Monday, June 5, 2023

Ex Viper Finlay Runner-Up For ECHL Rookie Of The Year:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Liam Finlay was one of five
 finalists for the ECHL Rookie of the Year and the recipient of the John A. Daley Memorial Trophy. 

Here is the press release from the ECHL website,

Finlay is in his first season with the ECHL Allen Americans. The Americans signed Finlay September 27th 2022. In 54 games, Finlay collected (33-goals-37-assists-70-points).

On April 12th 2023 Finlay was named to the ECHL 2022-23 All-Rookie team.

Finlay played the past two seasons in Europe playing with four different teams (KOVEE, HK Nitra, Tingsryds AIF & EHC Freiburg) from 2020-2022.

Finlay played four years at Denver University from 2016-2020 before signing his first professional contract with Koovee September 7th 2020. Koovee is a Finnish ice hockey team that plays in the Mestis, second-tier league where the team is based in Tampere, Finland. 

Finlay attended the Vancouver Canucks development camp in July 2019.

Finlay played parts of two seasons in Vernon (2014-2016) after coming over in a trade with the Penticton Vees. The Vipers traded the Junior A playing rights of Dakota Conroy & future considerations October 28th 2014 to the Penticton Vees for Liam Finlay. In 96 games with the Vipers, Finlay collected (39-goals-69-assists-109-points).

Liam Finlay's Player Profile:

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