Maryland forward Bottrill makes NCAA DI commitment
The Maryland Black Bears of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Ryan Bottrill has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Brown University in the ECAC.
Bottrill, 19, is in his second season of playing in the NAHL and third season of junior hockey overall. The 6’1/185 lbs. native of Scottsdale, AZ, is currently leading Maryland in scoring so far during the 2021-22 season with 13 points (3 goals, 10 assists) in 10 games played.
His 13 points currently ranks tied for 2nd among all NAHL scorers.
“I want to thank everyone in the Maryland Black Bears organization. I have loved my time in Maryland so far. I’m very grateful for the staff in Maryland for giving me this opportunity. My coaches and teammates have believed in me and given me nothing but support this year. We have a special group and I am very excited to see what we will accomplish the rest of the season. I’m very excited to go to such a prestigious school and hockey program, and look forward to the future,” said Bottrill.
“This is what it’s all about. Ryan was very deliberate before he chose to come to Maryland, and in the end, believed the Black Bears and the NAHL would provide the right opportunity for him to play NCAA Division I hockey. Well, mission accomplished. We are proud of Ryan, and extremely happy for this young man. His future, on and off the ice, looks very bright,” said Black Bears head coach Clint Mylymok.
Bottrill made his junior hockey debut in the NAHL with the Janesville Jets during the 2019-20 season, recording six points in 33 games played.