2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

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2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Game #6
Final
February 4, 2015 9:00 pm EST
Leduc Recreation Centre
Leduc, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
7
6
21
4
4
5
13

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
2
0 / 1
4

Game Story

LANDEROS SCORES TWICE, U.S. BEATS CANADA IN FIRST-PLACE SHOWDOWN

JASON LA ROSE

LEDUC, Alta. – Nikko Landeros supplied the offence, Steve Cash made the saves and the United States claimed first place in the preliminary round at the 2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, beating Canada’s National Sledge Team 2-0 in the round-robin finale on Wednesday night.

The win means the U.S. will face Korea in Thursday’s first semifinal (2 p.m. MT) at the Leduc Recreation Centre, while Canada will take on Russia in the late game (7 p.m. MT).

Landeros scored with a pair of wrist shots from the point, while Declan Farmer added two assists.

Cash made 13 saves to record his second consecutive shutout of the Canadians; the U.S. goaltender turned away all 11 shots he faced in a 3-0 American win in a semifinal at the Paralympic Winter Games last March.

A back-and-forth game looked to be headed to the first intermission scoreless before Landeros let go a shot from just inside the blue-line that found its way over the glove of Canadian netminder Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) with just 1:12 left in the opening period.

Canada struggled to get its offence going, managing just eight shots in the first two periods and rarely testing Cash.

Landeros added insurance just past the midway point of the third period; after Watson chose not to freeze the puck, the American defenceman took a pass from Farmer and snuck a low, off-speed shot just inside the post.

The Canadians couldn’t get one back, losing for just the fourth time in 26 games, dating back to April 2013.

Canada lost a preliminary round game at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge for the first time ever; it was 23-0 entering the game and 32-2 overall, with its only two previous defeats coming to the U.S. in the gold medal game in 2009 and 2012.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Nikko Landeros

Assists: Brody Roybal, Declan Farmer
13:48
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Carron
Teeing minor (2:00)
00:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Rempel
(auto) Elbowing minor (2:00)
06:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
13:22
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Nikko Landeros

Assists: Declan Farmer
08:51

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Steve Cash USA 45 13 13 0 1.000
Corbin Watson CAN 45 21 19 2 0.905

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 13 - SV% - 1.000
GA 2 - SVS - 19 - SV% - 0.905
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

2 - 1 W vs. RussiaRUS
Feb 7, 2015
4 - 1 W vs. KoreaKOR
Feb 7, 2015
8 - 0 W vs. KoreaKOR
Feb 5, 2015
1 - 2 L vs. RussiaRUS
Feb 5, 2015
2 - 0 W @ CanadaCAN
Feb 4, 2015
0 - 2 L vs. United StatesUSA
Feb 4, 2015
Videos
Photos
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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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