August 17, 2018 – An original member of the Minnesota Whitecaps and former player at Northeastern and with the U.S. National Team program, Brooke White-Lancette has signed with the Whitecaps for their first season in the NWHL.
When White-Lancette submitted her signed contract earlier this week, she added the following note:
“I'm excited to join my teammates in this extraordinary accomplishment and honor to represent the Minnesota Whitecaps in our inaugural season with the NWHL. I've always aimed to demonstrate through a healthy lifestyle, hard work and passion for the game that anything is possible. We look forward to sparking a new energy in Minnesota for Women's Hockey, while making a positive impact in our communities.”
The forward has played with the Whitecaps since their inaugural season in 2004, taking brief breaks from the club only to give birth to sons Blake (now 7 years old) and Beau (5). “I’d like to thank my family for their support throughout this journey,” said White-Lancette.
White-Lancette played at Northeastern from 1998-2003. She had a year away from the school in 2000-2001 to join the U.S. National Team’s residency program in Lake Placid and play in the 2001 World Championships and pre-Olympic Tour. She also participated in several development camps for the national program.
In 133 games over her four seasons at Northeastern, White-Lancette had 45 goals and 72 assists for 117 points. Her best season was as a junior, when she was 18-34-52 in 35 games.
On her signing today with the NWHL and Whitecaps, White-Lancette also said, “Thank you to Jack Brodt, the Whitecaps organization and the NWHL for this amazing opportunity. It is a dream come true! Playing for the Minnesota Whitecaps for the past 14 years has truly been a blessing. I'm excited to continue this journey by being a positive role model for young girls and women who aspire to play hockey at all levels, which now includes playing professionally.”