9 March 1989 |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||143 lb (65 kg; 10 st 3 lb)|
|Women's ice hockey|
|Competitor for Switzerland|
|IIHF World Women's Championships|
|Bronze||2012 United States||Tournament|
Florence Schelling (born 9 March 1989) is a goaltender for Switzerland women's national ice hockey team in the 2006 Winter Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics and 2014 Winter Olympics. Schelling became the first and only woman to ever play in the Swiss Men's National League B. In the 2012 CWHL Draft, Schelling was selected by the Montreal Stars, but will play for Brampton CWHL.
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. At the 2006 Olympic Games, Schelling was part of a seventh place finish. Despite the showing, Schelling posted a .939 save percentage and a 2.40 goals against average in three games. In 2008, she led the Swiss to a fourth-place finish at the IIHF Women's World Hockey Championships, 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. In the bronze medal game, she made 34 saves in the loss to Finland. At the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, she played against Sweden and lost 3–0, lost to Canada 10–1, then beat Slovakia 5–2, China 6–0, and Russia 2–1, as the Swiss women took fifth place.
In a game versus Russia at the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship, Florence Schelling stopped 32 shots in a 5–2 victory, as Switzerland advanced to the semifinals. In the bronze medal game at the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship, Florence Schelling made 50 saves as Switzerland beat Finland by a 6–2 tally.
At the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi, Schelling backstopped the Swiss National Team to a bronze medal. Making 252 saves throughout the tournament, she was named Most Valuable Player, Best Goalkeeper, and included on the All-Star Team. 
Florence Schelling excelled at Northeastern, being named a starter throughout her career. 
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 0.964 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. 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.
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 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.
On Friday, February 17, 2012, #7 ranked Northeastern skated to a 0–0 tie against the Providence Friars. Both goaltenders, Florence Schelling of Northeastern and Genevieve Lacasse of Providence stopped 80 shots combined through three periods and overtime. Schelling logged 38 stops, while her counterpart Lacasse stopped 42 shots.
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Awards and honors
- 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: Most Valuable Player
- 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: Best Goalkeeper
- 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: All-Star Team selection
- 2012 World Championships: Best Goalkeeper
- 2007 Swiss Ice Hockey Female Player of the Year
- Hockey East Bauer Goaltender of the Month for October 2009
- Hockey East Bauer Goaltender of the Month for November 2009
- 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
- 2010 Hockey East Co-Player of the Year
- 2010 Hockey East Goaltending Champion
- 2010 Hockey East First-Team All-Star
- 2010 New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team 
- 2010 Women's RBK Hockey Division I All-America Second Team
- Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week Week of 25 October 2010
- Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of November 8, 2010) 
- Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of February 28, 2011)
- Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of March 7, 2011)
- 2011 Hockey East All-Tournament team 
- Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of October 10, 2011)
- Hockey East Goaltender of the Month (Month of October 2011)
- Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of November 7, 2011)
- Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of November 14, 2011)
- Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Week of January 23, 2012)
- Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (Week of February 6, 2012)
- Runner-Up, Hockey East Defensive Player of the Month (Month of January 2012)
- Hockey East Player of the Week (Week of February 20, 2012)
- 2012 Hockey East Player of the Year
- 2012 Hockey East Army ROTC Three Stars Award
- Hockey East Goaltending Champion (2011–12)
- Hockey East 10th Anniversary Team selection, Honorable Mention
- 2011–12 CCM Hockey Women’s Division I All-American: First Team
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