Game Report 1079 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Leduc Recreation Centre
Date: Feb 7, 2015
GAME NOTES: PAULS SCORES OT WINNER, U.S. WINS WSHC GOLD JASON LA ROSE LEDUC, Alta. – Josh Pauls was the overtime hero, scoring 19 seconds into the extra period to give the United States a 2-1 win over Russia on Saturday night and its third gold medal at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge. The Americans also won gold in 2009 and 2012, beating Canada in the final each time. Pauls took a feed from Brody Roybal, cruised into the slot and rifled a wrist shot over the glove of Russian netminder Evgeny Plotnikov for the quickest overtime finish in tournament history. Kevin McKee had the other goal for the Americans, who finished without a loss for the first time in eight appearances and trailed for only 10:23 in five games, all on Saturday. Ivan Berdnik was the lone goal scorer for Russia, which lost to the U.S. in the final of a major international event for the second time in less than a year; the Americans earned a 1-0 victory in the Paralympic gold medal game last March in Sochi, Russia. The game started at a frantic pace, with just two whistles in the first nine minutes. The Russians hit the scoreboard first at 11:42; Maxim Kuzminykh rattled a shot off the far post, but Berdnik was there to clean up the rebound and beat a diving Steve Cash for the 1-0 lead. Russia outshot the U.S. 6-5 in the first period, but the offence dried up after that; the Russians managed just three shots on goal in the final two periods, and were held without a shot entirely in the second. McKee pulled the Americans even just before the midway mark of the middle frame, swinging out from behind the net and beating Plotnikov low to the far side with his left hand. The Russian goaltender stole the show from there, making 10 of his 18 saves in the third period, including a pair of point-blank stops in the final minute with the U.S. pressing for the winner. The Americans now hold two of the three most important gold medals in sledge hockey (World Sledge Hockey Challenge, Paralympic Winter Games) and will look to complete the trifecta when they host the 2015 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship, beginning April 24 in Buffalo, N.Y.
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: United States
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   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  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 7:391 7:399:21
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Huckaby, Kyle
G34  Cash, Steve
  Roybal, Brody
  Hanning Jr, Billy
  McDermott, Luke
  Mumper, Sam
 11  Carron, Tyler
 13  Sweeney, Josh
 14  McCoy, Daniel
 15  Landeros, Nikko
 16  Farmer, Declan
 17  Douglas, Chris
 19  McKee, Kevin
 20  Page, Adam
 24  Misiewicz, Josh
 27  Pauls, Josh
 28  Schaus, Paul
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st11:42  3-16            
                
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd7:05  19-11            
1st OT:19  27-4            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 0 / 0
UNITED STATES 0 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 2 min / 1 inf
UNITED STATES 0 min / 0 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
UNITED STATES 2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
RUSSIA10001
UNITED STATES01012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
RUS - Plotnikov (59:41) (L)5310018/0:001st OT/14:41
USA - Cash (59:41) (W)50308/0:001st OT/14:41
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:00 PM
  -  End: 7:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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