Our win in Sochi against all odds | Caroline Ouellette
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The ice is yours! Fight until the bitter end! I still have the inspiring letters Cassie Campbell wrote our team before the Olympic finals in and Because I believe to my core that we were prepared for this moment, I wrote a note to the team the night before the final. I believe in our preparation, in all the adversity we have faced that has made us stronger. We are built with people who are prepared to handle anything.
We have faced all the possible situations and have found a way to overcome anything that was thrown at us! Tomorrow will not be different, the podium is reserved for the Brave, it will hurt.
It will require that we play with composed desperation! And no matter what happens, we keep fighting! We keep coming together, wave after wave of RED! We have the never say die attitude!
We have pulled one another through so many finish lines! We have proven to ourselves that we always have so much more to give, that we are capable of so much! Down one goal after two periods, we reminded each other that we had made a comeback in the third period in the round robin game against them to win The third period throughout the season was always our best.
We believed we were fit to compete for 60 minutes and more if needed. But then down by two goals in the third against a strong U. We stayed calm and focused on the bench, cheering each other on, giving energy as much as possible.
Feeling nervous inside but never showing it, never giving up until it was over.K. Humphries/H. Moyse - Two-Woman Bobsleigh - Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games
Then the goddesses of hockey were on our side, when after an unlucky tangle with the ref, the puck rolled down to hit the post. From the bench where I stood, the angle of the puck rolling appeared as if it was going in. But the puck was up, and like a curling stone, began to swirl to the left.
Everyone held their breaths. It would have felt so unfair to finish the game that way. We screamed when we saw the puck hit the post. Hope came with the realization we were still alive. It almost felt like we were destined to complete the comeback. It made us believe even more. No one deserved more than Marie-Philip Poulin to tie the game in a dramatic fashion with 55 seconds left!
Our bench went insane, jumping and hugging in unstoppable fashion!
In the locker room after regulation, we were excited and felt we had all the momentum in the world. I have never felt a group of people so driven to win. There was this mix of confidence and certainty we could make it happen in overtime. When Poulin scored in overtime after a beautiful passing play by Laura Fortino, it felt so surreal. It still feels like a dream today. What people ignore is that our hero, Marie-Philip Poulin, injured herself early this season.
After a long rehab, she returned to play, immediately aggravating her injury. How cruel sport can be at times.
Poulin spent several months incapable of playing. Yet she was relentlessly training and rehabbing every day, in the hope that she could do it right the next time. And she did just that, returning stronger than ever and coping with remaining pain.
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She lead our team with the intensity of her play and the poise so few have in the world to score the most important goals. The medals of courage go to Poulin and also Meaghan Mikkelson, who played the final game with a broken hand.
I have to admit that this year was so difficult physically and emotionally, that it even made me question my love for the game for the first time in my life. Later on, I realized I still had it in me and my energy returned. The love was there. Our season was filled with obstacles, changes, injuries, and more loses than victories. Let go of what you must. In the end, our team slogan became Unity in Adversity. It embodied our journey together. Our logo is a puzzle piece that represents each member of the team as an important link to our strength and success.
Because each and every one of us was great in our given role, our team was unstoppable!
The breakup: Why the legendary team of Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse is no more
We had a large head-start over the Americans with a month long boot camp in May and starting our centralization over a month earlier. We came out of the gate flying, winning three games in a row against the Americans. Then came the drought, the inability to score, injuries, despair, and what felt like, insurmountable fatigue. With defeats came turmoil and change in coaching. I am thankful to Dan, who was with us for most of the journey. And that made me understand that my best contribution to the team would not be to score goals but through leadership.
Kevin Dineen brought with him a new energy; a fresh start. He had the wisdom to never look in the past. He took us forward. He understood the importance of creating an incredibly strong relationship of trust with assistant coaches Lisa Haley, Danielle Goyette and the entire staff.
His expertise came from coaching in the NHL, playing in the league for years, many of them being captain. You cannot teach that knowledge. Kevin is the charismatic leader you crave to hear speak. Kevin coached with passion and courage. He did not care about what had been accomplished in the past by individuals. We had to prove ourselves all over again.
We had to earn every inch of reward. Moyse, who had played for the national rugby team, was new to bobsled. Blessed with tremendous strength and raw power, the Summerside, P.
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Her push times were so impressive that she was eventually tabbed for the Canada 1 sled with pilot Helen Upperton. Humphries, from Calgary, had been with the program for a few years. She started out as a pilot in before switching to the brakeman position. She had posted solid times in the leadup to Turin. If she couldn't get the Canada 1 spot, she was confident she'd get the nod in the Canada 2 sled with pilot Suzanne Gavine-Hlady.
Instead, Humphries ended up being the odd one out. Just four days before the start of competition, she was told that Cruickshank would get the spot instead. As upset as she was, Humphries embraced her role as an alternate, cheered on her teammates and tried to make the most of it.
She also decided right then and there that she wanted to be a pilot so that she could control her own destiny.
The Turin experience nearly ended the friendship between Humphries and Moyse. There were hurt feelings due to team politics and a lot of miscommunication. A long European road trip helped turned things around. It was late and Humphries was driving Moyse and another teammate to the next stop on the bobsled circuit. It was a long trip, but there was more awkward silence than any meaningful conversation. Moyse tried some jokes, tried talking about men, their fellow competitors, but nothing was working.
She eventually reached for a book that she'd packed to help pass the time. It was loaded with hundreds of questions -- all beginning with the word 'If' -- that you could ask people around you for fun. Moyse wasn't paying much attention to the text and was simply reading the questions out cold. They were rather innocuous, like 'If you could have dinner with any three people in the world, who would they be? Her teammate in the front passenger seat looked back at her in stunned silence with eyebrows raised.
No one said a word. The seconds felt like minutes. Unsure of what to do, Moyse made a joking comment in hopes of clearing the tension. Then Humphries finally broke the ice.