2015-16 National Sledge Team

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2016 IPC Pan-Pacific Championship
Game #8
Final
April 2, 2016 5:00 pm AST
HarborCenter
Buffalo, N.Y.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
5
8
3
16
2
2
6
10

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 1
4
0 / 1
4

Game Story

CANADA SETTLES FOR SILVER AT PAN-PACIFICS

JASON LA ROSE

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) scored late in the third period, but Canada’s National Sledge Team was left with a silver medal after a 4-1 loss to the United States on Saturday in the gold medal game at the 2016 IPC Pac-Pacific Championship.

It’s the third time in the last year Canada has lost a final to the U.S.; the Americans won the IPC World Championship last May with a 3-0 win over the Canadians in Buffalo, and earned a 3-2 overtime victory at the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Bridgewater, N.S., in January.

Canada’s offence came up dry, managing just 10 shots on goal, six of which came in the third period. The Canadians sat at just two shots before recording a pair on a power play very late in the second period.

After a scoreless first period, Declan Farmer got the scoring started six minutes into the second, knocking his own rebound past Canadian goaltender Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.).

Chris Douglas doubled the American advantage at 8:18, beating Watson from a sharp angle, and Farmer maneuvered into the slot before snapping a shot to past Watson for his second of the period at 12:14, sending the U.S. to the dressing room up 3-0.

The Canadians did their best to mount a comeback in the third, outshooting the U.S. by a 6-3 margin in the final 15 minutes, but couldn’t crack the American defence.

McGregor finally solved Steve Cash with 3:39 to go, picking up a loose puck at the face-off dot and snapping a quick shot past the blocker of the U.S. netminder to get the Canadians on the board.

But they would get no closer, and Kevin McKee hit the empty net with 87 seconds left to cap the scoring.

Canadian captain Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) finished as his team’s top scorer, recording three goals and three assists in four games.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
Slashing minor (2:00)
08:11
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Declan Farmer

05:57
GOAL
Goal: Christopher Douglas

Assists: Luke Mcdermott
08:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Christopher Douglas
Slashing minor (2:00)
08:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Kieran Block
Slashing minor (2:00)
08:38
GOAL
Goal: Declan Farmer

Assists: Brody Roybal, Kevin Mckee
12:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Declan Farmer
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
13:24
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Ben Delaney
11:21
GOAL
Goal: Kevin Mckee

Assists: Brody Roybal
13:33

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Steve Cash USA 45 10 9 1 0.900
Corbin Watson CAN 43 15 12 3 0.800

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 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - 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

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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