BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors
This season Bowers has established new club records for points (77) and assists (58) in a season and continues to add to those totals. He is also the team’s all-time leader in points at 174 and counting. Bowers is tied for the league lead with 58 assists and is third in the league with 77 points. He leads the ECHL with 25 power-play assists and 32 power-play points. Bowers, who was named ECHL Player of the Month for January, also appeared in two American Hockey League games with Milwaukee.
Bowers becomes the third player in team history to receive a post-season ECHL award. For the 2010-11 season defenseman Wes Cunningham was named to the All-ECHL First Team and goalie Dov Grumet-Morris was named to the All-ECHL Second Team.
2011-12 All-ECHL Second Team
D – Andrew Hotham, Wheeling Nailers (49 gms, 8g, 33a, 41 pts., +11)
D – Johann Kroll, South Carolina Stingrays (61 gms, 8g, 23a, 31 pts., +19)
F – Justin Bowers, Greenville Road Warriors (67 gms, 19g, 58a, 77 pts., +1)
F -Dan Kissel, Alaska Aces (67 gms, 35g, 32a, 67 pts., +11)
F – Adam Miller, Las Vegas Wranglers (69 gms, 30g, 50a, 80 pts., +18)
(Photo courtesy of echl.com)