“First time with Guy Lafleur”

Who can boast an exclusive interview with the legendary Guy Lafleur, plus in his first interview? Our colleague Justine St-Martin is the correct answer!

He achieved this while interning at CKAC Sports radio while studying at Cégep de Jonquière. As an introduction to sports media, it’s hard to do better.

Now a TVA Sports anchor and press secretary, Justine opens up about her journey for the first time on the Hockey Woman podcast hosted by Isabelle Ethier.

From the birth of her passion for the sport, to her first interview with none other than “Flower”, through the importance of Chantal Machabée in her career, Justine has worked hard to be at the helm of Trois-Rivières matches today. Lions, Quebec Remparts, NHL and college football on our air.

Check out this passionate woman in the video above. Or listen to this week’s episode here:

Years later, Justine remembers this interview with Lafleur like it was yesterday.

“I interned at CKAC Sports radio for a few weeks and was sent to interview Guy Lafleur at his restaurant. He had collected all the trophies he won in his career in his restaurant and I had them all. I was 20 years old at the time, I told myself that he would have nothing to do with me, the little guy who came, instead he showed me every trophy and signed a sweater that I still have. says home today.

“I did not realize the magnitude of that moment at that time. Now, doing my first interview with a hockey legend and the Canadians is still very precious. It’s still amazing.”

A complete woman

He feels privileged to live his passion.

“I love what I do so much that it doesn’t even feel like work. I am very busy and happy. I have been in this business for 10 years, but I feel 2022 is the key year. They trust me more and more and give me challenges that I didn’t think I could handle so quickly. I’m excited about everything that’s happening. I feel really lucky to have gained the trust of my superiors and to see the importance of women in the world of sports.

Justine humbly declares that she has “a lot of crusts to eat before she becomes the next Chantal Machabée.” However, she recently realized that she was inspiring young women to follow in her footsteps.

“Slowly, thanks to social networks, I understand that people are listening to us and that we mention certain people. “It took me a long time to realize that I was also inspiring young girls.”


We Talk About Hockey (02:20)
Here are some facts about hockey:

  • Where does your passion for hockey come from?
  • What is your fondest hockey memory?
  • What is your favorite sweater and why?
  • If I could meet one person in the world of sports, present, past or future, who would it be?
  • What feeds your passion?

Shooting (14:23)
The segment where Isabelle asks her guest a few questions:

  • Morning or evening?
  • Offense or defense?
  • Fries or poutine?
  • Christmas or Halloween?
  • Hockey, football or baseball?

Make way for women (19:19)
Let’s raise the issue of women’s place in sports.

  • Can you share a moment with a female sports personality?
  • Are there still barriers to being a woman in the world of sports media?

Passing on pallets (24:56)

  • What was the moment, person or organization that made a difference in your career or life?
  • What person or organization would you “give a oar” to today?

Locker Room Echo (29:00)

  • Do you have an anecdote to tell us, a unique moment you want to share with us?

Check out all other episodes here.

The Hockey Woman podcast is presented by IGA.

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