Canadian hockey men move to bronze-medal match

ALMATY Kazakhstan – Canada will play for bronze in men’s hockey at the Winter Universiade Wednesday.

The Canadian men moved into the bronze-medal game following a 4-1 loss to Russia in the semifinals Tuesday.

Russia scored once in each of the first two periods before adding two goals in the third.

Canada’s lone goal came with 15 seconds to go in the game when Guillaume Asselin scored with an assist going to Alex Basso.

Russia outshot Canada 34-16.

Kevin Bailie was charged with the loss in the Canadian goal while Ilia Andriukhov picked up the win for Russia.

Scoring for the Russians were Stanislav Zabornikov, Artem Osipov, Andrei Erofeev and Ivan Ivanoff.

Gryphon captain Scott Simmonds won seven of the 11 faceoffs he took in the game while Arthur’s Brent Pedersen, who plays for Laurentian, and Campbellville’s Spencer Abraham, who plays for Queen’s, also saw action in the game.

Kazakhstan defeated the Czech Republic 4-1 in the other semifinal.

That puts Canada against the Czech Republic in the bronze-medal game and Russia against the hosts in the gold-medal match. Both are to be played Wednesday.

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