2015-16 National Sledge Team

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2016 IPC Pan-Pacific Championship
Game #1
Final
March 29, 2016 3:00 pm AST
HarborCenter
Buffalo, N.Y.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
12
11
7
30
4
1
1
6

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 1
8
0 / 4
2

Game Story

CANADA OPENS PAN-PACIFICS WITH WIN OVER KOREA

DAVID BRIEN

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Marc Dorion (Bourget, Ont.) scored a pair of goals to pace Canada’s National Sledge Team to a 4-1 victory over Korea in the IPC Pan-Pacific Championship opener on Tuesday.

The game was the first in the history of the new regional tournament, which also includes the United States, and a Pan-Pacific team made up of players from Canada, Japan, and the U.S.

Rob Armstrong (Mississauga, Ont.) and Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) were credited with the other Canadian goals off the blue-line, while netminder Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) made five saves for the win.

Kevin Sorley (Petersburg, Ont.) and Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) added two assists each.

The first goal came just two minutes after the opening puck dropped; Dorion picked up the puck behind the net and banked a shot off the back of Korean netminder Man-Gyun Yu and in for a quick 1-0 Canadian lead.

Canada doubled its advantage just past the nine-minute mark of the period thanks to an Armstrong wrist shot from the hashmarks that deflected off a Korean stick and over Yu.

Dorion added his second goal 6:35 into the middle frame, cutting in from the corner, going under his sled and snapping a shot past Yu to make it a three-goal game.

Outshot 23-5 entering the third period, Korea’s hard work paid off midway through the final stanza; Seung-Hwan Jung stripped the puck from a Canadian in the neutral zone, broke down the left wing and wired a shot over the blocker of Watson.

But whatever momentum the Koreans had evaporated just three minutes later, when Dixon jumped on a loose puck right out of the penalty box, outraced a Korean defender and tucked a shot around Yu.

The Canadians had full control from the opening face-off in all facets of the game, and finished with a one-sided 30-6 advantage in shots on goal; Korea managed just two shots after the first period.

Canada is right back to action Wednesday night in the marquee match-up of the preliminary round, taking on the United States (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) in another chapter of the biggest rivalry in sledge hockey.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Marc Dorion

Assists: Kevin Sorley
01:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
05:54
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Culmone

Assists: Greg Westlake, Ben Delaney
09:15
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Marc Dorion

Assists: Bryan Sholomicki, Kevin Sorley
06:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Sorley
(auto) Elbowing minor (2:00)
09:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Young-Sung Kim
Slashing minor (2:00)
14:47
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Seung-Hwan Jung

Assists: Ju-Seung Lee, Kwang Hyouk Choi
08:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Dixon
Roughing minor (2:00)
09:32
GOAL
Goal: Adam Dixon

Assists: Greg Westlake
11:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Greg Westlake
(auto) Elbowing minor (2:00)
14:45

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Corbin Watson CAN 45 6 5 1 0.833
Man-Gyun Yu KOR 45 30 26 4 0.867

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

1 - 4 L vs. United StatesUSA
Apr 2, 2016
0 - 0 L vs. Pan-PacificTPP
Apr 2, 2016
3 - 0 W @ Pan-PacificTPP
Apr 1, 2016
0 - 0 L vs. United StatesUSA
Apr 1, 2016
2 - 1 W vs. United StatesUSA
Mar 30, 2016
0 - 0 L @ Pan-PacificTPP
Mar 30, 2016
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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