The 2023 Lake Placid World University Games are concluding as USA and Canada are all set to take on each other in the ultimate finale of the Men’s Hockey Gold Medal game. The USA has passed to the finals after knocking out Japan by 4-3 in the first semi-final. Captain Sam Ruffin scored the decisive goal from the high slot 1 minute, 12 seconds into the overtime, and took his side to the final of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games.
- Date: January 22, 2023
- Time: 5:00 pm ET
- Where: Herb Brooks Arena, Lake Placid
- TV: FISU.tv
- Streams: OolaTV (anywhere)
By qualifying for the final, Team USA had assured of its first FISU World University Games Men’s Ice Hockey Medal since 1972, when they won the bronze medal. In the semi-final, the USA had secured a 2-0 lead against Japan and went 3-2 when Ryosuke Miura scored Japan’s third power-play goal and sent the game into overtime.
With three skaters and a goalkeeper in the extra session, a student at Aurora University, Jack Jaunich, set up Ruffin’s decisive goal by pivoting in the right circle, pulling Japan’s defense out of position. On the other hand, their opponent, Canada, progressed to the final after beating Kazakhstan in the second semi-final by 4-1 at Herb Brooks Arena, Lake Placid.
USA vs Canada 2023 FISU Winter World University Hockey Games Live Online
Below is the list of TV Channels which also will live stream the USA vs Canada fixture: Fans can enjoy the 2023 FISU Winter World University Games Men’s Ice Hockey final game live through the following platforms:
TV Channels Anywhere
United States of America:
- TSN 2
USA vs Canada Hockey Preview
After qualifying for the finals, Canada will be fighting for the Gold Medal for the first time since 2013, with MacDougall also the coach at that time. Noah King scored the goal from the point, with his shot powered through the netting. The official didn’t know it and took a lengthy video review.
Canada won the semi-final with a three-goal margin, and the main reason behind that was once again their goalkeeper Kai Edmonds who denied Kazakhstan’s 11 shots with some unbelievable saves. Jonathan Yantsis, Queen’s Gaels forward, scored for Canada 9:20 into the opening frame by connecting with Jacob Paquette, redirecting a puck from the low slot.
Canada entered the break with a 1-0 lead and conceded in the second period when Danil Butenko beat Edmonds just five seconds into a powerplay. King gave his side the lead in less than five minutes before Manitoba’s Brett Davis made it 3-1, served up again by Simon LaFrance, who gave three assists in the game.
Soon after, Yantsis scored his second of the game from the mid-slot and killed the game. The Canadian team is filled with players who have never played internationally and will be looking to achieve glory early in their careers.