St. Scholastica women add former volunteer assistant Elsmore to coaching staff

St. Scholastica has named Patricia Elsmore as the women’s team’s new assistant coach.

Elsmore replaces Jessi Flink, who “left last month,” according to a news release

A native of Switzerland, Elsmore was a CSS volunteer assistant from 2010 to 2012 and played college hockey at Minnesota-Duluth from 2001 to 2003 and then 2004-05, where she won two national championships as the starting goaltender for the Bulldogs. At UMD, Elsmore was 44-5-4 with a 1.58 GAA, the second-best GAA in school history for goalies that played at least 25 games.

Elsmore was also part of the Swiss National Team since 1992, playing in many European and World Championships and was the first from Switzerland voted to the All-Star Team at the World Championships in Kitchener, Ont., in 1997.

She also played in the 2006 Winter Olympics for Switzerland.