You’d think facing a barrage of shots in practice from names like Jack Hughes, Matthew Boldy and Trevor Zegras would make a goalie sour, but that’s not how Cameron Rowe feels. “It’s fun being on the ice with those guys,” he said. “The attitude I’ve adapted is not to be frustrated with the amount of goals I give up in practice. I make them better and they make me better.”
Rowe, who platoons with Spencer Knight on the U.S. NTDP’s under-18 squad, has been using his experience at The Program to the fullest extent, even last year when he was facing competition that was years older than he and his under-17 teammates. “For me it was like an NHL game,” he said. “At the beginning it’s hard to catch up with the speed, but that’s when it’s most fun, we were facing 35 shots a night. Being young, it w...
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Ryan Kennedy is the associate senior writer and draft/prospect expert at The Hockey News. He has been with the publication since 2005 and in that span, Don Cherry, Lil Jon and The Rock have all called his house. He lives in Toronto with his wife and kids where he listens to loud music and collects NCAA pennants.