Game Report 1563 International Ice Sledge Hockey Tournament
PLAYED AT: Palaghiaccio Tazzoli
Date: Dec 7, 2015
GAME NOTES: WESTLAKE’S FIVE POINTS LEAD CANADA TO OPENING WIN IN TURIN DAVID BRIEN TURIN, Italy – Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) led the way with five points as Canada’s National Sledge Team opened the International Ice Sledge Hockey Tournament with a bang on Monday, blanking Korea 8-0. Westlake gave Canada a 2-0 lead late in the first period, then set up five of the last six goals, including all three from Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.), who had his second hat trick in three days against the Koreans after scoring three times in a 7-1 pre-tournament win on Saturday. Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) and Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) added a goal and an assist each for the Canadians, while Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) and Rob Armstrong (Mississauga, Ont.) did the rest of the scoring. Armstrong’s goal was his first with the national team, and first point. Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) earned the shutout in the Canadian goal. “The game was a complete 15-man effort,” Armstrong said after the game. “As a group I thought we all competed, and that is what you need in your first game of a tournament.” Canada was rewarded for its hard work early, with Bridges opening the scoring off a set-up from Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) with just 52 seconds off the clock. Westlake made it a two-goal advantage on the power play at 13:48 from Dixon and McGregor, sending the Canadians to the dressing room up by a pair after the opening 15 minutes. "Korea came at us pretty hard in the first period,” said Canadian head coach Ken Babey. “I thought we made great adjustments with the puck that helped us have better second and third periods. It was a good first game for our team." Bowden pushed the lead to 3-0 just 1:35 into the second period, and Armstrong and McGregor added goals before the 10-minute mark of the middle frame. Canada continued to press offensively in the third, and Bowden finished off his hat trick with a pair of goals, sandwiched around a Dixon marker with five minutes left. The Canadians will try for a 2-0 start Tuesday when they face the host Italians at the Palaghiaccio Tazzoli; the puck drops in Turin at 4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. PT on the first meeting between the teams since the 2013 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship.
Visiting Team: Korea
Home Team: Canada
KOREA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Lee, Jae Woong
  Choi, Kwang Hyouk
 10  Cho, Young Jae
 14  Jung, Seung Hwan
 20  Kim, Young Sung
 20  Jang, Dong Shin
 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
 90  Park, Woo-Chul
 93  Choi, Ji Ho
   
   
   
   
KOREA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st20 2:00 Teeing minor 2:461 2:4614:14
1st28 2:00 Teeing minor 8:351 8:358:25
1st21 2:00 (auto) Elbowing minor 12:551 12:554:05
3rd21 2:00 Teeing minor 14:121 14:122:48
3rd20 2:00 Teeing minor 14:511 14:512:09
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Henry, Tyrone
  Cozzolino, Dominic
  Whitson, Derek
  Culmone, Anthony
  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
 23  Block, Kieran
 25  Gemmell, James
 27  Bowden, Brad
 28  Trudeau, Mathieu
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd11 2:00 Slashing minor 2:501 2:5014:10
2nd18 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 12:011 12:014:59
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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    
1st:52  18-3            
1st13:48 PP 12-11-8            
2nd1:35  27-12            
2nd6:04  6-12-25            
2nd9:53  8-12            
3rd1:11  27-12            
3rd9:58  11-20-7            
3rd10:44  27-12            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
KOREA 0 / 2
CANADA 1 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
KOREA 10 min / 5 inf
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
KOREA 0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA 8 G + 11 A = 19 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
KOREA0000
CANADA2338
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
KOR - Lee (45:00) (L)0000/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - Larocque (45:00) (W)0000/0:003rd/15:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 4:00 AM
  -  End: 4:00 AM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee:
Referee:
Linesmen:
Linesmen:
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official International Ice Sledge Hockey Tournament Game Report.