Canadian hockey women get silver medals at Universiade

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — The Canadian team will return from the Winter Universiade with silver medals in women’s hockey.

Canada suffered their first loss of the Games with a 4-1 setback to Russia in the gold-medal match Monday.

Russia scored twice in the first period before the teams netted one goal apiece in the second.

Kelty Apperson hit for the lone goal for Canada midway through the second period to cut the gap to 2-1 at the time. Jayce Magwood assisted on the play.

However, Olga Sosina restored Russia’s two-goal lead four and a half minutes later with her second goal of the game. Liudmila Belyakova and Alevtina Shtareva also scored for Russia.

Russia outshot Canada 36-26 thanks to a 16-6 advantage in the first period. The teams each had 13 shots in the second period and seven in the third.

Russia went 2-for-6 on its power play while Canada was scoreless on 15 power plays.

Guelph Gryphons goaltender Valerie Lamenta was tagged with the loss in net for Canada. Other Gryphons on the team were defenceman Katherine Bailey and forward Kelly Gribbons and head coach Rachel Flanagan was Canada’s head coach.

The Canadian men, including Gryphon captain Scott Simmonds, are to play Russia in the semifinals Tuesday.

  • Guelph Sports Journal