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Trailblazing trans athlete Harrison Browne is retiring from pro hockey

Browne won two championships in the National Women’s Hockey League.

Harrison Browne is a two-time NWHL champion.
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Harrison Browne, the trailblazing transgender professional hockey player, is retiring from the sport he loves.

He released a lengthy statement through the National Women’s Hockey League earlier today.

After much thought and deliberation I have decided that the 2017-18 season was my final year playing women’s hockey. I feel that I have made my mark as much as I can in the NWHL and it is time for me to embark on a new journey.

Browne had announced his retirement from the sport last year after winning a league championship with the Buffalo Beauts. Yet he returned to the sport for another season, with the Metropolitan Riveters, feeling like he still had something to give back to the sport as a player and a role model for trans youth and athletes.

Now with two league championships under his belt, he is truly retiring at the top of his game.

Outsports named Browne the Male Hero of the Year in 2017.

We wish Browne all the success in the world in his next endeavors, and we look forward to supporting him in whatever he does next.