In addition to karate, Sister Chantal has another favorite sport that is hockey. To the teammates who play the match, the nun is affectionately referred to as “Sis-TER”. Growing up in the St-Hubert district of South Shore in Montreal, she could play ice skating and hockey wherever she liked.
According to the Montreal Gazette, every Sunday night, Sister Chantal Desmarais wears her 7 uniform, representing the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. An avid fan of the Montreal team, she strives to follow the merits of one of today’s most favorite players, Brendan Gallagher.
She is very good at dodging techniques to escape the pursuit of defenders to face the goalkeeper directly. Sister Chantal did not hesitate to pass the ball to her teammates, and did not mind not scoring in a few matches, as long as she was still playing well.
After all, scores are rarely the big deal in a three-team federation, even though the top two teams have a habit of bragging their scores in the finals. Sister Chantal said her team has won a few times, but doesn’t care about counting wins: “The goal of sport is to free people, not pressure you.”
Ms. Laporte said, “She is super fast and extremely energetic, and is always explosive on ice. Sister Chantal is only nearly 1m62 tall but weighs 63.5 kg. But I got up and continued to play like nothing happened.”
For her teammate Laporte, Chantal nun was rarely punished for a match, except for one that everyone remembers. When a news hunting team came over to record the Pionnières game with the goal of dialing the team’s number 7 during the match. A cameraman suggested a friend of the team pretend to fall so Sister Chantal was fined. For Sister Chantal, there is nothing unusual about a nun teaching kick-punching or ice-skating and whipping balls into a net.