BOWERS A WARRIOR AND ECHL PLAYER OF THE MONTH

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

Justin Bowers of the Greenville Road Warriors is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Player of the Month for January.

Bowers joins Brendan Connolly (November 2010) and Jeff Prough (November 2011) as the third Road Warrior to receive the monthly honor. He had 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points in 15 games in January.

The 26-year-old scored at least one point in 13 of his 15 games during January, including 10 multi-point games. He opened the month with three points (2G, 1A) in a 4-2 win at Chicago on Jan. 1 and closed the month with three consecutive three-point games at Florida, on his way to being named ECHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 30. Bowers closed the month on a six-game scoring streak (6G, 9A), tallying at least two points in each of his last five games.

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.

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

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 Bud Light drafts, 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 Greenvilleroadwarriors.com for more information.

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