Wild bring back Bohn
The Wenatchee Wild have signed 19-year-old forward and San Jose, California native, Owen Bohn. Fans might recognize Bohn’s name as he played in three games for Wenatchee during the 2019-20 season. In those three games, he picked up two points with one goal and one assist. During the 2020-21 season, Bohn returned home to the San Jose Jr. Sharks U18 AAA team where he picked up four goals and two assists for six points in four games. He then headed to Philadelphia Hockey Club of the National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC) under the USPHL. During his time there he collected eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points in 23 regular season games. In the playoffs, he had two points in two games with a goal and an assist. He then returned back home to the San Jose Jr. Sharks U18 AAA. In four games, he picked up two goals and two assists for four points.
“Owen is another player who participated in our extended preseason training in the Fall of 2020. He also played for the Wild in 3 games as an Affiliate Player (1G, 1A) during the 19-20 season while playing with the Jr. Sharks, he scored his first career BCHL goal vs. Penticton (2/21/20),” Mendelson said. “Owen is a smart player who can use his speed and skill to produce chances consistently, and we are excited to have him here full time this season. Owen will be counted on to be productive offensively while being reliable at both ends of the ice, he will be highly sought after by NCAA teams this season.
Bohn touched on his time in Wenatchee as an affiliate player, what he’s looking forward to in returning as a full time roster player.
“I’m looking forward to playing hockey again with all this covid stuff happening, I love how we play a fast game and score a lot of goals so I’m excited for that,” Bohn said. Head coach Chris Clark touched on Bohn’s addition to the team for this season. “Owen is another player we have had here in Wenatchee for parts of the last two seasons. He is a player that gets up and down the ice very quickly and is extremely competitive. He has a willingness to also go to the net to score goals in the tough areas. He also now has some junior hockey experience under his belt. We look forward to working with Owen and helping him continue to develop into a Division I hockey player,” Clark said.
Bohn also talked about lessons he’d bring from his short stint as an affiliate player, as well as experience with other clubs at other levels.
“I think I’ll bring competitiveness and just the urge to win, wanting to win,” Bohn said. For Bohn, one major difference he’ll have this season compared to last year in the USPHL is an actual crowd and normal playing environment. Last season, he took part in a bubble the USPHL held in Florida. He touched on how they stayed at hotels or resort type places rather than with host families.