(Photo: Brian Collett/Fayetteville Marksmen)
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – After arguably one of the best scoring-months in the SPHL in January, and a hot-start to February, rookie forward Brian Bowen has been loaned to the ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals ahead of their weekend home-battles with Reading and Atlanta.
Bowen, 23, is the third-leading goal-scorer in the SPHL, with 16 goals in his rookie campaign, and second among rookies in the league for points. Bowen leads the entire Marksmen squad in total points with 33 (16G+17A) and in points as a Marksmen with 29 (13G+16A).
A dynamic-scorer, Bowen created points almost immediately with Fayetteville, but really turned on the scoring-ability in the last few weeks, finding seven goals in the last two weekends. His efforts had earned him the SPHL Player of the Month award last week.
For Bowen, this opportunity is an exciting one, and believes he wouldn’t be heading back if not for coming to Fayetteville.
“I’m excited to get another chance in the ECHL. My time in Fayetteville was crucial in getting this opportunity, the coaches really believed in me and set me up to succeed,” said Bowen “My two linemates, Cookie [Max Cook] and Haus [Jake Hauswirth] are two veterans, and they really helped me out on and off the ice.”
This will be his second opportunity in the ECHL, as he suited up with the Worcester Railers for 11 games following the end of his collegiate career at Vermont.
This is the third call-up of the season for the Marksmen. David Mazurek (Atlanta, 17 games) and Dillon Kelley (Adirondack, two games) both returned to the Marksmen following their stints.
We wish nothing but the best to Brian Bowen at the next level, and hope to see him back in Fayetteville later on this season!
The Marksmen are back home Thursday, February 21 for our School Day Game at 10 A.M. Tickets are available now by calling the Marksmen office at (910) 321-0123 or clicking on the date above!
Saturday, February 23 is STAR WARS NIGHT, where we’ll be skating out in exclusive Stormtrooper jerseys, and have the 501st Legion out. Stay tuned for ticket specials.
Sunday, February 24 is our second-to-last SUNDAY FUNDAY game, where all kids get in FREE (with purchase of an adult ticket), and we’ll have a post-game skate with the Marksmen!
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The Fayetteville Marksmen are owned and operated by Union Pro Hockey Group and play their home games at Crown Coliseum. The Marksmen are a committed community asset, designed to provide premium entertainment to families and individuals in Cumberland County and surrounding areas.