Game Report 643 Paralympic Winter Games
PLAYED AT: Shayba Arena
Date: Mar 8, 2014
GAME NOTES: CANADA ROUTS SWEDEN IN PARALYMPIC OPENER David Brien SOCHI, Russia – Seven different players scored goals and eight had at least a point as Canada’s National Sledge Team opened the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games with a 10-1 win over Sweden on Saturday. Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) and Anthony Gale (Brampton, Ont.) had two goals and two assists each, while Kevin Rempel (Vineland, Ont.) chipped in with four helpers of his own. Graeme Murray (Gravenhurst, Ont.) and Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) both had a goal and an assist in the win. Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.), Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) and Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) had the other Canadian goals. Canada didn’t waste any time opening the scoring; Bridges took a drop pass from Derek Whitson (Chatham Ont.) and ripped a shot over the glove of 49-year-old Swedish goaltender Ulf Nilsson just 1:03 in. Delaney doubled the lead 5:39 later, banging in the rebound of a Gale shot that went wide, Gale got one of his own six minutes after that, storming in off the wing to hammer home a loose puck, and Larocque redirected a pass from Dixon 33 seconds after Gale’s goal, capping a dominant first period for the Canadians. Nilsson flashed his glove more than once in the second period, keeping Canada at bay, but three more goals in the final 3:13 made it a seven-goal lead after 30 minutes. Dixon got his first at 11:47, Murray wired home a shot right off the face-off at 12:20 and Westlake converted on the power play at 14:45, going to his left hand to beat Nilsson to the far side. Westlake’s goal would be Canada’s lone marker with the man advantage. It went 1-for-4, while the Swedes were scoreless on their lone opportunity. Moments after being denied on a breakaway by Canadian netminder Benoit St-Amand (St-Hubert, Que.), Per Kasperi got Sweden on the board five minutes into the third period, sliding a shot along the ice through traffic. St-Amand wasn’t busy, needing to make just four saves to record the win. Canada capped the scoring with three goals in 78 seconds with less than five minutes to go; Dixon scored his second goal off a pretty pass from Rempel, Larocque got his second, again off a Rempel feed, and Gale’s second put Canada into double digits. The Canadians are right back in action Sunday, taking on Norway in the second of three preliminary round games in Group A. The puck drops at 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT.
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Canada
SWEDEN LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Nilsson, Ulf
G14  Jonsson, Kenith
  Silstrand Olsson, Axel Filip
  Ingvarsson, Niklas
  Olsson, Stefan
  Andersson, Aron
  Kasperi, Per
 11  Lundgren, Rasmus
 15  Hedberg, Christian
 18  Ojala, Peter
 19  From, Gunnar
 20  Rakos, Niklas
 21  Holm, Marcus
 30  Wistrand, Anders
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Teeing minor 3:371 3:3713:23
2nd11 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 8:121 8:128:48
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 13:161 13:163:44
3rd21 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 8:251 8:258:35
3rd2:00 (auto) Elbowing minor 15:00  15:002:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G22  St-Amand, Benoit
  Whitson, Derek
  Rempel, Kevin
  Dorion, Marc
  McGregor, Tyler
  Gale, Anthony
 10  Delaney, Ben
 11  Dixon, Adam
 12  Westlake, Greg
 14  Arsenault, Steve
 18  Bridges, Billy
 26  Larocque, Dominic
 27  Bowden, Brad
 29  Murray, Graeme
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd2:00 (auto) Holding minor 7:561 7:569:04
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN GoalsSWEDEN PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd5:22  8-20            
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st1:03  18-4            
1st6:42  10-9-29            
1st12:30  9-8            
1st13:03  26-11-5            
2nd11:47  11-12-7            
2nd12:40  29-9            
2nd14:45 PP 12-11-5            
3rd10:12  11-5-27            
3rd10:32  26-5-14            
3rd11:30  9-4-8            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN0 / 1
CANADA1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN10 min / 5 inf
CANADA2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
CANADA10 G + 17 A = 27 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN0011
CANADA43310
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Nilsson (30:00) (L)78015/0:003rd/0:00
SWE - Jonsson (15:00) 0066/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - St-Amand (45:00) (W)1214/0:003rd/15:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:4:00 AM
  -  End:4:00 AM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official Paralympic Winter Games Game Report.