2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Game #8
Final
January 21, 2016 6:00 pm EST
Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Bridgewater, N.S.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
1
1
1
3
11
15
6
32

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 0
16
2 / 3
0

Game Story

CANADA ROUTS KOREA, ADVANCES TO GOLD MEDAL GAME AT WSHC

DAVID BRIEN

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) had two goals and three assists, and Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) added a goal and four helpers to pace the Canadian offence to a 10-0 win over Korea in Thursday’s second semifinal at the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge. The Canadians will face the United States in the gold medal game Saturday (5 p.m. AT/1 p.m. PT, TSN).

It’s the fifth time in the last seven editions of the tournament, dating back to 2009, that the North American rivals will face off for gold; Canada (Nov. 2011, 2013) and the U.S. (2009, 2012) have each won two of the previous four meetings in the final.

Against the Koreans, Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) finished with two goals and two assists, while Rob Armstrong (Mississauga, Ont.), Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.), and Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) had a goal and two helpers apiece.

Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) and Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) rounded out the scoring for Canada, while Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) made one save in each period to record the shutout.

Delaney got the festivities started just 4:38 in, Sholomicki converted on a breakaway opportunity less than three minutes later, and the Canadians were off and running, adding goals by Bridges, Westlake and Bowden to take a 5-0 lead to the first intermission.

The Canadians outshot Korea 11-1 in the first period, chasing Jae-Woong Lee from the net in favour of Man-Gyun Yu, who didn’t fare much better in the middle frame.

Armstrong’s wrist shot hit the mesh just 2:24 into the middle frame, Cozzolino got his first of the tournament at 5:43, and Bowden and Bridges both added their second of the game to put Canada up 9-0 after two.

Cozzolino earned assists on the three goals he didn’t score in the second period, making him just the third player (after Westlake and U.S. forward Dan McCoy), to record at least four points in a single period.

Dixon capped the scoring in the third period, making good on a Canadian power play with 1:52 left.

Canada finished 2-for-3 with the power play, while playing a penalty-free game.

The Koreans will play for the bronze medal on Saturday afternoon, taking on Russia (1 p.m. AT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Ben Delaney

Assists: Anthony Culmone, Greg Westlake
04:38
GOAL
Goal: Bryan Sholomicki

Assists: Derek Whitson
07:22
GOAL
Goal: Billy Bridges

Assists: Dominic Cozzolino
09:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Byeong-Seok Cho
(auto) Head Contact misconduct (10:00)
10:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Byeong-Seok Cho (Served by Ju-Seung Lee)
(auto) Head Contact minor (2:00)
10:58
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Greg Westlake

Assists: Adam Dixon, Tyler McGregor
11:55
GOAL
Goal: Brad Bowden

Assists: Billy Bridges, Kieran Block
14:42
2nd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Man-Gyun Yu

00:00
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Culmone

Assists: Billy Bridges, Dominic Cozzolino
02:24
GOAL
Goal: Dominic Cozzolino

Assists: Brad Bowden, Adam Dixon
05:43
GOAL
Goal: Brad Bowden

Assists: Billy Bridges, Dominic Cozzolino
08:22
GOAL
Goal: Billy Bridges

Assists: Anthony Culmone, Dominic Cozzolino
14:09
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Byeong-Seok Cho
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
03:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Young-Sung Kim
Spearing double minor (2:00)
11:14
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Adam Dixon

Assists: Brad Bowden, Greg Westlake
13:08

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Jae Woong Lee KOR 15 11 6 5 0.545
Man-Gyun Yu KOR 30 21 16 5 0.762
Dominic Larocque CAN 45 3 3 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 5 - SVS - 6 - SV% - 0.545
GA 0 - SVS - 3 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 2 - Assists 3 - Points 5
G 2 - A 3 - P 5
Goals 1 - Assists 4 - Points 5
G 1 - A 4 - P 5

Previous Games

4 - 1 W @ RussiaRUS
Jan 23, 2016
2 - 3 L vs. United StatesUSA
Jan 23, 2016
0 - 10 L @ CanadaCAN
Jan 21, 2016
10 - 0 W vs. KoreaKOR
Jan 21, 2016
1 - 5 L vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 20, 2016
3 - 2 W @ United StatesUSA
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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