Former Alaska Aces winger, and 2011 Kelly Cup MVP Scott Howes, somehow flitted across the old brain pan today, so we decided to look him up.
As we suspected, his numbers for the Brampton Beast of the Central Hockey League continue to be stupid good.
In just 21 games, he owns 18-15--33 totals and a +11 rating. He has delivered six multiple-goal games and nine multiple-point games. In that short span -- Howes began the season in Austria, didn't hook up with Brampton until shortly before Christmas and recently took a week's leave -- he is tied for 16th in the league in goals.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but with the exception of former Ace Brandon Coccomiglio, who has 18 goals in 27 games for the Arizona Sundogs, everyone else above Howes in the goal race has played at least 19 games more than him, and in one case 30 more games.
Combined with Howes' numbers in 22 games with Allen last season, when he ended up in the AHL, he has in 43 games cranked off 39-29--68 totals and a +20 rating. He has scored those 39 goals on 146 shots. That's a shooting percentage of 26.7 percent, which is, of course, insane.