Minnesota Hockey Journal

December 2018

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thing kind of comes full circle and that's pretty cool to see." Those types of moments weren't possible couple of decades ago. "It's a night and day difference," Engelhardt said. "This wasn't an option when I was growing up. Now that something like this exists it gives young girls more things to strive for after college if they want to continue to play the game they love. It's hard to put in those four years in college and then all of a sudden it's over. You kind of have a choice now and that's a great thing." That has always been the goal as far as Brodt Brown is concerned. And it's only fitting that she's now the captain of the team that helped break down the barrier in the Twin Cities. "It's exactly how it should be," Brandt said. "It would almost feel weird if she wasn't a part of it. This is the moment she kept playing for. I'm so happy it worked out and she was able to make her dream come true." Now that her dream has come true, don't even think for a second that Brodt Brown is going to slow down. "It 's awesome to have the opportunity to still play the game we love," Brodt Brown said. " W hen young girls see us playing it 's like, 'Hey, mom and dad, I can do that.' That 's part of the reason why it 's so important to me. I want to continue to help grow the game because I still think there's grow th. We have to keep going. We can never be satisfied." And yes. That means that Brodt Brown plans to continue playing for the foreseeable future. "I'm not done yet," she said with a laugh. "I'm a pretty competitive person. I'll know when the game has passed me by. And right now it still hasn't." June 16-22, 2019 P O R TAG E L A K E , D E E RWO O D, M I N N . steve@heartlandhockey.com 800.945.7465 | HEARTLANDHOCKEY.com JUNE 16-22, 2019 JUNE 16-22, 2019 GOLD MEDAL HOCKEY CAMP GOLD MEDAL GOLD MEDAL HOCKEY CAMP HOCKEY CAMP GOLD MEDAL HOCKEY CAMP HANNAH BRANDT'S HANNAH BRANDT'S HANNAH BRANDT'S HANNAH BRANDT'S Learn from & train with Hannah Brandt, a member of the 2018 U.S. Womens Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team. P O R TAG E L A K E , D E E RWO O D, M I N N . JUNE 16-22, 2019 JUNE 16-22, 2019 JUNE 16-22, 2019 JUNE 16-22, 2019 Like Us On Our Facebook Page To Win A Free Week! D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 | M H J ON L I N E . C O M 25

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