2006-07: Rowat assumed the starting role in Regina following an early-season trade that saw veteran goaltender David Reekie moved to the Everett Silvertips. In 52 regular season games, Rowat posted 25 wins and four shutouts. His 3.36 goals against average is more indicative of the club’s play in front of him. The 6’2, 175-pound native of Cochrane, Alberta survived an early-season tweak to his MCL. He was able to spend a week with Hockey Canada goaltending consultant Corey Hirsch this past season through the relationship of Pat’s head coach Curtis Hunt, an assistant coach with the national junior team. The focus in sessions with Hirsch was Rowat’s mental preparation and puckhandling skills.
2007-08: Rowat quietly enjoyed an extraordinary season and earned runner-up to goaltender of the year honors for the WHL. The Regina Pats’ second-place finish in the Eastern Conference is almost entirely the result of Rowat keeping the team in each and every game. With an average defense in front of him, Rowat scratched and clawed to a 2.68 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage.