Caroline Ouellette And Julie Chu, Ex-Captains Of Canada And U.S. Women’s Hockey Teams, Had A Baby

Canada's Caroline Ouellette crashes into Julie Chu of the U.S. during the first period of their preliminary round game at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Ottawa on April 2, 2013.

Our faith in love has been restored! Hockey legends — and former competitors — Caroline Ouellette and Julie Chu just welcomed a baby together.

The arrival of Liv Chu-Ouellette was announced to the world on Twitter by Shannon Miller, who coached Ouellette during her college hockey career, NBC Sports reported.


— Shannon Miller (@Miller12Shannon) November 9, 2017

Ouellette and Chu have squared off against each other on several occasions. They’re considered two of the greatest female hockey players of all time.

We’re surprised their love story hasn’t already spawned a movie.

The former captain of the Canadian WNT just had a baby with the former captain of the USWNT. How do you expect me to be okay right now? 😭

— Kevin Colelli (@kcolelli) November 10, 2017

Ouellette, 38, captained the Canadian women’s hockey team to victory at the Sochi Olympics and has four Olympic gold medals. She is also one of only three women to have won the Clarkson Cup and have gold medals from both the Olympics and the world hockey championships.

Chu, 35, is a four-time Olympian and the second-most decorated American woman in the history of the Winter games. She also captained the U.S. national women’s hockey team from 2011 to 2013.

Further evidence of their love being destiny? When they played against each other, they were both number 13.

The pair are now teammates in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, where they and their fellow Canadiennes de Montreal took home the Clarkson Cup together last season.

Can you say power couple?

Selfie de championnes! / Champions selfie! 📷🏆🎉

— Les Canadiennes (@LesCanadiennes) March 6, 2017

Both women are still on the Canadiennes team, though Chu is on the extended roster due to her commitment as a head coach for Concordia University. Ouellette was on the Canadiennes active roster, but Eye On The Prize reported that she was taking leave at the beginning of the season.

Hockey fans on social media celebrated the couple’s baby news, and many pointed out the stark contrast between women’s and men’s hockey.

This good news is not out there enough. Congratulations to Caroline Ouellette 🇨🇦 and Julie Chu 🇺🇸 Olympic rivals, CWHL teammates who had their first child today.

— Joe Pack (@JoePack) November 10, 2017

What Julie Chu and Caroline Ouellette

Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Travel

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