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24 December 2020 | in Winter FISU World University Games

#UniSportsClassics storms back with the Trentino 2013 men's ice hockey final

 

trentino hockeyWith the Trentino 2013 Winter Universiade attracting a record number of participants, the 11-day competition comes down to a marquee event before the student-athletes, and Northern Italian citizens who put on a tremendous Games take a final bow during the closing ceremonies.

 

For the men's ice hockey final golden competitors of Canada and Kazakhstan, there's a reason its part of FISU's #UniSportsClassics library. Taking place in the Gianmarco Scola Ice Arena in Alba di Canazei, a picturesque mountain village in the Dolomites, Canada came through the semifinals by avenging their 2011 Winter Universiade defeat to Russia, winning 2-1.

 

Kazakhstan, meanwhile, comes storming into the gold medal game with a surprising 5-1 win over USA Team.

trentino canadaCanada advanced to the Trentino 2013 Winter Universiade men's ice hockey final in the most fitting way possible, defeating the defending champion Russian Federation 2-1 in the semifinals

The Canadians can make it an ice hockey double gold as their women took the title on the penultimate day of the Games in Trentino. Said victorious Canadian women's captain, Kim Deschenes. "It was a great match for our nation, and we are proud to win the Winter Universiade title for the third time in a row."

 

"I will party all night long with my team-mates. They have made this adventure an unforgettable experience."

 

Will Deschenes's Canadian male ice hockey counterparts join them as gold medalists to conclude the sports programme of the 26th Winter Universiade? Tune in and find out!