TRENTINO, Italy Ė The team draws for the ice hockey competitions of the Trentino Winter Universiade took place during the third session of heads of delegation meeting in Trento.
The draw was made under the direction of Robert Philip, Vice-Chair of the Technical Committee for the Winter Universiade. The results of the previous Universiade were taken into account for the different pools.
Note that Sweden and Latvia will be present for the first time in an ice hockey tournament of the Winter Universiade while Russian and Spain will have a womenís ice hockey team at the Winter Universiade for the first time.
The Winter Universiade in the Trentino region in Italy, will be held 11-21 December 2013.
The menís ice hockey tournament will be held in Canazei and Cavalese, and the womenís ice hockey tournament in Pergine Valsugana.
Menís Ice Hockey Tournament:
Pool A: Italy, USA, Sweden, Latvia
Pool B: Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Great Britain
Pool C: Canada, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Japan
Womenís Ice Hockey Tournament:
Pool W: Great Britain, Spain, Japan, Canada, Russia, USA