| Ohio State Buckeyes (2003-07)|
Toronto Furies (2012-13)
|Born|| January 28 1985,|
|Pro Career||2001 – 2013|
Amber Bowman (born January 28, 1985) is a former women’s hockey player that competed in the CWHL with three different franchises. Prior to the CWHL, Bowman competed at the NCAA level with the Ohio State Buckeyes, accumulating over 100 career points.
In minor hockey, Bowman was a member of the Aurora Panthers squad that won an International Silver Stick competition in 2001. For the 2002-03 season, she was a member of the Beatrice Jr. Aeros.
Competing with the Ohio State Buckeyes women’s hockey program, one of her teammates was future Olympic gold medalist Tessa Bonhomme. During the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons, Bowman served as co-captain. Of note, she was also a member of the 2005 WCHA All-Star Team that played versus the U.S. National Team. Bowman would graduate with a degree in exercise science while earning over 100 career points with the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Bowman has also competed in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. During her CWHL career, she has competed for the Brampton Thunder, Burlington Barracudas and the Toronto Furies. With the Barracudas, she would compete in the franchise’s final CWHL season (2012-13). Her last season in the league was in 2012-13 as a competitor for the Furies. Along with Furies goaltender Erika Vanderveer, the duo would audition for the first season of The Amazing Race Canada. As a side note, the two were roommates at Ohio State University.
Bowman has participated in Canadian and international firefighter competitions. A firefighter for the Central York Fire Department, whose jurisdiction included the municipalities of Aurora and Newmarket, Ontario, she was one of the first four women ever hired by the department (along with Anne Dinsmore, Melanie Linn and Kristy Patterson). At the 2012 ScottFireFit National Canadian Championships, Bowman broke a decade old record in the Obstacle Course. The record would be beaten by seven seconds as she finished with a time of 2:01.54. In autumn 2013, Bowman defended all four of her titles at the 2013 world championships in Las Vegas, which was the site of the World Firefighter Combat Challenge. The four disciplines in which she emerged victorious included: female individual, female tandem, coed tandem and relay events.
Awards and honorsEdit
- First Team All-WCHA (2005-06)
- WCHA All-Academic Team (2004-05, 2005-06)
- Academic All-Big Ten at-large selection (2004-05, 2005-06)
- OSU Scholar-Athlete (2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06)