Goaltender Kim St-Pierre, a three-time Olympic gold medalist from Châteauguay, Que., who played for both the McGill University men's and women's hockey teams, is among the prestigious Class of 2020 inductions announced on Wednesday, for the Hockey Hall of Fame.
One of six new additions to the prestigious pantheon, she enters the Hall with a group that also includes NHL greats Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe and Doug Wilson, in addition to Ken Holland, who was selected as a builder.
"Hockey has always been my passion and this is a very special honour," St-Pierre said to the Reuters news agency. "When I was growing up it was only boys, and when that changed my dream was able to come (true)."
While earning an education degree -- majoring in kinesiology -- at McGill in 2004, the 5-foot-9 netminder single-handedly turned the women's hockey program around. A member of the Martlets from 1998 to 2004, St-Pierre took a sabbatical to play at the Olympics and also played briefly with the McGill men's team in her senior year (2003-04).