hockey team, in 2002 at Salt Lake City, 2005 at Turin and 2010 at Vancouver.
St. Pierre is evidently delighted. “What an honour for me and my family today,” she reacted on her Facebook page where numerous fans congratulated her following the announcement. “Thank you for all your messages. What a trip through this beautiful world of hockey! From my minor hockey in Chateauguay …to McGill University…to Team Canada, I had the opportunity to play with some GOLDEN teammates!! Thank you for the beautiful memories and your friendship! Thanks to Lenny Jo, to my parents, my brothers Yan and Karl, my beautiful family and my friends…and to all of you who made a difference in my career!!”
The induction ceremony is being planned for November 16 in Toronto.
Following her success in hockey, Kim is pursuing her career in the world of sports. She is doing physical activity promotion with youngsters through the BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success) program of the Reebok Canada Fitness Foundation.
(Translation Dan Rosenburg)