Record-setting forward and beloved coach, Brian Wincer passes away at 46

The Millersville Ice Hockey team and alumni are saddened to hear of the passing of team alum and previous head coach Brian Wincer. He was an
unmatched force on the offensive line, and maintains the majority of the squad’s records. Wincer passed away suddenly on July 12, 2020 at the age of 46. 

Wincer is both the Millersville Ice Hockey all time points leader (330 pts) and leading goal-scorer (155 g). He averaged 2.48 points per game (133 GP) and maintains the team record for all time goals and assists per season leader.

The power forward scored more goals than number of games played in all five seasons as a skater for Millersville. During his freshman season, Wincer scored 33 goals in 29 games (73 pts).
SEASON        GP      G         A       TP     PIM
1992-93        29      33      40      73      57
1993-94        25      25      29      54      56
1994-95        28      32      35      67      48
1995-96        24      31      37      68      40
1996-97        27      34      34      68      42

YEARS     GP         G           A          TP       PPG       PIM
5               133      155      175       330      2.48       243
Three years after graduation he returned to the team as Head Coach from 2000-2004. Wincer also served as coach in the Lampeter-Strasburg School District and at the Keystone Games. In 2001 he guided the Great Lakes Nittany Bantam team to the gold medal.
Photo credit: Teampages

Previous to his time with Millersville, Wincer was a standout player on the Johnstown Trojans (Johnstown High School) where he skated in the championships multiple seasons. His senior season he tallied nearly 60 goals, leading the WPIHL in AA scoring (1991-92).
Brian Wincer scores a shorthanded breakaway goal (above) to give the Johnstown Trojans a 2-1 lead in the 1992 PA Class AA Western Final Championship game (video credit: Johnstown Trojans Hockey Boosters).

Brian Wincer leaves behind his wife, Carolyn Roberts Wincer; his daughter, Brenna Wincer; his twin sons, Cameron and Cole Wincer. The family asks for you to consider donating to the Wincer children’s college fund.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family here.