Julie Chu and Caroline Ouellette, the former captains of the U.S. and Canadian women’s hockey teams, respectively, welcomed their first child, Liv Chu-Ouellette, on Nov. 5 2017.
“I feel truly blessed to experience this incredible adventure with my love and best friend Julie,” Ouellette wrote, adding that she was pregnant with Liv when she and Chu won the Clarkson Cup in March as members of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiennes.
“We have already been blessed with so many things in our life: amazing friends and family, love, representing our countries, and doing things we are passionate about each day,” Chu wrote in a companion Instagram post on Monday. “We couldn’t have felt luckier, until we were blessed with the most incredible gift so far.”
Ouellette captained Team Canada to gold at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and also owns gold medals from the three previous Winter Games. Chu, who wore the ‘C’ from 2011-13, is a four-time Olympic medallist with the Americans, earning three silvers (2002, 2010, 2014) and one bronze (2006).