2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Game #8
Semifinal
Final
December 7, 2017 7:00 pm AST
MacLauchlan Arena
Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
3
3
2
8

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
4
4
9
11
14
2
27

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 10
22
1 / 2
34

Game Story

HICKEY’S HAT TRICK SENDS CANADA TO GOLD MEDAL GAME AT WSHC

JASON LA ROSE

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) scored a hat trick within the first 20 minutes, leading Canada’s National Sledge Team to an 8-0 semifinal win over Korea on Thursday and a spot in the gold medal game at the 2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

The Canadians will face off against the United States for gold on Saturday afternoon (4 p.m. AT), one win away from their sixth title at the tournament but first since 2013.

Antoine Lehoux (Thetford Mines, Que.) added his first international goal for the Canadians, James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.) scored twice, and Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) and Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) also found the scoresheet.

Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) stopped all nine shots he faced to record the shutout.

Hickey got the offence going less than six minutes in on a delayed Korean penalty, going to the net to poke the rebound of a Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) shot past goaltender Man Gyun Yu.

Lehoux made it 2-0 at 12:40, beating Yu with a quick shot from the slot after hard work by Tyrone Henry (Ottawa, Ont.), and Hickey struck again just 12 seconds after that to put Canada up three after 15 minutes.

He finished his hat trick early in the second period, swinging out from behind the net and going low on Yu.

Westlake added a fifth goal at 6:36, wiring a shot past the glove of Yu after being left all alone in the slot, and Sholomicki jammed in a loose puck in the crease to make it 6-0 through two.

Dunn converted a breakaway late in a penalty-filled third period before roofing a shorthanded marker just over two minutes later to finish the scoring.

With the loss, the Koreans will take on Italy in the bronze medal game Saturday (1 p.m. AT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Billy Bridges, Dominic Cozzolino
05:29
GOAL
Goal: Antoine Lehoux

Assists: Tyrone Henry
12:40
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Dominic Cozzolino, James Dunn
12:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
Teeing (2:00)
13:49
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
Boarding (2:00)
01:20
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Adam Dixon
04:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Young Sung Kim
Roughing (2:00)
05:54
GOAL
Goal: Greg Westlake (power play)

Assists: Adam Dixon
06:36
GOAL
Goal: Bryan Sholomicki

Assists: Rob Armstrong
08:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominic Cozzolino
Teeing (2:00)
11:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Byeong Seok Cho
Roughing (2:00)
13:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
13:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges (Served by James Gemmell)
Slashing (2:00)
13:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Young Sung Kim
Elbowing (2:00)
14:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
Roughing (2:00)
14:34
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Dixon
Charging (2:00)
01:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Yong Min Lee
Interference (2:00)
02:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Young Jae Cho
Roughing (2:00)
05:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Bryan Sholomicki
Interference (2:00)
06:26
PENALTY
Penalty: James Gemmell (Served by Tyler McGregor)
Spearing (2:00)
07:02
PENALTY
Penalty: James Gemmell (Served by Tyler McGregor)
Spearing (2:00)
07:02
PENALTY
Penalty: James Gemmell
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
07:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Jong Kyung Lee (Served by Min Su Han)
Hit to the Head (2:00)
07:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Jong Kyung Lee
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
07:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Liam Hickey
Hooking (2:00)
08:35
GOAL
Goal: James Dunn

Assists: Steve Arsenault, Tyrone Henry
11:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Steve Arsenault
Holding (2:00)
11:44
GOAL (SH)
Goal: James Dunn

Assists: Liam Hickey, Rob Armstrong
13:26

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Man Gyun Yu KOR 45 27 19 8 0.704
Dominic Larocque CAN 45 9 9 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 8 - SV - 19 - SAV% - 0.704
GA 0 - SV - 9 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 3 - Assists 1 - Points 4
G 3 - A 1 - P 4
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3

Previous Games

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