Six Gophers have been named to Team USA for the 2018 Olympic Games and two alumnae are expected to represent Finland
Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi, Amanda Kessel, Gigi Marvin, Kelly Pannek, and Lee Stecklein will compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games
Three members of Minnesota's 2016-17 team and four Gopher alums are among the players selected to represent the U.S.
Eight players with Golden Gopher ties are among the 42 players invited to the upcoming U.S. Women's National Team Selection Camp in Tampa, Fla.
The Gophers and Whitecaps met in an exhibition game Friday night at Ridder Arena
Minnesota rallied for a 5-3 win over Wisconsin to advance to the NCAA title game.
Sophomore Hannah Brandt is a top three finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award.
Minnesota beat Ohio State, 6-0, on Friday night and tied 2-2 in the rematch on Saturday.
Following a 6-1 win on Saturday, the Gopher women's hockey team fell to North Dakota, 3-2.
The Gophers completed a perfect season with a 6-3 win over Boston Univ. to win its second straight title.
2015-16 • Senior Season: Named Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-10 finalist, First Team All-American, All-WCHA First Team honoree, All-USCHO Second Team, and WCHA Preseason Player of the Year • named WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic Team, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • two-time WCHA Player of the Week • named team co-captain with Lee Stecklein • led the Gophers with 39 assists • recorded five points (4g-1a), including a then career-high four-goal game, in home-opening sweep over St. Cloud State (Oct. 9-10) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after recording eight points (3g-5a) in sweep at Ohio State (Oct. 16-17) • had two hat tricks in the first six games of the season • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after tying a Minnesota single-game record by scoring five goals, including her 100th career goal as a Gopher and a natural hat trick, and recording her 247th career point to become Minnesota's all-time career points leader in 8-3 win over Bemidji State (Nov. 14) • led the Gophers with six points (2g-4a) in series sweep over Yale (Nov. 20-21) • had at least one point in 12 of first 14 games of the season • had five points (3g-2a) in 11-1 win at Minnesota State (Nov. 27) • missed four games due to injury (Jan. 9-17) • had five points (1g-4a), including a game-winning goal, in series sweep at St. Cloud State (Jan. 22-23) • assisted on game-winning goal in 2-1 win at Bemidji State (Jan. 29) • had two points (1g-1a), including a game-winning power-play goal, in 3-0 win vs. UND (Feb. 5) • had three points (2g-1a), including an assist on the game-winning goal, in 7-3 win at UMD (Feb. 12) • had two assists in 4-0 win vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 19) • had four assists in WCHA First Round sweep vs. Ohio State (Feb. 26-27) • had an assist in 2-0 WCHA Final Face-off semifinal win vs. North Dakota (March 5) • recorded three points (1g-2a) in NCAA quarterfinal win over Princeton (March 12) • had an assist in 3-2 Frozen Four semifinal overtime win vs. Wisconsin (March 18) • had an assist in the 3-1 national championship win vs. Boston College (March 20).
2014-15 • Junior Season: Named Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-three finalist, AHCA/CCM First Team All-American, All-USCHO First Team, NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player, NCAA All-Tournament Team, WCHA Player of the Year, WCHA Scoring Champion, All-WCHA First Team, WCHA Preseason Player of the Year, WCHA Scholar Athlete, WCHA All-Academic Team, and Academic All-Big Ten • ranked second in the nation and led the Gophers with 74 points (34g-40a) • ranked third in the nation with 1.85 points and 0.85 goals per game while playing in 40 games • ranked fifth in the nation with 1.00 assists per game • 34 goals ranks seventh and 74 points ranks 10th in Gopher single-season records • scored six game-winning goals • led the Gophers and ranked tied for third in the NCAA with 17 points (6g-11a) on the power play • led the nation with a +69 plus/minus rating • led the team and ranked fourth in the NCAA with 209 shots on goal • led the Gophers with 20 multi-point games, including 11 multi-assist games and six multi-goal games • recorded at least one point in each of the first eight games of the season • scored four goals on the road at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 10-11) • scored a short-handed goal and added an assist in 4-1 win over Wisconsin (Oct. 17) • set up Rachel Ramsey's game-winner in 2-1 overtime win at Wisconsin (Oct. 18) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after recording seven points (2g-5a) in sweep over North Dakota (Oct. 24-25) • missed 1-0 loss to Bemidji State (Nov. 1) while earning silver with the U.S. Women's National Team at the Four Nations Cup in Kamloops, British Columbia (Nov. 4-8) • had 32 points (11g-21a) during a season-best 12-game point streak Nov. 29-Jan. 24 • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after tying her career-best with nine points (2g-7a) in sweep over St. Cloud State (Dec. 5-6) • set a new Gopher program record (tied with linemate Dani Cameranesi) with a career-best six assists and added a goal to tie a Gopher program record with a career-high seven-point game in 12-0 win over St. Cloud State (Dec. 5) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Gophers with four points (3g-1a) and scoring the lone shootout goal as Minnesota took five of six WCHA points from Wisconsin (Jan. 10-11) • had six points (1g-5a) in sweep over Minnesota State (Jan. 16-17) • had five points in sweep over St. Cloud State (Jan. 23-24), including recording her 200th career point as a Gopher and becoming just the seventh Gopher ever to surpass the 200 career point mark • scored the game-winning goal in 3-1 win at North Dakota (Feb. 7) • had five points (4g-1a), including first hat trick of the season, in WCHA First Round sweep over Minnesota State (Feb. 27-28) • ended the season with seven points (3g-4a) on a three-game point streak, including recording three points (1g-2a) in 3-1 Frozen Four semifinal win over Wisconsin (March 20) and scoring the game winner in 4-1 national championship win over Harvard (March 22) • won gold with Team USA and had five points (3g-2a) at the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship in Malmo, Sweden.
2013-14 • Sophomore Season: Named Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-3 finalist, AHCA/CCM First Team All-American, WCHA Player of the Year, All-WCHA First Team honoree, All-USCHO First Team honoree, WCHA Scoring Champion, WCHA Preseason Player of the Year, WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic Team, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ranked second in the nation and led the Gophers with 65 points (23g-42a) • ranked third in the nation with 1.59 points per game while playing in all 41 games • led the nation with 42 assists and 1.02 assists per game • 42 assists ranks tied for seventh in Gopher single-season records • scored five game-winning goals • led the Gophers with 21 points (5g-16a) on the power play • tied for second on the team with a +42 plus/minus rating • third on the team with 159 shots on goal • fifth on the team with 28 blocked shots • led the Gophers with 20 multi-point games, including 12 multi-assist games and five multi-goal games • scored Minnesota's first goal of the year at Colgate (Oct. 4) • combined for six points (1g-5a) in season-opening series sweep at Colgate (Oct. 4-5) • recorded three points (2g-1a), including scoring the game-winner, in 4-3 win over Bemidji State (Oct. 26) • assisted Milica McMillen's game-winning goal with 1:09 remaining in 4-3 comeback win at St. Cloud State (Nov. 9) • led the Gophers with three points (1g-2a) in 6-1 win over North Dakota (Nov. 16) • led the Gophers with five points (2g-3a) and assisted both game-winning goals against Princeton (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) • had four points (1g-3a) in sweep at Ohio State (Dec. 7-8), including a power-play goal and an assist on Maryanne Menefee's game-winning goal in 9-2 win (Dec. 7) • scored third career hat trick, including the game-winner, in 6-0 win over Ohio State (Jan. 10) • had 16 points (8g-8a) during a seven-game point streak (Nov. 23-Jan. 10) • had three assists in road sweep at No. 3/4 North Dakota (Jan. 31-Feb. 1) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Feb. 12) after leading the Gophers with five points (4g-1a) in sweep over Bemidji State (Feb. 7-8) • recorded 13 points (5g-8a) during an eight-game point streak (Jan. 17-Feb. 8) • scored the team's second goal in 4-0 win at Wisconsin (Feb. 15) • tied her career best with five assists in sweep over Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 21-22) • recorded six points (2g-4a) in the WCHA First Round sweep over St. Cloud State (Feb. 28-March 1) • scored the game-winning goal in the championship game of the WCHA Final Face-off, a 3-1 win over North Dakota (March 8) • had three points (1g-2a) in the NCAA postseason, including two points (1g-1a) in the 5-3 comeback win over Wisconsin (March 21) in the Frozen Four semifinal.
2012-13 • Freshman Season: Appeared in all 41 games • finished second in the nation in scoring and set a Minnesota freshman record with 82 points (33g-49a) • posted the team's best plus/minus ratio of +77 • Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top-10 Finalist • USCHO.com Rookie of the Year • All-USCHO.com Second Team • WCHA Rookie of the Year • All-WCHA First Team and All-WCHA Rookie Team • named to the NCAA Women's Frozen Four All-Tournament Team • named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar • recorded a hat trick in her first career game against Colgate (Sept. 28), which was the start of a 15-game point streak and a seven-game goal streak • notched six points (2g-4a) in first career start against Colgate (Sept. 29) • named WCHA Rookie of the Week (Oct. 3) for her nine-point (5g-4a) performance in the Colgate series (Sept. 28-29) • tallied four points (1g-3a) in win over St. Cloud State (Oct. 5) • had a goal and an assist in shutout of SCSU (Oct. 6) • scored a goal and an assist in 5-0 win over St. Lawrence (Oct. 12) • netted a goal in shutout of SLU (Oct. 13) • received second WCHA Rookie of the Week honor (Oct. 24) for her six-point (2g-4a) weekend against Ohio State (Oct. 19-20) • had a goal and an assist in series opener against North Dakota (Oct. 27) • tallied three assists versus UND (Oct. 28) • posted back-to-back games with two assists against Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 2-3) • garnered third WCHA Rookie of the Week award (Nov. 7) after tallying four assists against UMD (Nov. 2-3) • named WCHA Rookie of the Week for the fourth time for notching five points (3g-2a) against Minnesota State (Nov. 16-17) • recorded five points (3g-2a) in win over New Hampshire (Nov. 24) • had two assists in triumph over Wisconsin (Dec. 1) • tagged WCHA Player of the Month by the American Hockey Coaches Association for tallying 14 points (6g-8a) during the month of November • netted a goal in win versus Bemidji State (Dec. 7) • notched two assists in shutout of BSU (Dec. 8) • received fifth WCHA Rookie of the Week accolade for having three points (1g-2a) against Bemidji State (Dec. 7-8) • had a seven-point weekend (2g-5a) in the home sweep of North Dakota (Jan. 11-12) • recorded two goals and an assist in the 6-0 shutout of Minnesota State (Jan. 19) • posted two goals, both game-winners, and two assists in the road sweep of Wisconsin (Jan. 25-27) to receive sixth WCHA Rookie of the Week honor (Jan. 30) • had a five-point weekend (1g-4a) in a sweep of UMD (Feb. 1-2) and was named WCHA Rookie of the Week for the seventh time (Feb. 6) • tallied three points (1g-2a) in an 8-0 rout of Bemidji State (Feb. 15) • recorded an assist in the 3-2 overtime win over BSU (Feb. 16) • had a goal in the final regular season game of the year versus SCSU (Feb. 23) • posted four points (1g-3a) in the WCHA First Round sweep of Bemidji State (March 1-2) • had a goal and an assist in the 5-0 win over Ohio State (March 8) in the semifinals of the WCHA Final Face-Off • named to the WCHA Final Face-off All-Tournament Team • netted a goal in the 3-2 triple-overtime triumph over UND (March 16) in the NCAA quarterfinals • notched a goal in the 3-2 overtime victory against Boston College (March 22) in the NCAA semifinals • tallied a goal in the national championship game against Boston University (March 24).
High School/Club: A member of the U.S. Under-18 Team that won a gold medal at the 2011 World Championships • played on the U.S. National Team that went 6-0 at the 2011 Twelve Nations Invitational • played high school hockey at Hill-Murray High School, where she led her team to four-straight conference titles and a fourth place finish at the 2011 Minnesota State High School Tournament • five-time All-Classic Suburban Conference honoree and four-time all-state award winner • collected 45 goals and 25 assists for 70 points to lead Hill-Murray as a junior in 2010-11 • 2012 Ms. Hockey award winner • 2012 Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year • 2012 Pioneer Press Player of the Year • one of six players to be selected to the 2011 Star Tribune All-Metro first team, and was a second-team honoree as a sophomore in 2010 • played club hockey with the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps.
Personal: Born November 27, 1993 • daughter of Greg and Robin Brandt • intends to study Health and Wellness in the Inter-College Program • lettered in hockey, soccer, academics, and link crew in high school • National Honor Society member • an "A" Honor Roll student • shoots right.
|Hannah Brandt's Career Statistics (As of March 22, 2016)|
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