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Associated Press, Published February 28 2012

Hill-Murray’s Brandt is AP Player of Year

MINNEAPOLIS – Hill-Murray forward Hannah Brandt is the 2012 winner of the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school girls hockey.

The award was announced on Tuesday.

Brandt is a senior who will play next season at the University of Minnesota. She had 59 goals, including 13 hat tricks, for the Pioneers. They were beaten in the section final to Roseville, the Class 2A runner-up.

Over her five-year career, Brandt tallied 133 goals and 108 assists.

Hill-Murray coach Bill Schafhauser says Brandt has “an absolute true love of hockey” and was a valuable leader in the locker room as well as on the ice.