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Julie Chu and Caroline Ouellette have shared the bitter United States-Canada women’s hockey rivalry.

Forward Julie Chu competed in five Winter Olympics for the United States (Photo/Nancie Battaglia)

But love conquers all and Chu, a former captain of the U.S. women’s team, and Ouellette, a former skipper for Canada, shared a blessed event last week when Ouellette gave birth to the couple’s first child. They shared the news Tuesday on Instagram.

Chu, 35, is the first Asian-American to play for the U.S. national women’s team and she competed in five Winter Olympics, winning silver medals in 2002, 2010, and 2014. Her team won a bronze medal in 2016.

She was the first person of color to be a U.S. flag bearer at a Winter Olympics closing ceremony when she carried the Stars and Stripes at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Chu, tied as the second-most decorated U.S. female athlete in Winter Olympics history, was named head coach of Concordia University’s women’s hockey team in Montreal in 2016.

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Ouellette, 38, won Olympic gold in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. She retired from the Canadian national team in 2015 and currently plays for  Les Canadiennes de Montreal. She was carrying Liv Chu-Ouellette when Montreal won the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Clarkson Cup  in March.

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