Molly Schaus, a mainstay both in the Massachusetts women’s hockey scene and in net for Team USA, today announced her retirement from professional hockey, following an illustrious career at the peak of the American women’s team’s rise to prominence.
Schaus, who graduated from Boston College as the all-time leader in wins, goals against average and saves, was also two-time All-American, and a two time Patty Kazmaier Award finalist. Professionally, Schaus spent two seasons with the Boston Blades in the NWHL, winning Goalie of the Year in 2012 and the Clarkson Cup in 2013.
But as one half of the goaltending tandem that mainly shared the net with Jessie Vetter, Schaus helped usher in the golden age of Team USA women’s hockey, winning three straight World Championship Gold Medals (2008, 2009, 2011) along with a fourth from this year’s tournament. Schaus, who also retires with one Worlds (2012) and two Olympic silver medals (2010, 2014), can also lay claim to a haul of Four Nations Cup medals: three golds (2008, 2011, 2012), three silvers (2009, 2010, 2014) and one bronze (2013), finishing her USWNT career with 26 wins in 48 games, and a 1.64 goals against average.
First winning the IHLC in the Semifinals of the 2008 World Championships, Schaus would capture another ten IHLC titles, with her final IHLC victory in net coming with a victory over Russia at the 2015 Worlds, en route to Gold. We wish Molly and her family the very best for her retirement and the things to come!