February 18, 1978 |
Roseville, MN, USA
|Height||5 ft 4 in (163 cm)|
|Weight||130 lb (59 kg; 9 st 4 lb)|
|Minnesota Golden Gophers
|National team||United States|
Winny Brodt (born February 18, 1978) is an American ice hockey player. She was the first winner of the Minnesota Ms. Hockey Award in 1996. She won a silver medal at the 2001 IIHF Women's World ice hockey championships. She plays for the Minnesota Whitecaps of the Western Women's Hockey League, where she won the league championship during the 2008–09 season. She was also part of the Whitecaps team that won the 2010 Clarkson Cup.
In 1995-96, Brodt led Roseville High School to an undefeated season and the Minnesota state title. She registered 62 goals and 61 assists in 30 games. The following year, her NCAA eligibility required clarification due to half a credit for an English course. She participated with McGovern's club team in Minnesota. She accumulated 64 goals and 128 points while leading the team to the state title.
Brodt joined the New Hampshire Wildcats women’s ice hockey program in 1997 but only stayed one year. During the regular season, she accumulated 11 goals and 34 points in 39 games. In her one year, she was part of the Wildcats team that won the AWCHA women’s ice hockey championship. Brodt was recognized as the AWCHA tournament Most Valuable Player.
Brodt transferred from New Hampshire to the Minnesota Golden Gophers in 1998–99. She finished her Gophers career leading all defenders in points (134), goals (41) and assists (93). In 1998–99, Brodt joined Minnesota and began the season on defense but moved to center in January. In 23 games, she registered 10 goals and 36 points. Her 31 assists were ninth in the NCAA, while her 45 points were tied for fifteenth overall. Her plus/minus rating (+52) led the team. In addition, she had nine three-point games and 14 multiple-point games. In December, she played with the U.S. Women's Select Team at the Three Nations Cup.
The following season (1999–2000), she missed eleven games due to a fractured vertebra. Despite the time lost, her 50 points ranked second in the NCAA among defenders. On January 11, 2000, Brodt tied a Gophers record with five assists in one game as the Gophers bested Bemidji State by an 11–1 score. In a two-game series sweep of Dartmouth (February 11 and 12, 2000), she was part of eight of Minnesota's nine goals, with a goal and seven assists. In nine of the last twelve games, Brodt had multiple-point games (16 overall). In the AWCHA National Championship, Brodt scored a goal and four points. It was her second national championship in three years.
After her junior season, she left the Gophers to play on the U.S. National Team. In 58 games with the National Team, Brodt scored 38 points.
Her first exposure to USA Hockey came in 1995. She played on the US Junior Team, and did so the following year in 1996. She was a participant at the USA Hockey Women's Festival in 1998, 1999 and 2000. She had several years experience with the United States national women's team. In addition, she was part of the Team USA squad that competed in the 1998 Three Nations Cup. She participated at the 2000 IIHF women's championships. The following year, in 2001 she participated in the World Championships also. She appeared in 5 games and registered 0 points.
She competes on the Minnesota Whitecaps with her sister Chelsey. Together, they were part of the team that won the 2010 Clarkson Cup.
Awards and honors
- Ms. Hockey Award: 1996
- Top 3 finalists for Minnesota Sports Channel 1996 Athlete of the Year award
- Most valuable player: 1998 AWCHA Championship
- WCHA Defensive Player of the Year: 1999-2000
- Top 10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award: 1999-2000
- 1998 AWCHA Tournament Most Outstanding player
- 1999 Patty Berg Academic Award winner
- 2000 AWCHA All-Tournament Team
- 2000 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year
- First-team All-WCHA (2000)
- WCHA All-Academic Team member (2000)
- WCHA All-Tournament pick (2000)
- Peggy MacInnis Bye Scholarship award winner (2000)
- Academic All-Big Ten (2000)
- Patty Berg Academic Award honoree (2000)
- Western Women's Hockey League Defensive Player of the Year, 2006–07
A 1996 graduate of Roseville Area High School. Her brother Vic Brodt played hockey at St. Cloud State. Her cousin, Craig Selander, was a three-year letterwinner with the Gopher baseball team and played professionally with the Minnesota Twins. Brodt is employed at Proguard Sports, a hockey accessory company, as an internal sales rep. She also started her own hockey company, OS (Overspeed) Hockey. She is married to Justin Brown. She is also an instructor for the Highland Central Hockey Association in St. Paul, Minnesota.