Game Report 245 International Para Hockey Tournament
PLAYED AT: Palaghiaccio Tazzoli
Date: Mar 1, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA ROUTS NORWAY TO FINISH PERFECT PRELIMS JASON LA ROSE TURIN, Italy – The line of Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.), Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) and Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) combined for 13 points, leading Canada’s National Sledge Team to a convincing 9-1 win over Norway to finish the preliminary round Wednesday at the 2017 International Para Hockey Tournament. Westlake led the offence with a goal and four assists, McGregor had two of each and Sholomicki added four helpers, giving Canada first place in the round-robin with an unblemished 3-0 record. The Canadians will next take on host Italy in the semifinals on Friday (4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. PT). The goals came early and often against the Norwegians, the first three coming before the nine-minute mark of the first period. Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) got the scoring started just 100 seconds in, picking up the puck in the corner and driving to the net before tucking a shot around Norwegian netminder Kissinger Deng. McGregor doubled the advantage at 7:30, stretching to push a shot under Deng, and Delaney added his second just 1:12 after that, taking a pass off a clean face-off win by Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) and wiring a shot past Deng. Three goals in less than four minutes put the Canadians firmly in control early in the second period. McGregor got the first – his second of the game – at 1:48, getting a shot through traffic from the top of the circle, and Corbyn Smith (Monkton, Ont.) roofed a shot from a sharp angle for his first international goal and a 5-0 lead at 3:06. Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) added his fourth goal in two games to make it 6-0 before Emil Sørheim got the Norwegians on the board in the final minute of the middle frame – the first goal allowed by the Canadians in the tournament. Three goals in three minutes capped the scoring midway through the third period, with Westlake, Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.) and James Gemmell (Quesnel, B.C.) doing the honours. Gemmell’s goal was just his second in 72 career games with Team Canada, and both have come in Turin; he scored in a 5-1 preliminary-round win over Italy on Dec. 15, 2015. In all, eight players recorded multiple points in the win; in addition to the exploits of the big line, Delaney added an assist to his two goals, Smith, Dixon and Gemmell finished with a goal and a helper each, and Hickey notched two assists. Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) earned the win in goal, making six saves.
Visiting Team: Norway
Home Team: Canada
NORWAY LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G18  Hamar, Kjell Christian
G19  Deng, Kissinger
  Pedersen, Rolf Einar
  Kirstistuen, Emil
  Vaernes, Morten
 10  Rivera, Tor Joakim
 15  Sørheim, Emil
 16  Nordstoga, Knut Andre
 17  Solberg, Loyd Remi
 22  Bakke, Audun
 24  Avdal, Thommas
 26  Schrader, Lena
 27  Vatne, Emil
 65  Jacobsen, Thomas
 71  øiseth, Ola Bye
NORWAY PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st65 2:00 Slashing 0:381 0:381:40
1st71 2:00 Delay of Game 13:591 13:590:59
2nd17 2:00 Holding 10:42  10:4212:42
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Henry, Tyrone
  Culmone, Anthony
  Savage, Zach
  McGregor, Tyler
  Smith, Corbyn
 10  Delaney, Ben
 11  Dixon, Adam
 12  Westlake, Greg
 14  Arsenault, Steve
 20  Sholomicki, Bryan
 23  Hickey, Liam
 25  Gemmell, James
 28  Lehoux, Antoine
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st11 2:00 Boarding 10:581 10:5812:58
2nd11 2:00 Interference 10:42  10:4212:42
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
NORWAY Goals NORWAY PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd14:19  15-22-3            
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) NORWAY PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st1:40 PP 10-12-8            
1st7:30  8-20-12            
1st8:42  10-23            
2nd1:48  8-12-20            
2nd3:06  9-11-23            
2nd5:33  11-7-9            
3rd7:01  12-8-20            
3rd8:06  6-25-10            
3rd10:17  25-20-12            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
NORWAY 0 / 1
CANADA 1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
NORWAY 6 min / 3 inf
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
NORWAY 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
CANADA 9 G + 17 A = 26 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
NORWAY0101
CANADA3339
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
NOR - Deng (45:00) (L)1111426/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - Larocque (45:00) (W)4206/0:003rd/15:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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