ECHL Player of the Week – Justin Bowers

Greenville Road WarriorsBY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

Justin Bowers of the Greenville Road Warriors is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 23-29.

Bowers is the first Road Warrior to be honored as the player of the week. The 26-year-old forward scored three goals, added six assists, and was a +6 last week as the Road Warriors swept a three-game series at Florida.

Bowers scored a goal, added two assists, and was a +3 in a 6-3 win on Wednesday and added three assists in a 4-3 overtime victory on Thursday. He closed the week with two goals, including the game winner, and an assist in a 3-2 win on Saturday, giving him multiple points in each of his last five games.

A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Bowers leads the Road Warriors, and is tied for second in the ECHL, with 57 points (14G, 43A) in 44 games. He leads the league with 43 assists, 20 power-play assists and 24 power-play points.

Bowers has 154 points (45G, 109A) in 132 career ECHL games with Dayton and Greenville. He also has 20 points (9G, 11A) in 55 career American Hockey League games with Lake Erie, Quad City, Abbotsford, and Portland.

On behalf of Justin Bowers, a case of pucks will be donated to a Greenville youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood has donated more than 25,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.

Mark your calendars! The Road Warriors return home on Thursday, February 9, 2012 to take on the Kalamazoo Wings. Join us for a Throwback Thursday presented by WSSL 100.5, The Greenville News and New Rock 93.3. Throwback Thursday features select draft beers, fountain drinks, hot dogs, and pretzels for just $2, and college students can get in for just $6 with a valid ID. Your group of 10 or more can also get a discount off the box office price and preferred seating based on availability by booking in advance. Call 864-674-PUCK to book your group outing with the Road Warriors. Also, please note that the Road Warriors game scheduled for March 1 has been moved to Saturday, March 3 at 7:05 p.m. at the BI-LO Center. Visit for more information.

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