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Former Ranger Lowry to join Hawks
WATERLOO, Ont. (August 9, 2011) - Former Kitchener Rangers defenceman Chad Lowry of Waterloo, Ont., will be one of four players to suit up for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men's hockey team next season as Head Coach GREG PUHALSKI announced the remainder of his 2011 recruiting class today.

The other three players that will don the purple and gold next season are forwards Marc Bourgeios of Glace Bay, N.S., Tyler Stothers of Oakville, Ont., and Dustin Scott of Collingwood, Ont.

Puhalski believes that all four of these additions will be solid contributors to the Hawks next season and that each of them will bring a different skill set to the squad. "We have brought in a great group of players for the upcoming season and these four will all have the chance to contribute immediately to our program," commented Puhalski.

Lowry, a strong skating blueliner, spent the last year and a half with the Rangers in the Ontario Hockey League after coming over from the Peterborough Petes during the 2009-10 season. Last year, Lowry recorded career highs in assists (8), points (10) and plus/minus (+10). In 180 career games with Peterborough and Kitchener, Lowry scored five goals and 20 assists while recording 183 penalty minutes.

Bourgeois is coming off a strong season in which he helped the Summerside Western Capitals of the Maritime Hockey League capture the league championship. Prior to joining Summerside, Bourgeois spent three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Lewiston MAINEiacs and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. In 189 career games in the QMJHL, Bourgeois scored 32 goals and 32 assists while tallying 183 penalty minutes.

Stothers joins the Golden Hawks from the Vaughan Vipers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. Last season, the talented forward scored 79 points in 49 games before adding 10 points in nine playoff games. His regular season point total was good enough to rank him 11th in league scoring.

Rounding out the 2011 class is Scott, another offensive forward from the Niagara Falls Canucks of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. Last season, Scott helped guide the Canucks to the final of the Sutherland Cup after capturing the league title. In 51 regular season games, Scott recorded 100 points (57 G, 43 A) before adding 33 points (15 G, 18 A) in 20 playoff contests.

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