Game Report 1254 IPC World Para Hockey Championship
PLAYED AT: HarborCenter
Date: May 3, 2015
GAME NOTES: CANADA SETTLES FOR SILVER AT SLEDGE WORLDS AFTER LOSS TO U.S. JASON LA ROSE BUFFALO, N.Y. – Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) was spectacular, finishing with 18 saves, but Canada’s National Sledge Team finished with the silver medal at the 2015 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship after a 3-0 loss to the United States in Sunday’s final. It’s the first time Canada has even won silver at the world championship; its all-time medal total now includes three gold (2000, 2008, 2013), one silver (2015) and three bronze (1996, 1999, 2012). The vaunted Canadian offence, which had scored a tournament-high 27 goals in four games entering the gold medal game, went quiet against the Americans, managing just eight shots on goal. The first period was a back-and-forth affair, with both Watson and U.S. counterpart Steve Cash making point-blank saves to keep the game scoreless through the opening 15 minutes. Canada failed to register a shot on Cash in the second period, although it had arguably the best chance; Canadian captain Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) beat Cash to a loose puck at the top of the face-off circle, but his shot at the open net went mere inches wide, sending the game to the third period still scoreless. The Americans finally broke through three minutes into the final frame when Declan Farmer found himself with time and space in the slot, going low on Watson to put the U.S. up 1-0. Dan McCoy made it 2-0 at 7:16, taking a perfect pass from Adam Page and beating a sprawling Watson, and Josh Pauls found the empty net with 22.4 seconds to go to finish the scoring. Watson was named Top Goaltender after posting a 0.80 goals-against average, .915 save percentage and three shutouts in five starts, while Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) won the tournament scoring title with 13 points (9-4—13).
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Huckaby, Kyle
G34  Cash, Steve
  Roybal, Brody
  Hanning Jr, Billy
  McDermott, Luke
  Mumper, Samuel
 11  Carron, Tyler
 13  Sweeney, Josh
 14  McCoy, Daniel
 15  Landeros, Nikko
 16  Farmer, Declan
 17  Douglas, Christopher
 19  McKee, Kevin
 20  Page, Adam
 24  Misiewicz, Josh
 27  Pauls, Joshua
 28  Schaus, Paul
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
3rd15 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 4:081 4:0812:52
3rd15 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 11:321 11:325:28
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
2nd14 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 6:231 6:2310:37
3rd12 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 9:501 9:507:10
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd2:58  16-4            
3rd7:16  14-20-24            
3rd14:38  27-4            
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 0 / 2
CANADA 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 4 min / 2 inf
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
CANADA 0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES0033
CANADA0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Cash (45:00) (W)3058/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - Watson (44:00) (L)58518/0:003rd/14:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 2:30 PM
  -  End: 2:30 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.