Canada defeated Kazakhstan 6-2 in today’s Gold Medal Game at the 2013 Winter Universiade in Trentino, Italy.
Kazakhstan scored 14 seconds into the game but that would be one of their few bright spots in this one. Team Canada was the better team – and the much, much more disciplined team - in this game. The third period was a wild one with penalties being handed out like Christmas presents, both Kazakhstan coaches being tossed from the game, and there were a couple of fights.
Kirkpatrick, who played four seasons with the Sea Dogs from 2007-2011, was held pointless in this game but did have two shots on goal. He finished the tournament with two goals and six assists in six games.
This year’s Canadian team was made up entirely of Atlantic University Sport players.
If you have the CBS Sports Network (it's just above the Sportsnet channels on Bell), the game is supposed to replayed there tonight at 8pm and again at 3am.