10:30 a.m., Oct. 25)
Beacon Hill native Corey Cowick makes splash with 67s
By Fred Sherwin
being traded to the Ottawa 67s in the off season, Beacon Hill
native Corey Cowick is off to great start, scoring 10 goals
and four assists in just 13 games. File photo
four weeks have been an incredible ride for Beacon Hill native Corey
Cowick. Heading into this weekends action hes scored 10 goals
and added two assists for the Ottawa 67s playing on the teams
top line with Logan Couture.
Gloucester Minor Hockey product credits a stint at the Pittsburgh
Penguins training camp with
giving him the confidence and motivation to play at the top of his
was like a big tease. Thats the best analogy I can use,
says Cowick who is still draft eligible after being passed over the
last two years. Knowing that Im that close just makes
me want to work even harder.
was traded to the 67s in July after spending the last two seasons
with the Oshawa Generals. After a somewhat shaky rookie campaign in
which he only scored four goals and four assists in 76 games including
the playoffs, he scored 11 goals and 14 assists in 63 regular season
games last year.
impressed the Pittsburgh Penguins enough to earn him an invitation
to their rookie camp where he got a small taste of the show. He ended
up playing in two prospect games against Florida and Ottawa before
returning to the 67s.
says the biggest difference between an OHL training camp and an NHL
camp is the attention paid to learning a team's systems.
the O they work on developing skills more than anything.
In Pittsburgh it was all about systems. What do you do when you have
the puck. What do you do when you don't have it. They already assume
you can skate and shoot the puck and all that, says Cowick.
of the whole experience was putting on the Penguins Reebok game jersey
before the prospect game against the Panthers.
was the white road jersey. It was very very nice. It was the best
looking jersey Ive ever worn, says Cowick.
in Ottawa and with 13 games already under his belt, Cowick is looking
forward to a productive season. The 67s are 7-6 and currently sit
in second place in the East Division.
the whole experience even more special is the fact that its
Brian Kilreas final year behind the bench.
from Ottawa and having grown up following the 67s, its huge.
To be part of his last year is a big deal. Im sure its
special to the other guys too, but its extra special to me,
the season ahead, Cowick says the teams goal is to make the
playoffs and then go as deep as they can. As for his own ambition,
he believes that if he works hard and continues to be productive,
the scouts will take notice. And who knows, maybe the third draft
will be the charm.
just want to make my agents job as easy as possible, says
Cowick. Hopefully, Ill have a good year and well
see that happens from there.
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