2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Game #4
Preliminary
Final
December 4, 2017 7:00 pm AST
MacLauchlan Arena
Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
6
2
9
1
1
1
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
13
12
32
2
3
5
10

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 9
14
2 / 6
20

Game Story

BIG SECOND PERIOD HELPS CANADA TO WIN OVER KOREA

JASON LA ROSE

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) and Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) had four points apiece in a busy second period, and Canada’s National Sledge Team stayed unbeaten at the 2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge with a 9-3 win over Korea on Monday night.

Canada outshot the Koreans 32-10 in the victory, which sets up a first-place showdown against the United States in the preliminary-round finale on Wednesday night (7 p.m. AT).

It was the Paralympic hosts who found the scoreboard first; Young Sung Kim jumped on a loose puck in the neutral zone and beat Canadian goaltender Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) to the far side just 1:45 after the puck dropped.

Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) got Canada even at 9:27, rifling a shot past Korean netminder Jae Woong Lee from between the hashmarks to send the game to the intermission even 1-1.

The floodgates opened the second period with seven goals, six from the Canadians.

Westlake put the red-and-white up for the first time at 5:24 after McGregor jumped on an offensive-zone turnover, and slipped a shorthanded goal under Lee just 58 seconds after that for a two-goal advantage.

Seung Hwan Jung answered back for Korea on the same power play, but McGregor needed only 42 seconds to go to his left hand and restore the multi-goal lead.

Bowden got his second a minute after that with an unassisted effort, McGregor roofed a cross-ice feed from Westlake at 10:32 and Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) tapped in a pass from Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) at the edge of the crease to make it 7-2 after two.

In all, the teams combined for seven goals in five minutes and 28 seconds in the middle frame.

Westlake and McGregor became just the sixth and seventh players to record at least four points in a period, and the third on Monday; U.S. forward Jack Wallace turned the trick earlier in the day.

James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.) scored his first Team Canada goal in the third period before Cozzolino netted his second of the game with less than five minutes to go.

Min Su Han added a consolation goal for on the power play for Korea in the dying seconds to cap the scoring.

The Koreans will close out their preliminary round against Italy in a battle of winless teams on Wednesday afternoon (12 p.m. AT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Young Sung Kim

Assists: Dong Shin Jang, Jong Kyung Lee
01:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Young Sung Kim
Teeing (2:00)
02:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Young Jae Cho
Teeing (2:00)
03:10
GOAL
Goal: Brad Bowden

Assists: Steve Arsenault, Greg Westlake
09:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Dong Shin Jang
Teeing (2:00)
13:13
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Greg Westlake

Assists: Tyler McGregor
05:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
Roughing (2:00)
06:03
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Greg Westlake

Assists: Tyler McGregor
06:22
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Seung Hwan Jung

Assists: Byeong-Seok Cho, Jong Kyung Lee
06:43
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Greg Westlake, Billy Bridges
07:25
GOAL
Goal: Brad Bowden

08:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Yong Min Lee
Roughing (2:00)
09:28
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Greg Westlake
10:32
GOAL
Goal: Dominic Cozzolino

Assists: Liam Hickey, Rob Armstrong
10:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Ju Seung Lee
Roughing (2:00)
12:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Greg Westlake
Roughing (2:00)
13:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Greg Westlake (Served by Billy Bridges)
Teeing (2:00)
13:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Dong Shin Jang
Roughing (2:00)
13:30
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Man Gyun Yu

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Si Woo Choi
Teeing (2:00)
03:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominic Cozzolino
Roughing (2:00)
05:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Hae Man Lee
Teeing (2:00)
05:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Dong Shin Jang
Holding (2:00)
07:48
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: James Dunn

Assists: Rob Armstrong, Zach Lavin
08:35
GOAL
Goal: Dominic Cozzolino

10:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Kwang Hyouk Choi
Teeing (2:00)
11:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Zach Lavin
Boarding (2:00)
11:49
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Kevin Sorley)
Too Many Players (2:00)
14:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
Roughing (2:00)
14:30
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Min Su Han

Assists: Young Jae Cho, Seung Hwan Jung
14:43

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Dominic Larocque CAN 45 10 7 3 0.700
Jae Woong Lee KOR 30 20 13 7 0.650
Man Gyun Yu KOR 14 12 10 2 0.833

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 3 - Points 5
G 2 - A 3 - P 5
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 2 - Assists 2 - Points 4
G 2 - A 2 - P 4
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 9, 2017
6 - 3 W v ItalyITA
Dec 9, 2017
8 - 0 W v KoreaKOR
Dec 7, 2017
0 - 8 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 7, 2017
2 - 5 L v United StatesUSA
Dec 6, 2017
3 - 2 W @ ItalyITA
Dec 6, 2017
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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