2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

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2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Game #8
Final
February 5, 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
1
0
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
13
4
8
25
4
6
4
14

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
12
0 / 4
18

Game Story

PANFILOV SCORES WINNER IN FINAL MINUTE, RUSSIA TOPS CANADA IN WSHC SEMIS

JASON LA ROSE

LEDUC, Alta. – Sergey Panfilov’s second goal of the game, with 52.9 seconds remaining, gave Russia a 2-1 semifinal win over Canada’s National Sledge Team on Thursday and a spot in Saturday’s gold medal game at the 2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

The Russians will face the United States for gold on Saturday (5 p.m. MT, TSN).

Panfilov gathered a loose puck between the hashmarks, spun and wired a left-handed shot over the shoulder of Canadian netminder Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) to give Russia its first-ever win over Canada.

Dmitriy Lisov added two assists for the Russians, who are into the gold medal game for the second consecutive major international tournament; they lost to the U.S. in the Paralympic final last March.

Kevin Rempel (Vineland, Ont.) had the lone goal for Canada, which will miss out on the gold medal game for the first time in the eight-year history of the World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

The Canadians, who lost to the U.S. in Wednesday’s preliminary round finale, dropped back-to-back games for just the second time since the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and lost to a team other than the Americans for the first time since a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Norway on March 14, 2011, a span of 39 games.

Russia got off to a quick start; Panfilov banged in a rebound after Watson couldn’t control an Ilia Volkov shot just 72 seconds after the opening face-off.

But Rempel was quick to respond for Canada, driving to the net on the power play and burying the second chance off a Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) scoring opportunity at 5:09.

The Canadians were lucky to get to the intermission tied – Russia held a 13-4 advantage in shots on goal in the first period – but started to carry the play in a scoreless second, although they couldn’t find a way past Russian netminder Vladimir Kamentsev.

Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) had the best scoring chance for Canada in the third period, rocketing a shot from just inside centre ice that beat Kamentsev but not the crossbar with just minutes to go.

The Canadians will take on Korea in Saturday afternoon’s bronze medal game (noon MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Sergey Panfilov

Assists: Ilia Volkov, Dmitriy Lisov
01:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Ilya Popov
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
04:14
GOAL
Goal: Kevin Rempel

Assists: Kieran Block, Greg Westlake
05:09
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Vladimir Litvinenko
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
01:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Rempel
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
05:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Greg Westlake (Served by Kieran Block)
(auto) Checking from Behind minor (2:00)
12:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Greg Westlake
(auto) misconduct (10:00)
12:54
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Sergey Panfilov

Assists: Dmitriy Lisov
14:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Vadim Selyukin
Roughing minor (2:00)
14:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Kieran Block
Slashing minor (2:00)
14:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitriy Lisov
(auto) Head Contact minor (2:00)
14:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Vladimir Litvinenko
Roughing minor (2:00)
14:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Vadim Selyukin
Roughing minor (2:00)
14:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Dixon
Roughing minor (2:00)
14:54

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Vladimir Kamantsev RUS 45 14 13 1 0.929
Corbin Watson CAN 44 25 23 2 0.920

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Feb 7, 2015
4 - 1 W vs. KoreaKOR
Feb 7, 2015
2 - 1 W @ CanadaCAN
Feb 5, 2015
1 - 2 L vs. RussiaRUS
Feb 5, 2015
4 - 1 W @ KoreaKOR
Feb 4, 2015
0 - 2 L vs. United StatesUSA
Feb 4, 2015
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
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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