Stockton Heat defenseman, Cody Goloubef wins the Spengler Cup with team Canada. Goloubef helps Canada win their third straight Spengler Cup, an annual invitational tournament played in Switzerland.
Stockton’s steady blueliner played in three games for team Canada, finishing with a goal and a +3 rating. Goloubef becomes the second Heat player to win the cup, joining former Heat captain Aaron Johnson who won back in 2015 to start the run of Spengler Cup wins for team Canada.
Goloubef’s goal came in the semi-final game to help propel the Canadiens to the finals on New Year’s Eve. In the final, former Stockton Heat goaltender, Kevin Poulin recorded a shutout in the 3-0 victory to secure the tournament cup. Former Heat forward, Mason Raymond was also on the team Canada roster.
Goloubef represented his country for the first time since 2009 when he won the gold medal for Canada in the World Juniors Tournament in Ottawa. This Sprengler Cup performance for Goloubef provides a great opportunity for the 28 year-old to showcase his ability to play on the international stage with Canada.
Goloubef will return to Stockton in 2018 looking to pick up where he left off with a strong 2017 with the Heat. The defenseman has 5 goals and 13 points in 24 games in his first season with the club.