2011 Halifax, N.S. 2011 Tournament
Weight 58 kg
|NWHL team Buffalo Beauts|
Height 1.65 m
|Born May 13, 1993 (age 23)
Oakville, Ontario, Canada (1993-05-13) |
Parents Russell Browne, Joan Browne
Harrison Browne (born as Hailey Browne on May 5, 1993 in Oakville, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL.
Harrison browne 12 19 2016
Browne played for Team Canada at the 2011 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship, appearing in the gold medal game. Among his teammates on Team Canada included future Mercyhurst and Beauts teammates Shelby Bram and Amanda Makela. Browne was also a member of the Ontario provincial team that gained the silver medal at the 2011 Canada Winter Games.
Browne played one season for the Mercyhurst Lakers before transferring to the University of Maine, playing his remaining collegiate years with the Black Bears. Browne’s NCAA debut took place on September 30, 2011 with the Mercyhurst Lakers in a contest against the Quinnipiac Bobcats. He waited until October 29, 2011 for his first career NCAA goal, scoring against conference rival Lindenwood in a road contest.
Browne's debut with Maine took place against Quinnipiac, with the match held on October 12, 2012. His first goal with Maine also took place on January 19, 2013 against the Vermont Catamounts. The last goal of His NCAA career occurred on February 21, 2015 against the Connecticut Huskies.
Browne signed a professional contract with the Buffalo Beauts of the newly formed NWHL on August 29, 2015. In the 2015–16 season, he played in 18 games, scored 5 goals and had 12 points. He played in 5 games in the NWHL postseason, scoring 2 goals and 2 assists.
On May 14, 2016, Browne signed a second one-year contract with the Beauts.
In October 2016, Browne came out as a transgender man and thus became the first openly transgender athlete in professional American team sports. Browne will remain biologically female through the rest of his playing career, as the hormones involved in female-to-male gender transition violate anti-doping regulations.
Playing for Team Kessel, Browne scored a goal at the 2nd NWHL All-Star Game.