Game Report 1077 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Leduc Recreation Centre
Date: Feb 5, 2015
GAME NOTES: PANFILOV SCORES WINNER IN FINAL MINUTE, RUSSIA TOPS CANADA IN WSHC SEMIS JASON LA ROSE LEDUC, Alta. – Sergey Panfilov’s second goal of the game, with 52.9 seconds remaining, gave Russia a 2-1 semifinal win over Canada’s National Sledge Team on Thursday and a spot in Saturday’s gold medal game at the 2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge. The Russians will face the United States for gold on Saturday (5 p.m. MT, TSN). Panfilov gathered a loose puck between the hashmarks, spun and wired a left-handed shot over the shoulder of Canadian netminder Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) to give Russia its first-ever win over Canada. Dmitriy Lisov added two assists for the Russians, who are into the gold medal game for the second consecutive major international tournament; they lost to the U.S. in the Paralympic final last March. Kevin Rempel (Vineland, Ont.) had the lone goal for Canada, which will miss out on the gold medal game for the first time in the eight-year history of the World Sledge Hockey Challenge. The Canadians, who lost to the U.S. in Wednesday’s preliminary round finale, dropped back-to-back games for just the second time since the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and lost to a team other than the Americans for the first time since a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Norway on March 14, 2011, a span of 39 games. Russia got off to a quick start; Panfilov banged in a rebound after Watson couldn’t control an Ilia Volkov shot just 72 seconds after the opening face-off. But Rempel was quick to respond for Canada, driving to the net on the power play and burying the second chance off a Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) scoring opportunity at 5:09. The Canadians were lucky to get to the intermission tied – Russia held a 13-4 advantage in shots on goal in the first period – but started to carry the play in a scoreless second, although they couldn’t find a way past Russian netminder Vladimir Kamentsev. Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) had the best scoring chance for Canada in the third period, rocketing a shot from just inside centre ice that beat Kamentsev but not the crossbar with just minutes to go. The Canadians will take on Korea in Saturday afternoon’s bronze medal game (noon MT).
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Canada
RUSSIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Plotnikov, Evgeny
G20  Kamantsev, Vladimir
  Lysov, Aleksei
  Berdnik, Ivan
  Varlakov, Vasily
  Litvinenko, Vladimir
  Panfilov, Sergey
  Lisov, Dmitriy
  Chekmarev, Mikhail
 11  Amosov, Alexey
 14  Popov, Ilya
 16  Kuzminykh, Maxim
 17  Selyukin, Vadim
 18  Masiagutov, Vlad
 23  Volkov, Ilia
   
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st14 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 4:141 4:1412:46
2nd2:00 (auto) Holding minor 1:481 1:4815:12
3rd17 2:00 Roughing minor 14:32  14:322:28
3rd2:00 (auto) Head Contact minor 14:54  14:542:06
3rd2:00 Roughing minor 14:541 14:542:06
3rd17 2:00 Roughing minor 14:541 14:542:06
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Larocque, Dominic
G30  Watson, Corbin
  Whitson, Derek
  Rempel, Kevin
  Dorion, Marc
  McGregor, Tyler
  Gale, Anthony
 10  Delaney, Ben
 11  Dixon, Adam
 12  Westlake, Greg
 14  Arsenault, Steve
 15  Sorley, Kevin
 20  Sholomicki, Bryan
 21  Cederstrand, Chris
 23  Block, Kieran
 25  Gemmell, James
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 5:021 5:0211:58
2nd12 2:00 (auto) Checking from Behind minor 12:541 12:544:06
2nd12 10:00 (auto) misconduct 12:54  12:5412:06
3rd23 2:00 Slashing minor 14:321 14:322:28
3rd11 2:00 Roughing minor 14:54  14:542:06
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA GoalsRUSSIA PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st1:12  7-23-8            
3rd14:07  7-8            
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st5:09  5-23-12            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA0 / 3
CANADA0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA12 min / 6 inf
CANADA18 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
CANADA1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA1012
CANADA1001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Kamantsev (45:00) (W)36413/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - Watson (44:24) (L)124723/0:003rd/14:24
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:9:00 PM
  -  End:9:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Sledge Hockey Challenge Game Report.