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Olympic’s Champion to Coach Women’s Ice Hockey Team

UMass Boston’s first-ever coach for the new women’s ice hockey team brings with her a piece of Olympic glory. Laura Schuler was a part of Canada’s 1998 silver-medal-winning women’s ice hockey team and brings with her 11 years of experience with Team Canada. At age 19, she was selected as Team Canada’s youngest player to compete in the inaugural World Championships in 1990.

In addition, Schuler spent four standout years playing with Northeastern University, where she made four appearances.in the ECAC semi-finals, played in the ECAC championship, and led the team in scoring her sophomore year. She was named captain her senior year.

Athletics Director Charlie Titus has the utmost confidence in his new coach. “We searched for a young, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic coach… We are convinced we have that person in Laura Schuler,” says Titus.

Schuler gained coaching experience in her native Ontario and says she is looking forward to “challenge of coaching at the varsity level” and having the opportunity to “give back to my sport full time.”

(This article appeared in the University Reporter.)