2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Game #2
Final
January 17, 2016 4:00 pm EST
Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Bridgewater, N.S.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
8
5
17
1
5
2
8

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
3 / 3
10
0 / 5
6

Game Story

SPECIAL TEAMS LEAD CANADA PAST RUSSIA AT WSHC

DAVID BRIEN

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Rob Armstrong (Mississauga, Ont.), Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) and Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) had a goal and an assist each to lead Canada’s National Sledge Team past Russia 5-1 in the opening game for both Sunday at the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

Canada’s special teams highlighted the game, going a perfect 3-for-3 on the power play and adding a goal while shorthanded, while killing off all five of Russia’s power-play opportunities.

The Canadians directed just four shots at the Russian goal in the first period, but found the back of the net on three of them, starting with Westlake’s power-play goal just 41 seconds in.

Armstrong doubled the lead, again with the man advantage, at 3:57, and McGregor went under the sled of Ivanov while the Canadians were a man down at 7:42, making it 3-0 and chasing starting goaltender Mikhail Ivanov, who was replaced by Evgenii Plotnikov after allowing three goals on four shots.

The power play struck again with 3:22 gone in the second period; McGregor carried the puck into the Russian zone and circled the net before finding Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.), who snapped a shot past Plotnikov.

Both teams picked up the offence in the middle frame, with more than half of the game’s shots (13 of 25) coming in the period.

The Russians finally beat Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) at 7:59 of the third period when Nikolai Terentev got his shot through traffic and past the Canadian netminder, but Adam Dixon got that one back for Canada just 44 seconds later, beating Plotnikov under the cross-bar.

Canada finished with a 17-8 advantage in shots on goal, getting a small measure of revenge for their upset loss to the Russians in last year’s semifinal in Leduc, Alta.

The Canadians will look to keep their record intact when they face Korea on Monday night (7 p.m. AT), while the Russians are right back to action in a Monday matinee, taking on the United States (noon AT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Aleksei Lysov
Teeing minor (2:00)
00:09
GOAL
Goal: Greg Westlake (power play)

Assists: Brad Bowden
00:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Aleksei Amosov
Teeing minor (2:00)
02:49
GOAL
Goal: Rob Armstrong (power play)

Assists: Ben Delaney
03:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
(auto) Goaltender Interference minor (2:00)
06:27
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Kieran Block
07:42
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Evgenii Plotnikov

10:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Sorley
Teeing minor (2:00)
11:32
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Maksim Andriyanov
Teeing minor (2:00)
01:44
GOAL
Goal: Billy Bridges (power play)

Assists: Tyler McGregor, Greg Westlake
03:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Sorley
(auto) Elbowing minor (2:00)
04:43
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Sorley
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
05:46
GOAL
Goal: Nikolai Terentev

Assists: Dmitriy Lisov
07:59
GOAL
Goal: Adam Dixon

Assists: Rob Armstrong
08:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
Roughing minor (2:00)
12:23

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Corbin Watson CAN 45 8 7 1 0.875
Evgenii Plotnikov RUS 34 13 11 2 0.846
Mikhail Ivanov RUS 10 4 1 3 0.250

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 3 L vs. United StatesUSA
Jan 23, 2016
1 - 4 L vs. KoreaKOR
Jan 23, 2016
10 - 0 W vs. KoreaKOR
Jan 21, 2016
1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Jan 21, 2016
3 - 2 W @ United StatesUSA
Jan 20, 2016
5 - 1 W @ KoreaKOR
Jan 20, 2016
Videos
Photos
2016 WSHC: NOR 2 – KOR 1 (Bronze)
Bøgle and Værnes scored and Norway took the bronze medal.
2016 WSHC: USA 5, CAN 2 (Gold)
A five-goal second carried the U.S. to victory in the gold medal game.
2016 WSHC: USA 8 – KOR 1 (Semifinal)
Twelve different players chipped in with points for the U.S.
2016 WSHC: CAN 6 – NOR 0 (Semifinal)
Westlake, Delaney and Sholomicki scored in Canada’s opening win.
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