McGowan, Reynolds enter rookie seasons with Road Warriors

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Road Warriors, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced the addition of rookie forwards Brad McGowan and Kyle Reynolds for the 2015-16 season.

McGowan, 25, joins the Road Warriors following a stellar four-year career at the Rochester Institute of Technology. During his tenure at the school, he tied RIT’s all-time record with 150 games played, amassing 110 points (46g-64a) in that span. McGowan also produced a career rating of +25, eighth-best in program history. A native of Langley, British Columbia, McGowan shined as a senior this past season and recorded a career-best 23 goals, 23 assists and 46 points. He was named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Month in February.

Prior to his college career, the 6’1, 180-pound forward played four seasons of junior hockey in the British Columbia Hockey League with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, Burnaby Express and Surrey Eagles. During the 2010-11 campaign with Surrey, McGowan led the league with 15 power-play goals and was third overall in scoring with 89 points (36g-53a). He also earned the Bob Fenton Trophy as the Coastal Conference’s Most Sportsmanlike Player.

Reynolds, 25, spent each of the past three seasons at the University of Vermont, registering 50 points (20g-30a) in 84 contests. As a freshman in 2011-12, he ranked second on the team with a career-high 23 points (10g-13a) and finished the season fourth among all Hockey East rookies in scoring.

A native of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Reynolds played three seasons with the Okotoks Oilers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League prior to his college career. During the 2010-11 campaign, he won the Ernie Love Trophy as the league’s scoring champion (78 points) and was named a league MVP finalist as well. The 5’8, 163-pound forward also tied the Oilers’ franchise record for most points in a single season and finished his career with franchise records for most goals (79) and most points (165).