Maine Hockey Journal

Three to join the Lady Black Bears

Orono, ME – University of Maine women’s ice hockey coach Dan Lichterman has announced that his program has received three commitments for the 2009-2010 season. Forward Brittany Dougherty (Chesterfield, Mich.), forward Brianne Kilgour (Hamilton, Ontario) and goalie Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Mich.) will join the Black Bears in the Fall of 2009.

” I would like to commend Sara Simard, our recruiting coordinator, on another outstanding recruiting class,” said Lichterman. “These student-athletes not only are good hockey players, but outstanding people that will add to our team and the community.”

Dougherty is a 5-7 forward who has played for the Little Caesar’s 19-U team of the Midwest Elite Hockey League last season. She was the MWEHL point leader for the 2005-2006 season and the 2006-2007 season. The team has finished as national runners up. She was also selected as All-First Team for the MWEHL. She scored 65 points in 55 games last year.

“Brittany is a great competitor and is a true team player,” said Lichterman. “She is a big strong player who will be a force in all three zones.”

Kilgour is 5-4 forward who served as captain for the Hamilton Junior Hawks for the 2008-2009 season. She scored 18 goals and tallied 37 assists in 52 games. She was also named the MVP of Westdale Secondary High School team in both the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons.

“Brianne is a very well rounded athlete who hates to lose,” said Lichterman. “She has a great passion for the game and will be a great addition to a veteran forward group.”

Ott is a 5-3 goalie who played for the Little Caesar’s 19-U team of the Midwest Hockey League for the past two seasons. She helped lead Little Caeser’s to an appearance in the 2008 championship game of the USA Hockey Nationals. Ott posted a record of 3-1 in the tournament. She had a 0.60 goals against average and .964 save percentage.

“Brittany is a battler who never gives up on a puck,” said Lichterman. “She has helped lead her team to national tournaments and can be a big time goalie. She is one of the best that I have seen playing the puck. Along with Candice Currier, they will make a great goaltending tandem.”

The eligibility of all student-athlete is contingent upon admission to the University of Maine and compliance with all NCAA rules, including registration with the NCAA Clearinghouse.

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