Former rival women's hockey captains welcome a baby

  • Caroline Oullette and Julie Chu welcomed their daughter Liv on November 5
  • Oullette, 38, carried the baby and kept her pregnancy a secret for months
  • She even played for Les Canadiennes in March during her first trimester 
  • Chu, 35, is American and captained the US women's team from 2011 to 2013
  • She and Oullette, who is Canadian, played one another in the past  

By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

Published: 11:59 EST, 14 November 2017 | Updated: 12:36 EST, 14 November 2017

Two former rival women's hockey captains who found love after competing against each other have welcomed their first child. 

Canadian Caroline Ouellette and American Julie Chu welcomed their daughter Liv on November 5.

The pair now play together on Les Canadiennes in Montreal but used to go head-to-head on the US and Canadian national women's teams.

Oullette, 38, carried Liv and gave birth earlier this month. The pair announced her arrival in joint Instagram posts this week.

Julie Chu and Caroline Ouellette welcomed their daughter Liv on November 5

'I feel truly blessed to experience this incredible adventure with my love and best friend Julie. 

'I did not realise it was possible to love this much until I met this little bundle of joy!' Oullette, 38, said in hers.

She said it was a 'happy' pregnancy during which time she won the Clarkson Cup along with her teammates.  

'Thanks to our families and friends for your support and for being part of this new journey. Cheers to the sleepless nights to come!' she said. 

Chu, 35, echoed her comments in her own post. 

Liv was born on November 5 weighing 7lbs and 3 oz. She is the couple's first child together 
Liv was born on November 5 weighing 7lbs and 3 oz. She is the couple's first child together 

Liv was born on November 5 weighing 7lbs and 3 oz. She is the couple's first child together 

Oullette and Chu are pictured in 2002 during the final of the women's hockey at the Saly Lake City Winter Olympics 
Oullette and Chu are pictured in 2002 during the final of the women's hockey at the Saly Lake City Winter Olympics 

Oullette and Chu are pictured in 2002 during the final of the women's hockey at the Saly Lake City Winter Olympics 

Julie Chu at the 2014 winter games in Sochi when the US lost to Canada and her partner
Julie Chu at the 2014 winter games in Sochi when the US lost to Canada and her partner
Oullette captained Canada in 2014. She is pictured at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
Oullette captained Canada in 2014. She is pictured at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the US won silver while Canada won gold. The women are seen during the medal ceremony after the tense game

It is not known when the couple began dating. They are engaged but are not yet thought to be married 
It is not known when the couple began dating. They are engaged but are not yet thought to be married 

It is not known when the couple began dating. They are engaged but are not yet thought to be married 

The first hint that the pair were expecting a baby came in October when Oullette shared this photograph of her bump 
The first hint that the pair were expecting a baby came in October when Oullette shared this photograph of her bump 

The first hint that the pair were expecting a baby came in October when Oullette shared this photograph of her bump 

'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. 

'We couldn't have felt luckier, until we were blessed with the most incredible gift so far,' she said. 

Chu was the captain of the US women's hockey team between 2011 and 2013.  

Oullette was the Canadian team's captain in 2014. 

The pair kept her pregnancy under wraps until earlier this year when she shared a photograph of herself on Instagram showing off a baby bump.  

The couple have since shared several photographs of their daughter who they describe as 'the greatest gift' 
The couple have since shared several photographs of their daughter who they describe as 'the greatest gift' 

The couple have since shared several photographs of their daughter who they describe as 'the greatest gift' 


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