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When I first stepped on the ice at the age of 5, little did I know it would be the day that would shape the next 30 years of my life. Now, 4 Olympic Gold medals later and a three decade career under my belt, I feel as though I am ready to say goodbye to the game that has not only brought me so much joy, but that has helped raised me into the woman i am today.
I could not be more proud to have had the opportunity to represent my country, my province, my city and also been part of a group of women that have helped pathed the way for generations to come.
Hockey has allowed me to express my voice and talent in this world, it has taught me that anything in life is possible if you set your mind to it and more importantly believe in yourself. It has taught me that the journey to achieving your goals is what holds the true value, the best memories and the most important takeways in life.
I am so grateful for everything hockey has given me and it is with a heavy heart but yet a hopeful spirit that I decide to move on to the next chapter in my life.
To my teamates, thank you for being a constant source of support and inspiration. You are my second family and I will cherish our journey together forever. To my coaches and trainers, thank you for pushing me beyond my comfort zone day in and day out, it has allowed me to say goodbye to you today as a champion. To the fans of the game, it will always be an honor to have played in front of you and have shared the passion for hockey with you.
Lastly, to my friends and my family, you have been my rock since day one. Mom, Dad, Louis, none of this could have been possible or worth it without you by my side and through it all.
Stay tuned for the next chapter! Life outside the crease awaits me...