Game Report 1236 IPC World Para Hockey Championship
PLAYED AT: HarborCenter
Date: Apr 26, 2015
GAME NOTES: VETERAN LINE LEADS CANADA TO HUGE WIN IN SLEDGE WORLDS OPENER JASON LA ROSE BUFFALO, N.Y. – Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.), Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) and Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) combined for 22 points to lead Canada’s National Sledge Team to a 17-0 rout of Japan in the opening game for both Sunday at the 2015 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship. Westlake scored five times and added three assists, Bowden had a hat trick and five helpers, and Bridges chipped in with three goals and three assists. The win is the second-largest for Canada since sledge hockey joined the Hockey Canada program in 2004; the Canadians blanked Japan 18-0 on Nov. 10, 2010 in Rochester, N.Y. Kevin Sorley (Petersburg, Ont.), Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.), Marc Dorion (Bourget, Ont.), Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.), Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) and Ben Delaney Ottawa, Ont) also scored for the Canadians. In all, 11 of Canada’s 13 skaters recorded points, and six had multi-point efforts. Westlake, Bowden and Bridges have played together for most of the last decade, and the trio took control of the game early; Bowden found Westlake alone in front and the Canadian captain opened the scoring just 20 seconds after the puck dropped. The top line scored the game’s first five goals (in the opening 5:35), and combined for 16 points alone in a dominating, 12-goal first period for the Canadians. Canada never went more than 2:56 without a goal in the opening frame and eight different players found the back of the net, including the first-ever national team goals for Sorley and Sholomicki. Westlake added his fourth of the game early in the second period, tapping in the rebound of a shot from Delaney, and then set up Bowden for his hat trick goal less than four minutes later. Delaney, whose five points (one goal, four assists) made him the top-scoring Canadian outside of the big line, made it 15-0 after two periods, and Westlake and Bowden added goals for good measure in the third. Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) was rarely tested in the Canadian net, needing to make just six saves, as Canada held a colossal 42-6 advantage in shots on goal. The Canadians are back on the ice Monday at HarborCenter, when they meet long-time rival Norway in Group A action (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Japan
Home Team: Canada
JAPAN LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G21  Fukushima, Shinobu
G39  Nagase, Mitsuru
  Horie, Wataru
 13  Yoshikawa, Mamoru
 16  Shiba, Taimei
 18  Nakamura, Toshiyuki
 24  Sudo, Satoru
 25  Misawa, Eiji
 29  Maruo, Tomohiko
 30  Mochizuki, Kazuya
 33  Ishii, Hideaki
 36  Hirose, Susumu
 40  Shioya, Yoshihiro
 55  Takahashi, Kazuhiro
 70  Kodama, Nao
 96  Kumagai, Masaharu
   
JAPAN PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) Holding minor 7:061 7:069:54
1st55 2:00 Teeing minor 8:401 8:408:20
2nd16 2:00 Teeing minor 6:421 6:4210:18
2nd29 2:00 Teeing minor 10:351 10:356:25
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Larocque, Dominic
G30  Watson, Corbin
  Whitson, Derek
  Rempel, Kevin
  Dorion, Marc
  McGregor, Tyler
 10  Delaney, Ben
 11  Dixon, Adam
 12  Westlake, Greg
 14  Arsenault, Steve
 15  Sorley, Kevin
 18  Bridges, Billy
 20  Sholomicki, Bryan
 21  Cederstrand, Chris
 23  Block, Kieran
 25  Gemmell, James
 27  Bowden, Brad
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
JAPAN Goals JAPAN PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) JAPAN PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st:20  12-27            
1st2:12  27-12-18            
1st5:08  12-18-27            
1st5:35  27            
1st7:49 PP 18-27-11            
1st8:49 PP 15-10-7            
1st10:29  12-27            
1st10:40  8-10            
1st11:06  7-10            
1st13:08  11            
1st13:51  20-23            
1st14:53  18-27-12            
2nd2:34  12-10            
2nd6:42  27-12            
2nd7:12 PP 10-7            
3rd4:17  12-18            
3rd4:59  18-4            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
JAPAN 0 / 0
CANADA 3 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
JAPAN 8 min / 4 inf
CANADA 0 min / 0 inf
POINT SUMMARY
JAPAN 0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA 17 G + 20 A = 37 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
JAPAN0000
CANADA123217
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
JPN - Nagase (15:00) (L)9009/0:002nd/0:00
JPN - Fukushima (30:00) 013316/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - Watson (45:00) (W)2316/0:003rd/15:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 1:00 PM
  -  End: 1:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IPC World Para Hockey Championship Game Report.