Game Report 248 International Para Hockey Tournament
PLAYED AT: Palaghiaccio Tazzoli
Date: Mar 4, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA DEFENDS SLEDGE GOLD WITH ROUT OF NORWEGIANS JASON LA ROSE TURIN, Italy – Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) led the way with a hat trick and two assists, and Canada’s National Sledge Team won gold at the 2017 International Para Hockey Tournament with an 8-1 win over Norway on Saturday. It’s the second consecutive gold at the event for the Canadians, who also took the top prize in 2015. Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) scored twice and added three assists to join McGregor with a five-point performance, while Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) chipped in with two goals and two helpers. Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) had the other Canadian goal. It didn’t take McGregor long to get the scoring started; just 30 seconds after the puck dropped, he circled out of the corner and whipped a quick shot past Norwegian goaltender Kjell Christian Hamar for a 1-0 lead. But the Scandinavians responded quickly, with Morten Værnes sneaking behind the Canadian defence before beating goaltender Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) to tie the game at 2:50. That would be the last of the offence from Norway, which failed to sustain any kind of pressure in the Canadian zone and had its shots on goal kept to a minimum – just one the rest of the way. Dixon restored the lead for Canada just past the 10-minute mark of the opening frame, taking a pretty pass from behind the net by Westlake, before adding his second just over three minutes later, picking the top corner over Hamar from just inside the blue-line. McGregor finished the first-period scoring in the final minute, netting his second of the stanza off a slick set-up from Dixon to send the Canadians to the dressing room up three goals. Westlake did all the damage in the second period; the Canadian captain redirected a Dixon shot to make it 5-1 at 8:47, and jumped on a turnover at the Norwegian blue-line to score shorthanded for a 6-1 lead not even two minutes after that. With Canada well on its way to gold, it added two more goals in the third period while outshooting Norway 14-1 in the final 15 minutes, and 31-2 overall. Cozzolino pushed the advantage to six goals just 29 seconds into the final frame, tapping in a cross-crease feed from McGregor, and McGregor finished his hat trick with 3:25 left, wiring a quick shot just under the crossbar. McGregor ended his week with a tournament-leading 14 points (six goals, eight assists), just ahead of Dixon (7-5—12) and Westlake (4-8—12). The Canadians outscored the opposition 29-2 in their five wins.
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
 71  øiseth, Ola Bye
   
NORWAY PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st24 2:00 Teeing 14:441 14:441:44
2nd71 2:00 Interference 3:361 3:365:36
2nd17 2:00 Roughing 10:00  10:0012:00
3rd2:00 Charging 9:331 9:3311:33
3rd17 2:00 Charging 14:06  14:0615:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Cozzolino, Dominic
  Henry, Tyrone
  Culmone, Anthony
  McGregor, Tyler
  Smith, Corbyn
 10  Delaney, Ben
 11  Dixon, Adam
 12  Westlake, Greg
 14  Arsenault, Steve
 15  Sorley, Kevin
 20  Sholomicki, Bryan
 23  Hickey, Liam
 25  Gemmell, James
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd14 2:00 Charging 4:401 4:406:40
2nd2:00 Charging 10:001 10:0012:00
2nd23 2:00 Roughing 10:00  10:0012:00
3rd2:00 Charging 3:481 3:485:48
3rd15 2:00 Charging 12:221 12:2214:22
3rd25 2:00 Charging 14:06  14:0615:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
NORWAY Goals NORWAY PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:50  9-17-3            
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) NORWAY PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st:30  8-3            
1st10:17  11-12-3            
1st13:21  11-8            
1st14:29  8-11-12            
2nd8:47  12-11            
2nd10:11 SH 12            
3rd:29  3-8-11            
3rd11:35  8-10            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
NORWAY 0 / 4
CANADA 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
NORWAY 10 min / 5 inf
CANADA 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
NORWAY 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
CANADA 8 G + 10 A = 18 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
NORWAY1001
CANADA4228
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
NOR - Hamar (45:00) (L)1101223/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - Larocque (45:00) (W)0011/0:003rd/15:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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