2015-16 National Sledge Team

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2016 IPC Pan-Pacific Championship
Game #4
Final
March 30, 2016 7:00 pm AST
HarborCenter
Buffalo, N.Y.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
7
5
5
17
5
4
7
16

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 6
8
1 / 2
16

Game Story

McGREGOR GETS GAME-WINNER AS CANADA GOES TO 2-0

WENDY GRAVES

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) led the way with a goal and an assist, but it was Tyler McGregor’s (Forest, Ont.) goal with 5:33 remaining in the third period that was the game-winner, as Canada’s National Sledge Team defeated the United States 2-1 on Wednesday evening at the 2016 IPC Pan-Pacific Championship.

Canada killed off nearly two full minutes of a five-on-three American power play earlier in the period. The momentum from that paid off four minutes later. McGregor brought the puck in from the side boards and beat goaltender Steve Cash with a wrist shot from the bottom of the face-off circle.

Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) and Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) each picked up an assist in the game.

Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) made 16 saves in picking up his second win in as many starts.

With the win Canada moved to the top of the leaderboard with a perfect 2-0 record.

There’s never any love lost when Canada and the United States play a hockey game, and tonight was no exception. During warmups the teams exchanged a few shoves at centre ice, setting the tone for a high-paced, high-intensity game.

It was the Americans getting on the board first, when they took advantage of a penalty call on Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.). Declan Farmer picked the puck up in the high slot and went in uncontested to the face-off circle, where he beat Watson high while getting knocked over.

A late first-period power play allowed Canada to tie things up. After Dixon held the puck in near the blue line, Westlake and Bridges applied pressure down low, with Westlake finding the back of the net.

It was a scoreless second, but not for lack of chances. McGregor just missed converting on a centering pass from Bridges early. And Watson was solid in stopping a close range shot on a U.S. power play midway through the period and again later in turning aside a two-on-one.

In the third, a late interference call on McGregor gave the U.S. one last chance to equalize, but the Canadian penalty kill was up to the task, not allowing a shot on net.

Canada concludes the preliminary round on Friday, when it meets Team Pan-Pacific at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Dixon
Teeing minor (2:00)
04:30
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Declan Farmer

Assists: Joshua Pauls, Kevin Mckee
06:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Paul Schaus
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
11:38
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Greg Westlake

Assists: Billy Bridges
13:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Steve Arsenault
Roughing minor (2:00)
15:00
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Carron
Roughing minor (2:00)
06:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikko Landeros
Teeing minor (2:00)
06:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Delaney
Roughing minor (2:00)
06:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
09:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Misiewicz
Roughing minor (2:00)
13:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
13:06
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
Roughing minor (2:00)
02:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Dixon
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
03:04
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Greg Westlake, Brad Bowden
09:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
12:14

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Steve Cash USA 45 16 14 2 0.875
Corbin Watson CAN 45 17 16 1 0.941

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

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