Game Report 1550 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Date: Jan 23, 2016
GAME NOTES: PAULS SCORES OT WINNER (AGAIN), U.S. DEFENDS WSHC GOLD DAVID BRIEN BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Josh Pauls was the golden-goal-getter in overtime for the second year in a row, netting the game-winner 7:31 into the extra period to give the United States a 3-2 win over Canada in the final Saturday at the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge. It’s the second year in a row the Americans have won gold, and keeps them in possession of the three biggest titles in sledge hockey – the World Sledge Hockey Challenge, IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship, and Paralympic Winter Games. With the U.S. swarming the Canadian net – holding a massive 10-0 advantage in shots on goal in overtime – Pauls took a pass in the slot from Declan Farmer, made a quick move and roofed a shot over the blocker of Canadian goaltender Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.). Farmer and Brody Roybal, had a goal and two assists each in the win, and finished one-two in tournament scoring with 12 points and 11 points, respectively, in five games. Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) and Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) had the goals for Canada, which trailed 2-0 after two periods, but pulled even before the five-minute mark of the final frame. The Americans got off to a red-hot start, striking twice in the opening period while outshooting Canada 10-2. Roybal started the scoring at 5:11, beating Watson from the slot, and he set up Farmer’s power play goal at 13:35 to send the Americans to the dressing room up by a pair. Canada turned the tide in a scoreless second period, outshooting the U.S. 8-2, but it failed to convert on its only power play opportunity of the game and headed to the third still training by two. Needing a quick start to the final period, Bowden knocked in the rebound of his own shot with just 65 seconds off the clock, and Delaney took a pass from Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) and went under his sled before tucking the puck around U.S. goaltender Steve Cash at 4:03 to tie the game. The Canadians held an 18-16 advantage in shots on goal through regulation, but the play stayed in the defensive zone for almost the entirety of overtime before Pauls’ winner. Canada has won a medal at all nine editions of the World Sledge Hockey Challenge, earning five gold, three silver, and a bronze, while the Americans have four gold, two silver, and three bronze in their nine trips.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Reichenbach, Bo
G34  Cash, Steve
  Roybal, Brody
  Hanning, Billy
  McDermott, Luke
 11   Carron, Tyler
 13  Sweeney, Josh
 14  McCoy, Dan
 15  Landeros, Nikko
 16  Farmer, Declan
 17  Douglas, Chris
 19  McKee, Kevin
 20  Page, Adam
 23  Roman, Rico
 24  Misiewicz, Josh
 27  Pauls, Josh
 28  Schaus, Paul
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd28 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 2:351 2:3514:25
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Cozzolino, Dominic
  Whitson, Derek
  Armstrong, Rob
  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
 25  Gemmell, James
 27  Bowden, Brad
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st18 2:00 Roughing minor 12:181 12:184:42
1st OT12 2:00 Throwing the stick minor 4:171 4:1712:43
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st5:11  4-16-19            
1st13:35 PP 16-4-27            
1st OT7:31  27-16-4            
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd1:05  27-10-11            
3rd4:03  10-11            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES1 / 2
CANADA0 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES2 min / 1 inf
CANADA4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
CANADA2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
UNITED STATES20013
CANADA00202
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
USA - Cash (52:29) (W)286016/0:001st OT/7:29
CAN - Watson (52:29) (L)824923/0:001st OT/7:29
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:4:00 PM
  -  End:4:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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