They were once Olympic rivals — one a captain of a U.S. women’s hockey team, a other a captain of Canada’s women’s hockey team. But now Julie Chu and Caroline Ouellette are celebrating a birth of their daughter, and they’re melting hockey fans’ hearts.
On Nov 5th, during 10:18pm, after 40 weeks and 2 days, Julie and we welcomed to a universe a pleasing daughter Liv. we feel truly sanctified to knowledge this implausible tour with my adore and best crony Julie. we did not comprehend it was probable to adore this many until we met this small buddle of joy! It was a happy pregnancy for us. Liv was on a ice to win a Clarkson Cup with Les Canadiennes de Montréal this past March. We spent a summer coaching a competition we adore with good friends. Thanks to a families and friends for your support and for being partial of this new journey. Cheers to a excited nights to come! Le 5 novembre dernier, à 22:18, après 40 semaines et 2 jours, Julie et moi avons accueilli notre magnifique fille Liv. Je suis tellement choyée de vivre ce impulse incroyable avec l’amour de matriarch strive et matriarch meilleure amie Julie. Je ne croyais pas qu’il était probable d’aimer autant avant de la rencontrer! Ce fut une grossesse heureuse flow nous. Liv était sur la glace flow remporter la Coupe Clarkson avec Les Canadiennes de Montréal en Mars dernier. Notre été fut passé à enseigner le competition qu’on aime avec nos meilleures amies. Merci à tous nos familles et amis flow votre support et de faire partie de cette aventure. Cheers aux nuits blanches à venir!
A post common by Caroline Ouellette (@caroouellette13) on Nov 13, 2017 during 8:12am PST
“I feel truly sanctified to knowledge this implausible tour with my adore and best crony Julie,” a Canadian Ouellette wrote on Instagram, announcing their baby’s birth progressing this month. “I did not comprehend it was probable to adore this many until we met this small buddle of joy!”
The integrate posted images of their birth announcement, observant that Liv Chu-Ouellette was innate during 10:18 p.m. on Nov. 5, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces. A apart print showed small Liv bundled in swaddling, wearing an “All Star” infants’ cap.
Their baby’s attainment caps an unusual year for Chu and Ouellette. In a spring, they won a Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Clarkson Cup together, as teammates on a Montreal Canadiennes. And now, as hockey site The Ice Garden reports, fans are realizing that Ouellette was profound during a time.
Ouellette said, “It was a happy pregnancy for us. Liv was on a ice to win a Clarkson Cup with Les Canadiennes de Montréal this past March.”
In her possess post, Chu wrote, “We have already been sanctified with so many things in a life: Amazing friends and family, Love, Representing a countries, and doing things we are ardent about any day. We couldn’t have felt luckier, until we were sanctified with a many implausible Gift so distant on Sunday, Nov 5.”
In Montreal, their group welcomed a news.
“Les Canadiennes are vivacious by a attainment of a newest group member, a darling Liv Chu-Ouellette!” a group wrote, congratulating a integrate and presumably apropos a initial hockey group in story to use emoticons for a baby bottle and small pinkish hearts.
Canadian Women’s Hockey League Commissioner Brenda Andress wrote to honour a family, observant a joining is “excited about a 2038 newest breeze pick.”
Sportscaster John Buccigross tweeted, “I’ve never met a improved tellurian than Julie Chu. Congrats to her and Caroline on their child. That baby is sanctified and lucky. #hockeymoms.”
The hockey blog High Heels and High Sticks wrote that a integrate valid “that we too can live a life of an inspirational sports film with a constrained attribute arc.”
What Julie Chu and Caroline Ouellette have valid is that we too can live a life of an inspirational sports film with a constrained attribute arc.
— High Heels High Sticks (@hiheelshisticks) Nov 11, 2017
Ouellete is a local of Montreal. Chu is from Fairfield, Conn. And as Canada’s CBC reports, “Ouellette captained Team Canada to bullion during a 2014 Sochi Olympics and also owns bullion medals from a 3 prior Winter Games. Chu, who wore a ‘C’ from 2011-13, is a four-time Olympic medalist with a Americans, earning 3 silvers (2002, 2010, 2014) and one bronze (2006).”
Ouellette is now on leave from a Canadiennes. Chu is not listed on a active roster, though she’s also bustling coaching a Concordia University Stingers — a post for that she was named Coach of a Year in February.
In her Instagram post, Ouellette wrote, “Thanks to a families and friends for your support and for being partial of this new journey.”
She added, “Cheers to a excited nights to come!”