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