Florence Schelling
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
161 lb (73 kg)
ECAC Team Norhteastern
Born (1989-06-09)June 9, 1989,
Zurich, Switzerland
Pro Career 2003 – present

Florence Schelling (born 9 June 1989[1] in Zurich, Switzerland) played for Switzerland in the 2006 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Olympics. Schelling became the first and only woman to ever play in the Swiss Men's National B League.[2]

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Switzerland[edit | edit source]

Schelling makes a save as Anja Stiefel #63 prevents Tatiana Burina #23 of Russia from crashing the net during the ice hockey women's classification 5th/6th game on February 22, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada

  • She spent 2003-05 playing for the ZSC Lions in Switzerland. Since 2005, Schelling has been a member of the Swiss national team. Besides the Torino Olympics, she has competed in three World Championships. In 2008, she led the Swiss to a fourth-place finish at the IIHF Women's World Hockey Championships,[3] the team's highest ever, and was the second-ranked goalie in the tournament. At the tournament, she was the only goalie to play in every minute of every game including an overtime period and a shootout. At the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, she played against Sweden and lost 3-0, lost to Canada 10-1, and beat Slovakia 5-2.

In the bronze medal game at the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship, Florence Schelling made 50 saves[4] as Switzerland beat Finland by a 6-2 tally[5].

Northeastern[edit | edit source]

In her sophomore year (2009-10), she was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week for three consecutive weeks (weeks of 2, 9, 16 November). She posted a 30-save shutout against Robert Morris on 10 October and made 28 saves on 29 shots vs. Bemidji State on 23 October. She earned back-to-back shutouts over Vermont on 30-31 October, combining for 42 saves over the weekend. She was named Bauer Goaltender of the Month on 3 November after posting a 6-1-1 record, a 0.74 GAA and a .970 save percentage in October. She made 37 saves and stopped 11 of 13 shootout attempts at Providence on 8 November. Schelling shut out Vermont for the third time on 25 November and made 30 stops vs. the University of New Hampshire on 29 November. She led the nation with a 0.99 GAA and a 0.64 save percentage through December.

On 6 February 2009, she made a Hockey East season-high 53 saves at Providence. The following day, she stopped 42 of 44 shots in a 3-2 win versus Providence.[6] She recorded her eighth 30-plus save game 21 February against Boston University, making 38 saves. She stopped 35 of 37 shots in a 2-1 loss to BU in the Hockey East quarterfinals.

Schelling started in the first-ever outdoor women's college hockey game 8 January vs. the University of New Hamphshire at Fenway Park. New Hampshire won the game by a score of 5-3.[7] During the 2010-11 season, Schelling stopped 50 shots (.943 save percentage) in two wins against Princeton and RPI. A total of 25 saves was notched in each victory and she was recognized as the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week for the week of October 25. She also tallied her first career point as she assisted on on Stephanie Gavronsky’s goal against the Princeton Tigers. On March 5, 2011, Schelling set a Hockey East tournament record with 44 saves, including a record 24 in the first period as the Huskies upset No. 1 seed Boston University by a 4-2 tally at Walter Brown Arena.[8] Later in the day, that record would be broken by Genevieve Lacasse of the Providence Friars, as she made 58 saves against Boston College.[9]

Career stats[edit | edit source]

Northeastern[edit | edit source]

Season Games played Wins Losses Ties Win % Shutouts Goals against average Save %
2008-09 19 5 12 1 .306 2 2.24 .933


Olympics[edit | edit source]

Event Games played Wins Losses Shutouts Goals against Save % Goals against average
2006 Olympics 3 0 3 0 10 .939 2.40
2010 Olympics 3 1 2 0 15 .884 5.0

[11] [12]

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

NCAA[edit | edit source]

  • Hockey East Bauer Goaltender of the Month for October 2009
  • Hockey East Bauer Goaltender of the Month for November 2009[13]
  • Hockey East All-Rookie team (2009)
  • Hockey East Pure Hockey Defensive Player of the Week 13 October 2008
  • Hockey East Mission Rookie of the Week 20 October 2008
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week Week of 5 October 2009[14]
  • 2010 Hockey East Co-Player of the Year[15]
  • 2010 Hockey East Goaltending Champion[16]
  • 2010 Hockey East First-Team All-Star[17]
  • 2010 New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team [18]
  • 2010 Women's RBK Hockey Division I All-America Second Team[19]
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week Week of 25 October 2010[20]
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of November 8, 2010) [21]
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of February 28, 2011)[22]
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of March 7, 2011)


  • 2011 Hockey East All-Tournament team [24]
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of October 10, 2011)[25]
  • Hockey East Goaltender of the Month (Month of October 2011)[26]
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of November 7, 2011)
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of November 14, 2011)[27]
  • Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Week of January 23, 2012)[28]
  • Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of February 6, 2012)[29]
  • Runner-Up, Hockey East Defensive Player of the Month (Month of January 2012)[30]
  • Hockey East Player of the Week (Week of February 20, 2012)[31]
  • 2012 Hockey East Army ROTC Three Stars Award[32]
  • Hockey East Goaltending Champion (2011-12)[33]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.hockeygoalies.org/bio/schelling.html
  2. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/07/sports/hockey/07goalie.html
  3. http://www.iihf.com/channels/iihf-world-womens-championship/news/news-singleview-club-continental-cup/article/usa-golden-at-world-womens.html?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=1336&cHash=5e0baeb50f
  4. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/switzerland-beats-finland-for-bronze/article2402742/
  5. http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/271/IHW271121_74_3_0.pdf
  6. http://www.gonu.com/whockey/roster/wh-schelling.shtml
  7. http://gonu.com/whockey/2010/wh10-19.shtml
  8. http://www.gonu.com/news/2011/3/5/WHOCKEY_0305114222.aspx?path=whockey
  9. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/recaps11.php?wbc_prv1.m05
  10. http://www.uscho.com/stats/player.php?pid=6629&gender=w
  11. http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/sc/florence-schelling-1.html
  12. http://web.archive.org/web/20100409120328/http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-hockey/schedule-and-results/womens-preliminary-round---group-a-game-10_ihw400a06nSUI-vgame_stats-TS.html
  13. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/media/monthly.php
  14. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/presarch/200910/oct5wwr.php
  15. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/presarch/201003/mar5waw.php
  16. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/presarch/201003/mar3ar.php
  17. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/presarch/201003/mar5was.php
  18. Cunningham, Parsons Named to All-New England Team. ECAC Hockey (30 March 2010). Retrieved on 12 April 2010.
  19. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009%E2%80%9310_NCAA_Division_I_women%27s_ice_hockey_season#All-America_honors
  20. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/pres1011/201010/oct25wwr.php
  21. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/pres1011/201011/nov8wwr.php
  22. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/pres1011/201102/feb28wwr.php
  23. http://hockeyeastonline.com/women/pres1011/201103/mar7wwr.pdf
  24. http://bceagles.cstv.com/sports/w-hockey/recaps/030611aab.html
  25. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/pres1112/201110/oct10wwr.php
  26. http://hockeyeastonline.com/women/pres1112/201111/nov1wmh.pdf
  27. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/pres1112/201111/nov14wwr.pdf
  28. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/pres1112/201201/jan23wwr.pdf
  29. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/pres1112/201202/feb6wwr.pdf
  30. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/pres1112/201202/feb2wmh.php
  31. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/pres1112/201202/feb20wwr.pdf
  32. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/pres1112/201202/feb20wwr.pdf
  33. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/pres1112/201202/feb28awa.pdf

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