Thursday, December 31, 2015

DiDomenico Wins Spengler Cup

Chris DiDomenico is a Spengler Cup champion.

The former Sea Dogs forward recorded two assists in Canada’s 4-3 victory over HC Lugano in the championship game this morning in Switzerland. It’s the 13th time Canada has won the annual tournament.

DiDomenico setup Canada’s first goal at 15:59 of the first period, tying the game at 1-1.
Then at 5:00 of the second period, DiDomenico made a tremendous pass to Tom Pyatt to make it 3-1 Canada at the time.
Lugano came back to tie it in the third but a Matt D’Agostino goal would give Canada a 4-3 lead and victory.

In four games with Canada at this year’s Spengler Cup – all of which were wins – DiDomenico registered one goal and three assists.

DiDomenico, who played with Saint John from 2006 to 2009, is fifth all-time in Sea Dogs team scoring with 75 goals and 204 points in 166 games, according to Elite Prospects.

Team Canada was coached by the Guy Boucher, who coached DiDomenico in 2009 following a trade to the Voltigeurs.

“I give him all the credit. He was my mentor growing up in junior hockey,” said DiDomenico in an interview with TSN. “I thank him for that and I thank Team Canada for giving me an opportunity.”

A sixth-round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2007, DiDomenico has been playing overseas the past four seasons. In 28 games with the SCL Tigers of Switzerland’s National League A this season, the 26-year-old has seven goals and 21 assists.

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