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St. Louis ‘pushing’ to make Canada’s 2014 Olympic team

Ice Hockey - Canada v Czech Republic

TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 21: Martin St. Louis #26 of Canada celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring Canada’s second goal on the Czech Republic during the first period of the men’s ice hockey Preliminary Round Group A match during Day 11 of the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games on February 21, 2006 at the Palasport Olimpico in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Martin St. Louis didn’t make Canada’s 2010 men’s Olympic ice hockey team, however he appears to be using that for motivation in a bid to make the squad for the 2014 Sochi Games.

St. Louis, who wore the Maple Leaf during Canada’s disastrous showing in Turin in 2006, was among 47 players invited to Hockey Canada’s Olympic orientation camp slated for Aug. 25 to 28 in Calgary.

It’s a new chance and opportunity for the 38-year-old. He’s certainly earned it.

Last season, he had 60 points in 48 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Despite growing older and not blessed with overwhelming size - he’s listed at 5'8" tall - St. Louis has had higher than a point-per-game average in five of the last seven seasons, and three of the last four.

But he was clearly pained by the decision to be kept off the 2010 gold-medal winning team.

“It was tough. It was one of those disappointments,” St. Louis told

“You feed off it and get better. Keep pushing.”

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