|5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)|
|Born||August 3, 1977,|
|Pro Career||– present|
Lisa-Marie Breton (born August 3, 1977) is an ice hockey player for the Montreal Stars (along with being the General Manager). Breton is a three time Clarkson Cup champion, having won in 2009, 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Breton attended CÉGEP Trois-Rivières, and was allowed to play for l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières as part of a league made up of other Cegeps and universities throughout the province.
Team Quebec[edit | edit source]
At fifteen years of age, she was recruited by Team Quebec at the junior level and played in the first ever National Junior Championship for hockey in 1993. The team won a silver medal in a loss to Team Ontario. Breton represented Team Quebec in numerous tournaments. In 2000, she played with Kim St. Pierre and Nancy Drolet as part of Team Quebec at the 2000 Esso Nationals. Her club team, the Montreal Axion earned the right to represent Quebec as the club competed at the 2005 Esso Nationals.
Concordia Stingers[edit | edit source]
Breton joined Concordia for the 1997-98 season, and went to five National championships with the Stingers. In her rookie year, the CIS recognized women's hockey. The Stingers were granted their first National Championship, which was held at Concordia. Breton was part of the squad that won the 1999 National Championship, but her club was beaten in the 2000 semi-finals by the University of Alberta by a 4-3 tally. That year, the Stingers took third place. In the 2000-01 season, Breton led the Quebec Student Sports Federation with eight goals and six assists in just six games.
Montreal Axion[edit | edit source]
In 2006, Breton was part of the Montreal Axion club that beat the Brampton Thunder by a 1-0 mark to claim the NWHL Championship Cup. Breton scored the game winning goal. The stick she used to score the game winning goal was given to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Montreal Stars[edit | edit source]
Breton was part of an initiative to start the CWHL. The league was spearheaded by players such as Allyson Fox, Kathleen Kauth, Kim McCullough, along with national team members Sami Jo Small and Jennifer Botterill. The players worked with a group of volunteer business people to form the CWHL by following the example of the National Lacrosse League. The league would be responsible for all travel, ice rental and uniform costs, plus some equipment. Breton would become the general manager and head of public relations for the Montreal Stars. On March 19, 2009, Breton was part of the Stars team that openly played for the Clarkson Cup for the first time. Montreal beat the Minnesota Whitecaps to claim the Cup. Former Canadian Governor General Adrienne Clarkson was on hand to present the trophy to team captain Breton.. Breton was part of an initiative to raise money for breast cancer research. On January 29, 2011, the Montreal Stars wore pink jerseys as they played the Boston Blades as part of a fundraiser. Breton's mother Johanne Lebreux survived the disease.
Career stats[edit | edit source]
Awards and honors[edit | edit source]
- 1999 Concordia University Fittest Female Athlete
- 2000 QSSF all-star, Second Team
- 2000 Concordia University Fittest Female Athlete
- 2001 Concordia University Fittest Female Athlete
- 2001 Concordia University Female Athlete of the Year
- 2001 QSSF all-star, First Team
- 2001 CIAU All-Canadian
- 2002 Concordia University Fittest Female Athlete 
- 2002 QSSF all-star, Second Team
- Most Sportsmanlike Player, 2002 Esso Women's Nationals
- 2014 Isobel Gathorne Hardy Award
Personal[edit | edit source]
She graduated from Concordia with a BA in sociology. Breton is the assistant coach for the Concordia Stingers women's hockey team. She is also the strength and conditioning coach for the men and women's rugby, women's soccer and women's hockey team.
References[edit | edit source]
- Andrew Podnieks (2009). Montreal Wins First Clarkson Cup. News. IIHF. Retrieved on 2010-21-1.