2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Game #7
Semifinal
Final
December 7, 2017 12:00 pm AST
MacLauchlan Arena
Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
4
2
2
8
7
9
8
24

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 2
6
0 / 3
4

Game Story

U.S. BEATS ITALY, ADVANCES TO WSHC FINAL

JASON LA ROSE

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Adam Page scored a pair of goals, sending the United States to the gold medal game at the 2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge after a 5-1 semifinal win over Italy on Thursday afternoon.

The Americans are into the final for the seventh consecutive time at the tournament; they will face the winner of the Canada-Korea semifinal on Saturday (4 p.m. AT) in search of their fourth-straight gold.

Declan Farmer added a goal and two assists for the U.S., giving him 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in four games. The 20-year-old is on pace to lead the tournament in scoring for the fourth year in a row.

Back on the ice just 15 hours after beating Canada to close out the preliminary round, the U.S. took an early lead when Brody Roybal went end to end before tucking the 1-0 goal around goaltender Gabriele Araudo just 1:12 in.

Josh Misiewicz doubled the lead late in the opening frame, finding a rebound in the slot and beating Araudo to the glove side to send the Americans to the dressing room up by a pair after 15 minutes.

Page struck twice in the second period to put the U.S. in full control.

His first goal came 2:17 into the middle frame on a harmless-looking centering pass from the corner that banked off Araudo and in, and he added a second less than five minutes later when he tapped in a short feed from Farmer.

Sandro Kalegaris got one back for Italy five minutes into the third period, playing give-and-go with Gianluigi Rosa before roofing a shot past U.S. netminder Jen Lee.

Farmer capped the scoring at 8:43 of the final stanza, one-timing in a pass from Roybal.

The Italians will meet the loser of the Canada-Korea semi in the bronze medal game Saturday (1 p.m. AT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Brody Roybal

Assists: Nikko Landeros
01:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Stephan Kaffman
Holding (2:00)
02:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Luke Mcdermott
Teeing (2:00)
05:06
GOAL
Goal: Josh Misiewicz

Assists: Nikko Landeros, Josh Pauls
13:46
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Adam Page

Assists: Declan Farmer, Josh Pauls
02:17
GOAL
Goal: Adam Page

Assists: Declan Farmer, Noah Grove
07:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Werner Winkler
Teeing (2:00)
10:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Misiewicz
Interference (2:00)
14:04
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Sandro Kalegaris

Assists: Gianluigi Rosa
04:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Stephan Kaffman
Teeing (2:00)
06:41
GOAL
Goal: Declan Farmer

Assists: Brody Roybal, Kevin Mckee
08:43

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Gabriele Araudo ITA 45 24 19 5 0.792
Jen Lee USA 45 8 7 1 0.875

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

3 - 6 L @ KoreaKOR
Dec 9, 2017
3 - 2 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 9, 2017
1 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 7, 2017
5 - 1 W v ItalyITA
Dec 7, 2017
2 - 3 L v KoreaKOR
Dec 6, 2017
5 - 2 W @ CanadaCAN
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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