Old man Bowen gets it done

SCOTT ZERR -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 1:22 PM ET

The old man's still got game.

Even at the age of 36, Jamey Bowen was still expected to be a key figure in the Edmonton Rush's first season. But few thought he'd be this good. So good that the opposition is throwing compliments his way.

"There are not many guys in the NLL who have stick skills better than Jamey Bowen's. He has some superb abilities," said Calgary Roughnecks head coach Chris Hall.

Bowen is tied for the Rush scoring lead with five goals and three assists through two games. He not only scored the first goal in team history but also racked up the first hat trick."Old guys still gotta get lucky sometimes," smiled Bowen.

Now all Bowen needs is a few guys to ride shotgun. Jimmy Quinlan has done his share with eight points, but more support would be a help.

"Hopefully some of the other guys can build on it and push me and say, 'If he's doing it at 36, I better start doing it 24,' " said Bowen. "We've just got to start getting some momentum."

WRAY'S DAY: In a league of "fly-in" players, Edmonton native Taylor Wray may lead the way. The Calgary Roughnecks defender is up at 5 a.m. on travel day, heading out from North Carolina, where he is the assistant coach on the Queen's University of Charlotte field lacrosse team.

After a layover in Chicago, he's off to Calgary, arriving in the afternoon. He takes a quick nap before a late-night practice that runs two hours.


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