The Bram family, originally from Ste. Anne, Manitoba, Canada, is one of the most famous hockey families in the province of Manitoba. Four brothers Terry, Ryan, Tyler and Brock, and two sisters, Bailey and Shelby have represented the family in ice hockey at various times. In addition, three of the six siblings competed in the NCAA. Collectively, the three Bram siblings played over 200 NCAA games.

The patriarch of the clan, Bill Bram, was the head coach of the Eastman Female Selects Midget AA team in Landmark, Manitoba.[1] Some notable players that he coached in Manitoba include former Philadelphia Flyers player Mike Richards, Minnesota-Duluth player Jocelyne Larocque, former Minnesota Golden Gophers captain Melanie Gagnon and Florida Panthers first round pick Quinton Howden.[2]

First generationEdit


The oldest son, Terry Harrison participated in the MJHL with the Portage Terriers. From there, Terry was awarded a full scholarship to compete with the University of Northern Michigan in the NCAA. He went on to play Minor Pro hockey in the United States and now plays in Europe professionally. Ryan and Tyler Bram, also played in the MJHL and AAA Midget, respectively. Younger son, Brock won the Winnipeg City AAA Midget League Championship with the Eastman Selects.


Terry Harrison played 141 games in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. He competed with the Southeast Blades, Beausejour Blades and Winkler Flyers. Terry also participated in the 2008 MJHL All-Star Game.



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March 20, 2009: Bailey Bram celebrates as she scores on Jenny Lura of the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the NCAA Womens Frozen Four. The game was played at Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts

Bailey Bram is the oldest daughter and led the St. Adolphe Hawks in scoring in 2005-06. In 2006, she participated in the Mac’s Midget Tournament with Balmoral Hall while claiming a silver medal with the Assiniboine Park Rangers at the 2006 Western Shield. The following year, she won a bronze medal with Manitoba at the 2007 National Women’s Under-18 Championships and at the 2007 Canada Winter Games.

She joined the Mercyhurst Lakers during the 2008-09 season, and led Mercyhurst and CHA freshmen in scoring in 2008-09. In March 2009, Bram competed in her first NCAA Frozen Four along with two other players from her hometown of Ste. Anne, Manitoba, population 1,500.[3] She earned her 100th career NCAA point on October 25, 2010, while becoming the 11th Lakers player to crack the century mark. [4] On February 25, 2011, (in the second period of a 6-2 win versus the Robert Morris Colonials), Bailey Bram assisted on Meghan Agosta’s 151st career goal. The goal made Agosta the all-time leading goal scorer in NCAA history. [5] On August 17, 2009, Bailey was selected to the 2009-10 Canadian National Women’s Under-22 Team. [6] She would score a goal in the gold medal game of the 2010 MLP Cup, where Canada defeated Switzerland, 9-0.[7] Bram tied Vicki Bendus for the tournament lead with seven points each. In addition, Bailey would claim gold in the 2011 MLP Cup. [8]



Shelby (left) with older sister Bailey in Hockey Canada colours

Shelby competed against boys in ice hockey at the age of 12. While playing for Team Manitoba, head coach Tony Franklin nicknamed her the waterbug because she never stops and is always moving and can never be clamped down. [9] In 2009, Bram competed at the Under 18 Nationals for Team Manitoba and ended with a fourth place finish. In addition, she competed at the 2009 Manitoba Games and finished in third place. [10] She was part of the roster for Manitoba's Under 18 team that participated at the 2011 Canada Winter Games (women's) tournament. [11] Her fourteen assists led all skaters in the tournament,[12] while her seventeen points ranked third overall in tournament scoring.

In February 2011, she committed to join the Mercyhurst Lakers of the CHA[13] and play with her sister Bailey. On Ocotber 28, 2011, she would score her first career NCAA goal in a 7-0 defeat of the Lindenwood Lions.[14] Of note, the October 28 match, marked the first time that Lindenwood hosted an NCAA Division I opponent in their home arena.[15] In the following match versus Lindenwood, Shelby and her older sister Bailey would each score two goals[16] as the Lakers emerged as the victor in a 14-0 whitewash.[17]

Career statsEdit

    Regular season  
Bailey Bram (NCAA)[18]2008–present986073133130
Shelby Bram (NCAA) 2011-present00000
Brock Bram (MJHL)[19]2010-111011 0
Ryan Bram (MJHL, SJHL)[20]2002-053861117 29
Tyler Bram (MJHL)[21] 2006-0893182846166

See alsoEdit



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