Florence Schelling Named General Manager of SC Bern

Swiss National League club SC Bern has hired former Swiss goalie Florence Schelling as its new general manager, making Schelling the first woman to become GM of a top-level club in professional men’s hockey.

In the evaluation process, we ended up with Florence Schelling,” SC Bern CEO Marc Luthi told the media outlet Berner Zeitung. “We came to the conclusion: Florence is the person we are looking for and want. Yes, Florence will be a pioneer, probably worldwide in her new role. But she’s young, fresh, she’ll bring a new perspective and break up existing structures.”

Florence Schelling had a long and successful career on the ice as well. She guarded the goal for the Swiss national team for 15 seasons and won the World Cup and Olympic bronze. The 31-year-old ended her career with three seasons in Linköping where last year she was named SDHL’s best goalkeeper.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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