Bowns: Shut-out would have been special

HULL,UK – Rapid Solicitors Hull Stingrays goaltender Ben Bowns admitted posting a shut-out against Sheffield Steelers would have been a special moment for him.

Stingrays enhanced their Rapid Solicitors Elite League play-off hopes with a 5-1 victory over Steelers at Hull Arena on Saturday night.Hull Stingrays logo

Carl Lauzon and Jason Silverthorn netted at the start and end of the first period before a Sylvain Cloutier brace and Jereme Tendler powerplay added further markers in the second session.

Rotherham-born Bowns was in fantastic form, making 51 saves in a man of the match performance, but his hopes of a first shut-out this term were ended by Robert Dowd with just 45 seconds left.

The 23-year-old said: “It was disappointing not to get the shut-out having come so close. It would have been the perfect night but the main thing was we got the win.

“I remember there was a face-off with 1.10 left when I looked at the clock and I knew we had got the job done. To have got a shut-out for the first time against my hometown team would have been special.

“We defended really well and I thought I played a pretty solid game. I didn’t give up too many rebounds and when I did the ‘D’ were there to clean up. They put us under a lot of pressure in the third but we dug in and it was a good team performance. It was a huge two points for us.”

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