Laura Schuler is presently in her 11th season as a coach in the NCAA. Schuler spent four seasons at the helm of Northeastern University where she helped raise the program up from an 8th to 6th place finish over her last three seasons. Prior to landing back at her alma mater Northeastern, Schuler spent three years building a program at UMass Boston and was named the ECAC East Coach of the Year after leading her team to an ECAC semifinal appearance in 2003-04.
No stranger to the international ice sheet, Schuler spent 11 seasons suiting up for the Canadian national team. She helped Team Canada claim a silver medal for Canada in 1998 in the first-ever Olympic women’s ice hockey competition in Nagano, Japan. During her tenure with Team Canada as a player, she won three World Championship titles in 1990, 1992 and 1997; two Pacific Rim Championships in 1995 and 1996; and two 4 Nations Cup titles in 1996 and 1999 as well as a silver medal in the 1997 4 Nations Cup.
More recently Schuler was named Team Canada’s Assistant Coach for the 2012-13 U18 National program. She has also been the Head Coach of the U22 Canadian National Team in 2011-12; as well as, the Assistant Coach at the 2010 4 Nations Cup were she helped Canada capture another gold medal.
Schuler was inducted into the Northeastern University Hall of Fame (2004) for her achievements in the sport of hockey; Schuler helped the Huskies to a 74-24-5 record in four seasons, including four playoff berths. Over her collegiate career, she netted 64 goals and dished 57 assists for a total of 121 points in 99 games played.
Schuler graduated in 1994 from Northeastern after earning a bachelor’s degree in Cardiovascular Health and Exercise.
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