Saturday 13 December 2008

Bowers excelling in ECHL

We didn't forget about you Justin but we were saving talking about you until Christmas break when there wasn't any hockey. If Tommie fans aren't aware, our big gun for the past two years is now lighting the lamp in the ECHL for the Dayton Bombers. Justin is leading his team in scoring, is second in rookie scoring for the league (1 point behind the rookie leader) and sits 10th overall in league scoring.

While Justin had high hopes of achieving these stats in the sunny State of Florida, somethings don't work out as originally planned. He was traded away to Dayton as "the player to be named later" from a transaction that took place last year between the Bombers and Florida. So I guess the lesson Justin learned was when you get dealt lemons, you do your best to make lemonade or else you will turn sour. He has done very well and is a valuable part of the Dayton team that is pursuing top spot in their division. At this pace it is only a matter of time before JB will get the call and head up to the AHL. As Tommie fans we all wish Justin could have stayed on with STU but we are certainly pleased to see him succeed. We hope his time spent with the Green and Gold was a valuable asset to his career. Good luck Justin. DG: Putting up big numbers Change of scenery works wonders for Bowers

"I grew up where St. Thomas is in Fredericton, New Brunswick, so I knew what to expect going to the CIS level," Bowers said. "From Junior A, it's a big step. It's a bigger, stronger, faster league. It's above the CHL, it's above the Quebec Major Junior League. I got off to a good start there, and I just kept building on it and kept trying to get better. I got a great opportunity to play a lot. It worked out for me."


  1. if we had bowers in the lineup, a lot of the one goal and two goal losses would be wins instead.

    ~Tommies Video Guy~

  2. Justin Bowers was good ,but he took nights off and when he did it was noticable.I do not really agree with Video guy.
    We are better off with Jean Bourbeau or Matt Seymour and it looks like Kyle Gailey may have helped as well.Both he and Seymour are playing well with the Hawks.
    I may not have been a big fan of Justin's,but glad to see he is doing well.