In a furious race for first place in the West Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, Rayside Balfour Canadians have re-acquired star goalie David Bowen from the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League.
The 6-foot-2, 172-pound Bowen had joined Drummondville from Rayside Balfour back on October 30 of 2019 but played in only three games for the QMJHL team. Thus, the 19-year old goalie expressed a desire to return to Rayside Balfour and the NOJHL.
At the time of his departure to Drummondville, Bowen had a record of 9-4-0 with a 2.89 goals against average and .915 save percentage for Rayside Balfour.
“We were ecstatic to learn that David was willing to return (to Rayside Balfour) and finish the season with us,” relayed Canadians general manager Jeff Forsyth.
Meanwhile, Rayside Balfour — which is waged in a wild West war with the Blind River Beavers for top spot in the division — has also added 20-year old defenseman Greg Arnburg.
Arnburg has played in the NOJHL with the Timmins Rock, in the Central Canada Hockey League with the Navan Grads, and in the Ontario Jr. Hockey League with the Lindsay Muskies and Pickering Panthers.
“With more than 100 junior A games under his belt, Greg provides us with veteran leadership,” Forsyth said of the lanky, right-handed shooting defender.