Axemen contribute to Canada's first hockey win at Universiade

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Hockey Axemen Mike Cazzola had a goal and five assists in the opening game of the Winter Universiade Dec. 10 in Trentino, Italy. Defenceman Christopher Owens also contributed two assists in the Canadian men’s 12-1 victory over Japan.

Acadia captain Liam Heelis, name an alternate captain on the team, was sidelined early with a game misconduct and a five-minute major penalty for kneeing in the first period.

Team Canada, comprised entirely of all-stars from the Atlantic University Sport conference, plays Ukraine Friday and then wrap up the preliminary round on Sunday against Kazakhstan, a nation they beat 3-1 two years ago in the bronze-medal match of the biennial competition.

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Organizations: Atlantic University Sport

Geographic location: Canada, Trentino, Italy Japan Ukraine Kazakhstan

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