Saturday, December 31, 2016

Vipers Alumni Genoway Wins Spengler Cup:

Former Vernon Vipers defenceman Chay Genoway scored once as Team Canada defeated HC Lugano 5-2 to win the Spengler Cup.

Genoway is currently playing in his first season with the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) Jokerit ice hockey team. Jokerit (English: Jokers or Jesters) is a professional ice hockey team based in Helsinki, Finland. Jokerit are members of the Bobrov Division of the Western Conference of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

After four years at the University of North Dakota, Genoway spent the next three seasons with the American Hockey League (AHL) Houston Areos and Hershey Bears.  The Minnesota Wild signed Genoway to an entry-level contract on April, 12th 2011. Genoway made his NHL debut with the Minnesota Wild on April, 7th 2012 collecting 1 assist and being named 2nd star vs the Pheonix Coyotes. Genoway spent parts of two seasons with the Wild farm club in Houston before the Wild traded Genoway to the Washington Capitals on March 14th 2013.  Genoway never played a single game with the Capitals, played a half season with the Caps farm club in Hershey. This will be Genoway's third season in the KHL after playing the past two years with the KHL Dynamo Riga (a professional ice hockey team based in Riga, Latvia) & HC Spartak Moscow (a professional ice hockey team based in Moscow, Russia).

Genoway played one season in Vernon (2005-2006). In 56 regular season games with the Vipers Genoway collected (17-goals-32-assists-49-points).

Chay Genoway's Player Profile:

This is posted on the TSN website:

Canada downs Lugano to win 2016 Spengler Cup

The Canadian Press

DAVOS, Switzerland — Cory Emmerton scored the game-winning goal and added an assist as Canada defeated HC Lugano 5-2 Saturday in the final of the 2016 Spengler Cup.

Nick Spaling had an empty-net goal and two assists while Chay Genoway, Marc-Antoine Pouliot and Andrew Ebbett also scored for Canada, which won its second straight Spengler Cup title and 14th overall.

Dario Burgler had both goals for Lugano, which lost to Canada in the final for the second straight year.

Zach Fucale made 40 saves in picking up his fourth straight win at the tournament.

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