HOCKEY UPDATE: Locals play for bronze at international hockey tourney

   April 4, 2013 6:00 pm    0

 

Erie native Bo Ruef and Millcreek Township’s Miles Gates have a chance to to capture bronze medals at the World Deaf Hockey Championship for the second time. They are representing the United States, which finished the preliminary round with a 1-3 record but will play for third place in the five-team tournament against Finland (3-1) Saturday in Vantaa, Finland. The U.S. lost to the host nation 5-3 this past Sunday. The Americans began the tournament with a 4-2 loss to Canada this past Saturday. They beat Sweden 9-4 Monday but fell 9-4 to Russia Wednesday.
Ruef, 21, leads the team and ranks third among all players with nine points (four goals, five assists) in four games. Gates, 23, has no goals and three points in four games. They won bronze medals at the inaugural international event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, four years ago.

 

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