Veteran goalie David Bowen is poised for another opportunity to play at the major junior level. Hockey News North has confirmed that Bowen is headed to the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League via the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League and the Rayside Balfour Canadians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.
Bowen, who does not turn 19 years of age until November 15, has been an NOJHL standout with Rayside Balfour this season, posting a 9-4-0 record, 2.94 goals against average and .915 save percentage.
His cameo appearances in the OHL with Sudbury have also been noteworthy.
Originally a 13th round pick by Sudbury at the 2016 OHL priority selections draft, Bowen certainly showed what he can do when given the chance by the Wolves.
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Bowen posted a 1-1 record with a .902 save percentage and 3.65 goals against average in two OHL appearances with the Wolves in 2017-2018.
And while Sudbury only called on Bowen for one OHL game in 2018-2019, he answered the call in spectacular fashion with a 1-0 record, .960 save percentage and 1.00 goals against average.
In between, Bowen has been an NOJHL sensation with Rayside Balfour.
Over the course of the 2018-2019 NOJHL campaign with Rayside Balfour, Bowen posted a 13-9-2 regular season record with a .916 save percentage and 3.15 goals against average. He followed that up with a playoff record of 6-5-1, a .926 save percentage and 2.74 goals against average.
Bowen now heads to the QMJHL with a Drummondville team that is a contender through 16 games of the 2019-2020 season. He is expected to back up Voltigeurs overage starter Anthony Morrone.