Thursday, November 19, 2009

UND's Top Defenseman "Out Indefinitely"

(left) UND's Chay Genoway is one of the top defensemen in the WCHA

From: Grand Forks Herald

by Brad Schlossman


The University of North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol said Wednesday that there were no new updates on reigning Western Collegiate Hockey Association defensive player of the year Chay Genoway, who was injured during last Friday’s game against St. Cloud State.

Genoway appeared to suffer an upper-body injury when he was checked from behind into the boards and was listed as “out indefinitely,” by Hakstol after the game.

“There’s nothing different from Friday night, there’s nothing more to go on,” Hakstol said. “I don’t mean to be difficult, but that’s the simple fact. That’s where we’re at.”

The injury to Genoway has landed UND defenseman Corey Fienhage in the lineup. Fienhage was a healthy scratch at the start of the season, but the Sioux are expecting him to show continued progress. Fienhage is the team’s highest-drafted defenseman (third round).

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, did he make the trip to Colorado?

Anonymous said...

no

Twister said...

This is a shame. Genoway is a terrific player and I was looking forward to seeing him play again in person. Hopefully he makes a speedy recovery. That hit by the Husky player was bad.

It sounds as though both teams will be a bit short handed this weekend due to injuries, but it still promises to be a great weekend of hockey.

1980 said...

Three top college hockey players probably out this weekend is a bummer. I hope they are all playing healthy and well again soon. I also was looking forward to seeing Genoway.

But with us (likely) missing Chevy and Wiercioch we are probably at a bigger disadvantage, but no excuses, got to deal with injuries in hockey.
Still can't wait for tomorrows game - I'll be there !

Anonymous said...

Interesting parity if you look at it...Genoway out for UND, Wiercioch likely out for the Pioneers.

dggoddard said...

I think Chevy's going to play for DU.

Anonymous said...

Well I sure hope he doesn't play for UND!!

Anonymous said...

I am by no means a Susie fan but I saw the play and it was a dirty head shot. The game suffers when the best players, regardless of the team they play for, are unable to play because of a cheap shot resulting in an injury.

I just don't understand the WCHA and college hockey in general given all of the media attention that has been recently given to concussions and head injuries in other sports (football, boxing). If you fight you are suspended and can be done for the season if you are a chronic fighter (3 fights as per NCAA rules). Yet a head shot that at best will keep a top player out of the lineup for a while and at worst end his college career results in a game ejection and game suspension. Doesn't quite seem logical does it?

Anonymous said...

And gee, go figure... neither of the two officials saw what happened even though Genoway just had the puck before getting cheap shotted.

For anon 12:50... where do you draw the line with your argument? How about the candyass hit on Wiercioch? Knee to knee, and going for the head are the worst. Ironically, if fighting was allowed you wouldn't see cheap hits like these occur. Since the NCAA doesn't allow fighting, you would think they would hold the officials much more accountable and have stiffer penalties for such actions of the players.

Anonymous said...

according to schlossman wiercioch and chevy have not practiced yet this week...you really think that chevy will play?

Anonymous said...

Schlossman is more than a thousand miles away from the action. He doesn't cover DU regularly. If you want real info on DU's guys, trust Chambers and this blog. Seriously, two fastest sources out there for DU hockey.

Anonymous said...

Schlossman > Anyone

Anonymous said...

Wah, wah, wah. It’s hockey, put some ice on it and get back out there.

SIOUX 7 said...

Can anyone please tell me if the games are going to be televised on Fox Sports Rocky Mountain?

Thank you.

puck swami said...

Friday's game is on FSN-RM.

Saturday's game is only telecast on UND or DU's web sites, for money.

Anonymous said...

Mike Chamber's just blogged that Chevy has been practicing since Monday.

Twister said...

For those of you who have been following the college game longer than me: has fighting ever been "allowed" in college hockey? That is to say, was there a time in which fighting was just a penalty (like in the pros) as opposed to an automatic suspension?

Anonymous said...

Chevy has been practicing, but in Tuesday's practice, which lasted about 75 minutes, he was only there for about 45 or 50 minutes. He was held out of some drills, but looked very sharp.

msbdu said...

Twister, back in the old days (late 60's or early 70's) fighting was a five minute penalty. As I remember, the only game ejection was when the player was obviously trying to severely injure the other player, i.e. swinging the stick at his head.

Goon said...

Sioux7 your going to have to join the 21st century and get internet at your house if you want to watch the second game. The DU broadcast is free if you get the Sioux Extra. It's like 9.99 a month.

Anonymous said...

12:58 - not quite certain what you mean about "drawing a line" with respect to my argument. The point that I was making is that there is a severe inequity in the punishment handed out based on the severity of the particular action. How about this - the player committing the infraction (in this case the SCSU player) is suspended until the injured player (Genoway) is well enough to return to action. Maybe this would cause players to think twice before they smack another players head against the glass when the player is vulnerable. Player sure think twice about fighting and the resultant consequences so they don't do it. Allowing fighting would not stop players from cheap hits to the head - lengthy suspensions will.

puck swami said...

Eye for an eye is nice in theory, but bad in practice.

The reason no sports leagues have adopted the practice of allowing suspended players only to return when the injured player returns is simple - What if your star player injures a rarely-playing-anyway player on the other team? Then, the opponent with 'injured' benchwarmer can hold that player out as long as they want under the 'guise of injury' without really disrupting much on their team, while the your star player could sit the rest of the year, becuase the scrub never returned...

By making suspensions contingent on injured player return, you open yourselves to these kinds of difficult scenarios...

Anonymous said...

Goon - I think you should change the name of your blog from Goons World to Goons Anti Gopher Soap Box.