2016-17 National Sledge Team

2017 International Para Hockey Tournament
Game #2
Preliminary
Final
February 27, 2017 9:00 am EST
Palaghiaccio Tazzoli
Turin, ITA

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
7
6
7
20
3
3
2
8

Statistics

PP
PIM
2 / 2
10
0 / 3
8

Game Story

CANADA BLANKS KOREA TO OPEN PARA TOURNAMENT IN ITALY

JASON LA ROSE

TURIN, Italy – Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) and Kevin Sorley (Petersburg, Ont.) scored two goals apiece, leading Canada’s National Sledge Team to a 4-0 win over Korea in the opening game for both Monday at the 2017 International Para Hockey Tournament.

The Canadians are the defending champions, having gone unbeaten to win gold in Turin in December 2015.

Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) was perfect in the Canadian goal, turning aside all eight shots he faced to record his sixth shutout in 15 career appearances, and improve his record to 9-1.

Sorley got the scoring started towards the end of the first period, taking advantage of a Canadian power play and finishing a set-up from Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) to put Canada up 1-0 after one.

Hickey doubled the lead just past the 10-minute mark of the second period, and made it 3-0 less than four minutes into the third with Canada on another power play.

Sorley capped the scoring with 16 seconds to go; he doubled his career goal total in the game, having scored two goals in his first 24 games with the national team.

Canada was perfect on the power play, and kept the Koreans goalless on their three chances.

The Canadians return to the ice at the Palaghiaccio Tazzoli on Tuesday, facing off against the host Italians (4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. PT), before closing out the preliminary round Wednesday against Norway (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jong-Kyung Lee
Teeing (2:00)
09:47
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Kevin Sorley

Assists: Bryan Sholomicki
11:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Steve Arsenault
Teeing (2:00)
11:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Sorley
Elbowing (2:00)
14:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Greg Westlake
Roughing (2:00)
15:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Jong Ho Jang
Roughing (2:00)
15:00
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominic Cozzolino
Holding the Stick (2:00)
06:55
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Dominic Cozzolino, Ben Delaney
10:24
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Byeong-Seok Cho
Teeing (2:00)
02:34
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Greg Westlake, Ben Delaney
03:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
Roughing (2:00)
12:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Gab Gyu Yang
Roughing (2:00)
12:05
GOAL
Goal: Kevin Sorley

Assists: Tyler McGregor, Ben Delaney
14:44

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Dominic Larocque CAN 45 8 8 0 1.000
Jae Woong Lee KOR 45 20 16 4 0.800

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 8 - SAV% - 1.000
GA 4 - SV - 16 - SAV% - 0.800
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2

Previous Games

8 - 1 W v NorwayNOR
Mar 4, 2017
1 - 2 L v ItalyITA
Mar 4, 2017
4 - 0 W v ItalyITA
Mar 3, 2017
1 - 3 L v NorwayNOR
Mar 3, 2017
9 - 1 W v NorwayNOR
Mar 1, 2017
2 - 3 L @ ItalyITA
Mar 1, 2017
Videos
Photos
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – HCL 2 (Championship)
Three second-period goals helped Canada to its 14th Spengler Cup.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 3 – MIN 2 (Semifinal)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot had three points, and Canada advanced to the Spengler Cup championship game.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – MHK 1 (Quarter-Final)
Raymond, Gormley and Ebbett had 1G 2A each, and Canada advanced.
2016-17 NMT - CAN 4 – HCD 3 (Preliminary)
Ebbett scored the winner, and Canada edged the Spengler Cup hosts.
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