Brookfield’s Walters wins silver at deaf hockey championship

Published on May 5, 2017

Brent Walters of Brookfield backstopped Team Canada to a silver medal at the recent World Deaf Ice Hockey Championship in Amherst, N.Y.

BROOKFIELD, N.S. – Brookfield’s Brent Walters captured a silver medal at the recent World Deaf Ice Hockey Championship in Amherst, N.Y.

Walters, a goaltender for Team Canada, played in the championship game against the United States. He made 23 saves in a 6-3 loss. The U.S. broke open a close game with four goals in the second period.

Canada posted a 4-0 record in the preliminary round and Walters played nets in three of the four games.

He turned aside 29 shots in a 5-2 triumph over the U.S., and made six saves in a 19-0 decision over the Czech Republic. In a 4-1 win over Finland, Walters made 19 stops.

Walters, a 17-year-old student at South Colchester Academy, played midget AA hockey this past season for the Sandy Murdock-coached Truro Bearcats.

Canada won its other game 27-0 over Kazakhstan.

Finland defeated Kazakhstan 12-2 in the bronze-medal game.