Have you met Madison Bowey? He’s a draft eligible prospect in the upcoming draft! With his dynamic skills, he has been a very decorated hockey player at just 18. He’s already represented Team Canada at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championships! He also currently plays for the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL! Currently, he’s projected to go in the mid to late picks of the 1st Round. In our latest mock draft which you can see here: https://notyouraveragehockeyblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/mock-draft-2-0/ I have him listed in the 24 slot, going to the Vancouver Canucks. He’s a good follow on Twitter and you can follow him @mbows4. You can follow me on Twitter @Hkyblogger and “like” us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/notyouraveragehockeyblog Any comments, shares, likes, tweets are well appreciated! Without further to do, here is our interview with Madison Bowey!
As per usual, we are in bold.
So how has your day been?
My day has been really good, just had a good hard workout and now just hanging out with my brother at home.
What’s an average day in the life of Madison Bowey?
Well I usually get up bright and early and go for a 2 hour workout, then go back home, have a meal before taking a little nap. I might then play a few games of NHL 13 with my brother or buddies. Then at night I’ll either go to a movie with some friends or relax at home.
What something most people don’t know about you? It doesn’t have to be hockey related, but something most people don’t know about?
I’m a big baseball fan and actually played for many years.
Growing up, was there a team you cheered for?
You were born in 1994, and the original Winnipeg Jets left in 1996, did you ever have a chance to watch the original Jets?
I was actually born in 1995 but no I didn’t get a chance to catch any of the games.
Playing in the WHL, is there something you learnt that you wouldn’t have learnt anywhere else?
I think I learnt how to mature into a man a lot quicker which I would not of learned without playing in the CHL.
Playing in the WHL playoffs, what was that like?
Playoff hockey is always the best type of hockey, so playing in the playoffs at such an elite level was an amazing experience and I’m sure all the boys are prepared to make a great run next year.
So this year is your draft year, lets pretend I’m a GM, if I asked you why my team should draft you, what would you say?
I would say because I play every game to win, I’m a very competitive person so I’d do whatever it takes to win. Also I would always be committed to getting better so one day I can play a big role on the team and help win a Stanley Cup.
What has been the highest point in your career?
Winning gold at World Championship U-18 tournament.
What has been your lowest point of your career?
When I was 12 I played a year up with the 13 year olds and that year I only managed to get 4 goals and maybe 12 assists, which was unlike me.
How did you persevere from that low point?
I just trained really hard in the summer and came into the next season with a very positive attitude and it helped.
So we also interviewed Myles Bell and Tyson Baillie, your teammates in Kelowna, what’s something embarrassing about them you could share?
Well we’re all really close and hangout out everyday I think something embarrassing about all of us is that we love cheeseburgers and won’t mind dabbling in a few of those in our off time.
The next part is a “rapid fire round”! Are you ready?
It’s the offseason, what are you doing?
Lots of training for next season
What’s on your iPod?
A bunch of different music
Roomate on the road?
Being in water with Sharks – (Imagine the irony if he gets drafted by the Sharks!)
One thing you’re excited for?
The NHL Draft
xBox or Playstation?
Who should we interview next?
Anyone of my teammates, we’re all a great group of guys.
Any advice for aspiring hockey players?
Just never give up and keep chasing your dream, you might run into some tough obstacles but it’s all about how you bounce back and keep going. Also always have fun playing the game, it’s an honor to play such a great sport so just keep having FUN.
Thank you for your time.