I recently had the opportunity to e-mail some questions to University of North Dakota hockey player Chay Genoway. After being granted a medical hardship year by the NCAA, Genoway decided to return to the Fighting Sioux after suffering a concussion in mid-November of last season. Below is a Q and A with Chay. Thanks to UND Media Relations Director for Athletics Jayson Hajdu for facilitating this interview.
1. First off, the question you get asked most often: How do you feel?
Chay Genoway: I feel like I have come a long way since the summer has began. I am able to train at a high level everyday without the headaches.
2. What does your daily hockey routine include?
CG: For the guys who are around training in Grand Forks, we workout at 8 am Monday through Friday. Workouts usually take two hours with a combination of weights, quick feet training, plyometrics, and cardio. After that, we try to find an open time to get on the ice to do some drills or play a fun scrimmage if we can get the right amount of guys.
3. What percentage would you say you’re at in terms of hockey capabilities right now?
CG: That’s a difficult question to answer because it is still July, but I am progressing along like most other summers.
4. Is there any doubt in your mind that you will be ready when the season begins?
CG: No, I am confident I should be ready to go.
5. You must be very excited for this upcoming season, getting a second chance at a senior season. Do you feel like it could be a special year?
CG: I think this team has the potential to do something really special and I am just excited to get a chance to be a part of it.
6. Anything you’d like to add?
CG: I just want to wish Justin Morneau a quick recovery. Go Twins!!!