2016-17 National Sledge Team

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2017 IPC World Para Hockey Championship
Game #14
Preliminary
Final
April 17, 2017 2:00 am EDT
Gangneung Hockey Centre
Gangneung, KOR

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
5
2
5
12
1
4
3
8

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 4
2
1 / 1
8

Game Story

CANADA EDGED BY AMERICANS AT SLEDGE WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) opened the scoring late in the first period, but Canada’s National Sledge Team came up a goal short in a 2-1 loss to the United States on Monday at the 2017 IPC World Para Hockey Championship.

The defeat is the first for the Canadians, who fell into a first-place tie with the Americans at 12 points, although the unbeaten U.S. has played one game less than Canada.

Early American penalty trouble meant Canada had the run of play in the first period, outshooting the U.S. 5-1 and taking a 1-0 lead when McGregor jumped all over the rebound of an Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) point shot and beat goaltender Steve Cash with just 91 seconds to go in the opening frame.

The U.S. got that back on their first power play chance, with Nikko Landeros circling the net and banking his shot in off Canadian netminder Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) at 6:06 of the second period.

The goal was the first allowed by the Canadians in the tournament (they had outscored their opponents 36-0 prior to the Landeros marker) and ended their shutout streak at just over 206 minutes.

Declan Farmer added the game-winner for the Americans less than three minutes later, splitting the Canadian defence before going under his sled to his right hand to beat Larocque.

The Canadian offence was held in check from there, although McGregor and Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) both had multiple point-blank chances to tie the game late; Canada directed four of its five third-period shots towards Cash in the final three minutes.

Despite the loss, Canada finished with a 12-8 advantage in shots on goal.

The Canadians will close out their preliminary round schedule on Tuesday night, taking on Germany (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) with a chance to clinch a spot in the gold medal game.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brody Roybal
Elbowing (2:00)
04:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Brody Roybal
Holding (2:00)
10:14
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Adam Dixon
13:29
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Mckee
Teeing (2:00)
00:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
Charging (2:00)
04:33
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Nikko Landeros

Assists: Declan Farmer
06:06
GOAL
Goal: Declan Farmer

Assists: Kevin Mckee
08:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Brody Roybal
Roughing (2:00)
09:28
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Dominic Larocque

14:28

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Dominic Larocque CAN 44 8 6 2 0.750
Steve Cash USA 45 12 11 1 0.917

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

Previous Games

4 - 1 W @ United States USA
Apr 20, 2017
1 - 4 L v CanadaCAN
Apr 20, 2017
9 - 0 W v GermanyGER
Apr 18, 2017
5 - 0 W v KoreaKOR
Apr 19, 2017
1 - 2 L @ United States USA
Apr 17, 2017
6 - 0 W v NorwayNOR
Apr 17, 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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