Adam Vay AHL debut
Saturday, October 28th, marked the American Hockey League debut of former El Paso Rhinos goaltender, Adam Vay, as he earned the start for the Iowa Wild. This season, Vay enters the second year of the two-year contract he signed with the Minnesota Wild in 2016.
Vay battled hard for Iowa, making 29 saves on 34 total shots by the Tucson RoadRunners, but ultimately lost in overtime. Last season, Vay began his North American professional career with the Quad City Mallards, posting a 20-17-2 record with three shutouts in the ECHL.
In his two seasons with the Rhinos, Vay posted a 53-5-0 record with ten of those as shutouts.
Vay heads up the latest crop of Western States Hockey League alumni making their way to the professional ranks, with multiple players earning spots in the SPHL and FHL, and earlier this week, former Casper Coyotes forward Dmytro Babenko earning a call to the ECHL.
Story by Eric Rodgers, WSHL Midwest Division correspondent. You can find Eric on Twitter, @ericrsports