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Chay Genoway makes Canada's Olympic hockey team

Two-time UND captain Chay Genoway will be an Olympian.

Genoway was named to Canada's Olympic hockey team Thursday and will represent the back-to-back gold medalists at the 2018 PyeongChang games in South Korea next month.

Genoway, of Morden, Man., played at UND from 2006-11 and served as captain for his final two seasons. Genoway earned All-American honors twice, leading UND to the NCAA Frozen Four as a senior.

Genoway currently plays for Lada Togliatti (Finland) in the KHL.

UND's previous Canadian Olympians are Jonathan Toews (2010, 2014), Ed Belfour (2002), Greg Johnson (1994), Bob Joyce (1988), Gord Sherven (1988), Dave Tippett (1984), James Patrick (1984), Dave Donnelly (1984), Roger Lamoureux (1980) and Kevin Maxwell (1980). Toews won two golds and Belfour won one. Johnson earned a silver.

The men's Olympic Games begin on Feb. 14 and end with a gold-medal game on Feb. 25.

Canada has won the last two Olympic gold medals -- 2010 in Vancouver and 2014 in Sochi.

This will be the first time that NHL players have not been used in the Olympic Games since 1994, when Sweden topped Canada for gold.

The U.S. and Canadian men's and women's rosters have already been announced. Former UND stars Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux are on the U.S. team.

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016 and 2018, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He also was the NCHC's inaugural Media Excellence Award winner in 2018. Schlossman has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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