Richmond blueliner wins silver in Russia

Jodi Gentile concludes her university hockey career playing for Canada at 29th Winter Universiade

Jodi Gentile has helped the Canadian women's hockey team capture silver at the 29th Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

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Canada dropped a 2-0 decision to the host nation in Monday’s gold medal game. Russia broke a scoreless deadlock with a power play goal near the midway mark of the third period then added an empty netter in the final seconds.

A 5-1 win over Japan on Sunday moved the Canadians into the final after going 4-1-0 in preliminary play. Russia finished the tournament with a perfect 7-0 record.

Gentile contributed two goals and three assists to the Canadian cause. The 23-year-old Richmond blueliner was among 22-players named to the team following her U Sports career at the University of Lethbridge.

Gentile grew up playing for Richmond Minor and the Richmond Ravens before a stint in the B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey League with the Fraser Valley Phantom. The McNair mini-school graduate was a member of the provincial U16 and U18 teams.

The medal was Canada’s fourth of the competition that wraps up on Tuesday.

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