2015-16 National Sledge Team

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2015 International Ice Sledge Hockey Tournament
Game #1
Final
December 7, 2015 4:00 am EST
Palaghiaccio Tazzoli
Turin, ITA

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
2
3
3
8

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
2
3
3
8

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
10
1 / 5
4

Game Story

WESTLAKE’S FIVE POINTS LEAD CANADA TO OPENING WIN IN TURIN

DAVID BRIEN

TURIN, Italy – Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) led the way with five points as Canada’s National Sledge Team opened the International Ice Sledge Hockey Tournament with a bang on Monday, blanking Korea 8-0.

Westlake gave Canada a 2-0 lead late in the first period, then set up five of the last six goals, including all three from Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.), who had his second hat trick in three days against the Koreans after scoring three times in a 7-1 pre-tournament win on Saturday.

Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) and Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) added a goal and an assist each for the Canadians, while Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) and Rob Armstrong (Mississauga, Ont.) did the rest of the scoring.

Armstrong’s goal was his first with the national team, and first point.

Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) earned the shutout in the Canadian goal.

“The game was a complete 15-man effort,” Armstrong said after the game. “As a group I thought we all competed, and that is what you need in your first game of a tournament.”

Canada was rewarded for its hard work early, with Bridges opening the scoring off a set-up from Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) with just 52 seconds off the clock.

Westlake made it a two-goal advantage on the power play at 13:48 from Dixon and McGregor, sending the Canadians to the dressing room up by a pair after the opening 15 minutes.

"Korea came at us pretty hard in the first period,” said Canadian head coach Ken Babey. “I thought we made great adjustments with the puck that helped us have better second and third periods. It was a good first game for our team."

Bowden pushed the lead to 3-0 just 1:35 into the second period, and Armstrong and McGregor added goals before the 10-minute mark of the middle frame.

Canada continued to press offensively in the third, and Bowden finished off his hat trick with a pair of goals, sandwiched around a Dixon marker with five minutes left.

The Canadians will try for a 2-0 start Tuesday when they face the host Italians at the Palaghiaccio Tazzoli; the puck drops in Turin at 4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. PT on the first meeting between the teams since the 2013 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Billy Bridges

Assists: Dominic Cozzolino
00:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Young Sung Kim
Teeing minor (2:00)
02:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Jong Kyung Lee
Teeing minor (2:00)
08:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Ju Seung Lee
(auto) Elbowing minor (2:00)
12:55
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Greg Westlake

Assists: Adam Dixon, Tyler McGregor
13:48
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Brad Bowden

Assists: Greg Westlake
01:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Dixon
Slashing minor (2:00)
02:50
GOAL
Goal: Rob Armstrong

Assists: Greg Westlake, James Gemmell
06:04
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Greg Westlake
09:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
12:01
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Brad Bowden

Assists: Greg Westlake
01:11
GOAL
Goal: Adam Dixon

Assists: Bryan Sholomicki, Marc Dorion
09:58
GOAL
Goal: Brad Bowden

Assists: Greg Westlake
10:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Ju Seung Lee
Teeing minor (2:00)
14:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Young Sung Kim
Teeing minor (2:00)
14:51

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Jae Woong Lee KOR 45 8 0 8 0.000
Dominic Larocque CAN 45 0 0 0 0.000

Game Leaders

GA 8 - SVS - 0 - SV% - 0.000
GA 0 - SVS - 0 - SV% - 0.000
Goals 1 - Assists 5 - Points 6
G 1 - A 5 - P 6
Goals 3 - Assists 0 - Points 3
G 3 - A 0 - P 3

Previous Games

0 - 0 L vs. NorwayNOR
Dec 12, 2015
7 - 1 W vs. ItalyITA
Dec 12, 2015
0 - 0 L @ ItalyITA
Dec 11, 2015
10 - 0 W vs. NorwayNOR
Dec 11, 2015
0 - 0 L @ ItalyITA
Dec 9, 2015
8 - 0 W vs. NorwayNOR
Dec 9, 2015
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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