Bowater’s back between the pipes

Callum Boyd tests Dean Bowater early in the second period

Solway's Callum Boyd tests Dean Bowater. Photo by IceHockeyMedia.

Whitley Warriors are delighted to announce the return of netminder Dean Bowater for remainder of the 2022-23 season.

23-year-old Bowater started out with Kingston Sharks’ Under 16s side in 2011, remaining with the team for three seasons before moving to Bradford Bulldogs in 2014 where he played 3 games in NIHL 2 further to icing for both Bradford and Sheffield’s Under 16s and Under 18s outfits.

In his 2015-16 campaign, Bowater divided his ice time between the Bulldogs and Hull, and recorded a save percentage of 92% for both Bradford and Kingston’s Under 18s teams. Icing for Hull Jets for a further four seasons, the shot stopper most recently made 15 appearances in the side’s 2019-20 title-winning campaign whilst also featuring in 6 league games with Nottingham Lions in NIHL 1. He joined Whitley Warriors last season, saving 90.36% of shots over 30 games with over 1,100 minutes on the ice.

Welcome back Dean!