Game Report 326 IPC World Para Hockey Championship
PLAYED AT: Gangneung Hockey Centre
Date: Apr 14, 2017
GAME NOTES: DIXON REACHES MILESTONE, LEADS CANADA TO WORLDS WIN JASON LA ROSE GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) scored twice and added seven assists – including his 200th career point – to propel Canada’s National Sledge Team to a dominant 17-0 win over Sweden on Friday at the 2017 IPC World Para Hockey Championship. The Canadians tied their own record for goals in a game at the world championship – they beat Japan by an identical 17-0 score to open the 2015 tournament. Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.), Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) and Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) each had a hat trick for Canada, which got points from 11 of its 13 skaters; Bridges finished with seven points, while McGregor, Hickey and Tyrone Henry (Ottawa, Ont.) chipped in with five apiece. Hickey got the scoring started just 80 seconds after the puck dropped, burying a feed from Bridges and opening the floodgates early. Bridges made it 2-0 on the power play at 2:58, Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) converted on a 2-on-0 with McGregor nine seconds after that, Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) added a fourth goal at 5:10, and Bridges got his second at 5:45, going bar down with his left hand. Dixon added a goal to the three assists he had already recorded, banking his shot in off a Swedish defender, and got his fifth point of the period on a Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) shorthanded goal at 12:29. By the time McGregor capped a busy first period with 1:13 to go, Canada had scored eight times on 14 shots in the opening frame. McGregor, Hickey and Sholomicki all added their second goals in the first nine minutes of the second period, before Bridges powered a shot through Swedish netminder Ulf Nilsson to finish his hat trick and make it 12-0 at 10:54. Dixon earned the primary assist on that goal, joining Bridges, Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) and Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) as the only players to reach the 200-point mark with Canada’s National Sledge Team. Bridges’ third goal also spelled the end for Nilsson, who was replaced shortly after by Andreas Neuman after allowing 12 goals on 30 shots in 28 minutes of work. Canada kept its foot on the gas in the third period; McGregor and Hickey scored their hat-trick goals two minutes apart, and Dixon added his second before Bowden and Henry put their names on the scoresheet in the final four minutes. Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) earned his second shutout in as many starts, needing to make just three saves. Canada outshot Sweden 52-3, and has allowed just eight shots through three games. The Canadians will have less than 24 hours off before returning to the ice against the Koreans on Friday night (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), looking to keep their perfect record intact.
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Canada
SWEDEN LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Nilsson, Ulf
G84  Neuman, Andreas
  Silvstrand Olsson, Filip
  Ingvarsson, Niklas
  Isaksson, Rasmus
  Nilsson, Peter
  Karlsson, Goran
  Kasperi, Per
  Magnevill, Martin
 10  Meng, Robin
 11  Lundgren, Rasmus
 15  Hedberg, Christian
 18  Ojala, Peter
 20  Rakos, Niklas
 21  Holm, Marcus
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st21 2:00 Roughing 1:381 1:382:58
1st 2:00 Too Many Players 10:011 10:0112:01
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Cozzolino, Dominic
  Henry, Tyrone
  Culmone, Anthony
  McGregor, Tyler
  Lehoux, Antoine
 10  Delaney, Ben
 11  Dixon, Adam
 12  Westlake, Greg
 14  Arsenault, Steve
 18  Bridges, Billy
 20  Sholomicki, Bryan
 23  Hickey, Liam
 27  Bowden, Brad
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Interference 10:471 10:4712:47
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN GoalsSWEDEN PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
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CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st1:20  23-18-11            
1st2:58 PP 18-11-10            
1st3:07  3-8            
1st5:10  20-11-5            
1st5:45  18-27            
1st8:15  11-9-5            
1st12:29 SH 10-23-11            
1st13:47  8-3-14            
2nd2:12  8-3            
2nd6:11  23-11-18            
2nd9:08  20-11            
2nd10:54  18-11-23            
3rd6:14  8            
3rd8:14  23-18-5            
3rd11:27  11-8            
3rd11:39  27-5-9            
3rd13:54  5-27-18            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN0 / 1
CANADA1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN4 min / 2 inf
CANADA2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA17 G + 27 A = 44 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN0000
CANADA84517
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Nilsson (28:01) (L)612018/0:002nd/13:01
SWE - Neuman (16:59) 011617/13:013rd/15:00
CAN - Larocque (45:00) (W)1113/0:003rd/15:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IPC World Para Hockey Championship Game Report.