Snakes Re-Sign Bowles; Add Rookie D-ManJuly 17, 2012 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) Columbus Cottonmouths
Center Sam Bowles returns to help form the core of the Cottonmouths roster as he enters his fifth season with Columbus. Last season Bowles proved vital for the Snakes leading the team with 7 goals during their playoff run including the game winner in Game 1 of the SPHL finals. Improving on the 39 point regular season that was shortened by a mid-year injury, will be step one for the 2012-13 campaign.
"Sam Bowles has been a big part of our team over the past 4 years, he had a fairly tough season injury wise last year, but he really came through for us at the end, and was a top contributor in playoffs.," head coach Jerome Bechard said. "Really going to lean on him for leadership in the locker room with the departure of Will Barlow"
After a four year career at Sacred Heart University of the Northeast Conference, Bailer comes to his first professional hockey camp with aspirations of joining the reigning SPHL champions. Bailer comes to Columbus with a reputation as a shot blocking defensemen with a controlled physical presence. An Assistant Captain his senior season, Bailer registered an assist in 30 games while keeping his penalty time at a meager 28 minutes.
"Chris Bailer, is a big strong skating defenseman that can contribute in all facets of the game," Bechard said. "I believe we had one of the strongest defense corp in the league and Chris will ensure that we will be strong on the blue line again."
The Snakes will open the season Oct 26th against last season's finals opponent the Pensacola Ice Flyers. Single game tickets will go on sale Monday Oct 1st at 10am. Season tickets are on sale now with friendly payment plans available. Season tickets can be reserved over the phone by calling (706) 571-0086, in person at the Cottonmouths office or through www.cottonmouths.com
Southern Professional Hockey League Stories from July 17, 2012
- Jr. Streetkings Fall Season Rolls in Following 'Learn to Play' Camp - Mississippi RiverKings
- Snakes Re-Sign Bowles; Add Rookie D-Man - Columbus Cottonmouths
- 2012-13 Schedule Announced - Mississippi Surge
- Ice Flyers Release 2012-13 Schedule - Pensacola Ice Flyers
- Surge Announce 2012-13 Schedule - Mississippi Surge
- SPHL President Signed Through 2014-2015 Season - SPHL
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