The Prince George Cougars have loaned forward Connor Bowie (’01) and defenceman Aiden Reeves (’02) to the Prince George Spruce Kings in the BCHL through to December 20, 2020.
Bowie, 19, compiled 23 points (12g, 11a) in 62 regular season games last season. To date, the Fort St. John, BC product has played in 136 career regular season games and has amassed 31 points (17g, 14a). Bowie was originally drafted by the Portland Winterhawks in the seventh round, 133rd overall, in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. The Cougars acquired Bowie from the Winterhawks on the WHL Trade Deadline in 2018.
Reeves, 18, played split last season between the Cougars and the Cariboo Cougars (BC Hockey U-18 AAA). With the Cougars, the Prince George, BC product had one assist in 12 games, and 15 points (3g, 12a) in 20 games with Cariboo. Reeves also suited up for seven games with the Spruce Kings last season. The Cougars signed Reeves to a WHL Standard Player Agreement last September.
WHL roster players who have been granted temporary transfers will be permitted to play at the Junior A, Junior B, or Under-18 level through mid-December with WHL Training Camps beginning following the Christmas break.
The 2020-21 WHL Regular Season is scheduled to start Friday, January 8, 2021. The WHL continues to work with each of the Governments and Health Authorities in the Provinces and States in Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest, respectively, on obtaining the necessary approvals to commence play.