2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Game #10
Gold/Or
Final
December 10, 2016 4:00 pm AST
MacLauchlan Arena
Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
1
0
2
0
5
0
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
5
2
7
14
4
10
0
14

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 2
6
1 / 1
16

Game Story

UNITES STATES WINS THIRD STRAIGHT GOLD

WENDY GRAVES

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The United States struck for five goals in the second period to defeat Canada's National Sledge Team 5-2 and win the gold medal at the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

It’s the third straight gold medal for the Americans at the event, and fifth overall.

Canada settled for silver for the fourth time.

Brody Roybal led the way with two goals and an assist. Declan Farmer added a goal and two assists. Farmer finished with an event-leading 17 points.

Steve Cash made 12 saves for the Americans.

Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) and Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) scored for Canada. Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) assisted on both goals. Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) also had an assist.

Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) stopped nine shots for Canada over two periods. Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) played the third period for Canada, which didn’t surrender a shot over the final 15 minutes.

Canada carried the play throughout most of the first period and opened the scoring seven minutes in. After Westlake brought the puck up ice, Dixon got off a shot from the left side. Cash gave up a big rebound on the save, which a charging Hickey finished off from the slot.

The Americans broke the game open after that. Three goals in 1:55 early in the second period sent the team on its way.

From the high slot, Farmer passed across to Kevin McKee in the left circle for a one-timer just 1:07 in. Twenty-two seconds later Paul Schaus was left alone in the low slot to finish off a centering pass. Shortly thereafter, Roybal roofed it far side from the left circle to make it 3-1.

Canada continued to fight hard. Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) drew a holding call on Luke McDermott on an attempted breakaway; on the ensuing power play Bowden pulled the team within one when he picked the top corner with a rocket from the high slot.

That momentum was short-lived. Roybal skated in from mid-ice and beat Watson short side to restore the Americans’ two-goal lead 39 seconds after Bowden’s goal.

The United States scored its fifth goal with only 38 seconds remaining in the period, Farmer going top shelf far side from the bottom of the left circle.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Adam Dixon, Greg Westlake
06:58
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kevin Mckee

Assists: Declan Farmer, Brody Roybal
01:07
GOAL
Goal: Paul Schaus

Assists: Adam Page
01:29
GOAL
Goal: Brody Roybal

Assists: Declan Farmer, Tyler Carron
03:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
Charging (2:00)
06:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Carron
Roughing (2:00)
06:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Luke Mcdermott
Holding (2:00)
11:35
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Brad Bowden

Assists: Greg Westlake
12:01
GOAL
Goal: Brody Roybal

Assists: Nikko Landeros
12:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
Teeing (2:00)
13:21
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Declan Farmer

Assists: Kevin Mckee
14:22
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Dominic Larocque

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Brody Roybal
Hit to the Head (2:00)
14:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Brody Roybal
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
14:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Greg Westlake
Charging (2:00)
15:00

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Corbin Watson CAN 30 14 9 5 0.643
Dominic Larocque CAN 15 0 0 0 0.000
Steve Cash USA 45 14 12 2 0.857

Game Leaders

GA 5 - SV - 9 - SAV% - 0.643
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

2 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 10, 2016
5 - 2 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 10, 2016
6 - 0 W v NorwayNOR
Dec 8, 2016
8 - 1 W @ KoreaKOR
Dec 8, 2016
1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 7, 2016
2 - 1 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 7, 2016
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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