Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Jake Dowell Called Up By Hawks

(Photo by Neil Ament)
Jake Dowell was called up by the Hawks on Friday. The move was precipitated by the reassignment of David Bolland to Rockford, recent injuries to Badger alum Rene Borque (out 4-6 weeks with broken thumb) and Jason Williams, and the continued injury to Martin Havlat. Hawks GM Dale Tallon says that Dowell has been one of the most consistent forwards in Rockford and that he provides "good penalty killing and grit".

The Hawks next game is Thursday night at 8pm in Calgary, and Dowell is expected to see time as the 4th-line center and on the penalty kill.

To hear what Jake has to say about all this, check out this video. The video is just background footage, but it includes a nice telephone interview with Jake.

Edited to add: Here's another interview with Jake.