PETAWAWA -- "Pain is temporary, glory is forever."
Those are the words on a sign outside General Panet High School, a stone's throw from the Silver Dart Arena, where Sarah Vaillancourt is training with Team Canada, happy to be back from two hip surgeries, ready to help her country in its efforts to win another gold medal at the women's world hockey championship.
The path back to Team Canada has been filled with roadblocks for the 27-year-old. Not so long ago, she thought was finished with hockey. After one surgery last January, she needed to go back under the knife again in November. With precious little time before the world championship, it didn't seem possible Vaillancourt would be on Team Canada for the worlds.