2015-16 National Sledge Team

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2015 International Ice Sledge Hockey Tournament
Game #8
Final
December 11, 2015 9:00 am EST
Palaghiaccio Tazzoli
Turin, ITA

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
2
5
3
10

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
2
5
3
10

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
8
1 / 3
6

Game Story

MCGREGOR AND COZZOLINO COMBINE FOR SEVEN GOALS; CANADA INTO TURIN FINAL

JASON LA ROSE

TURIN, Italy – Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) scored four goals and set up three others, leading Canada’s National Sledge Team past Norway 10-0 on Friday and into the gold medal game at the International Ice Sledge Hockey Tournament.

The Canadians will face host Italy in Saturday’s final (4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. PT).

McGregor’s seven points give him 12 in two games against the Norwegians – he had two goals and three assists in an 8-0 victory to close out the preliminary round on Wednesday.

Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) added a hat trick and two assists for Canada, and Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) chipped in with a goal and five helpers; in all, the line combined for 18 points.

Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) and Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) scored the other Canadian goals.

Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) earned his first shutout of the tournament.

"We didn't have our best first period,” Cozzolino said after the game, “but we refocused during intermission and had strong second and third periods. We are looking forward to the final game tomorrow.”

McGregor and Bridges gave Canada a 2-0 lead after one period before a three-goals-in-58-seconds outburst blew the game wide open very early in the second; McGregor finished his hat trick with goals 11 seconds apart within the first 21 seconds of the middle frame, and Cozzolino made it 5-0 at 1:10.

Westlake converted on the power play midway through the period, and McGregor’s fourth of the game pushed the advantage to 7-0 after 30 minutes.

Cozzolino scored twice in 55 seconds to finish his hat trick midway through the third period, before Sholomicki’s buzzer-beater in the dying seconds got the Canadians to double digits.

“Our attitude is we just want to win and tonight we had a strong team effort,” said Canadian head coach Ken Babey. “Although he did not face many shots, Corbin Watson made some big saves early in the game that allowed our team to set the pace."

Canada has rolled through its opponents at the Palaghiaccio Tazzoli, outscoring them 31-1 thus far.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Billy Bridges, Dominic Cozzolino
08:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Greg Westlake
(auto) Elbowing minor (2:00)
09:36
GOAL
Goal: Billy Bridges

Assists: Tyler McGregor, Dominic Cozzolino
12:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Hamre
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
13:10
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Billy Bridges
00:12
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Billy Bridges
00:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas Jacobsen
Teeing minor (2:00)
00:48
GOAL
Goal: Dominic Cozzolino

Assists: Tyler McGregor, Billy Bridges
01:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Kieran Block
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
03:54
GOAL
Goal: Greg Westlake (power play)

Assists: Brad Bowden, Tyler McGregor
07:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Tor Rivera
Slashing minor (2:00)
08:16
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

13:42
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Rolf Einar Pedersen
Roughing minor (2:00)
06:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Kieran Block
Roughing minor (2:00)
06:10
GOAL
Goal: Dominic Cozzolino

Assists: Ben Delaney, Adam Dixon
06:58
GOAL
Goal: Dominic Cozzolino

Assists: Derek Whitson, James Gemmell
07:53
GOAL
Goal: Bryan Sholomicki

Assists: Billy Bridges, Kieran Block
14:59

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Kjell Christian Hamar NOR 45 10 0 10 0.000
Corbin Watson CAN 45 0 0 0 0.000

Game Leaders

GA 10 - SVS - 0 - SV% - 0.000
GA 0 - SVS - 0 - SV% - 0.000
Goals 4 - Assists 3 - Points 7
G 4 - A 3 - P 7
Goals 1 - Assists 5 - Points 6
G 1 - A 5 - P 6

Previous Games

0 - 0 L @ KoreaKOR
Dec 12, 2015
7 - 1 W vs. ItalyITA
Dec 12, 2015
0 - 10 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 11, 2015
10 - 0 W vs. NorwayNOR
Dec 11, 2015
0 - 8 L @ CanadaCAN
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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