After a two-year stint in Cowichan Valley, Capitals defenceman and Michigan native Josh Owings will return to his home-state for the upcoming college hockey season.
The 20-year old blueliner is heading to Adrian, Mich. for the 2017-18 campaign, where he will suit up for the Adrian College Bulldogs, an NCAA Div.III program based out of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA).
In 114 games with the Capitals, the 6-foot-4 defenceman racked up 45 points on four goals and 41 assists, as he finished second among Cowichan Valley blueliners in scoring with 29 points during the 2016-17 season. During his two-year tenure, Owings helped the Capitals reach the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, as he notched four points in 10 postseason games.
The product of Ann Arbor, Mich. joins a Bulldogs squad that finished first in the NCHA standings with an overall record of 20-7-2 and came within one win of reaching the national championship game. The Bulldogs share the NCHA with St. Norbert, Marian, Lake Forest, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Concordia (Wis.), St. Scholastica, Northland, Lawrence, Aurora and Finlandia.
Owings will join former Cowichan Valley defenceman Blake Butzow as the only BCHL alum on the Bulldogs roster.