2016-17 National Sledge Team

2017 International Para Hockey Tournament
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
March 1, 2017 9:00 am EST
Palaghiaccio Tazzoli
Turin, ITA

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
0
1
3
3
3
9

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
4
3
0
7
14
14
7
35

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 1
6
1 / 2
4

Game Story

CANADA ROUTS NORWAY TO FINISH PERFECT PRELIMS

JASON LA ROSE

TURIN, Italy – The line of Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.), Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) and Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) combined for 13 points, leading Canada’s National Sledge Team to a convincing 9-1 win over Norway to finish the preliminary round Wednesday at the 2017 International Para Hockey Tournament.

Westlake led the offence with a goal and four assists, McGregor had two of each and Sholomicki added four helpers, giving Canada first place in the round-robin with an unblemished 3-0 record.

The Canadians will next take on host Italy in the semifinals on Friday (4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. PT).

The goals came early and often against the Norwegians, the first three coming before the nine-minute mark of the first period.

Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) got the scoring started just 100 seconds in, picking up the puck in the corner and driving to the net before tucking a shot around Norwegian netminder Kissinger Deng.

McGregor doubled the advantage at 7:30, stretching to push a shot under Deng, and Delaney added his second just 1:12 after that, taking a pass off a clean face-off win by Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) and wiring a shot past Deng.

Three goals in less than four minutes put the Canadians firmly in control early in the second period.

McGregor got the first – his second of the game – at 1:48, getting a shot through traffic from the top of the circle, and Corbyn Smith (Monkton, Ont.) roofed a shot from a sharp angle for his first international goal and a 5-0 lead at 3:06.

Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) added his fourth goal in two games to make it 6-0 before Emil Sørheim got the Norwegians on the board in the final minute of the middle frame – the first goal allowed by the Canadians in the tournament.

Three goals in three minutes capped the scoring midway through the third period, with Westlake, Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.) and James Gemmell (Quesnel, B.C.) doing the honours.

Gemmell’s goal was just his second in 72 career games with Team Canada, and both have come in Turin; he scored in a 5-1 preliminary-round win over Italy on Dec. 15, 2015.

In all, eight players recorded multiple points in the win; in addition to the exploits of the big line, Delaney added an assist to his two goals, Smith, Dixon and Gemmell finished with a goal and a helper each, and Hickey notched two assists.

Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) earned the win in goal, making six saves.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas Jacobsen
Slashing (2:00)
00:38
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Ben Delaney

Assists: Greg Westlake, Tyler McGregor
01:40
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Bryan Sholomicki, Greg Westlake
07:30
GOAL
Goal: Ben Delaney

Assists: Liam Hickey
08:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Dixon
Boarding (2:00)
10:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Ola Bye øiseth
Delay of Game (2:00)
13:59
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Greg Westlake, Bryan Sholomicki
01:48
GOAL
Goal: Antoine Lehoux

Assists: Adam Dixon, Liam Hickey
03:06
GOAL
Goal: Adam Dixon

Assists: Zach Savage, Antoine Lehoux
05:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Loyd Remi Solberg
Holding (2:00)
10:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Dixon
Interference (2:00)
10:42
GOAL
Goal: Emil Sørheim

Assists: Audun Bakke, Rolf Einar Pedersen
14:19
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Greg Westlake

Assists: Tyler McGregor, Bryan Sholomicki
07:01
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Culmone

Assists: James Gemmell, Ben Delaney
08:06
GOAL
Goal: James Gemmell

Assists: Bryan Sholomicki, Greg Westlake
10:17

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Kissinger Deng NOR 45 35 26 9 0.743
Dominic Larocque CAN 45 7 6 1 0.857

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 4 - Points 5
G 1 - A 4 - P 5
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 2 - Points 4
G 2 - A 2 - P 4
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 4 - Points 4
G 0 - A 4 - P 4

Previous Games

1 - 8 L @ CanadaCAN
Mar 4, 2017
8 - 1 W v NorwayNOR
Mar 4, 2017
3 - 1 W @ KoreaKOR
Mar 3, 2017
4 - 0 W v ItalyITA
Mar 3, 2017
1 - 9 L @ CanadaCAN
Mar 1, 2017
9 - 1 W v NorwayNOR
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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