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Kim St-Pierre became the first female goaltender to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, capping an impressive Team Canada career with saw her win three Olympic gold medals (2002, 2006, 2010) and five World Championships (1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007).
Add in a gold medal at the 4 Nation’s Cup in 2010, and a Clarkson Cup CWHL Championship in 2011, and it’s clear St. Pierre is no stranger to big games.
So how did the now 42-year-old manage the pressure of playing under bright lights on the world’s biggest stages?
For St. Pierre it involved several methods learned through experience and from Hockey Canada sports psychologists, including writing key words on her stick as in-game reminders.
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