Game Report 117 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: MacLauchlan Arena
Date: Dec 8, 2016
GAME NOTES: WESTLAKE LEADS CANADA TO GOLD MEDAL GAME WENDY GRAVES CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) scored twice, Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) and Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) added a goal and an assist each, and Canada’s National Sledge Team shut out Norway 6-0 to advance to the gold medal game of the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge. Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) and Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) also scored for Canada. Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) picked up two assists. Canada outshot Norway 26-6. Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) picked up his 18th career shutout with the team. Kissinger Deng made 20 saves for Norway. Canada will play for its ninth gold medal on Saturday (4 p.m. AT) against the United States. The two teams have met five times before in the final game, with the U.S. winning three of them. After a scoreless first period, a five-goal second period changed the game completely; in particular, three goals in 3:30 all but sealed Canada its spot in the gold medal game. Hickey scored his first goal for Canada’s National Sledge Team 15 seconds into the period. After his initial shot was saved by Deng, he circled down low with the rebound and then fired the puck in from the bottom of the left circle. Minutes later Dixon went low glove side with a shot from the slot. And only 1:04 after that, Westlake outfought two Norwegians players for the puck below the goal line and fed McGregor, who, with Deng out of position, had an open net to shoot into from just below the bottom of the right circle. Canada continued to cruise. Hickey outraced two defenders down the wing and centered to Westlake for an easy one-timer just past the midway mark of the period. Sholomicki then scored one of the prettiest goals of the week, flicking the puck behind him off a nice pass from Dixon. Westlake’s second goal of the game – off a pass from below the goal line from Bowden – was the only one scored in the third period. Canada has now won all 11 meetings between the teams at the tournament. Eight of those wins have been shutouts. Norway will play Korea for the bronze medal on Saturday (12 p.m. AT).
Visiting Team: Norway
Home Team: Canada
NORWAY LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Deng, Kissinger
G18  Hamar, Kjell Christian
  Kirstistuen, Emil
  Vaernes, Morten
 12  Bøgle, Magnus
 15  Sørheim, Emil
 20  Hamre, Martin
 22  Bakke, Audun
 24  Avdal, Thommas
 27  Vatne, Emil
 71  Oeiseth, Ola
   
   
   
   
   
NORWAY PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st15 2:00 Holding 2:061 2:064:06
3rd12 2:00 Slashing 10:431 10:4312:43
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Cozzolino, Dominic
  Henry, Tyrone
  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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st 2:00 Too Many Players 1:311 1:313:31
1st20 2:00 Interference 7:141 7:149:14
2nd2:00 Teeing 12:421 12:4214:42
3rd12 2:00 Interference 6:531 6:528:53
3rd18 2:00 Charging 9:231 9:2311:23
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
NORWAY GoalsNORWAY PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)NORWAY PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd:15  23-9            
2nd3:41  11-15            
2nd4:45  8            
2nd8:25  12-23-27            
2nd12:16  20-11-18            
3rd10:43  12-27            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
NORWAY0 / 5
CANADA0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
NORWAY4 min / 2 inf
CANADA10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
NORWAY0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA6 G + 7 A = 13 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
NORWAY0000
CANADA0516
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
NOR - Deng (45:00) (L)67720/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - Watson (45:00) (W)2136/0:003rd/15:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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