Coming to the Pictou County Scotians from the Northumberland boys hockey team, Dustin Bowron was looked to as a scorer, but his role has changed this year.
This season Bowron said his role with the Scotians varies from game to game.
“Last year I was more of a goal scorer with the team, but this year I’ve had to fill a number of roles, which has been an adjustment,” he said.
He said being able to play different roles and becoming a more well-rounded player has been what he has improved most about this season. Bowron said he has also had to adjust to a faster game, while still working on playing the different roles.
“Moving to junior B there’s an adjustment to bigger players and a faster game coming out of high school for sure,” he said. “Being in different roles has also meant adjusting to multiple things at the same time.”
Out of school and working full-time now, Bowron said it has been a smooth transition to playing hockey outside of school.
“I’m basically at work the same amount I was at school so having time for games and practice hasn’t been too bad,” he said.
This weekend Bowron and the 11-11-1 Scotians are home on Sunday for a 7:30 p.m. game against the 13-7-2 Strait Pirates after their road game Saturday night against the 16-3-3 Glace Bay Miners. Coming off the break, with a number of players not back for practice he said they’re going to have to use the games this weekend to get back into their groove.
“This weekend we’re going to have to be more focused and really get ready together to make sure we’re all on the same page,” he said. “The other teams have had the break as well so we’re just going to need to be well rested going into the games and make sure that we get our feet under us early.”