Game Report 1628 IPC Pan-Pacific Championship
PLAYED AT: HarborCenter
Date: Mar 30, 2016
GAME NOTES: McGREGOR GETS GAME-WINNER AS CANADA GOES TO 2-0 WENDY GRAVES BUFFALO, N.Y. – Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) led the way with a goal and an assist, but it was Tyler McGregor’s (Forest, Ont.) goal with 5:33 remaining in the third period that was the game-winner, as Canada’s National Sledge Team defeated the United States 2-1 on Wednesday evening at the 2016 IPC Pan-Pacific Championship. Canada killed off nearly two full minutes of a five-on-three American power play earlier in the period. The momentum from that paid off four minutes later. McGregor brought the puck in from the side boards and beat goaltender Steve Cash with a wrist shot from the bottom of the face-off circle. Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) and Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) each picked up an assist in the game. Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) made 16 saves in picking up his second win in as many starts. With the win Canada moved to the top of the leaderboard with a perfect 2-0 record. There’s never any love lost when Canada and the United States play a hockey game, and tonight was no exception. During warmups the teams exchanged a few shoves at centre ice, setting the tone for a high-paced, high-intensity game. It was the Americans getting on the board first, when they took advantage of a penalty call on Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.). Declan Farmer picked the puck up in the high slot and went in uncontested to the face-off circle, where he beat Watson high while getting knocked over. A late first-period power play allowed Canada to tie things up. After Dixon held the puck in near the blue line, Westlake and Bridges applied pressure down low, with Westlake finding the back of the net. It was a scoreless second, but not for lack of chances. McGregor just missed converting on a centering pass from Bridges early. And Watson was solid in stopping a close range shot on a U.S. power play midway through the period and again later in turning aside a two-on-one. In the third, a late interference call on McGregor gave the U.S. one last chance to equalize, but the Canadian penalty kill was up to the task, not allowing a shot on net. Canada concludes the preliminary round on Friday, when it meets Team Pan-Pacific at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Reichenbach, Bo
G34  Cash, Steve
  Roybal, Brody
  Hanning Jr, Billy
  McDermott, Luke
 11  Carron, Tyler
 13  Sweeney, Josh
 14  McCoy, Daniel
 15  Landeros, Nikko
 16  Farmer, Declan
 17  Douglas, Christopher
 19  McKee, Kevin
 20  Page, Adam
 23  Roman, Rico
 24  Misiewicz, Josh
 27  Pauls, Joshua
 28  Schaus, Paul
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st28 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 11:381 11:385:22
2nd11 2:00 Roughing minor 6:10  6:1010:50
2nd15 2:00 Teeing minor 6:101 6:1010:50
2nd24 2:00 Roughing minor 13:06  13:063:54
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  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
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st11 2:00 Teeing minor 4:301 4:3012:30
1st14 2:00 Roughing minor 15:001 15:002:00
2nd10 2:00 Roughing minor 6:10  6:1010:50
2nd2:00 (auto) Holding minor 9:451 9:457:15
2nd18 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 13:06  13:063:54
3rd18 2:00 Roughing minor 2:591 2:5914:01
3rd11 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 3:041 3:0413:56
3rd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 12:141 12:144:46
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st6:05 PP 16-27-19            
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st13:33 PP 12-18            
3rd9:27  8-12-27            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 1 / 6
CANADA 1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 8 min / 4 inf
CANADA 16 min / 8 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
CANADA 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES1001
CANADA1012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Cash (45:00) (L)44614/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - Watson (45:00) (W)65516/0:003rd/15:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:00 PM
  -  End: 7:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IPC Pan-Pacific Championship Game Report.