Harrison Browne is now a two-time NWHL champion.
The Riveters finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the four-team league.
Browne had retired from hockey after last season, going out on top. He wanted to further pursue his transition and opted to put his hockey-playing days behind him. He was named Outsports’ 2017 co-male hero of the year.
Yet he quickly came to realize what a beacon of hope he had become for so many LGBTQ people, particularly trans athletes. So he returned to the NWHL to continue his journey. Browne played in all 16 of the Riveters’ regular-season games, scoring three goals and six assists.
After winning the championship, he dedicated the victory to the community.
This one goes out to my LGBTQ family! You all have given me strength and courage to achieve my dreams as myself... And wow did those dreams ever come true. ️ ❤️ #HockeyIsForEveryone https://t.co/VV57ElwVaK— Harrison Browne (@Hbrowne24) March 27, 2018
Congratulations to Browne and his teammates. It’s been inspiring to watch him come out, be out and be so celebrated in his sport.