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Cowley replaces Rutledge on Prospects Game roster

Thursday, 09.20.2012 / 4:02 PM / Prospects

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

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Cowley replaces Rutledge on Prospects Game roster
Wichita Falls' Evan Cowley replaces Jared Rutledge on All-American Prospects roster.

USA Hockey on Thursday announced that goalie Evan Cowley of Wichita Falls in the North American Hockey League has been named as a replacement player for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, to be played Sept. 29 in Buffalo.

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Cowley, who was named a B player on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list for the 2013 NHL Draft, replaces University of Michigan goaltender Jared Rutledge, who had been part of Team McClanahan.

Cowley, of Evergreen, Colo., was picked in the third round (No. 50) by the Wichita Falls Wildcats in the 2012 NAHL draft. He is the only player from the NAHL participating in the All-American Prospects Game.

The inaugural All-American Prospects game features 40 of the top U.S.-born prospects for the 2013 NHL Draft.

CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game rosters

Team McClanahan

Goalies -- Evan Cowley, Wichita Falls (NAHL); Calvin Peterson, Waterloo (USHL).

Defensemen -- Gage Ausmus, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); Will Butcher, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); Trevor Hamilton, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); Seth Jones, Portland (WHL); Clint Lewis, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); Dakota Mermis, University of Denver (WCHA).

Forwards -- Justin Bailey, Kitchener (OHL); Taylor Cammarata, Waterloo (USHL); Cole Cassels, Oshawa (OHL); Austin Farley, University of Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA); Hudson Fasching, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); Ryan Fitzgerald, Valley (EJHL); Luke Johnson, Lincoln (USHL); Matt Lane, Boston University (HEA); Jimmy Lodge, Saginaw (OHL); Mike McCarron, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); Jacob Montgomery, Sioux City (USHL); Quentin Shore, University of Denver (WCHA).

Team Housley

Goalies -- Hunter Miska, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); Eamon McAdam, Waterloo (USHL).

Defensemen -- Cody Corbett, Edmonton (WHL); Mike Downing, Dubuque (USHL); Ian McCoshen, Waterloo (USHL); Steve Santini, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); Scott Savage, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); Keaton Thompson, USNTDP U-18 (USHL).

Forwards -- Evan Allen, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); J.T. Compher, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); Dawson Cook, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); Ryan Hartman, Plymouth (OHL); Tyler Kelleher, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); Anthony Louis, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); Sean Malone, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); Tyler Motte, USNTDP U-18 (USHL); Ross Olsson, Lincoln (USHL); Devin Tringale, Valley (EJHL); Frank Vatrano, Boston College (HEA); Will Merchant, University of Maine (HEA).

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It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.

— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness