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Charline Labonté is a three-time Olympic gold medalist (Salt Lake City in 2002, Turin in 2006, Vancouver in 2010) and has been a member of Canada’s National Hockey Team since 2000. Chalrine has been part of five IIHF World Women’s Championships (2012, gold; 2011, silver; 2009, silver; 2008, silver; 2007, gold; 2005, silver; 2004, gold), five 4 Nations Cups (2011, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003) and the Torino Ice Tournament (2005). She was named Top Goaltender by the Tournament Directorate at the 2009 IIHF World Women’s Championship.
Charline has her Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) and is in her second year attending McGill’s Graduate School doing a Masters degree in Sport Psychology. A full-time student athlete in the CIS, Labonté completed her career at McGill and helped guide the Marlet program to three CIS championships in the last 5 years. Charline was named McGill female athlete of the year (2008-09 Gladys Bean trophy) and named Quebec conference nominee for 2009 BLG Award (presented to the CIS athlete of the year). She is currently playing in the CWHL for the Montreal Stars.
Charline became the second female player, after Manon Rhéaume, to play Major Junior hockey in Canada when she played with the QMJHL’s Acadie-Bathurst Titans.