2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Game #10
Final (OT)
January 23, 2016 4:00 pm EST
Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Bridgewater, N.S.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
10
2
4
10
26
2
8
8
0
18

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 2
2
0 / 1
4

Game Story

PAULS SCORES OT WINNER (AGAIN), U.S. DEFENDS WSHC GOLD

DAVID BRIEN

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Josh Pauls was the golden-goal-getter in overtime for the second year in a row, netting the game-winner 7:31 into the extra period to give the United States a 3-2 win over Canada in the final Saturday at the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

It’s the second year in a row the Americans have won gold, and keeps them in possession of the three biggest titles in sledge hockey – the World Sledge Hockey Challenge, IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship, and Paralympic Winter Games.

With the U.S. swarming the Canadian net – holding a massive 10-0 advantage in shots on goal in overtime – Pauls took a pass in the slot from Declan Farmer, made a quick move and roofed a shot over the blocker of Canadian goaltender Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.).

Farmer and Brody Roybal, had a goal and two assists each in the win, and finished one-two in tournament scoring with 12 points and 11 points, respectively, in five games.

Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) and Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) had the goals for Canada, which trailed 2-0 after two periods, but pulled even before the five-minute mark of the final frame.

The Americans got off to a red-hot start, striking twice in the opening period while outshooting Canada 10-2.

Roybal started the scoring at 5:11, beating Watson from the slot, and he set up Farmer’s power play goal at 13:35 to send the Americans to the dressing room up by a pair.

Canada turned the tide in a scoreless second period, outshooting the U.S. 8-2, but it failed to convert on its only power play opportunity of the game and headed to the third still training by two.

Needing a quick start to the final period, Bowden knocked in the rebound of his own shot with just 65 seconds off the clock, and Delaney took a pass from Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) and went under his sled before tucking the puck around U.S. goaltender Steve Cash at 4:03 to tie the game.

The Canadians held an 18-16 advantage in shots on goal through regulation, but the play stayed in the defensive zone for almost the entirety of overtime before Pauls’ winner.

Canada has won a medal at all nine editions of the World Sledge Hockey Challenge, earning five gold, three silver, and a bronze, while the Americans have four gold, two silver, and three bronze in their nine trips.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Brody Roybal

Assists: Declan Farmer, Kevin McKee
05:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
Roughing minor (2:00)
12:18
GOAL
Goal: Declan Farmer (power play)

Assists: Brody Roybal, Josh Pauls
13:35
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Paul Schaus
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
02:35
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Brad Bowden

Assists: Ben Delaney, Adam Dixon
01:05
GOAL
Goal: Ben Delaney

Assists: Adam Dixon
04:03
Overtime
PENALTY
Penalty: Greg Westlake
Throwing the stick minor (2:00)
04:17
GOAL
Goal: Josh Pauls

Assists: Declan Farmer, Brody Roybal
07:31

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Steve Cash USA 52 18 16 2 0.889
Corbin Watson CAN 52 25 23 2 0.920

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

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