Ad­vice from Toews can’t hurt

Winnipeg Sun - - SPORTS - — Ted Wy­man

GANGNE­UNG — Chay Genoway played high school and col­lege hockey with Chicago Black­hawks cap­tain and Olympic hero Jonathan Toews and re­mains close friends with the Win­nipeg­ger to this day.

So Genoway, a de­fence­man on this patch­work Team Canada, en­listed Toews to pro­vide some in­spi­ra­tional words for his the team as the 2018 Olympic Games ap­proached.

“He’s been able to give a lit­tle bit of ad­vice on some of the things to ex­pect go­ing in,” Genoway said. “The best ad­vice he gave me and the rest of the guys was to re­ally en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence and not get too caught up in be­ing hard on your­self about the game. And do all you can to win.”

Toews is a two-time Olympic gold medal­list and three-time Stan­ley Cup cham­pion, who would surely be here again had the NHL not pulled the plug.

“He’s a pretty good guy and a good friend of mine,” Genoway said. “I know he wishes he could be here. I know he’s happy that I get to be here along with the rest of the guys. I know he’ll be watch­ing.”

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