The Gophers are reliving the most memorable moments of the 2016 NCAA Women's Frozen Four
Look back at the Gophers' national championship season in 2015-16
Tune in to a tape-delayed broadcast of the Gophers' national championship win over Boston College
U.S. College Hockey Online has announced its 2015-16 yearly awards
Minnesota defeated Boston College, 3-1, in the 2016 national championship game Sunday afternoon
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, and WCHA Preseason Player of the Year • named WCHA Scholar-Athlete and WCHA All-Academic Team honoree • two-time WCHA Player of the Week • Earned All-USCHO Second Team honors • 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 and WCHA All-Academic Team • 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 and 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 • 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) • named to the NCAA Women's Frozen Four All-Tournament Team.
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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