Whitecaps 2010 Clarkson Cup Champions
Minnesota Whitecaps, pioneering trailblazer, Brooke White scored the third goal in a shootout finale in the 2009 WWHL Championships. westernwomenshockeyleague.com.
Her tie-breaker marked one of Brooke White’s professional hockey highlights since the Minnesota Whitecaps inaugural season. Throughout her pro hockey career, Brooke White has been called the Cal Ripken of her league, having played in over 230 games since the inaugural games with the 2004 WWHL – Minnesota Whitecaps season.
Brooke White was one of two original Minnesota Whitecaps team members selected to join Team USA, playing in the Canadian international games referred to as the Battle of the Borders, against Team Canada. The combination of the Minnesota Whitecaps and Team USA Selects brought end-to-end action from the best American Women’s hockey, outside of the Olympics. Traditionally, Team USA Select players are showcased on their way to the Olympics.
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Whitecaps vs U.S. National Team captivates crowd
Chisago Lakes Ice Arena.
Come out and watch your Minnesota Whitecaps and get a chance to watch the best women’s hockey players in the country.
Chisago Lakes was host to the first scrimmage of the season between the Minnesota Whitecaps and the U.S. Women’s National team. The teams paired- up in a packed house with girls’ youth and high school teams from Chisago Lakes, St. Francis, Eden Prairie and St. Paul. Both teams donned their team’s home and away jerseys as the teams were split between White and Dark teams. This way, the most competitive groups of players were on the ice, giving the level of play an even higher boost.
Prior to the game, U.S. National Team/ Whitecaps player Brooke White-Lancette and several other players provided a clinic to the U8 group from the club. Those U8 girls were glued to the glass when the warm-ups ended and the National Anthem played.
The pace of the game did not change from the time the puck dropped. It was fast-paced with close to 20 shots taken on both goalies by the end of the scoreless first period. In the second period, the game became more of a defensive game, ending with 15 shots on each net.
Not even a minute passed when the USA/Whitecaps Dark team’s Whitecaps Maggie Fisher sliced one in off a pass from forward Brooke White-Lancette, giving the USA/ Whitecaps Dark team the game-winning goal to end the game with a score of 2-1. Shots were about even for the third period, ending the game with 32 shots for the White team and 41 for the Dark team.
Following the game, the Chisago Lakes Club hosted the players to a meal as the players from both the U.S. National Team and Minnesota Whitecaps met a long line of fans waiting to meet the players and get autographs.
The Minnesota Whitecaps and the U.S. National Team would like to extend a big thank you to the Chisago Lakes Club and Chisago Lakes Youth Hockey Association for providing the great sponsorship, fan support and meals after the game.
Brooke White scored the game-winning goal for USA/Whitecaps Dark in a 2-1 victory.
Brooke launched her professional hockey career six years ago, as a co-founding player of the Minnesota Whitecaps, the only U.S. semi-professional women’s hockey team in the WWHL, and since the inaugural season, Brooke has played over 230 games with the Whitecaps. This past season, the Whitecaps captured the coveted 2009 WWHL championship. The Minnesota Whitecaps then faced-off against Montreal, the NWHL league champions, to battle for the inaugural Clarkson Cup title. Minnesota finished second in the Clarkson Cup Canadian challenge.
Whitecaps & Team USA Selects
Brooke White was one of two Minnesota Whitecaps selected to join Team USA in the Battle of the Borders vs. Team Canada. The combination of the Minnesota Whitecaps and Team USA Selects brings the best end-to-end action from the best American Women’s hockey, outside of the Olympics. Traditionally, Team USA Select players are showcased on their way to the Olympics.
Four Nations Cup
Brooke White: NCAA Division I Hockey: Northeastern University Huskies Co-Captain
Women’s hockey shows grit
By Kimberly Peterson News Staff
A 6-3 loss is no way to ring in the New Year, and the Northeastern women’s hockey team found this out the hard way as they let a 2-0 lead disÂsipate to Providence College.
The Huskies (5-9-2) brought one of the best first periods that they have had all season to the ice last Friday, They skated, they passed and they even scored. NU looked as if they had all the ingredients to pull a huge upset over the fifth-ranked Friars (10-4-3).
“We scored two goals and that hasnâ€™t happened a lot of us this year. We scored a total of three goals and that hasn’t happened a lot for us this year either I am excited by what the team showed.” said coach Joy Woog.
Senior Brooke White gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead at 8:39 of the first period as she dug up a loose puck from behind the net and shot in a beautiful angled shot that left Providence goalie Jana Bugden looking behind her. NU went ahead 2 0 at 13:2 when senior Michelle Lorion picked up a loose puck and scored after banging home her own rebound. “We just wanted to come out and step it up, bring out game to another level, but the penalties in the game just killed us,” said White. “On five on five we dominated.”
“You can’t blame losing a game on the referees. Sometimes calls go your way, sometimes they don’t. Today, obviously they did not go our way, but you have to play the pans through bad calls,” said NU junior goalie Chanda Gunn.
Providence would go ahead to score five goals, thoroughly outplaying the Huskies for the rest of the game. The Huskies would not get on the board again until 9:22 of the third period, on yet another great effort by White. Providence lost sight of the puck and were caught with their defenders out of position, sophomore Lori DiGiacomo took full advantage of the breakdown and sent in BrookeWhite, who had no problem forcing out Bugden and sliding it in right behind her.
Though the Huskies played Inspired hockey, PC proved be too much In the end. The Huskies had just better hope that they can stay out of the box.
Brooke is a highly sought after hockey development Coach, on-ice and off-ice instructor and sports fitness trainer with highly competitive national and international hockey schools. She is a nationally recognized trainer, who brings a wealth of knowledge, inspiration and mentorship to her student/players.
Brooke has training in strength , stamina , conditioning, performance, power lifting and specializes in personalized fitness programs for elite, youth and collegiate athletes.
CHE INTERNATIONAL – Olympic Training Ctr., Lake Placid, NY & Traverse City, MI
2008 – 2015
DISTRICT SIX – Adv.15 Head Coach
2007 – Present
NORTHERN EDGE REEBOK CAMPS – Minneapolis, MN
Coach 2008 – 2015
UPPER MIDWEST ELITE LEAGUE – Minneapolis, MN
2008 – 2011
VELOCITY HOCKEY CENTER – Eden Prairie, MN
2007 – 2010
SPICE-ON-ICE for GIRLS PROGRAM
2006 – 2011
ROBBIE GLANTZ HOCKEY SCHOOLS – New York / Minnesota
2003 – 2008
CAN/AM INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY – Lake Placid, NY & Guelph, Canada
WILLIE O’REE – NHL DIVERSITY CAMP – Northeastern University, Boston, MA
2004 – 2012 – Inaugural President of Minnesota Whitecaps – First American Women’s professional Team to win The Clarkson International Cup –2010.
Co-Founding player- Minnesota Whitecaps national hockey team. MVP of the final game against Canada to win Clarkson Cup.<
2006 – 2010 – Member of Team USA Selects – Battle of the Borders – defeating Canada.
2009 – 2010 – WWHL Champions – Defeating Canadian teams of former Olympians and national team members.
NCAA- DIVISION 1: NORTHEASTERN UNIV., BOSTON, MASS
2003: Co-Captain – NCAA Division 1 Collegiate hockey team
2002: 53 point season; achieved 2nd highest national record at Northeastern Univ.
2001: ECAC All-Conference – NCAA Division 1 record leader with 34 assists.
2000: USA Hockey National team – Lake Placid, NY
1999: ECAC All-Conference – 2nd Team; Northeastern Univ., Boston
1998: NHL Diversity Camp Instructor – selected by Willie O’Ree
HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: NORTHWOOD SCHOOL, LAKE PLACID, NY
1998: New York State Champions – Northwood Prep School, Lake Placid, NY (accumulated 75 point record)