Ott making a glove save on Shiann Darkangelo. Photo Credit Michael Hertzel
BROOKLYN, NY – The Boston Pride will have its No. 1 goaltender of the last two seasons back for 2017-18. Two-time NWHL All-Star Brittany Ott has signed her contract for season three with the Pride.
“I'm very excited to get back out on the ice with the Pride and get started working toward the season,” said Ott, the NWHL Goaltender of the Year in 2015-16. “For me, the end goal remains the same: win a second Isobel Cup for Boston and to continue to grow the game as best as we can. There is nothing like playing in front of the fans we have in Boston.”
Over the first two seasons of the NWHL, Ott had a record of 22-3-0 with a 1.93 GAA and .924 save percentage. Most importantly, she was an integral part of the Pride’s Isobel Cup-winning team in 2015-16, the league’s first season.
Prior to joining the Pride, Ott played two seasons with the Boston Blades of the CWHL – winning the Clarkson Cup in 2015. The Michigan native was a four-year standout at the University of Maine, where she played 107 games and had a 2.74 GAA and .915 save percentage. She is second on the school’s all-time saves list.
“Playing at Maine allowed me to elevate my game,” said Ott. “I was always being pushed out of my comfort zones and being pushed to be a stronger and better teammate and goalie.”
Ott, 27, was a member of the U19 Little Caesars team and also played in the HoneyBaked and Belle Tire girls programs in the Detroit area. As a youngster, she played on the Grosse Pointe Bulldogs boys team, of which she says, “I loved that team because the guys were always protecting me on the ice and looking out for me.”
A Kinesiology Exercise Science student at Maine, Ott is now an EMT.
“I’m getting hours and experience so I can go back to school in the future,” she said.