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The World University Games wrapped up in Lake Placid last night. The final event was the men’s gold medal hockey game between the US and Canada….
The World University Games wrapped up in Lake Placid last night. The final event was the men’s gold medal hockey game between the US and Canada. While Canada easily defeated the US, the game had extra meaning for fans in the crowd
Sunday night’s gold medal game was packed with people. It was the most popular event of the World University Games and a bit like a grand finale. Throughout the game, fans cheered for the American men, chanting “USA, USA, USA.”
“I think buzzing is the right word,” said Tommy Biesemeyer, who was in the crowd Sunday night. Biesemeyer is a former Olympic skier from Keene.
“A sold-out arena for the Herb Brooks Arena, it just sort of plays into a little fairytale and I think people are reminiscent of what’s happened here,” said Biesemeyer.
But there was no miracle for the Americans on Sunday night. The Canadians outplayed them, eventually scoring seven goals to two. They won gold last night, and the Americans took home silver.
Earlier in the day, the Kazakhstan men’s hockey team defeated Japan 8-1 in the bronze medal match. In women’s hockey, Team Canada won gold against Japan 5-0 on Saturday, while the Czech Republic took home bronze against Slovakia.
A handful of other American athletes medaled over the weekend, including in cross-country skiing, curling, and slalom skiing. 
The World University Games are scheduled every two years, though were canceled in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Jon Lundin, head of communications for the Lake Placid 2023 games, is happy with how the games were run.
“The games really are about the athletes,” said Lundin. “The fact that they haven’t competed since 2019— I’ve talked to so many athletes— they were happy to compete and they were happy with how the games were organized for them, so when they’re happy, I’m happy,” said Lundin.
Over the 11-day event, there were games in Lake Placid, Wilmington, North Creek, Saranac Lake, Canton and Potsdam.

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