CAN 6 CZE 2
Heartbreak for Canada in Granada at the 27th Winter Universiade as the team suffered their first loss, a 3-2 shoot-out loss to Russia in the semi-final on Friday.
The loss means that Canada will play for bronze on Saturday.
Canada defeated the Russians earlier in the group round 5-3 but fell short on Friday.
This is a travel day for me and I was unable to catch up with the team following the loss. I’ll have more later.
Goaltender Ryan Holfeld wasn’t busy but he stopped all 20 shots he faced while Kruise Reddick scored three times and Levko Koper chipped in with three helpers to lead Canada to a 4-0 win over the USA in quarter-final action Wednesday in Granada.
Mitch Maxwell scored the other goal for the Canadians who led 2-0 after one, 2-0 after two and 4-0 at the end of the game. Canada outshot the Americans 42-20.
Canada now has another day off on Thursday before taking on the Russians in the semi-final. Canada defeated Russia 5-3 in group play.
I am currently in Montana but I managed to get in a conversation following the win with head coach Dave Adolph. I apologize for the audio quality. The call took place in Kalispell Starbucks through face time on my i pad and recorded on my phone.