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Wolves alum David Bowen follows in broadcaster dad’s footsteps

David Bowen, the son of Maple Leafs broadcaster Joe Bowen, will be doing play-by-play for the Wolves in the upcoming season
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David Bowen is entering his third year of the Sports Administration program at Laurentian University and is also the son of Toronto Maple Leafs play-by-play legend Joe Bowen who also got his career start with the Wolves.

Sudbury Wolves alumni David Bowen is following in the footsteps of his father Joe Bowen, a celebrated Canadian sportscaster known as the “voice of the Canadian Maple Leafs.”

David Bowen, who played for the Sudbury Wolves between the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, will provide the play-by-play for broadcasts of Wolves’ games on CKLU 96.7 for the upcoming season.

His dad Joe Bowen also did the play-by-play for Wolves games on the radio at one point in his career.

“I am beyond blessed and grateful for the opportunity to join the Sudbury Wolves broadcast team on 96.7,” said Bowen in a press release. 

“I am looking forward to being a part of the Wolves family again and making the most of a dream opportunity. I can’t wait to get started.”

Bowen, who’s entering his third year in the Sports Administration program at Laurentian University, will not only join the team as the play-by-play announcer on the road, but he will also be at select home court games for the radio team. 

“CKLU 96.7 FM would like to join the Sudbury Wolves in welcoming David Bowen to the radio broadcast team for this coming 50th anniversary season,” said CKLU General Manager Rob Straughan in a press release. 

“It's a full-circle-moment to have a member of the Bowen family back on the local radio airwaves again, calling Wolves games just like the legendary Joe Bowen did back in the 1970s!”

The Wolves play-by-play can be heard on CKLU 96.7, CKLU.ca and Mixlr.com starting September 30th when the Wolves open their 2022-23 season against the Barrie Colts. 

For the full Wolves 2022-23 schedule, click here.