News Wrap: U.S. Olympian Molly Schaus retires, national camps under way

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Molly Schaus announced her retirement from the U.S. Women’s National Team yesterday after a nine-year career with the program. She won those silver medals at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, and also helped Team USA to four gold medals at the World Championships and three Four Nations Cup titles.

In 48 games with the national team, Schaus recorded a .923 save percentage, 1.64 goals-against average, and posted a 26-1-3-11 record.

From the USA Hockey release:

“Molly has been an extremely dedicated and determined player for our Women’s National Team Program since 2007 and will always be recognized for her effort and integrity,” said Reagan Carey, director of women’s hockey for USA Hockey. “She was a tremendous teammate who always represented the United States with dignity and class. Her contributions on and off the ice will be missed.”

“I’d like to thank USA Hockey and all of the coaches and staff who played such a major role in my development, both on and off the ice,” said Schaus. “Thank you to my family and friends and to everyone who supported me throughout this incredible journey. Most importantly, thank you to my teammates for making the last nine years, day in and day out, truly amazing. I am incredibly proud to have been part of this program and will take with me a lifetime of memories and friendships.”

Other News

  • Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase and USA Hockey’s Women’s National Festival are both under way, and so are the IIHF High Performance Camps taking place with them. The IIHF has an update from day three of the camp in Lake Placid, as well as some other notes.

  • In the High Performance Camp’s first scrimmage yesterday, Team Canada Red defeated the IIHF all-stars, 5-2.
  • The Buffalo Beauts of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) have officially hired a coach…or two. Former U.S. Olympian Shelley Looney and former NHLer Ric Seiling were announced as co-head coaches by the team yesterday.
  • The ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team was announced yesterday, made up of 180 student-athletes from the league’s 12 schools.  Rensselaer had the most representation with 20 honorees.

Suggested Reading

  • U.S. Women Deserve a Pro Hockey Team [Aug. 11 – The Cut]
  • Exposure and education: Off-ice training emphasized at High-Performance Camps [Aug. 11 – IIHF.com]
  • The NWHL: Answers Regarding Ownership, Contracts, and the Player’s Association [Aug. 5 – Ash on Ice]
  • If you’re not keeping up with Kaitlin Cimini’s coverage of NWHL news and signings, you’re not really following the league. Here’s her author page at Today’s Slapshot, which as a site is doing a great job of pushing out (and featuring!) NWHL/women’s hockey content.

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