There’s a moment from the 2018-19 NWHL season that stands out to Chelsey Brodt-Rosenthal, but it’s not the one you might think. It’s not when she held the Isobel Cup high over her head, not the moment she and her Minnesota Whitecaps teammates celebrated a storybook run from expansion team to champions in their inaugural campaign, and not skating alongside her older sister, captain Winny Brodt-Brown, in a professional women’s league.
Instead, it’s the moment the 35-year-old first touched the ice this season, when she stepped out in front of the 1,200-plus fans inside TRIA Rink in St. Paul, Minn., and realized that after several years with an independent outfit, she was finally back playing at the level she had dreamed of since leaving the University of Minnesota. “Having that same thing, w...
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Jared Clinton is a writer and web editor with The Hockey News. He's been with the team since 2014. He was born, raised and resides in Winnipeg, where he can be found missing the net on outdoor rinks all over town.