2013-14 National Sledge Team

Canada 1 – United States 2 (Shootout)


LONDON, Ont. – Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) opened the scoring, but Canada’s National Sledge Development Team dropped a 2-1 shootout decision to the United States in Friday night’s series finale.

The Americans won all three games at the Western Fair Sports Centre, earning a 2-1 overtime win in the opener on Wednesday before a 3-1 victory on Thursday.

Brendan Blanchard (Chatham, Ont.) and Chris Cedarstrand (Okotoks, Alta.) both scored in the shootout for the Canadians, but goals from all three American shooters were enough for the win.

After waiting until the third period of each of the first two games to score a goal, the Canadians got on the scoreboard first in the finale, with Cozzolino doing the honours unassisted just past the 11-minute mark of the opening frame.

But the U.S. wasted no time pulling even once the puck dropped to start the second period, with Dan McDevitt making it a 1-1 game at 1:15.

That would be it for goal-scoring in regulation time and overtime, despite the Canadians holding a 16-15 advantage in shots on goal through 50 minutes of play.

The offence came alive for both teams in the shootout, with the first five shooters finding the back of the net – Blanchard and Cedarstrand beat U.S. goaltender Kyle Huckaby, while Billy Manning, Chris Douglas and Josh Misiewicz put the puck past Canadian netminder Dustan Hamar (Edmonton, Alta.).

Mathieu Trudeau (Candiac, Que.) was the last hope for the Canadians, but Huckaby turned him away to seal the victory for the U.S.

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/Match no
03 Round/Ronde Exhibition
Arena/Aréna Western Fair Sports Centre
Location/Lieu London, Ont.
Date Friday, January 24, 2014
Time/Heure 7:30 pm ET


Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 OT/P SO/TB Total
CAN 1 0 0 0 0 1
USA 0 1 0 0 1 2


Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
11:06 CAN Dominic Cozzolino

Penalties/Pénalités :
01:20 USA Vlad Lundquist (Elbowing/Donner du coude)
14:18 CAN Sean Gilmour (Holding/Retenir)
14:18 USA Josh Misiewicz (Roughing/Rudesse)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
01:15 USA Dan McDevitt (Billy Hanning)

Penalties/Pénalités :
10:48 CAN Kevin Sorley (Roughing/Rudesse)
10:48 USA Vlad Lundquist (Roughing/Rudesse)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :

Penalties/Pénalités :
10:11 CAN Kevin Sorley (Unsportsmanlike Conduct/Conduite antisportive)
10:11 USA Josh Misiewicz (Unsportsmanlike Conduct/Conduite antisportive)


Goals/Buts :

Penalties/Pénalités :

Shootout/ Tirs de barrage

USA Billy Manning GOAL/BUT
CAN Brendan Blanchard GOAL/BUT
USA Chris Douglas GOAL/BUT
CAN Chris Cedarstrand GOAL/BUT
USA Josh Misiewicz GOAL/BUT


Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
CAN Dustan Hamar
USA Kyle Huckaby


Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 OT/P Total
2 7 2 16
USA 7 3 3 2 15
2013 WSHC: RUS 4 - KOR 2 Bronze
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2013 WSHC: CAN 3 - USA 1 Gold
Canada vs. United States at the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Toronto, ON. (Gold)
2013 WSHC: USA 4 - RUS 1 Semifinal
United States vs. Russia at the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Toronto, ON. (Semifinal)
2013 WSHC: CAN 2 - KOR 1 Semifinal
Canada vs. Korea at the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Toronto, ON. (Semifinal)