Game Report 342 IPC World Para Hockey Championship
PLAYED AT: Gangneung Hockey Centre
Date: Apr 20, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA BEATS U.S. TO WIN SLEDGE WORLDS GOLD JASON LA ROSE GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) opened the scoring and added two assists, helping Canada’s National Sledge Team win the gold medal at the 2017 IPC World Para Hockey Championship with a 4-1 victory over the United States on Thursday. It’s the fourth world title for the Canadians, who also topped the podium in 2000, 2008 and 2013. Their last world title also came on Korean ice, three years ago in Goyang. Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) scored twice – giving him a tournament co-leading 12 goals – and Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) chipped in with three assists for Canada. Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) had the other goal. Looking to avenge their lone loss of the preliminary round, the Canadians struck first just past the 12-minute mark when Bowden worked his way down low before roofing a shot past U.S. goaltender Steve Cash from in tight. Hickey doubled the advantage only 55 seconds later, letting go a hard shot from the slot that found its way under Cash for a 2-0 Canadian lead after the first period. McGregor took over in the second, striking twice in a span of 13 seconds midway through the middle frame to give Canada even more breathing room. He finished off a pretty passing play at 8:42, with Bridges and Bowden earning well-deserved assists, and picked up a loose puck off the ensuing face-off before bulling his way to the net and beating a sprawling Cash under the arm. That would be more than enough offence for the Canadians, who kept the U.S. off the scoreboard until Nikko Landeros scored on a five-on-three power play with less than three minutes left. Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) was terrific once again in the Canadian goal, turning away 12 of 13 American shots. He finished with four wins in five starts with a tournament-leading 0.60 goals-against average, .897 save percentage and three shutouts. Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) was held off the scoresheet in the final, but finished as tournament co-leader with 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) in seven games, and was named Top Defencemen by the IPC directorate for his efforts.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: United States
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Cozzolino, Dominic
  Henry, Tyrone
  McGregor, Tyler
  Smith, Corbyn
 10  Delaney, Ben
 11  Dixon, Adam
 12  Westlake, Greg
 14  Arsenault, Steve
 15  Sorley, Kevin
 18  Bridges, Billy
 20  Sholomicki, Bryan
 23  Hickey, Liam
 27  Bowden, Brad
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Interference 0:321 0:322:32
2nd12 2:00 Roughing 0:33  0:332:33
2nd11 2:00 Holding 2:341 2:344:34
3rd23 2:00 Teeing 10:331 10:3312:02
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Reichenbach, Bo
G34  Cash, Steve
  Grove, Noah
  Roybal, Brody
  McDermott, Luke
  Wallace, Jack
  Yohe, Andy
 11  Carron, Tyler
 15  Landeros, Nikko
 16  Farmer, Declan
 20  Page, Adam
 23  Roman, Rico
 27  Pauls, Josh
 28  Schaus, Paul
 88  McKee, Kevin
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd11 2:00 Roughing 0:33  0:332:33
3rd28 2:00 Roughing 4:171 4:176:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st12:17  27-14-18            
1st13:12  23-18            
2nd8:42  8-18-27            
2nd8:55  8-12-27            
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd12:02 PP 15-4-16            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 1
UNITED STATES 1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 8 min / 4 inf
UNITED STATES 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
UNITED STATES 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA2204
UNITED STATES 0011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Larocque (45:00) (W)45312/0:003rd/15:00
USA - Cash (45:00) (L)72413/0:003rd/15:00
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OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IPC World Para Hockey Championship Game Report.