The Cowichan Capitals Jr. A hockey club is pleased to announced that former defenseman Josh Owings has committed to play at Adrian College for the Bulldogs in 2017-18.
The 6’4″, 210-lb Owings totaled three goals and 29 points, as well as 30 penalty minutes in 57 games with the Capitals this past season, and added two assists in four playoff games. He was one of only three Capitals players that played in at least 57 games.
Owings’ point total was good for 17th among all BCHL defenders this past season. A native of Ann Arbor, MI, Owings had a career-high five-game point streak from Sep 18 – Oct 1 where he totalled three goals and nine points. He was an honourable mention for BCHL Player of the Week voting for the week ending Oct 22, when he recorded four assists in three games between Oct 19 – 22.
In his BCHL career, Owings put up four goals and 45 points, as well as 54 penalty minutes in 114 regular season games, and added four points in 10 playoff games.
“Josh is a two-way defenseman that is hard to play against, and a good defender that brings a physical game with a great reach,” Capitals head coach and general manager Bob Beatty said. “He makes a good first pass and is capable of adding some offence from the back end.
“I believe Josh will have a good collegiate career with Adrian and add to an already successful program.”
Based in Adrian, Mich., the Adrian College Bulldogs men’s hockey program participates in the NCAA’s Division III. Last season, the Bulldogs finished with a 20-7-2 regular season record and appeared in the NCAA Div. III tournament, advancing to the Frozen Four before falling just short of the championship game.
The Capitals congratulate Owings on this achievement, and wish him and the Bulldogs continued success.