2015-16 National Sledge Team

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2015 International Ice Sledge Hockey Tournament
Game #9
Final
December 12, 2015 4:00 am EST
Palaghiaccio Tazzoli
Turin, ITA

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
1
1
1
4
2
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
1
1
1
4
2
7

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
2
0 / 1
6

Game Story

CANADA BEATS HOSTS, WINS SLEDGE GOLD IN TURIN

JASON LA ROSE

TURIN, Italy – Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) capped a spectacular tournament with his second hat trick in as many games, pushing Canada’s National Sledge Team past host Italy 7-1 in the gold medal game Saturday at the International Ice Sledge Hockey Tournament.

The Canadians rolled through the tournament, winning all five games and outscoring its opponents 38-2.

"I like the way that we came together as a team throughout the week,” Canadian captain Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) said after the game. “It was a lot of fun to see some players score their first goals, and for our team to get the taste of winning again. We are looking forward to competing in the World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Bridgewater [starting Jan. 18].

McGregor was dominant offensively; the Canadian forward had at least two points in all five games, and finished with a tournament-leading 19 (10 goals, nine assists), getting in on half the Canadian goals.

On Saturday, he had the lone goal in the first period, and got the scoring started in the decisive second.

After McGregor made it 2-0 just 1:51 into the middle frame, Westlake scored twice in less than three minutes – the first one shorthanded – and Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) netted his second in as many games to put the Canadians in control after 30 minutes, up 5-0.

Gianluigi Rosa spoiled the Canadian shutout bid 2:53 into the third period, but McGregor finished his hat trick just 44 seconds after that and Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) capped the scoring with 2:50 left.

"I am very proud of our team,” said Canadian head coach Ken Babey. “We stuck to the game plan, which included playing with structure and discipline. We met our goals of winning gold, and going undefeated through the tournament."

Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) and James Gemmell (Quesnel, B.C.) added two assists each to the offensive cause.

Corbin Watson got the start in the Canadian goal, stopping everything he faced in the first period before giving way to Dominic Larocque, who picked up his third win of the tournament.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Dominic Larocque

00:00
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Rob Armstrong, Dominic Cozzolino
05:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Steve Arsenault
(auto) Charging minor (2:00)
10:06
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: James Gemmell, Dominic Cozzolino
01:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Bryan Sholomicki
Teeing minor (2:00)
04:30
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Greg Westlake

05:25
GOAL
Goal: Greg Westlake

Assists: Adam Dixon
08:11
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Gabriele Araudo

08:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Gianluca Cavaliere
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
09:19
GOAL
Goal: Bryan Sholomicki

Assists: Rob Armstrong
11:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Dixon
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
13:30
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Gianluigi Rosa

02:53
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: James Gemmell
03:37
GOAL
Goal: Brad Bowden

12:10

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Santino Stillitano ITA 23 4 0 4 0.000
Gabriele Araudo ITA 21 3 0 3 0.000
Dominic Larocque CAN 45 1 0 1 0.000
Corbin Watson CAN 15 0 0 0 0.000

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
GA 1 - SVS - 0 - SV% - 0.000
Goals 3 - Assists 0 - Points 3
G 3 - A 0 - P 3
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2

Previous Games

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