Boston Pride netminder set records for wins, shutouts, and saves during the 2022-23 season
BOSTON, MA – (April 19, 2023) – The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) has announced that top rookie Corinne Schroeder of the Boston Pride has been selected as the PHF Goaltender of the Year for the 2022-23 regular season. The award was determined by PHF hockey operations in consultation with all team presidents and general managers.
“What impressed me about Corinne’s season, beyond the statistics and records, was her consistency throughout the year, especially playing as many games as she did and how often it included back-to-back starts,” said Mel Davidson, PHF Director of League and Hockey Operations. “She has great size that she uses to her advantage in her stance and positioning. Most of all, her play exuded confidence which allowed her team to play freely knowing that she was a dependable last line of defense.”
Schroeder set a trio of PHF single season records between-the-pipes for Boston including 19 wins, seven shutouts that shattered the previous mark of three, and 761 total saves. Her overall record of 19-1-1 was compiled over a franchise record 22 starts and helped the Pride finish in first place in the league’s regular season standings. She became just the third goaltender in PHF history to blank the opposition in her first PHF start and continued her impressive debut with a record three-straight shutouts to launch her professional career. This season, Schroeder posted six games with 40 or more saves including two that resulted in a shutout, notably a career-high 50-save performance on Jan. 21 in a 5-0 win over Montreal. She led all netminders with a goals-against-average of 1.67 and a save percentage of .955 and was named Most Outstanding Goaltender at the 2023 All-Star Showcase representing PHF Team Canada.
“It’s a huge honor to be selected as the PHF Goaltender of the Year,” said Schroeder. “It was a record-breaking season for me and the greatest way that I could have kicked off my professional career, and I am so thankful for that. I’m so grateful to my team, coaches, and family who supported me and helped me have such an incredible season. Especially my goalie network, Gord Woodhall, Andy Kollar, Brad Kirkwood, and Clay Adams who worked with me on the physical, mental, and technical aspects of my game this season. Everything they did added to my success, and I can’t thank them enough.”
The 23-year-old from Elm Creek, Manitoba was previously named PHF Rookie of the Year for the 2022-23 season having joined the Pride after completing five full NCAA seasons. Her collegiate tenure included four years at Boston University before transferring to Quinnipiac University for a graduate season in 2021-22 where she was named the Bobcats MVP and a finalist for the NCAA Women’s Goalie of the Year award. Schroeder’s GAA and SV% rank first among PHF goaltenders with 10 or more career starts, while her seven shutouts are one shy of the league’s all-time mark of eight.
“Corinne had an incredible season for the Boston Pride,” said Paul Mara, Pride head coach. “Her competitive drive and mental strength carried her to levels the PHF has never seen before, and it was a pleasure to witness and to coach.”
This is the third time in eight seasons that the PHF Goaltender of the Year award has been presented to a member of the Pride following Brittany Ott in 2015-16 and Lovisa Selander in 2019-20. Past recipients also include Katie Fitzgerald of the Riveters in 2016-17, Amanda Leveille who won with Buffalo in 2017-18 and again with Minnesota in 2020-21, Shannon Szabados of the Beauts in 2018-19, and Toronto’s Elaine Chuli in 2021-22. Both Chuli and Leveille were finalists for this year’s award. Schroeder is also a finalist for the PHF Most Valuable Player award as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) and Outstanding Player of the Year as voted by members of the PHF Players’ Association.
About the Premier Hockey Federation
The PHF is the home of professional women’s hockey in North America. Established in 2015 as the National Women’s Hockey League, the NWHL rebranded to become the PHF in 2021 and provide opportunities for elite athletes to earn a living playing the game they love while fueling the continued growth of the sport. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, Montreal Force, and the Toronto Six who all compete annually for the Isobel Cup. As part of a two-year agreement with ESPN, live coverage of the 2022-23 and 2023-24 PHF seasons is available exclusively on ESPN+ in the United States, and provides international rights for games which includes TSN in Canada. For more information visit premierhockeyfederation.com.