> FISU - 2001 Poland (Silver)

AUAA-AUHC Players make-up Team Canada and win Silver

Silver The 2001 bi-annual World University Winter Games, also called 'Winter Universiade', was held in the surrounding communities of the city of Zakopane, Poland. The games ran 11 days from February 7th to 17th, 2001. The hockey competitions would be comprised of two groups with winners advancing to the medal rounds. There were two arenas in use, one in the city of Nowy Targ and the other in the city of Krynica.

Zakopane will host the cerimonies as well as most of the skiing events. Zakopane is in the South of Poland, bordering on Slovakia. The largest major city to Zakopane is Krakow, 140 km North, where most of the Athletes will fly into. Warsaw would be an additonal 350-400 km North of that.

This event is organized by FISU (The International Federation of University Sport), but each event follows the rules and officiating of their respecitive international bodies - in this case the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) for hockey.

Location for Hockey

Nowy Targ - elimination round for group A, semi-finals, finals
- 25 km North of Zakopane, on the road to Krakow
 Pool 'A'
 Canada         4-0-0
 Slovakia       3-1-0
 Poland         1-2-1
 Japan          0-2-2
 Korea          0-3-1
Krynica - elimination round for group B - 110 km East of Nowy Targ, a total of 135 km North-East of Zakopane
 Pool 'B'
 Ukraine        2-1-0
 Czech Republic 1-1-1
 Russia         1-1-1
 USA            1-2-0
 Croatia        withdrew


Feb 5Training Day
Feb 6-14Elimination Round for both Groups in their respective cities/arenas
Feb 15Semi-Finals in Nowy Targ
Feb 16Finals in Nowy Targ

Team Canada Schedule

   Date        Time   Opponent
============  ======  ===========================================
Tue. Feb.  6  8:00pm  Japan    W  4-3
Wed. Feb.  7          day off
Thu. Feb.  8          day off
Fri. Feb.  9  6:00pm  Korea    W 11-1
Sat. Feb. 10  8:00pm  Slovakia W  8-3
Sun. Feb. 11          day off
Mon. Feb. 12  4:30pm  Poland   W  6-3

Tue. Feb. 13          day off - end of preliminary round

Wed. Feb. 14  2:00pm  A4 vs B4 - Consolation - USA vs Japan     Japan     8-4
              6:00pm  A3 vs B3 - Consolation - Poland vs Russia Russia   14-2
Thu. Feb. 15  1:00pm  A1 vs B2 - Semi-finals - Canada vs CZE    Canada    3-1
              5:00pm  B1 vs A2 - Semi-finals - Ukraine vs SVK   Slovakia  5-4
Fri. Feb. 16  1:00pm  BRONZE MEDAL - Czech Republic vs Ukraine  Ukraine   4-3
              5:00pm  GOLD MEDAL   - Canada vs Slovakia         Slovakia  4-2


The WUG/FISU guidelines state that each team can have a maximum of 22 players (usually broken down as 4 complete lines and 2 goalies). The entire team will be comprised of AUS players. There will be at least one representative from each AUS Team (8 players) leaving a maximum of 14 'open' spots. No team shall provide more then 4 players.

The Team Canada entry comprised of 20 players = 2 goaltenders, 7 defencemen and 11 forwards. Travel costs & expenses did not allow the CIS/AUS to send a complete roster of 22.

Position   #  Player                University
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GOAL        1 Gene Chiarello        U. of New Brunswick (Varsity Reds)           
           30 Greg Hewitt           St. Thomas U. (Tommies)
DEFENCE    12 Dominic Auger         St. Francis Xavier U. (X-Men)
           15 Kirk Furey            Acadia U. (Axemen)
           18 Steve Gallace 'A'     St. Mary's U. (Huskies)
            4 Martin Latulippe 'C'  U. de Moncton (Les Aigles Blue)
           14 Darryl McArthur       U. of New Brunswick (Varsity Reds)
           28 Craig Minard          U. of New Brunswick (Varsity Reds)
            6 Robin Sochan          Acadia U. (Axemen)

FORWARD    19 Paul Andrea 'A'       St. Francis Xavier U. (X-Men)
           20 Brian Barker          St. Mary's U. (Huskies)
           34 Yanick Evola          St. Francis Xavier U. (X-Men)
           22 Guy Loranger          St. Francis Xavier U. (X-Men)
           26 Chris Pittman         Dalhousie U. (Tigers)
            8 Carl Prud'homme       U. de Moncton (Les Aigles Blue)
           23 Jason Sands 'A'       St. Thomas U. (Tommies)
           21 Chad Spurr            U. Prince Edward Island (Panthers)
           10 Josh St. Louis        Acadia U. (Axemen)
           17 Dan Tudin             Dalhousie U. (Tigers)
           11 Dustin Virag          St. Thomas U. (Tommies)

Coaching & Support Staff

Team Canada also had 3 coaches, 2 equipment staff, one therapist and one General Manager. Canada also provided 2 referees for the Games.

The coaching staff for Team AUS/Canada are: Head Coach:Trevor Stienburg (SMU Head Coach)
Ass. Coach:Danny Flynn (St. FX Head Coach)
Derryl Smith (STU Head Coach)
EquipmentJohn Gilhen (SMU)
TherapistNadia Murphy (SMU)

Team Canada also supplied one Referee and one Linesman, Todd Thomander (Hockey NS) and Wayne Doyle (PEIHA) respectively.

General Manager

The general manager for Team Canada was Chris Larsen of Halifax.
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