Won Olympic Silver
Though Rheaume was still a celebrity, this did not always ensure she would play on Canadian national women's teams. She was cut from the 1997 Canadian national women's team before the world championships. The coaches did not think she was hungry enough. Rheaume also had to readjust to the demands of the women's game; she played a more stand up style against men, butterfly against women. This cut forced her to improve her game, and led to her being chosen for the Olympic team. In 1998, she played for Team Canada at the Olympics in Nagano. Rheaume and the Canadian women won the silver medal, losing to the United States.
Rheaume sat out the 1998-99 season when she was pregnant with her son. She was married to Gerry St. Cyr, a roller hockey player and minor league hockey player, whom she later divorced. She remained connected to the game as she served as goaltending coach for the University of Minnesota-Duluth women's team. She also continued to practice with high level teams near her home. Originally, Rheaume planned on playing on the Canadian women's national team in 2000, but did not make team. She then retired from international play, and essentially her career as a goalie.
Rheaume was hired by Mission Hockey as head of global marketing for women's hockey. There, she helped develop hockey skates for women. She later became manager of apparel and special events for the company. Rheaume also coached a team of girls, the Mission Bettys, to the Quebec International Pee Wee Tournament.
After retiring as a goalie in 2000, Rheaume still played as a forward in a woman's professional league, the Montreal Wingstars of the National Women's Hockey League, for a short time. She continued to play recreational hockey as a forward. Of her most famous stint in hockey, with the Lightning, she told Martin Fennelly of the Tampa Tribune, "I just wanted to play. I didn't think about what it meant. Now I do."