Game Report 2171 NPT - Series vs
PLAYED AT: HarborCenter
Date: Feb 8, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA DROPS PARA SERIES OPENER TO U.S. JASON LA ROSE BUFFALO, N.Y. - Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) opened the scoring in the first period, but Canada's National Sledge Team came up a goal short in a 2-1 loss to the United States on Thursday night. The game was first of two between the cross-border rivals, who will meet again Saturday afternoon on Canadian ice in Port Colborne, Ont. (3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT) in the final tune-up for both ahead of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. The Canadians had the better chances early, including a partial breakaway by Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) and took the lead when Westlake finished off a pretty passing play at 11:39 of the opening frame. Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) and Liam Hickey (St. John's, N.L.) picked up the assists on the goal, the 160th career international marker for the Canadian captain. The U.S. needed just 62 seconds of the second period to draw even when Declan Farmer beat goaltender Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) past the glove, and he added a second goal on an American power play late in the middle stanza for a 2-1 lead after 30 minutes. Canada outshot the U.S. 8-5 in the decisive second period, and held a 19-12 advantage overall. The Canadians thought they had tied the game with just under nine minutes left when Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) buried his own rebound past Cash, but Bridges was called for goaltender interference to nullify the 2-2 goal. That would be as close as Canada would get, despite a 7-3 edge in shots in the third. The Canadians and Americans have dominated international para hockey for a decade-and-a-half; the last team other than the North Americans to win a major title was Norway at the 2004 world championship.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: United States
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Dunn, James
  Henry, Tyrone
  Culmone, Anthony
  McGregor, Tyler
 10  Delaney, Ben
 11  Dixon, Adam
 12  Westlake, Greg
 14  Arsenault, Steve
 18  Bridges, Billy
 19  Cozzolino, Dominic
 20  Sholomicki, Bryan
 23  Hickey, Liam
 25  Gemmell, James
 28  Lehoux, Antoine
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st18 2:00 Holding 10:351 10:3512:35
2nd14 2:00 Holding 13:441 13:440:44
3rd19 2:00 Charging 2:261 2:264:26
3rd18 2:00 Goaltender Interference 6:281 6:288:28
3rd2:00 Roughing 9:44  9:4411:44
3rd18 2:00 Roughing 14:581 14:5815:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G32  Lee, Jen
G34  Cash, Steve
  de Quebec, Ralph
  Roybal, Brody
  Hanning Jr, Billy
  Wallace, Jack
  Dodson, Travis
 11  Carron, Tyler
 13  McDermott, Luke
 15  Landeros, Nikko
 16  Farmer, Declan
 20  Page, Adam
 22  Grove, Noah
 23  Roman, Rico
 24  Misiewicz, Josh
 27  Pauls, Josh
 88  McKee, Kevin
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st20 2:00 Holding 9:361 9:3611:36
1st24 2:00 Roughing 11:091 11:0913:09
3rd11 2:00 Interference 8:321 8:3210:32
3rd2:00 Roughing 9:44  9:4411:44
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st11:39  12-11-23            
                
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd1:02  16-22-8            
2nd14:08 PP 16-24-4            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 3
UNITED STATES 1 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 12 min / 6 inf
UNITED STATES 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
UNITED STATES 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1001
UNITED STATES0202
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Larocque (44:26) (L)43310/0:003rd/14:26
USA - Cash (45:00) (W)38718/0:003rd/15:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official NPT - Series vs Game Report.