Washington Capitals prospect Madison Bowey scored a goal and tallied an assist in the Kelowna Rockets’ game one 5-4 Western Conference finals win over a team with another Caps’ draft pick, Garrett Haar‘s Portland Winterhawks.
Bowey is #4 in white.
The Winterhawks led 3-0 at one point in the first period, but the Rockets came up with two goals before the intermission. The second goal was huge, a shorthanded marker with 27 seconds to go scored by Bowey himself.
In the third period, with the score 4-3 Portland, Bowey’s shot from the point got deflected by teammate Justin Kirkland for the the game-tying goal. Jesse Lees scored the game-winner soon afterwards.
After the game, Bowey spoke to the media about the win.
“I think it’s huge for us,” Bowey said. “Whenever you can get the first game of a series, it’s big for your team and it gives us a lot of momentum going into the next one. I think it was huge for us to come back there. We [overcame] a lot of adversity and we’re definitely happy about that.”
Game two is tonight at 7pm.