Men’s Curling News

Team Canada added a second medal at the 2023 FISU Winter World University Games on Sunday, courtesy of speed skater David La Rue.

The men's and women's hockey teams dominated their opponents to continue their winning streaks, while the curling teams moved up the rankings to become semifinal contenders.

Here is the recap of Day 3 of Lake Placid 2023:

Alpine skiing

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At Whiteface Mountain, seven Canadian athletes tested their skills on the slopes in the first alpine combined race, the Super-G. 

After his 10th-place finish on Saturday, top Canadian finisher Caeden Carruthers (Alaska Anchorage) again stands in 10th position after the Super-G leg. Teammates Pierre-Elliot Poitras (Montréal), Aidan Marler (St. Lawrence) and Colin Kress (Calgary) sit in 23rd, 27th and 43rd, respectively. Dawson Yates (Montana State) did not finish.

On the women's side, Claire Timmerman (Utah) is currently in 15th place after the Super-G, while teammate Gabrielle Fafard (Laval) did not finish.

The alpine team is back on the mountain Monday for the slalom part of the combined. 

Cross-country skiing

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It was a beautiful day for cross-country skiing up at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Four Canadians made the quarterfinals in the men's and woman's sprint free event. Brownyn Williams (Carleton) finished 18th for Canada, with her teammate Kate Mason (Carleton) in 29th

On the men's side, Conor McGovern (Lakehead) and Alex Maycock (Nipissing) made the quarterfinals and finished 19th and 24th, respectively. 

The other Canadians in this event were Emmanuelle Simard (42nd, Laval), Natalie Thain (43rd, Calgary), Sophie Tremblay (47th, Laurentian), Antoine Nicol (51st, Cégep de Saint-Jérôme), Joseph Hutton (54th, Nipissing) and Aidan Kirkham (57th, Ottawa). 

With a day off tomorrow, the cross-country athletes will be back on the trails on Tuesday for the 5 km (women) and 10 km (men) individual classic races. 

Long track speed skating

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On a glorious winter day, the long track speed skating team made their debut at these FISU Games. And what a debut it has been!

In the 1000-meter event, David La Rue (Laval) claimed bronze with a time of 1:12.57 (read the full story here). The rest of the men's team finished strong in the top 10. Joshua Telizyn (Thompson Rivers) placed 8th, Hubert Marcotte (Laval) finished 9th, and Frank Roth (Calgary) took 10th place.

On the women's side, Rose-Anne Grenier (Laval) was the top Canadian with a 13th-place finish, two spots higher than Laura Hall (Calgary). Anna Bourgeois (Calgary) and Laurie Cayer (Laval) finished 18th and 30th, respectively.

The action will resume on Monday at the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid, with the presentation of the distance events of 3000 m (women) and 5000 m (men).

Women's hockey

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Shae Demale (Saint Mary's) scored for the third consecutive game, and Kendra Woodland (UNB) turned away all 22 shots she faced, powering Canada to a 6-0 victory over Japan, improving to 3-0 at the 2023 FISU World University Games (read the full story here).

Canada has Monday off but returns to the ice on Tuesday, taking on Great Britain at 4:30 p.m. EST in Potsdam, New York.

Men's hockey

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UNB's trio of Austen Keating, Brady Gilmour, and Adam McCormick combined for four goals and six points as Canada beat an impressive Team Japan 8-2 on Sunday (read the full story here).

In three games, every skater on the Canadian roster has put a mark on the scoresheet, demonstrating the depth of the team assembled by the Canadian staff. Matt Welsh (Saint Mary's) stopped 18 of the 20 shots he faced since the start of the tournament.

Canada will now get Monday off before taking on Latvia on Tuesday in Canton, New York.


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The Canadian men's curling team elevated itself in the standings after two wins on Sunday. Canada bested Brazil 10-2 in the morning in a steadfast victory. In the evening session, Canada outlasted Japan with a 5-3 win due to a timely steal in the seventh end and running Japan out of stones in the eighth.

The women's squad had one game on Sunday and put together a convincing 12-2 win against Spain's Carmen Perez. The win improves Canada's record to two wins and two losses as the team aims to keep forward momentum.

On Monday, Canada will face China (9 a.m. EST) and Sweden (7 p.m. EST) on the women's side; the men will also face Sweden (2 p.m. EST).

Ski cross

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Down at Gore Mountain, it was seeding day for the University of Calgary contingent. The round-robin competition and finals will occur on Monday. 

Kiersten Vincett placed first amongst the six participating women, while Elizabeth Filiatrault could not complete the course and therefore placed sixth.

On the men's side, Charlie Lang was 8th, just ahead of teammate Jack Morrow.

The women's and men's round-robin heats start at 10:30 a.m. EST on Monday, followed by the semifinals and finals. 

The results of the FISU Winter Games 2023 are available here. Catch all the action on or the TSN app.