Flanagan played his entire rookie season with the Swamp Rabbits and was one of only three players to log 70 games during the year. His 27 points (3g-24a) ranked second on the team among defenders while his 24 assists were fourth on the entire team. The Kindersley, Saskatchewan native had previously played four ECHL games for the Reading Royals after a four-year collegiate career.
The 26-year-old finished his NCAA career at Minnesota State University-Mankato with 54 points (13g-41a) in 140 games. The Mavericks named Flanagan an alternate captain for his senior season where he tallied a career high 16 points (5g-11a).
Owens, 24, comes to Greenville after playing 118 games for Northeastern University. Owens finished his career with 15 points (6-9a) and 94 penalty minutes. After wrapping up his senior season with the Huskies, he signed a try-out contract with the American Hockey League’s Laval Rocket and played six games at the end of the regular season. The Raleigh, North Carolina native notched an assist in his AHL debut and added another helper in his final game.
Prior to enrolling at Northeastern, Owens captained the New Jersey Hitmen and posted 38 points (10g-28a) in 78 games over two seasons. Additionally, he logged 70 United States Hockey League games between the Waterloo Blackhawks, Indiana Ice and Chicago Steel from 2010-12.