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28 September 2013 | in Winter Universiade, Ice Hockey, Curling

WU2013 Team Draw

The team draw for the ice hockey tournament

 

TRENTO - The team draws for the ice hockey and curling competitions of the Trentino Winter Universiade took place during the third session of heads of delegation meeting in Trento this Saturday, 28 September, 2013.

 

The draw was made under the direction of Robert Philip, Vice-Chair of the Technical Committee for the Winter Universiade. The results of the previous Universiade were taken into account for the different pools.

Below you will find the results of the draw:

 

Ice Hockey Men

Pool A

Pool B 

Pool C

ITA

RUS

CAN

USA

SVK

KAZ

SWE

CZE

UKR

LAT

GBR

JPN

 

Ice Hockey Women

 

Pool W

GBR

ESP

JPN

CAN

RUS

USA


Note that Sweden and Latvia will be present for the first time in an ice hockey tournament of the Winter Universiade. For Robert Philip, the hockey tournament looks wide open this year with traditionally strong teams like Russia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic as well as outsiders Canada, Ukraine and Japan. Finally in the first pool, Italy could have a beautiful role to play at home. In terms of hockey action, it will be undoubtedly the best tournament in the history of the Universiade. There will certainly be some surprises with teams like Sweden and Latvia that want to show that they did not come to make up the numbers and finally a British squad that makes its return since Torino 2007.

In the women’s tournament, the strong contenders will probably be Canada and Russia, followed by the USA and Japan. Spain and Great Britain might be lesser strong than their other opponents but surely cannot be underestimated.

 

Curling

Please find the draw for curling by following this link:

Curling Final Draw