Washington Capitals top defensive prospect Madison Bowey tallied three fancy assists in the Kelowna Rockets’ convincing 8-2 win over the Prince George Cougarson Saturday.
It was the first WHL game of the year for Bowey, who missed his team’s first two games (both wins) while he participated in the Caps’ training camp. Bowey was assessed four penalty minutes (two roughing minors) as the teams combined for 92 minutes in the penalty box.
Bowey was named the game’s first star.
All of Bowey’s assists came on the powerplay.
On the first play, Bowey faked a slapshot and then triggered a quick passing combination that left Rourke Chartier an empty net at which to shoot.
For his second assist, Bowey walked down the left side and threw the puck across to Chartier in front. He was tied up by the defenseman, but the puck sailed to the right faceoff circle, where Riley Stadel hit the empty net.
Less than three minutes later Bowey made a similar play, trying to get the puck to the middle of the ice from the left faceoff circle. The puck made it all the way to Stadel again, who needed two whacks this time, but still scored the last of the goal of the game.