FISU games underway in Potsdam and Canton through Jan. 19
Some of the world’s top collegiate hockey players — from as far away as Japan and Korea — are competing in Potsdam and Canton until Jan. 19.
The International University Sports Federation (FISU) is hosting most 2023 Winter World University Games in Lake Placid, but all preliminary hockey games will take place at Clarkson University, SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton.For the schedule and tickets, visit www.lakeplacid2023.com.
The FISU games are the largest multi-sport winter event in the world, after the Winter Olympics, with university students age 17 to 25 participating.
In Potsdam and Canton, teams from Hungary, Slovakia, Japan, Latvia, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Canada, Sweden, Ukraine, Korea, Kazakhstan, Slovakia and the U.S. will compete
The men’s FISU hockey tournament will include 12 teams, with the preliminary round featuring two pools of six teams, with the top two finishers in each pool advancing to the playoffs. The women’s FISU tournament will have eight teams competing in a round robin to advance four teams to the playoffs.
Locally, the 44 preliminary hockey games will take place at SUNY Canton’s Roo House, SUNY Potsdam’s Maxcy Hall, and Clarkson’s Cheel Arena.
The FISU 2023 World hockey playoffs will start Jan. 20 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, where most of the other FISU games and events will take place.
Most other FISU competitions — including alpine skiing, curling, figure skating, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping and speed skating — will take place in Lake Placid.