Bowey wins gold with Team Canada
Kelowna Rockets' defenceman Madison Bowey is enjoying his first ever medal in international hockey.
The Winnipeg native was part of Team Canada's gold medal-winning performance over the weekend at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka world under-18 hockey championship in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Canada clinched the tournament title for the fifth consecutive year with a 4-0 win over Finland in Saturday's championship game in Piestany, Slovakia.
Nathan MacKinnon of the Halifax Mooseheads scored three goals in the final, as
the Canadians won all five of their games at the annual championship.
The 6-foot-1, 194-pound Bowey played in all five games, registering one assist and six penalty minutes.
It was his second tour of duty with Hockey Canada, having played with Team West last season at the Under 17 World Challenge in Windsor, Ont.
Bowey, 17, had eight goals and 13 assists in 57 games in his rookie season in the WHL in 2011-12.
He is eligible for the NHL entry draft in he summer of 2013.
Bowey and the Rockets will open up the WHL team's main training camp next week at Prospera Place.