2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Game #10
Gold
Final
December 9, 2017 4:00 pm AST
MacLauchlan Arena
Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
5
7
4
16
5
7
2
14

Statistics

PP
PIM
2 / 7
8
0 / 4
14

Game Story

U.S. OPENS EARLY LEAD, HOLDS ON TO WIN WSHC GOLD AGAIN

JASON LA ROSE

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Brody Roybal and Josh Misiewicz had a goal and an assist apiece, and the United States earned a fourth-consecutive gold medal at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge with a 3-2 win over Canada.

The Americans opened a three-goal lead early in the second period before holding on to win gold for the sixth time in tournament history, breaking a tie with Canada for the most ever.

Misiewicz gave the U.S. the lead just past the nine-minute mark of the first period, taking a feed from Roybal before tucking a shot past Canadian goaltender Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) from in close.

He set up a shorthanded goal 2:55 into the second, knocking the puck away from Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) to spring Roybal on a breakaway, and captain Josh Pauls raced away for the 3-0 marker less than two minutes later, going to the right hand to beat Larocque.

Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) got one back before the end of the middle frame, finishing a set-up from Dixon with the Canadians enjoying a five-on-three power play, and making it a two-goal game after 30 minutes.

It was down to one five minutes into the third period when Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) was left all alone in front of American netminder Steve Cash for another goal on the man advantage, setting up a wild finish.

A late power play failed to produce the tying goal and Cash did the rest, leaving the Canadians with their fifth silver medal at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

Canada finished with a 16-14 advantage in shots on goal.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Wallace
Holding (2:00)
01:25
GOAL
Goal: Josh Misiewicz

Assists: Brody Roybal, Nikko Landeros
09:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Ralph de Quebec
Roughing (2:00)
10:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
Holding (2:00)
14:27
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Wallace
Roughing (2:00)
01:48
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Brody Roybal

Assists: Josh Misiewicz
02:55
GOAL
Goal: Josh Pauls

Assists: Luke Mcdermott
04:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Misiewicz
Roughing (2:00)
05:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Declan Farmer
Delay of Game (2:00)
06:08
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Adam Dixon
06:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Dixon
Interference (2:00)
09:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Dixon
Interference (2:00)
14:19
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Liam Hickey
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
02:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Wallace
Elbowing (2:00)
03:28
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Tyler McGregor, Dominic Cozzolino
05:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Pauls
Delay of Game (2:00)
11:25

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Dominic Larocque CAN 45 14 11 3 0.786
Steve Cash USA 45 16 14 2 0.875

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 9, 2017
3 - 2 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 9, 2017
8 - 0 W v KoreaKOR
Dec 7, 2017
5 - 1 W v ItalyITA
Dec 7, 2017
2 - 5 L v United StatesUSA
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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