2015-16 National Sledge Team

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2016 Défi Sportif Altergo
Game #2
Final
April 30, 2016 7:30 pm AST
Aréna Howie-Morenz
Montreal, Que.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
2
3
6
2
7
8
17

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
2
0 / 1
2

Game Story

CANADA BLANKED BY U.S. IN SLEDGE DEVELOPMENT SERIES

DAVID BRIEN

MONTREAL, Que. – Adam Kingsmill (Smithers, B.C.) made 15 saves in his first-ever sledge hockey start, but Canada’s National Sledge Development Team couldn’t find the back of the net in a 2-0 loss to the United States on Saturday at the Défi sportif AlterGo.

The Canadian loss evens the series at a win apiece, with the third and deciding game set between the North American rivals for Sunday afternoon (1:30 p.m. ET) at Aréna Howie-Morenz.

Kingsmill, who played minor hockey this season for the Smithers Storm, didn’t look out of place in his international debut, keeping the game scoreless well into the third period.

Defence ruled the first period, with the teams combining for just three shots on goal – the Americans had a 2-1 advantage in the opening 15 minutes.

The only two power-play opportunities – one for each team – highlighted the second period, but Kingsmill turned away all seven shots he faced and American counterpart Griffin LaMarre was two-for-two, sending the game to the third period still without a goal.

Kyle Zych finally broke through for the U.S. just shy of the midway mark of the third period, picking up a loose puck in the corner before cutting to the net and roofing a shot on the short-side of Kingsmill.

Noah Grove added insurance with 90 seconds to go; Zych sprung Grove on a breakaway, and he beat Kingsmill with a pretty under-the-sled deke for the 2-0 goal.

The Americans finished with a 17-6 advantage in shots on goal.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
No Scoring
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Colin Gooley
Teeing minor (2:00)
01:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Corbyn Smith
Teeing minor (2:00)
05:54
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kyle Zych

Assists: Noah Grove
06:25
GOAL
Goal: Noah Grove

Assists: Kyle Zych
13:30

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Adam Kingsmill CAN 45 17 15 2 0.882
Griffin LaMarre USA 45 6 6 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 2 - SVS - 15 - SV% - 0.882
GA 0 - SVS - 6 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

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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