2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Game #6
Final (SO)
January 20, 2016 6:00 pm EST
Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Bridgewater, N.S.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
5
3
4
1
13
8
9
7
4
28

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 1
6
1 / 3
2

Game Story

CANADA EARNS TOP SPOT OF WSHC STANDINGS WITH SHOOTOUT WIN

DAVID BRIEN

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) scored in regulation time and struck again in the shootout, helping Canada’s National Sledge Team to a 3-2 extra-time win over the United States, and first place in the preliminary round at the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

The win means Canada will face Korea in Thursday’s second semifinal at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (7 p.m. AT), while the Americans will take on Russia in the early game (2 p.m. AT).

Canadian goaltender Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) stole the show, finishing with 27 saves in regulation and overtime, the second-most in one game in tournament history. He also stopped three of four Americans in the shootout to earn the well-deserved win.

After losing all five games to the U.S. last season, including a 2-0 defeat in the preliminary round at the 2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, the Canadians finally broke through against the defending Paralympic and IPC world championship gold medallists.

Canada stormed out of the gate, taking a very early lead; Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) carried the puck into the American zone and circled the net before finding Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.), who beat U.S. netminder Steve Cash just 41 seconds after the puck dropped.

The Americans pulled even 3:36 into the second period when Declan Farmer snuck a shot past Watson from the low slot, but it took just 10 seconds for Dixon to restore the Canadian lead.

A quick penalty just 16 seconds after Dixon’s goal gave the U.S. the power play, and Paul Schaus needed only 28 seconds on the man advantage to make it a 2-2 game and finish a busy stretch of three goals in 54 seconds.

The U.S. held a 7-4 advantage in shots on goal in a scoreless third period, and had four shots in overtime, compared to just one for Canada, as Watson almost single-handedly got the game to a shootout.

Canada got on the board first on its second shot thanks to a slick move from Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.), but Farmer answered right back on the next American opportunity.

Dixon was turned away on Canada’s third shot, but, after Watson made a huge stop on Farmer, the defenceman made good on his second chance, giving the Canadians their first win over the U.S. since Jan. 9, 2014, a span of eight games.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Billy Bridges

Assists: Brad Bowden
00:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Steve Arsenault
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
06:07
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kevin Mckee

Assists: Declan Farmer, Brody Roybal
03:36
GOAL
Goal: Adam Dixon

Assists: Kieran Block
03:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Bryan Sholomicki
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
04:02
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Paul Schaus

Assists: Kevin Mckee
04:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Brody Roybal
Roughing minor (2:00)
06:33
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Steve Arsenault
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
05:47
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#15 Nikko Landeros shooutout attempt on #30 Corbin Watson
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#18 Billy Bridges shooutout attempt on #34 Steve Cash
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#27 Josh Pauls shooutout attempt on #30 Corbin Watson
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#8 Tyler McGregor shooutout attempt on #34 Steve Cash
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#16 Declan Farmer shooutout attempt on #30 Corbin Watson
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#11 Adam Dixon shooutout attempt on #34 Steve Cash
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#16 Declan Farmer shooutout attempt on #30 Corbin Watson
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#11 Adam Dixon shooutout attempt on #34 Steve Cash
Goal

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Corbin Watson CAN 55 28 26 2 0.929
Steve Cash USA 55 13 11 2 0.846

Game Leaders

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

2 - 3 L vs. United StatesUSA
Jan 23, 2016
3 - 2 W @ CanadaCAN
Jan 23, 2016
10 - 0 W vs. KoreaKOR
Jan 21, 2016
2 - 1 W vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 21, 2016
3 - 2 W @ United StatesUSA
Jan 20, 2016
2 - 3 L vs. CanadaCAN
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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