Game Report 111 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: MacLauchlan Arena
Date: Dec 4, 2016
GAME NOTES: CANADA OPENS WITH SHUTOUT OVER NORWAY WENDY GRAVES CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.), Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) and Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) scored, Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) was perfect in net and Canada’s National Sledge Team opened with a 3-0 win over Norway at the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge. It was Larocque’s fifth career shutout with the team. Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.), Corbyn Smith (Monkton, Ont.), Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) and James Gemmell (Quesnel, B.C.) all had an assist. Kjell Christian Hamar made 18 saves in net for Norway. Canada has now won all 10 meetings between the teams at the tournament. Canada took the lead only 2:15 in. Armstrong left a drop pass for Westlake in the left circle; the captain found the far low corner from just above the goal line. Smith picked up the second assist on the goal for his first point with Canada’s National Sledge Team. Canada wanted to play a more up-tempo game this season, and its plan was on full display in the form of rookie Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L), who twice in the opening period pulled away from multiple defenders to create scoring chances for himself. At the same time, Canada limited Norway’s offensive opportunities. It took 9:40 – more than half the first period – for Norway to register its first shot on net. Already holding most of the momentum throughout the period, Canada added a second goal three seconds before the intermission. Delaney pounced on a loose puck down low for an unassisted tally. It was all Canada in the second period as well, with the team outshooting Norway 8-1 over the 15 minutes. Sholomicki finished high off a cross-ice pass from Bridges to make it 3-0 with just over two minutes remaining in that middle frame. The Canadians’ lead could’ve been more if not for the three posts it hit to that point. An aggressive Canadian forecheck kept the Norwegians on their heels for most of the game. Norway’s short bench – the team dressed only eight forwards and three defencemen – also didn’t allow the team to counter with as much energy as the Canadians attacked with.
Visiting Team: Norway
Home Team: Canada
NORWAY LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Deng, Kissinger
G18  Hamar, Kjell Christian
  Kirstistuen, Emil
  Vaernes, Morten
 12  Bøgle, Magnus
 15  Sørheim, Emil
 16  Nordstoga, Knut Andre
 17  Solberg, Loyd Remi
 20  Hamre, Martin
 22  Bakke, Audun
 24  Avdal, Thommas
 27  Vatne, Emil
 71  Oeiseth, Ola
   
   
   
NORWAY PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd24 2:00 Holding 4:521 4:526:52
2nd24 2:00 Holding 8:511 8:5110:51
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Cozzolino, Dominic
  Culmone, Anthony
  McGregor, Tyler
  Lehoux, Antoine
 10  Delaney, Ben
 11  Dixon, Adam
 12  Westlake, Greg
 14  Arsenault, Steve
 15  Sorley, Kevin
 18  Bridges, Billy
 20  Sholomicki, Bryan
 23  Hickey, Liam
 25  Gemmell, James
 27  Bowden, Brad
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st15 2:00 Teeing 8:401 8:4010:40
3rd15 2:00 Roughing 11:111 11:1113:11
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
NORWAY Goals NORWAY PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) NORWAY PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:15  12-6-9            
1st14:57  10            
2nd12:52  20-18-25            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
NORWAY 0 / 2
CANADA 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
NORWAY 4 min / 2 inf
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
NORWAY 0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA 3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
NORWAY0000
CANADA2103
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
NOR - Hamar (45:00) (L)77418/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - Larocque (45:00) (W)3137/0:003rd/15:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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