2016-17 National Sledge Team

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2017 IPC World Para Hockey Championship
Game #19
Preliminary
Final
April 18, 2017 10:00 pm EDT
Gangneung Hockey Centre
Gangneung, KOR

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
2
3
4
9

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
1
1
0
2
14
19
12
45

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 1
13
3 / 5
2

Game Story

CANADA BLANKS GERMANY, MOVES INTO FINAL AT SLEDGE WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) had a natural hat trick to get the offence rolling, and Canada’s National Sledge Team finished the preliminary round with a 9-0 win over Germany on Wednesday at the 2017 IPC World Para Hockey Championship.

The victory sends Canada to the gold medal game for the third time in a row at worlds; it will face off against the United States in the final on Thursday (6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT).

Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) and Corbyn Smith (Monkton, Ont.) added two goals apiece for the Canadians, while Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) and Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) had one each.

Canada came out firing, racking up 10 shots in the first six minutes, but red-hot German goaltender Klaus Brzoska kept the game scoreless until McGregor roofed a shot on the power play at 6:10.

He added a second on another man advantage just over two minutes later, dangling his way to the net before rocketing a shot past Brzoska, and finished his hat trick six minutes into the second period thanks to a cheeky no-look feed from Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.).

Cozzolino got his name on the scoresheet late in the second period, burying the rebound of a Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) shot on the power play, and Dixon made it 5-0 in the last minute of the middle frame, showing off his quick hands in tight.

With the game well in hand after 30 minutes – they outshot Germany 33-2 through two periods – the Canadians added four more goals in the third.

Cozzolino potted his second just 35 seconds into the final stanza, tucking his shot around Brzoska, before Smith sandwiched his two goals around one from Sholomicki in the final four minutes.

He got his first by knocking in his own rebound at the 11-minute mark, and after Sholomicki added a fourth power-play goal Smith beat Brzoska at the buzzer to finish the festivities.

In all, Canada finished with a one-sided 45-2 advantage in shots on goal, and scored four times in five chances on the power play.

Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) earned his third shutout in four starts in the Canadian goal, turning away both German shots; in his four appearances, Canada allowed just 14 shots on goal.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Christian Pilz
Holding (2:00)
05:24
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Brad Bowden
06:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Frank Rennhack
Hooking (2:00)
08:19
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Brad Bowden, Adam Dixon
08:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Anthony Culmone
Roughing (2:00)
09:00
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Greg Westlake, Adam Dixon
06:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Frank Rennhack
Holding (2:00)
10:50
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Dominic Cozzolino

Assists: Liam Hickey, Brad Bowden
11:48
GOAL
Goal: Adam Dixon

Assists: Liam Hickey
14:22
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Dominic Cozzolino

Assists: Ben Delaney
00:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Christian Pilz
Interference (2:00)
04:15
GOAL
Goal: Antoine Lehoux

11:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Christian Pilz
Slashing - Major (5:00)
13:12
GOAL
Goal: Bryan Sholomicki

Assists: Antoine Lehoux, Steve Arsenault
14:31
GOAL
Goal: Antoine Lehoux

Assists: Anthony Culmone, Bryan Sholomicki
14:59

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Klaus Brzoska GER 45 45 36 9 0.800
Dominic Larocque CAN 45 2 2 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 9 - SV - 36 - SAV% - 0.800
GA 0 - SV - 2 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 3 - Assists 0 - Points 3
G 3 - A 0 - P 3
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3

Previous Games

0 - 9 L @ CanadaCAN
Apr 18, 2017
4 - 1 W @ United States USA
Apr 20, 2017
1 - 1 L v SwedenSWE
Apr 18, 2017
9 - 0 W v GermanyGER
Apr 18, 2017
0 - 5 L @ ItalyITA
Apr 16, 2017
1 - 2 L @ United States USA
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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