2015-16 National Sledge Team

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2016 Défi Sportif Altergo
Game #1
Final
April 29, 2016 1:30 pm AST
Aréna Howie-Morenz
Montreal, Que.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
2
2
4
1
0
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
4
2
7
4
3
3
10

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
8
0 / 4
4

Game Story

CANADA BEATS U.S. TO OPEN SLEDGE DEVELOPMENT SERIES

DAVID BRIEN

MONTREAL, Que. – Stefano Tamburello (Bradford, Ont.) had a goal and an assist to pace the offence and lead Canada’s National Sledge Development Team to a 4-1 win over the United States on Friday as part of the Défi sportif AlterGo.

The game was the first in a three-game weekend series between the North American rivals.

Branden Sison (Edmonton, Alta.), Aurélien Bucquet (Saint-Rémi, Que.) and Coalton Martin (Six Nations, Ont.) had the other goals for Canada, and Mathieu Trudeau (Saint-Isidore, Que.) added two assists.

The U.S. limited Canada to just a single shot on goal in the first period, and took a 1-0 lead midway through the opening frame when Kyle Zych beat goaltender Tyson Rietveld (Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.) with a quick wrist shot from the face-off dot.

But the Canadian offence would get on track in the second; Tamburello tied the game just 3:56 in, picking up a bank pass from Trudeau and beating U.S. goaltender Kyle Huckaby under his glove.

Sison put Canada ahead for the first time at 12:09, taking a feed from Francis Lacombe (Saint-Zotique, Que.) and converting on a breakaway opportunity to make it a 2-1 game after two periods.

The Canadians took advantage of their scoring chances in the final 15 minutes, scoring on both shots they recorded in the period.

Bucquet made it 3-1 just 52 seconds into the final stanza, taking a pass from Tamburello and going up and over Huckaby through traffic, and Martin capitalized on a loose puck that was sitting in the crease, tucking it under the American netminder at 2:11.

The U.S. replaced Huckaby with Griffin LaMarre, but he didn’t face a shot the rest of the way.

The series continues Saturday night at the Aréna Howie-Morenz (7:30 p.m. ET), before wrapping up on Sunday afternoon (1:30 p.m. ET).

The 33rd Défi sportif AlterGo is an international event designed to bring together both elite and up-and-coming athletes with disabilities. The seven-day event hosts approximately 5,000 athletes from 20 countries who compete in venues throughout Montreal and the South Shore.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kelsey DiClaudio
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
05:28
GOAL
Goal: Kyle Zych

Assists: A.J. Digby
07:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Francis Lacombe
Teeing minor (2:00)
11:22
PENALTY
Penalty: James Dunn
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
12:34
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Stefano Tamburello

Assists: Mathieu Trudeau, Zach Savage
03:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Wallace
Teeing minor (2:00)
07:35
GOAL
Goal: Branden Sison

Assists: Francis Lacombe
12:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Francis Lacombe
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
13:16
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Aurélien Bucquet

Assists: Stefano Tamburello, Mathieu Trudeau
00:52
GOAL
Goal: Coalton Martin

Assists: Braden Close
02:11
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Griffin LaMarre

02:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Aurélien Bucquet
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
07:07

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Tyson Rietveld CAN 45 10 9 1 0.900
Kyle Huckaby USA 32 7 3 4 0.429
Griffin LaMarre USA 12 0 0 0 0.000

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
GA 4 - SVS - 3 - SV% - 0.429
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

0 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
May 1, 2016
5 - 0 W vs. CanadaCAN
May 1, 2016
0 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Apr 30, 2016
2 - 0 W vs. CanadaCAN
Apr 30, 2016
4 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Apr 29, 2016
1 - 4 L vs. CanadaCAN
Apr 29, 2016
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