Burlington, VT (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Monika and Nina Waidacher, both members of the St. Scholastica women's hockey team, helped Switzerland earn its first-ever bronze medal on Saturday in the 2012 IIHF Women's Hockey World Championships.
Florence Schelling made 50 saves as Switzerland upset Finland 6-2 in the third place game, marking that country's best-ever finish at a world championship.
The Waidacher sisters were the only Division III players participating in the tournament, and both played for the Swiss national team in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, helping that squad to a fifth place finish.
Both Nina and Monika were named to the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) all-conference first team this season, that after finishing first and second in conference points.
Nina also became the program's first-ever NCAA All-American after leading the NCHA with 18 goals and 18 assists in the 2011-12 season.