GREENVILLE, SC – The Greenville Road Warriors, ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, announced today that they have signed forwards Justin Bowers and Peter MacDougall.
A third-year pro, Bowers, 25, joins the Road Warriors after spending a season with the Allen Americans in the Central Hockey League. The Halifax, Nova Scotia native finished 2009-10 second on the Americans, and 12th in the league, with 73 points (23g-50a). His points, goals, and assists totals were all career highs and he piled up those numbers in just 49 games. Bowers continued his production in the playoffs and notched 30 points (12g-18a) in 20 games as the Americans reached the championship series before falling to the Rapid City Rush in six games. It will be the 6-0, 190-pound forward’s second stint in the ECHL. As a rookie with the Dayton Bombers in 2008-09 Bowers averaged better than a point per game with 45 points (15g-30a) in 44 contests. Over his career, Bowers has also played in 29 American Hockey League games between Abbotsford, Lake Erie, and Quad City and notched nine points (5g-4a).
MacDougall, 24, will begin his pro career this season after playing NCAA hockey for the last four at Canisius College. He hails from Lumsden, Saskatchewan and captained the Griffins in his final two seasons. Under his leadership the team posted a 32-21-11 cumulative mark. A 6-0, 200-pound left wing, MacDougall produced 27 points on eight goals and 19 assists in 128 games. He also finished his career as the Griffins’ all-time leader in penalty minutes with a total of 398. He racked up 131 PIMs as a senior last season and 116 in 2007-08 as a sophomore; single-season totals that rank second and fourth, respectively, in Canisius history. Away from the rink, MacDougall was recognized in each of his final three seasons as a member of the Griffins’ All-Academic Team.