He played in the American Hockey League from 1943 to 1946 and then played in the International Hockey League from 1947 to 1951. Kowcinak won the league scoring title in 1947-48 and 1949-50 and won the James Gatschene Memorial Trophy as league Most Valuable Player in 1949-50.
He retired in 1951.
Awards and achievementsEdit
- Turnbull Cup MJHL Championship (1937)
- Memorial Cup Championship (1937)
- Allan Cup Championships (1938 & 1940)
- Ice Hockey World Championship (1939)
- IHL Scoring Champions (1948 & 1950)
- “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame