Game Report 1548 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Date: Jan 21, 2016
GAME NOTES: CANADA ROUTS KOREA, ADVANCES TO GOLD MEDAL GAME AT WSHC DAVID BRIEN BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) had two goals and three assists, and Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) added a goal and four helpers to pace the Canadian offence to a 10-0 win over Korea in Thursday’s second semifinal at the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge. The Canadians will face the United States in the gold medal game Saturday (5 p.m. AT/1 p.m. PT, TSN). It’s the fifth time in the last seven editions of the tournament, dating back to 2009, that the North American rivals will face off for gold; Canada (Nov. 2011, 2013) and the U.S. (2009, 2012) have each won two of the previous four meetings in the final. Against the Koreans, Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) finished with two goals and two assists, while Rob Armstrong (Mississauga, Ont.), Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.), and Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) had a goal and two helpers apiece. Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) and Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) rounded out the scoring for Canada, while Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) made one save in each period to record the shutout. Delaney got the festivities started just 4:38 in, Sholomicki converted on a breakaway opportunity less than three minutes later, and the Canadians were off and running, adding goals by Bridges, Westlake and Bowden to take a 5-0 lead to the first intermission. The Canadians outshot Korea 11-1 in the first period, chasing Jae-Woong Lee from the net in favour of Man-Gyun Yu, who didn’t fare much better in the middle frame. Armstrong’s wrist shot hit the mesh just 2:24 into the middle frame, Cozzolino got his first of the tournament at 5:43, and Bowden and Bridges both added their second of the game to put Canada up 9-0 after two. Cozzolino earned assists on the three goals he didn’t score in the second period, making him just the third player (after Westlake and U.S. forward Dan McCoy), to record at least four points in a single period. Dixon capped the scoring in the third period, making good on a Canadian power play with 1:52 left. Canada finished 2-for-3 with the power play, while playing a penalty-free game. The Koreans will play for the bronze medal on Saturday afternoon, taking on Russia (1 p.m. AT).
Visiting Team: Korea
Home Team: Canada
KOREA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Lee, Jae Woong
G31  Yu, Man-Gyun
   Ryu, Ji-Hyun
 10  Cho, Young-Jae
 12  Kim, Young-Sung
 14   Jung, Seung-Hwan
 21  Lee, Ju-Seung
 27  Cho, Byeong-Seok
 28  Lee, Jong-Kyung
 38  Choi, Chi-Heon
 55   Jang, Jong-Ho
 68  Han, Min-Su
 89   Lee, Ji-Hoon
   
   
KOREA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st27 10:00 (auto) Head Contact misconduct 10:58  10:5814:02
1st27 2:00 (auto) Head Contact minor 10:581 10:586:02
3rd27 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 3:591 3:5913:01
3rd12 2:00 Spearing double minor 11:141 11:147:46
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Cozzolino, Dominic
  Whitson, Derek
  Culmone, Anthony
  McGregor, Tyler
 10  Delaney, Ben
 11  Dixon, Adam
 12  Westlake, Greg
 14  Arsenault, Steve
 15  Sorley, Kevin
 18  Bridges, Billy
 20  Sholomicki, Bryan
 23  Block, Kieran
 27  Bowden, Brad
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
KOREA Goals KOREA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) KOREA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:38  10-6-12            
1st7:22  20-4            
1st9:45  18-3            
1st11:55 PP 12-11-8            
1st14:42  27-18-23            
2nd2:24  6-18-3            
2nd5:43  3-27-11            
2nd8:22  27-18-3            
2nd14:09  18-6-3            
3rd13:08 PP 11-27-12            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
KOREA 0 / 0
CANADA 2 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
KOREA 16 min / 4 inf
CANADA 0 min / 0 inf
POINT SUMMARY
KOREA 0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA 10 G + 18 A = 28 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
KOREA0000
CANADA54110
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
KOR - Lee (15:00) (L)6006/0:002nd/0:00
KOR - Yu (30:00) 011516/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - Larocque (45:00) (W)1113/0:003rd/15:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 6:00 PM
  -  End: 6:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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