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ARRAL: NWHL NEWS – ISOBEL CUP TO TRAVEL OVER 10K MILES THIS SUMMER

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NWHL NEWS: ISOBEL CUP TO TRAVEL OVER 10,000 MILES THIS SUMMER

Fans Can Track the Isobel Cup on Twitter Using #WheresIsobel

BY: Savanna Arral, Howlings

Boston, MA The Isobel Cup, the championship trophy of the National Women’s Hockey League, will travel the country this offseason with players from the 2015-16 Boston Pride team.

The Cup began its journey with a trip to Anchorage, AK, with Zoe Hickel and other members of the US National Team for a local showcase and youth clinic from June 7-10th. It then traveled to Sun Valley, ID, with Hilary Knight before returning to Boston, MA.

The Isobel Cup is also currently scheduled to travel to Warroad, MN, with Gigi Marvin in early July, and to Raleigh, NC, with Alyssa Gagliardi in late July for a youth hockey event.

The Cup received its name from Lord Frederick Arthur Stanley’s daughter, Isobel, who shared his love of the game. The sterling silver Cup stands at 25 1/2″ tall, 12″ wide, and weighs 15 pounds.

Media and fans can track the travels of the Isobel Cup this summer on Twitter by following @TheIsobelCup and using the hashtag #WheresIsobel.

About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
The NWHL is the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The inaugural season began October 11, 2015, with the Founding Four: Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters. The Boston Pride became the first team in NWHL history to raise the Isobel Cup on March 12, 2016.

(Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images for NWHL)

ARRAL: NWHL NEWS – BRITTANY OTT SIGNS WITH THE BOSTON PRIDE

<> at Prudential Center Practice Facility on March 12, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey.

NWHL NEWS: BRITTANY OTT SIGNS WITH THE BOSTON PRIDE

Best Goaltender Award Winner Returns for Season Two

BY: Savanna Arral, NWHL

Boston, MA Brittany Ott has signed a contract with the Boston Pride for the 2016-17 season, General Manager Hayley Moore announced Tuesday. Ott and the Pride agreed to terms on a one-year, $18,000 contract.

“Brittany proved herself to be the league’s

premier goaltender and showed some remarkable performances throughout the inaugural season,” said Moore. “She is an exceptional teammate and has the drive to challenge herself and continue to improve her game. We are thrilled to have her back!”

Ott led the league in goals against average (1.94), wins (13), and shutouts (1) in 2015-16. She finished the regular season with a 0.925 save percentage and posted a 0.915 SV% and 1.85 GAA in the playoffs. Ott was voted Best Goaltender by the NWHL Writers’ Group in the 2015 NWHL Awards.

“I am so excited to be a part of the Boston Pride for season two,” said Ott. “We had an amazing group of players, support staff, and fans last year, and I cannot wait to step back out on the ice in a Pride uniform to see what new challenges and opportunities are ahead of us for next season.”

The restricted free agency began on April 1 and lasted until April 30. Free agency began May 1 and lasts until July 31. The 2016 NWHL Draft is June 18.

About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
The NWHL is the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The inaugural season began October 11, 2015, with the Founding Four: Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters. The Boston Pride became the first team in NWHL history to raise the Isobel Cup on March 12, 2016.