Newfoundlanders World University Champs

Updated: December 23, 2013
World University Hockey Championship | Newfoundland Hockey Talk

Four hockey players from Newfoundland can now call themselves champions as they helped Canada to a 6-2 victory in the World University Games. Attending university at St. Francis Xavier University, John Day of St. John’s had a goal and an assist as Canada defeated Kazakhstan for the goald medal. Alex Wall (UPEI) from Mount Pearl, Chris Owens (Acadia) of St. John’s and Robert Slaney (St. FX) of Upper Island Cove were also on the team. Brad Peddle from the Goulds was also an assistant coach with the winning team.

Day collected a total of seven points for the winners, racking up 2 goals and 5 assists in six games.

Canada last won the event in 2007, finished second in 2009 and third in 2011. The win on Saturday was sweet revenge for the Canadian squad after it suffered its only loss to the Kazakhstans 4-2 earlier in the tournament. The Canadian squad remained focused and in the champoinship game stood tall and delivered perhaps its best performance of the tournament for the win.

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