Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Team Canada Thumps Japan In Universiade Opener

UPDATE: The AUS website has a game recap posted.

Team Canada got off to a big start at the 2013 Winter Universiade as they cruised to a 12-1 win over Team Japan this afternoon. Canada held period leads of 5-1 and 6-1, and out-shot the Japanese 58-16 in the rout.

UNB forward Nick MacNeil led the way for Canada with 4 goals and an assist while line-mate Mike Cazzola picked up a goal and 5 helpers. Alex Wall (3 assists), Robert Slaney (3 assists), Josh Day (3 assists), Michael Kirkpatrick (1 goal, 2 assists), Eric Faille (2 goals), and Christopher Owens (2 assists) all had multiple point outings. V-Reds Tyler Carroll and Marc-Antoine Desnoyers each picked up an assist while Chris Culligan was, surprisingly, held off of the score-sheet. UPEI netminder Wayne Savage picked up the win in goal.

Up next for Team Canada is Ukraine on December 13th.