Two top Washington Capitals prospects in the Canadian Hockey League, Andre Burakovsky and Madison Bowey, saw their team’s seasons end on Friday night. Burakovsky’s Erie Otters fell to the Guelph Storm, and Bowey’s Kelowna Rockets were knocked out by the Portland Winterhawks (who feature another Caps draft pick, Garrett Haar).
Both series ended 4-1.
Before the game, Bowey was named player of the month. (Photo credit: Kelowna Rockets)
The Capitals selected defenseman Madison Bowey in the second round of the 2013 draft. The high-scoring defenseman was something of a draft-day dropper, and the Caps seemed pleased to get him when they did.
After getting assigned to the juniors, Bowey started the season hot. He was named his team’s player of the month in September with eight points in six games– seventh among WHL defensemen overall.
On Friday, Bowey’s Kelowna Rockets played the Portland Winterhawks and another of Washington’s defensive prospects, Garrett Haar. The Rockets won 6-2, and both Bowey and Haar had an assist.
I have provided video of Bowey’s play from that game. He is talented.
Photo credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Washington Capitals defensive prospect Garrett Haar has announced on Twitter that he will not return to Western Michigan University, where he has spent the last two years since he was drafted by the Caps.
Have decided to leave Western Michigan and go play in the WHL. Medicine Hat tigers seems to be my destination but still not sure. #fresh
— Garrett Haar (@HaarDaddy4) July 12, 2013
Filip Forsberg is back in North America. (Photo credit: Pavel Paprskar)
While the Capitals are still a month away from training camp (please, no lockout), up to six of their prospects may participate in under-20 tournaments that will be held this week, including 2012 first round draft picks Filip Forsberg and Tom Wilson.
The first tournament, which is being held in Lake Placid, New York, hosts hopefuls from the United States, Sweden, and Finland for an eight-day camp to prepare for the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia.
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