TCH: Bowles returns to Tri-City Americans lineup

By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald

Parker Bowles did not have the start to the season he had hoped.

Instead of pulling on his Tri-City Americans jersey for the first 17 games of the season, he sat in the stands in a suit and tie watching and waiting for doctors to give him the green light to return from a shoulder injury.

“It’s been a really long time,” Bowles said. “I have been practicing a lot. I just got cleared for (contact) about a week ago and I’ve been trying to put a lot more game-type situations in practice.”

Americans coach Jim Hiller has been counting the days for Bowles’ return. The offense, which is averaging just 2.5 goals per game, could use a boost.

“I’ve been waiting for this day way back to summer when I knew he would be delayed,” Hiller said. “The guys have done a good job in his absence. He is one of our top offensive players. His offensive ability will help us and it will go up and down the lineup.”

Bowles makes his return on the first game of the Americans’ Central Division swing. Tri-City is at Medicine Hat tonight, at Lethbridge on Saturday and at Kootenay on Sunday.



More News
Americans Announce 2017 Summer Hockey Camps
6 days ago
Seven Americans players ranked in latest NHL Draft Rankings
2 weeks ago
Maxwell James named Americans Playoff MVP
2 weeks ago
Nothing but good things on the horizon for the Ams: Tri-City Herald
3 weeks ago
Craig West recaps the 2016-17 Season and looks ahead
3 weeks ago
20-year-olds thank the Ams fans
3 weeks ago