PHOTO FROM UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ATHLETICS
After playing 112 games over five seasons with the University of Toronto, Becki Bowering is joining the professional ranks. The 23-year-old Ontario native signed an NWHL contract today to play the 2019-20 season for the Buffalo Beauts. Bowering was the captain of the Varsity Blues last season.
"Becki is coming from a very solid college program that has seen great success,” said Buffalo general manager Mandy Cronin. “She is a proven leader who will be a big asset to our Beauts lineup." Added head coach Pete Perram, “Becki brings passion, skill and leadership – everything we want for our team."
Prior to Toronto, Bowering played for the Burlington Barracudas and the Durham West Jr. Lightning.
“I’m extremely excited to sign with the Buffalo Beauts,” said Bowering. “I am getting an opportunity to play women’s hockey at the professional level and be surrounded by amazing players, coaches and staff in the NWHL. Playing in the NWHL is a dream come true. The Beauts’ staff has welcomed me with open arms, and I can’t wait to get this season started.”
Asked what Beauts fans can expect from her game, Bowering said, “I believe I bring a lot of leadership, speed, forechecking and playmaking. I take pride in my defensive abilities and in winning crucial battles in the defensive zone. I had five great years with the Varsity Blues and I hope to bring my own style of play and work ethic. I feel I can adapt to the pro hockey culture and fit right into the Buffalo Beauts’ systems. I expect our team to be extremely competitive, and my goal is to help us contend for the Isobel Cup.”