Game Report 653 Paralympic Winter Games
PLAYED AT: Shayba Arena
Date: Mar 11, 2014
GAME NOTES: WESTLAKE SCORES LONE GOAL, CANADA BLANKS CZECHS FOR PERFECT PRELIMS JASON LA ROSE SOCHI, Russia – Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) scored the game’s lone goal midway through the second period to help Canada’s National Sledge Team to a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic in the final preliminary round game for both Tuesday at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The victory gives Canada a perfect 3-0 record and first place in Group A, and means it will meet the United States in Thursday’s second semifinal at Shayba Arena (noon ET/9 a.m. PT). Russia and Norway will play in the early semifinal. Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) wasn’t busy, needing to make just seven saves for his second consecutive shutout, but made the big stops when needed as the Czechs pressed late for the tying goal. The Canadians went on the offensive right off the opening face-off, with Kevin Rempel (Vineland, Ont.) hitting the post just 25 seconds in, but could not solve Czech netminder Michal Vapenka; Canada held a slight 4-3 advantage in shots on goal in the opening 15 minutes, but many more were wide or high. The pressure continued in the second period, with all three lines generating scoring chances, but it took until the 7:33 mark of the middle frame for the Canadians to finally get on the scoreboard. After Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) kept the puck down low, it made its way onto the stick of Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.), who found Westlake alone in front of the Czech net; the Canadian captain made no mistake, rifling a shot over the shoulder of Vapenka and just under the crossbar. That would be all the offence Canada would need; it allowed just two shots in the second period and two more in the third, although, like the Canadians, the Czechs saw a number of their best chances miss the net. Canada outshot the Czechs 19-7 overall. Westlake and Bridges combined for almost half that total, registering five and four, respectively. Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.), who celebrated his 20th birthday on Tuesday, was next best with three.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Czech Republic
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
  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  Offence Off PP PS Start On
3rd2:00 Roughing minor 4:30  4:3012:30
3rd2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 8:141 8:148:46
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Vapenka, Michal
G64  Hulin, Libor
  Motycka, David
 10  Berger, Jiri
 21  Kvoch, Tomas
 24  Safranek, Zdenek
 29  Kubes, Pavel
 30  Fojtik, Erik
 65  Hrbek, Miroslav
 74  Geier, Michal
 75  Raul, Jiri
 77  Palat, David
 82  Habl, Zdenek
 96  Krupicka, Zdenek
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd24 2:00 Teeing minor 1:491 1:4915:11
3rd30 2:00 Slashing minor 2:491 2:4914:11
3rd82 2:00 Roughing minor 4:30  4:3012:30
3rd82 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 11:501 11:505:10
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd7:33  12-18            
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 3
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0101
CZECH REPUBLIC0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Watson (45:00) (W)3227/0:003rd/15:00
CZE - Vapenka (45:00) (L)47718/0:003rd/15:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 12:00 PM
  -  End: 12:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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