Monday, October 22, 2012

Fowlie joins Rockets

An early Monday afternoon practice and the Kelowna Rockets headed out East on the first of two tours around the Central Division this season. The Rockets make a similar trip December 12th to the 16th. This road trip provides the greatest challenge with four games in five nights. While still hampered by key injuries to defenceman of the year Mitchell Chapman and 20 year-old J.T Barnett, the team made a move today to get another veteran presence in the line up. Forward Cody Fowlie was plucked off  waivers after he failed to earn an overage spot with the Everett Silvertips. As a 19 year-old last season in Everett, Fowlie, who doesn’t turn 20 until November 5th, collected a respectable 40 points. That is just one point shy of the 42 points that Colton Sissons and Myles Bell put up last season. It should be pointed out that Sissons (58) and Bell (54) played in fewer games than Fowlie (72). A better comparison would be Zach Franko, who played in all 72 games last season, like Fowlie, and collected 39 points. What can the Rockets expect from the Airdrie, Alberta resident? We are about to find out. Fowlie will make his debut Wednesday night against the Medicine Hat Tigers.

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