According to the Montreal Gazette News, every Sunday night, the nun Chantal Desmarais put on the competition uniform bearing number 7, representing the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Pionnières winger has been the star of the Boucherville women’s hockey federation for almost two decades.
An avid fan of the Montreal team, she strives for the performance of one of her favorite players, Brendan Gallagher. She is very good at technical spleen avoid the chase of defenders to face the goalkeeper directly. Sr. Chantal did not hesitate to pass the ball to his teammates, nor did he care about not scoring in a few matches, as long as he still played well.
After all, the score is rarely a major problem in the federation consisting of only three teams, although the two leading teams have a habit of showing their score in the final. Sister Chantal said her team won a few times, but didn’t care about counting the number of wins: “The goal of sport is to free people, not to put more pressure on you”.
For Laporte’s teammate, Sister Chantal was rarely punished for playing, except for one time that everyone remembered. Sister was punished but repeatedly explained: “I did not do that! I didn’t do anything! “, Really humorous”.
“Maybe some people think these sports seem extreme, but what we do is not as important as how we do it,” the nun concluded. Growing up in the St-Hubert area of South Shore in Montreal, she can play ice skating wherever she likes, on the school’s ice rink, the street or the path, imagining herself as the idol Yvan “pheasant” Cournoyer, the right flanker, was small but at a frightening pace since the 1960s and 1970s.
For Chantal, there was nothing unusual about a nun who taught to punch or slide on ice to whip the net.