Chay Genoway named to Canada's Olympic hockey team


Genoway earned All-American honors twice, leading UND to the NCAA Frozen Four as a senior. It's the first time Canada will go to the Olympics without National Hockey League players since 1994. He has played in that country for parts of the last four seasons.

Training camp starts January 28 in Latvia for the Canadians.

The team was announced by Hockey Canada Thursday morning in Calgary, and there will be some Saskatchewan content on the squad.

But with the league holding its talent back during the 2018 games, Team Canada, like other nations, has a roster of players now skating in pro leagues overseas and in North American minor leagues.

"Oh, I think no matter what, whenever you put the jersey on and represent your country, it doesn't matter if it's exhibition or worldwide play or the Olympics, you're always making sure that you're giving 100 percent", Schuler said. "And I just wanted to do everything I could to be a part of that team".

Finally the Golden Knights offered Leggio the walk-on spot and by the end of his second year he had emerged as Clarkson's starting goalie, playing in 25 games that season with an 11-9-3 record, a 2.57 goals-against average and a.913 save percentage. The team will then fly to Pyeongchang and take part in the opening ceremonies before facing Sweden in a warmup game in Incheon on February 12. "I think you've got to embrace it and run with it and thrive from it".

"Honestly, when I first got invited to one of the camps I thought, my goodness, they're actually considering me", Howden said.

Most recently the Canadian team has played at the Sochi Cup, Tournament of Nikolai Puchkov in St. Petersburg, Karjala Cup, Channel One Cup in Russian Federation, and Spengler Cup in Switzerland. Former Ottawa Senators forward Chris Kelly has spent time with the AHL's Belleville Senators this season, while Christian Thomas was loaned to the team from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

She's played in 24 total games for Team USA with four goals and five assists. It says so much about them as people.

The United States named most of its roster on New Year's Day, but it kept openings for two goaltenders.

Ed Willes, sports columnist for the Province newspaper, and Todd Harkins, general manager for the Prince George Cougars, on Canada's men's hockey team.

"I remember in the world juniors one of the first questions I had was, 'how can you get all these guys together on the same page?'" said the former Vancouver Canucks coach who headed up Canada's silver medallists in 2010 and was an assistant on Pat Quinn's gold medal-winning team a year earlier.

He had previously scored a pair of goals and added two assists as the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team won gold in the 2015 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship in Zug and Lucerne, Switzerland, and competed for the numerous Under-18 and Under-17 events.