Capitals prospect and WHL star Madison Bowey scored two goals in game six of the Western Conference Finals as his Kelowna Rockets finished off the Portland Winterhawks with an 8-4 win.
That win wasn’t easy for the Rockets. In a familiar scenario, Kelowna fell into a 3-0 hole in the first period. Just like in game one, it was the Rockets’ captain who brought his team back into the game.
On his first goal, Bowey unleashed a bomb from the top of the faceoff circle to get the Rockets within two late in the first period.
To tie the game at three, Bowey scored his second shorthanded goal of the series, the Kelowna’s captain put home the rebound after a dazzling rush by the Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl.
The Rockets, who lost to the Winterhawks in the conference final one year ago, proceeded to win 4-1 in the third period to secure a 4-2 series victory, eliminating another Caps prospect, Blake Heinrich.
In the WHL final, Bowey and the Rockets will face the Brandon Wheat Kings, led by first-round picks forwards John Quenneville and Morgan Klimchuk, and one of the 2015 Draft top prospects, defenseman Ivan Provorov.
Bowey is now first in goals from defensemen this postseason and maintains second place in points. He’s on the verge of taking over the top spot from the current leader, Travis Sanheim of the Calgary Hitmen, whose season came to an end on Friday.
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