Montreal Canadiens prospect Owen Beck showed his more aggressive side last night, as he dropped the gloves after taking a nasty hit up high.
After taking a nasty hit in the game between Beck’s Mississauga Steelheads and the Soo Greyhounds, Beck immediately jumped at the opportunity to get revenge.
He grabbed Soo’s Ethan Montroy and began to unload on him, and then proceeded to fling him around the ice like a ragdoll.
It was such a surprising moment that the very act of seeing Beck go to town on his rival caused onlookers, including Steven Ellis, to cry out “Owen Beck, really?!”.
— Steven Ellis (@SEllisHockey) November 26, 2022
The initial footage doesn’t even do this justice, as Beck, who was having a frustrating game prior to this dangerous hit, seemed to take out all his rage on No. 11 for the red team in a show of emotion that is rare, but interesting from the Canadiens prospect.
Known for being a cool and controlled character, seeing a mean side to Beck’s game is also encouraging, as he showed that he is willing and ready to defend himself if teams want to try and take advantage of him in vulnerable situations.
That kind of fire will serve him well at the next level.
From ice level pic.twitter.com/Jh28yEXWza
— Caitlyn O’Driscoll (@caitodriscoll) November 26, 2022
Owen Beck will be high on Team Canada’s radar for the 2023 World Junior, as he has quickly risen in the esteem of many this fall after an impressive Montreal Canadiens training camp and a strong OHL season. He’s begun to break out offensively in the OHL as well, potting 15 goals in just 20 games this season. Above all, Beck would be a perfect shutdown-type player for Team Canada in such a tight tournament. He already plays a very pro-ready game and could squeak out some more talented players for a roster spot based on his versatility.
Lots to like from this young man as of late.