Eau Claire Native Jake Dowell Scores First Professional Goal Wednesday

EAU CLAIRE NATIVE AND FORMER WISCONSIN BADGERS HOCKEY STANDOUT JAKE DOWELL BEGAN HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER THIS PAST WEEKEND, PLAYING FOR THE NORFOLK ADMIRALS IN THE AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE... NORFOLK IS THE MINOR LEAGUE AFFILIATE FOR THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS...
DOWELL JOINED THE ADMIRALS LAST WEEK ALONG WITH BADGERS TEAMMATE JACK SKILLE... ONE OF LAST YEAR'S FROZEN FOUR HEROES ADAM BURISH HAS PLAYED FOR NORFOLK THROUGHOUT THIS SEASON... THE ADMIRALS ARE CURRENTLY IN SECOND PLACE IN THE AHL'S EAST DIVISION, BUT HAVE ALREADY CLINCHED A PLAYOFF BERTH...
JAKE SAYS THE CALIBER OF HOCKEY IN THE AHL IS SIMILIAR TO THE COLLEGE GAME...
Jake Dowell/Norfolk Admirals Forward: "It's like college, the pace is not much different from college, the guys are smarter, it's older guys who have been playing for a while, they're not in a rush to throw the puck off their hands. They're poised with it, that's the biggest difference I've seen so far."
JAKE HAS SEEN ACTION IN THREE GAMES SO FAR WITH THE ADMIRALS, IN FACT, JAKE SCORED HIS FIRST GOAL OF HIS CAREER TONIGHT AGAINST THE PHILADELPHIA PHANTOMS IN A NORFOLK 6-2 VICTORY...


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